Ermak Travel Guide

 

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Ancient Civilizations Sites

Ancient Civilization Sites

Ancient people managed to created beautiful works of art that still impress modern people centuries after their construction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North America

USA

Aztec Ruins National Monument

 

Aztec Ruins National Monument covers an area of 318 acres and protects ruins of the Anasazi settlement that was created in the 11th century.

Cahokia Mounds

 

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site is a massive settlement of Native Americans in Collinsville. It is the largest archaeological site North of Mexico.

Gila Cliff Dwellings

 

Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument is a former settlement of the mysterious Anasazi people that disappeared without a trace.

Knife River Indian Villages

 

Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site is an open air ethnographic museum on a site of three former Native American villages situated half a mile North of a town of Stanton, ND.

Mesa Verde

 

Mesa Verde is designated as an UNESCO World Heritage Site for the ruined settlement of the Anasazi tribe.

Montezuma Castle

 

Montezuma Castle is an ancient native American settlement that was mistakenly identified as an Aztec outpost by the first explorers in the 19th century.

Natchez Trace

 

Natchez Trace is an ancient road system that was created by the Native Americans and later was used by the European settlers.

Ocmulgee National Monument

 

Ocmulgee National Monument is famous for massive earth works of the Native American near Macon, Georgia state of United States.

Russell Cave

 

Russell Cave National Monument is an important archaeological site of pre Columbian Native American cultures that once lived here

     
 

Belize

Actun Tunichil Muknal

 

Actun Tunichil Muknal cave is hidden in the jungles of the Yucatan peninsula offers an interesting view of the religious practices of the Mayan culture.

Altun Ha

 

Fairly large partially excavated Mayan site of Altun Ha harmoniously co exist on the back drop of the rain forest.

Cahal Pech

 

Cahal Pech is an ancient archeological Mayan site located in Cayo District in Belize. It was occuped for about 21 centuries.

Caracol

 

Caracol or El Caracol (Spanish for snail) is located 25 miles from a Xunantunich in the Cayo District in Belize. Sitting high above sea level on the Vaca Plateau at 503 meters (1500 ft) this beautiful city was one of the largest Mayan cities and the largest in Belize.

Cerros

 

Cerros is an ancient Mayan archeological site. The city was established at the mouth of the New River as it empties its water into sea.

Che Chem Ha Cave

 

Che Chem Ha Cave is an archeological religious site of the Mayan civilization. It is situated 16 miles South of San Ignacio in Belize.

Lamanai

 

Lamanai is an ancient Mayan archeological site located on the shore of the New River in the Orange Walk District of Belize.

La Milpa

 

La Milpa is one of the largest archaeological Mayan site located in the Three River Region in the Northwest Belize.

Xunantunich

 

Xunantunich is an ancient Mayan site located in the Western Belize in the Cayo District some 80 miles (130 km) West of Belize city.

     
 

Guatemala

El Mirador

 

El Mirador Archeological Site is one of the largest, one of the oldest and least uncovered Mayan city state.

Tikal

 

Tikal is an ancient Mayan site located in El Petén Department of Guatemala was first settled in the 4th century BC.

   

Mexico

Cacaxtla

 

Frescoes with colorful depictions of a Mayan life survived at this ancient archeological site of Cacaxtla.

Cantona

 

Ancient pyramids of Cantona archeological site seem to rise right from the Mexican desert.

Cempoala

 

Cempoala is an ancient archeological site located 44 km (27 mi) North of Veracruz in the state of Veracruz in Mexico.

Chichen Itza

 

Magnificent ruins of Chichen Itza are located in Yucatan peninsula. It is largest and one of the most impressive Mayan city states.

Coba

 

Mayan city of Coba is famous for numerous religious buildings including the highest pyramid constructed by the Mayan civilization.

Cozumel

 

Whether you like to explore ancient ruins, dive in the reefs or just bask in the sun, Cozumel has it all.

El Tajin

 

El Tajin is a major Mayan city those remains are located in a magnificent condition in the Mexican state of Veracruz.

Ek Balam

 

Ek Balam or 'Black Jaguar' is a Yucatec- Maya city located just 30 km North of Valladolid in Yukatan peninsula Mexico.

Malinalco

 

Impressive ruins of an Aztec city of Malinalco is harmoniously combined with surrounding picturesque jungles.

Monte Alban

 

Monte Alban is an impressive site of ancient Mayan ruins in a Mexican province of Oaxaca.

Paquime

 

Paquimé or Casas Grandes is an ancient archeological site in the state of Chihuahua in Mexico constructed before the arrival of Columbus.

Palenque

 

Palenque that is located in Yucatan peninsula is one of the largest and mysterious of Mayan city states.

Paricutin Volcano

 

Paricutin Volcano started erupting in the early twentieth century and covered human structures. Some are still visible today.

Sian Ka'an

 

Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve is a large nature preserve that protects diverse Mexican ecosystem.

Teotihuacan

 

Mysterious ruins of Teotihuacan still puzzle many historians with its origins, purpose of symbolism in its construction as well as life style of its residents.

Tula

 

Tula is an ancient archeological site situated 85 km North of Mexico city in the Mexican state of Hidalgo.

Tulum

 

Tulum is an ancient Mayan city in Yucatan peninsula in Mexico that served as a harbor for trade.

Uxmal

 

Mayan city of Uxmal is famous for its unique architecture as well as great preservation state of the buildings.

Xochicalco

 

Xochicalco is a ancient Mayan archeological site situated 40 km Southwest of Cuernavaca in the Mexican state of Morelos.

 

 

Europe

Austria

Carnuntum Archaeological Park      
 

France

Carnac      
 

Germany

Bear Cave Roman Villa Borg Saalburg  
 

Greece

Athens Corinth Eleusis Knossos
Santorini      
 

Italy

Herculaneum Pompeii Oplontis Rome
Hadrian's Villa      
 

Malta

Ġgantija Temple Hypogeum of Ħal-Saflieni    
 

Russia

Arkaim      
 

United Kingdom

Antonine Wall Hadrian's Wall    

 

Asia

Azerbaijan

Gobustan Petroglyphs      
 

India

Nalanda      
 

Iran

Chogha Zanbil Persepolis    
 

Lebanon

Baalbek Sidon Sea Castle Tyre  
 

Turkey

Aphrodisias Ephesus Priene  

 

Africa

Algeria

Djémila Lambaesis Tassili n'Ajjer Tiddis
Timgad Tipasa    
 

Barkina Faso

Loropéni      
 

Egypt

Abu Ghurab Abu Simbel Abydos Agilkia Island (Philae)
Akoris Beni Hasan Cave of Swimmers Dahshur
Deir el-Bahri Dendera Giza Karanis
Karnak Luxor Medamud Pyramid of Djoser
Valley of the Kings      
 

Еthiopia

Lalibela      
 

Kenya

Olorgesailie Prehistoric Site      
 

Libya

Sabratha Leptis Magna    
 

Sudan

Pyramids of Meroe      
 

Tunisia

El Djem      
 

Zimbabwe

Great Zimbabwe      

 

South America

Argentina

Quilmes Ruins      
 

Bolivia

Tiahuanaco (Tiwanaku)      
 

Chile

Easter Island      
 

Peru

Chauchilla Cemetery Chavin de Huantar Kuelap Machu Picchu
Moray and Salinas de Maras Nazca Lines Sacsayhuamán The Inca Trail
Tipon Lake Titicaca    
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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