Archeologists announced in March of 2006 that an excavation near the Red Sea had unearthed a shipyard containing the world's oldest sea-faring ships. The artifacts, such as wooden planks and cargo boxes, suggest that Egyptians had set sail years ago.
The ancient ruins of the the city of Persepolis, Iran. Built around 500 BC by Darius I, this incredible city once served as the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire. It was a huge undertaking of art and architecture.
Cranes lift the face of a statue from the Abu Simbel Temple in Egypt, May The temple was being moved to avoid it being submerged after the building of the Aswan Dam. Photograph by Georg Gerster, National Geographic