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Incredible Examples Of Ancient Architecture Sacsayhuaman Peru

Five Incredible Examples Of Ancient Architecture

The Great Wall of China and the Pyramids remind us of the infinite potential of mankind -- a look at five incredible examples of ancient architecture!

The Longyou Caves were only discovered late in the 20th century. At least 24 caves have been discovered so far. All of which were carved by hand. Although the overall excavation involved almost a million cubic metres of stone, there is no historical record of them or evidence of the work. Their origin is a complete mystery. At present there is no explanation for their existence. They represent one of the largest underground excavations of ancient times.:

The Longyou Caves were discovered late in the century. At least 24 caves…

Inca

マチュピチュの歴史保護区/ペルー

An ancient site of Göbekli Tepe in Turkey has rewritten the early history of…

An ancient site of Göbekli Tepe in Turkey has rewritten the early history of civilization.New work for preservation---Picture of Gobekli Tepe Quarry

Little is known about these 108 dagobas, (or stupas) similar in shape to the classic Tibetan stupa, which stand like bowling pins facing the Yellow River... Located in Qingtongxia, south of Yinchuan in northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. They were already a mystery during the Ming dynasty when they were known as the 'ancient pagodas', or 'gu ta' in Chinese. The complex is a cenotaph for Buddhism, as the number 108 is a Buddhist number meant to represent all the mistakes that...

Little is known about these 108 dagobas, (or stupas) similar in shape to the classic Tibetan stupa, which stand like bowling pins facing the Yellow River... Located in Qingtongxia, south of Yinchuan in northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. They were already a mystery during the Ming dynasty when they were known as the 'ancient pagodas', or 'gu ta' in Chinese. The complex is a cenotaph for Buddhism, as the number 108 is a Buddhist number meant to represent all the mistakes that...

Viking ring fort and settlement, the Shetland Islands, Jarlshof, Scotland. It has been described as "one of the most remarkable archaeological sites ever excavated in the British Isles". It contains remains dating from 2500 B.C.-1600 A.D.

Viking ring fort and settlement, the Shetland Islands, Jarlshof, Scotland. It has been described as "one of the most remarkable archaeological sites ever excavated in the British Isles". It contains remains dating from 2500 BCE up to the century CE.

From Machu Picchu to Babylon to Troy, the ruins of these ancient metropolises remind us that no civilization is too big to fail.

14 legendary lost cities

The reputed capital of the Queen of Sheba, Great Zimbabwe is a ruined city that once was the capital of the Kingdom of Zimbabwe during the country

Inca ruins at Chachabamba, Andes Mts, Peru

Inca ruins at Chachabamba, Urubamba valley, Andes Mts, Peru. Inca ruins of Winay Wayna,

Quenco | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Quenco | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Cordillera Blanca, Huaraz, Perú.

Under a big serac in Tocllaraju the Cordillera Blanca, Peru photo: Guillaume Dargaud

Jack's Cafe in San Blas neighborhood of Cuzco - vegetarian friendly

Wandering and Eating in Cusco, Peru

Jack's Cafe in San Blas neighborhood of Cuzco - vegetarian friendly

How to avoid altitude sickness in Cuzco

7 Tips To Avoid Altitude Sickness in Cusco & Machu Picchu