Arles Amphitheatre - UNESCO World Heritage Site

Arles, Roman and Romanesque Monuments

Country: France | Type: Cultural | Theme: Archaeological, Medieval, Urban Landscape  Introduction to Arles, Roman and Romanesque Monuments The name “Arles, Roman and Romanesque Monuments” refers to a collection of notable monuments in the city of Arles, which is located in the far south central region of France. Spread over approximately 65 hectares (160 acres), the site includes an amphitheatre that dates back to …

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Prehistoric sites of the Vezere Valley - UNESCO World Heritage Site in France

Prehistoric Sites of the Vezere Valley

Country: France | Type: Cultural | Theme: Archaeological, Rock Art Introduction to Prehistoric Sites of the Vezere Valley Located in southwestern France, the Vezere Valley is famous for its 147 Paleolithic sites and 25 caves decorated with prehistoric art, including the famed Lascaux cave. Indeed, the natural formations of this river valley contain some of the best preserved early artworks ever discovered, and …

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Pyramid Fields of Giza

Country: Egypt | Type: Cultural | Theme: Archaeological, Burial Introduction to Pyramid Fields of Giza Memphis, located in Egypt, was the capital of the Old Kingdom and today contains numerous ancient monuments.  Some of its highlights include rock tombs, temples, pyramids, and ornate mastabas.  This area, in ancient times, was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World.  Some of the well-known …

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Pont du Gard - World Heritage Site

Pont du Gard

Country: France | Type: Cultural | Theme: Ancient Rome, Archaeological Introduction to Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct) Located about 25 km (15 miles) from the city of Nimes, the Pont du Gard is an ancient Roman aqueduct bridge that was built around the year 50 A.D. It served as part of a system that transported water from the Eure spring, located near Uzes, …

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Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur

Country: Bangladesh | Type: Cultural | Theme: Archaeological, Buddhist, Religious Structure  Introduction to the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur Situated 5 km west of Jamalganj and close to Jaipurhat and Bogra in the Greater Rajshahi District, the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur village was once the biggest Buddhist monastery south of the Himalayas. It is also one of only two historic sites in Bangladesh with UNESCO World Heritage …

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Mesa Verde National Park

Country: United States | Type: Natural | Theme: Archaeological  Introduction to Mesa Verde National Park Mesa Verde, located in southwestern Colorado, is an ancient archeological and historic sight.  For nearly 700 years beginning in A.D. 600, the ancient Pueblo people made their homes in Mesa Verde.  Mesa Verde is a plateau reaching an altitude of about 8,500 feet.  Its name in Spanish …

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Taos Pueblo

Country: United States | Type: Cultural | Theme: Archaeological, Pre-Columbian Introduction to Taos Pueblo Pueblo de Taos is located in a small valley near the Rio Grande.  This area consists of an adobe settlement that includes many dwellings and ceremonial structures from the Pueblo Indians.  It is highly representative of the culture of these people.  The two structures at Pueblo de Taos, Hlauuma …

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Ayutthaya Historical Park

Country: Thailand | Type: Cultural | Theme: Archaeological Introduction to Ayutthaya Historical Park North of Bangkok is the Ayutthaya Historical Park on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. It is the site of the ruins of Ayutthaya, the capital city of the Kingdom of Ayutthaya which was founded in 1350 and largely destroyed by the Burmese army in 1767. It was established …

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