5 of the most beautiful archaeological sites in the world

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5 of the most beautiful archaeological sites in the world

El Castillo, Chichen Itza:

A pre-Columbian monument, over a thousand years old, built by the Mayans Itzá, in the state of Yucatán in Mexico, in Chichén Itzá. This pyramid is a temple in honor of the god Kukulkan.

Author: VViktor . Source: pixabay

Hadrian’s Wall:

A fortification made of stone and earth built between 122 AD. AD and 127 AD. J.-C. 1.2. Emperor Hadrian had this defensive wall built across the width of present-day northern England, which roughly corresponds to the present-day England-Scotland border. This 80-mile (117.5 km) wall was intended to protect the northern border of the Roman province of Brittany from attacks by “barbarians”.

Author: Andrew Smith . Source: commons.wikimedia

Cliff Palace:

The ancient Pueblo building is located in Mesa Verde National Park, in the United States of Colorado, the land of the Anasazi people. It is the largest dwelling carved out of a plateau slope in North America. It is 88 m long. There are 150 to 200 rooms, and on the top floor there are nine storage rooms accessible by removable ladders.
Construction and renovation of Cliff Palace was continuous from the year 1190 until about 1260. For reasons unknown, Cliff Palace was abandoned in 1300.

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Author: Andreas F. Borchert . Source: commons.wikimedia

Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple:

A temple – in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, South India- that was built on the initiative of King Narasimhavarman II Rajasimha Pallava (approx. 700-728), then completed during the reign of his son Mahendravarman II, who died in action in 731.

Author: Santanu Sen . Souece: flickr
Author: Bikash Das . Source: commons.wikimedia

Machu Picchu:

An ancient 15th-century Inca city in Peru, perched – 2,438 meters above sea level – on a rocky promontory that unites the Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu mountains on the central Andes. Machu Picchu should have been one of Emperor Pachacútec’s residences, or / and a religious shrine.

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Title photo: Machu Picchu (Source: pxhere.com)

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