Travel Features

El Tepozteco – The temple of the drunken Aztec rabbit

El Tepozteco is a remote Aztec temple, built on one of the peaks of the Sierra de Tepoztlan in Morelos, Mexico.

Great Zimbabwe

Great Zimbabwe is the capital and seat of political power for an unknown kingdom, located in the south-eastern hills of present-day Zimbabwe.

The Guyaju Caves

The Guyaju Caves, also known as the Yanqing Ancient Cliff House, is a rock-cut complex of honeycomb caves carved into the slopes of the Tianhuang Mountain in the Yanging District of China.

Aksum – The Capital of the Aksumite Empire

Aksum, also called Axum, is the ancient capital of the Aksumite Empire, situated in the present-day Tigray Region of Ethiopia.

Vanis Kvabebi

Vanis Kvabebi (also called the Vani Caves) is an ancient cave monastery, located in the Vardzia Historical-Architectural Museum-Reserve in the Samtskhe-Javakheti region of the Lesser Caucasus in present-day Georgia.

The Sunken City of Dolichiste

Dolichiste, also called Kekova Adası is an ancient Lycian city, partially submerged on the shores of Kekova Island in southern Anatolia, Turkey.

The Ayaz-Kala Fortresses

Ayaz-Kala is a complex archaeological site, consisting of three phases of fort construction located on the edge of the Kyzylkum Desert in Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan.

The Paris Catacombs

The Paris Catacombs is a subterranean complex of around 200 miles of tunnels, housing the remains of millions of interred Parisians, in the former Tombe-Issoire quarries under the plain of Montrouge in Paris, France.

The Sunken Town of Dunwich

Dunwich, located in Suffolk, England, was an important port and trading centre, until storms and coastal erosion engulfed the town, making it now the largest underwater medieval site in Europe.

Atlit Yam – The Sunken Neolithic Settlement

Atlit Yam is a submerged Neolithic settlement, located off the Atlit coast in present-day Israel.

The Sedeinga Pyramids

The Sedeinga Pyramids is a concentration of 80 small pyramids, constructed between the second and third cataracts on the west bank of the Nile Valley in Middle Nubia, near Sedeinga, Sudan.

Waqrapukara – The “Horn Fortress”

Waqrapukara, loosely translated as the “horn fortress” in Quechua is a pre-Inca and Inca site, located in the district of Pomacanchi, in the department of Cusco, Peru.

Cahuachi – The Ceremonial Centre of the Nazca

Cahuachi is a large ceremonial complex built by the Nazca, located in the basin of the Rio Grande in the Central Andes of Peru.

The Mysterious Dolmens of the North-West Caucasus

In the North-West Caucasus, from Abkhazia to the Taman Peninsula, are thousands of ancient dolmens which the locals call “ispun”, meaning the “houses of dwarves”.

Los Guachimontones

Los Guachimontones was a ceremonial centre attributed to the Teuchitlán Culture, located near the present-day town of Teuchitlán in the state of Jalisco, Mexico.

Bet Guvrin-Maresha

Bet Guvrin-Maresha is an archaeological park, that encompasses the ancient sites of Maresha, Bet Guvrin (also called Eleutheropolis and Beth Gabra), and a crusader fortress, located in the heart of the Judean lowlands of central Israel.

The Choquequilla Inca Huaca

Choquequilla, also called Ñaupa Iglesia, is an Inca huaca shrine, constructed within a cave opening near the present-day village of Pachar in the Sacred Valley of Peru.

The Lore Lindu Megaliths

The Lore Lindu Megaliths are a series of carved stone monuments centred on the Bada Valley within the Lore Lindu National Park, located on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.

The Eleusis Ploutonion – The Gateway to Hell

The Eleusis ploutonion is a sacred sanctuary in the ancient Greco-Roman city of Eleusis, located in the Thriasian Plain in the West Attica Regional unit of Greece.

The Cave of the Sibyl

The Cave of the Sibyl is a subterranean complex beneath the ancient city of Cumae, located on the outskirts of the present-day Metropolitan City of Naples in Campania, Italy.

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