Every civilisation tries to tell its own history by building temples and monuments each more impressive than the last. Italy, Greece, Mexico, Thailand… Across the centuries, they all built for their gods, and ended up creating cities. Today, memories from the past are conveyed by the ancient remains that still exist. Famous names and locations abound, some that you may already know about, such as the Coliseum, the incredible Machu Picchu, the ancient city of Pompeii, the Wat Ratchaburana Temple and the archaeological site of Volubilis. We offer you to travel back in time with our picture collection.
3100 BC: Stonehenge in Salisbury, about 85 miles from London.
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6th century BC: Remains of the city of Pompeii, about 15 miles from Naples.
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447 BC: The Parthenon on the Athenian Acropolis.
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3rd century BC: Volubilis archaeological site, about 95 miles from Rabat.
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200 BC: Remains of the city of Teotihuacan, about 30 miles from Mexico City.
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70 AD: The Amphitheatre in the Roman Coliseum.
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1st century AD: Remains of the city of Baalbek, about 55 miles from Beirut.
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564 AD: Tulum, archaeological site of an ancient Mayan city, about 80 miles from Cancun.
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1424 AD: Wat Ratchaburana Buddhist Temple in Ayutthaya, about 50 miles from Bangkok.
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15th century AD: Machu Picchu, a few hours away from Lima.
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