The world is full of amazing archaeological landmarks that are an important heritage of humankind’s history. They’re ever-changing landscapes that provoke boundless curiosity and an exploratory spirit leaving you yearning for more discoveries. If you wish to take a historical journey, you may wonder which sites are a must-visit.
Below are incredible sceneries that should be topping your list for a memorable experience. Let’s dive in!
This mystical monument is rich in historical events that involve the antiquity of human evolution. The construction of Stonehenge lasted fifteen centuries to mark the Neolithic and Bronze Age periods. The stones were created with unique designs and techniques, forming the world’s best-known stone circle. A pillar of circular squared blocks precisely interlocked with horizontal lintels on top. This circular formation of Stonehenge is associated with sun worship due to its alignment with the sun’s movement. Many tourists come to celebrate sunrise at the top of the stones, mostly in summer or during a solstice.
The Colosseum is a Flavian amphitheater constructed under the rule of Flavian emperors for the Roman people as a gift. It is the largest arena worldwide. It has a width of 156 meters (510 feet), a length of 189 meters (615 feet) and is 50 meters (164 feet) tall. The Colosseum was used on several occasions, during gladiator games, hosting reenactments, dramas and public executions. This iconic attraction invites over six million people to Rome every year. It accommodates 87,000 spectators in arranged seating, therefore giving you the best view of the place effortlessly.
The Acropolis is located in Athens. It’s an ancient Greek citadel on a steep-sided rock hill that dominates the city’s view from its natural setting. Its design originates from the masterpiece’s ancient architecture, which combines different styles and orders of classical art. The citadel was helpful religiously and militarily due to the landscape consisting of springs, glens and caves.
Petra is an unfinished building carved into vibrant white, red, and pink cliff sides made of sandstone. The city is on a terrace between the Dead and Red Seas. It was a major crossroads between Egypt, Arabia and Syria-Phoenicia. The Nabataean people inhabited the city during prehistoric times. They carved temples, palaces, stables, tombs and storerooms before extinction.
The Great Pyramid of Giza
Giza is the largest and oldest Egyptian pyramid that dates back 4,500 years ago during the time of the Pharaoh Khufu. The monument is enormous and filled with incredible secrets, like a newly discovered hidden corridor. The artwork along the walls displays life of the Egyptian era: hundreds if not thousands of pictures, including everyday life, religious rituals, farming, and burial practices supposed to last a lifetime.
These are just a few of the many archaeological wonders to see worldwide. Have you paid any of the sites a visit? If so, which ones?
This is a guest post – written in collaboration with Hanna Johnson.