Two sets of ruins from the Mycenaean civilization in the Peloponnese, which preceded the Ancient Greeks.
A little-known archeological site in southern Albania with ruins from centuries of occupiers.
An ancient and disputed city, holy to three major religions.
Numerous archeological sites with dry-stone structures dating to the Bronze Age and Late Iron Age.
Two-thousand-year-old earthworks that demonstrate the Hopewell people’s knowledge of geometry and astronomy.
Seven impressive stone structures used for ritual purposes during the Bronze Age.
A remarkable achievement in earthen construction by hunter-gatherers more than 3000 years ago.
A city of magnificent pyramids and temples left by an ancient civilization.
Ruins of the capital of the ancient Silla dynasty, rich in Buddhist artworks and architecture.
Well-preserved prehistoric architecture that also demonstrates ancient Puebloans’ knowledge of astronomy.
A vibrant Spanish colonial city and an ancient pre-Columbian city.
Ruins of many layers of civilizations and the birthplace of the Phoenician alphabet.
An astoundingly large and well-preserved Roman temple complex.
Ruins of the capital of the ancient state of Khorezm and a major stop on the medieval Silk Road.
Atmospheric ruins of a complete Late Byzantine city.
The ruins of a major trade-route city of the Kingdom of Hormuz.
A lavish retreat built for Roman emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century.
The ruins of a Roman villa with remarkably well-preserved mosaics.
The largest and earliest pre-Columbian city in North America.
Ruins of ancient cliff dwellings used over a thousand years ago by Ancestral Pueblo people.
An important religious site for ancient Greeks, who considered it the center of the world.
Remains of an 8th-century Umayyad town that offers insight into Umayyad town planning and architecture.
Ruins of an ancient place of healing, with a huge and still intact Greek theater.
The most famous remnant of ancient Greece, standing high above the city of Athens.
Four sets of pre-Columbian ruins that exemplify Mayan art and architecture when Mayan civilization was at its height.
An ancient port city with ruins from the Greek, Roman and early Christian periods.
A city with the traces of three thousand years of civilization.
Three outstanding 11th-12th-century temples covered with carvings depicting elements of Hindu mythology.
Once the capital of a vast Mayan kingdom, now a large complex containing beautiful ruins of altars and stelae.
The largest concentration of prehistoric Neolithic tombs in Europe.
A 2000-year-old Nabatean archeological site with hundreds of tombs and temples carved from sandstone cliffs.
A Spanish colonial city: the first permanent European settlement in the Western Hemisphere.
An ancient walled city where Ottoman structures were built on top of a Crusader-era fortress.
A beautiful portion of the Rhine River with centuries of history evident in its vineyards, castles and villages.
The remains of what was the center of political power in Vietnam for over a thousand years.
Ruins of a 10th-century fortified Umayyad city.