Ancient World Sites

Why visit the world’s ancient sites?

Have you thought of visiting any ancient site? If not, then here is why one should plan on visiting these amazing ancient world sites.

  • A visit to ancient world sites represents an excellent way for anyone to explore the ancient mysterious past of our rich world history.
  • A visit to these world’s most ancient sites can be a great approach to learning in depth about the lost ancient civilizations, their origins, culture, and their incredible achievements including architecture.
  • In today’s information and technology driven world, existence of these ancient wonders still makes us take a step back in the past and think about these ancient civilizations, and their key positions in the world history.
  • A great number of these amazing ancient monuments including Egypt’s Great Pyramids, Angkor Wat temples in Cambodia, Parthenon in Greece, and Colosseum in Rome still exist today and are in very good condition.
  • Archeologists around the world are working diligently to preserve the ancient monuments. Sometimes, it can be a race against the time in the process of preserving these ancient historical sites. Now is the time to travel and visit these incredible ancient world sites.

Why is it easier nowadays to visit the ancient sites?

  • With globalization and advances in technology, planning for a trip to world's ancient sites has become much easier.
  • World travel is not difficult any more. Online web resources are great in obtaining in depth information on a destination.
  • Online bookings for airlines, flights, hotels, cars, and activities can save time as well as money.
  • Online mapping resources provide further geographical information and even a 3-D satellite view of the destination.
  • The most important reason is that one can travel anywhere in the world in about 24 hours (not in 80 days anymore!)

Who can benefit from this web site?

  • This web site is for everyone.
  • If you are new to these ancient world sites, then you will find the information useful in planning your visit.
  • If you have already visited any of these sites, please share your travel experiences so that others may benefit and you can also read insights from other visitors.

What is the purpose of this web site?

  • We created this web site to highlight world famous ancient sites that are convenient to visit.
  • This online guide provides information about the history of these ancient sites, travel and accommodation options, and available media references.
  • This web site will be focusing on ancient world sites that are at least 500 years old.

How is this web site organized?

  • The Historical Timeline will tell you when each ancient monument was built.
  • The continent pages will give you brief overview of its geography, ancient history, and sites.
  • The ancient site pages will provide you with information on that ancient site and useful visitor information.
  • If you have already visited these ancient sites, Share your travel stories pages are for you to share your travel story, reviews, and tips for traveling to these ancient sites.

What’s coming up?

We will be updating this online guide to add more information. Visit us again for updates to current destinations as well as addition of other amazing ancient world sites, and travel stories shared by other visitors.

No need to think, start planning your next vacation…

Why wait? It is never too late to start exploring these amazing ancient wonders! Whether you are an adventure seeker, an independent traveler, or a group taking a guided tour, we hope this information will be valuable for planning your visit.


Table of Contents

A Historical Timeline for Construction of Ancient World Sites

A historical timeline created by arranging the ancient sites in a chronological order shows when these ancient sites were built.

Continent of Africa

This is a brief overview of Africa as a continent, its geography, its ancient history and sites.

Continent of Asia

This is a brief overview of Asia as a continent, its geography, its ancient history and sites.

Continent of Europe

This is a brief overview of Europe as a continent, its geography, its ancient history and sites.

Continent of North America

This is a brief overview of North America as a continent, its geography, its ancient history and sites.

Continent of South America

This is a brief overview of South America as a continent, its geography, its ancient history and sites.

Stonehenge

Stonehenge is one of the most impressive prehistoric megalithic monuments in the world. (2950 - 1600 B.C.)

Pyramids at Giza

The Pyramids of Giza are among the oldest manmade structures in still in existence. The Great Pyramid is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. (2600 – 2500 B.C.)

Petra

Petra is a historical and archaeological city, famous for its rock cut architecture and water conduit system. It is the most majestic and imposing ancient world site still standing today. (1200 B.C.)

Parthenon

The Parthenon is a temple on the Athenian Acropolis, regarded as an enduring symbol of Ancient Greece and one of the world's greatest cultural monuments. (447 - 432 B.C.)

Terra Cotta Warriors

The Terracotta Army or the "Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses", is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. (211 - 206 B.C.)

Colosseum

Colosseum is an elliptical amphitheatre, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire. It is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and Roman engineering. (70 - 80 A.D.)

Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza is the largest of the archaeological cities of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. (600 - 900 A.D.)

Borobudur

Borobudur, one of the greatest Mahayana Buddhist monuments in the world has massive step pyramid structure has several levels represent three dimensional mandala & Buddhist teachings. (750 – 842 A.D.)

Angkor Wat

Angkor archaeological park contains the magnificent remains from the Khmer Empire including the most temple of Angkor Wat, and at Angkor Thom, the Bayon temple. (800 – 1200 A.D.)

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is the site of a pre-Columbian ancient Inca city that is situated high in the Andes Mountains, probably the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire at its height. (1400 A.D.)


Borobudur in Indonesia


Chichen Itza in Mexico


Petra in Jordan


Machu Picchu in Peru


Colosseum in Rome, Italy



Pyramids at Giza in Egypt


Terra Cotta Warriors in China


Stonehenge in England


Parthenon In Greece


Angkor Wat in Cambodia