Jarlshof is the best known prehistoric archaeological site in Shetland, Scotland. - Described as "one of the most Remarkable Archaeological Sites ever excavated in the British Isles", it contains Remains dating from 2500 BC up to the century AD.
(ancient helipads) The pre-Columbian archaeological site of Ciudad Perdida (Spanish for “Lost City”), located in Sierra Nevada, Colombia, thought to be founded about 800 AD. Photo courtesy taken by Raphael Chay
There& nothing more satisfying than arriving at an ancient treasure to find few, if any other visitors there. For that sort of exclusive experience, you have to go the extra mile. Here are ten off-the-beaten-path archaeological sites.
Jarlshof: looking down into a round house near to Sumburgh, Shetland Islands, Great Britain The archaeological site at Jarlshof represents over years of continual human habitation. The earliest remains are of Bronze Age buildings from around BC
The sayhuite monolith, Peru. This enigmatic carved stone lies in an area once known for water worship. Current theories are that it was used by hydro engineers to train new recruits in the flow of water.
Interior of the Treasury of Atreus is an impressive "tholos" beehive shaped tomb on the Panagitsa Hill at Mycenae. Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece. Taken by Paul Randall Williams.