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.

Cuicuilco – The Mesoamerican City Destroyed by a Volcano

Cuicuilco is a Mesoamerican city that was located on the southern shores of Lake Texcoco, in what is now the present-day borough of Tlalpan in Mexico City.

The Mysterious Palpa Geoglyphs

The valleys of Palpa and Nasca share a combined cultural history, with the Palpa area of the Nasca basin containing geoglyphs and linear features that are comparable in quality and complexity to the concentration of lines and geoglyphs on the Nasca desert plains (pampas).

Caer Gybi – Anglesey’s Roman Fort

Caer Gybi (named after it’s Welsh namesake “Caergybi”) is a late Roman fort, located in Holyhead on the western coast of Anglesey, Wales.

Orongo – The Birdman-Cult Centre on a Volcano

Orongo is a stone settlement and seasonal ceremonial centre, built by the indigenous Rapa Nui people on the edge of the Rano Kau Volcano caldera, located on the southwestern tip of Easter Island.

Q’enqo Grande – The Sacred Inca Huaca Complex & Cave

Q’enqo, also called Qenko, is an extensive huaca/wak'a rock-cut complex, located near the former Inca capital of Cusco (Qusqu) in the Cusco Region of Peru.

Tzintzuntzan – The City of Rounded Pyramidal Yácata

Tzintzuntzan meaning “place of hummingbirds” was the capital of the Purépecha state (also called the Tarascan state), located adjacent to Lake Pátzcuaro in the municipality of Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico.

Actun Tunichil Muknal – The Maya Cave of the Crystal Sepulchre

Actun Tunichil Muknal, which translates as “Cave of the Crystal Sepulcher”, is a Maya ceremonial cave site located near San Ignacio in the Cayo District of Belize.

The Inca Cave Temple of the Moon

The Temple of the Moon is an Inca ceremonial site, constructed in the open face of a shallow cave near the ancient city of Machu Picchu in Peru.

The Giant Blythe Intaglios Desert Geoglyphs

The Blythe Intaglios is a collection of giant incised geoglyphs/pictographs, located near Blythe in the Colorado Desert of the United States.

The Giant Jelling Viking Stone Ship

The Jelling stone ship is situated in a Viking burial complex, which lies under two large burial mounds constructed by King Harald Bluetooth in Jelling, Denmark.

The Meta Romuli – The Lost Roman Pyramid

The Meta Romuli, also called the Piramide Vaticana was a large pyramid shaped monument, constructed by the Romans between the Circus Neronis, and the Mausoleum of Hadrian in the ancient city of Rome.

London’s Roman Fort

London’s Roman Fort was constructed in Londinium, the Roman capital of Britannia, located in the area now occupied by the City of London.

The Greek Pyramids

The so-called Greek Pyramids, also called the Pyramids of Argolis, are several frusta or truncated pyramidal shaped structures and “blockhouses”, located on the eastern part of the Peloponnese peninsula in present-day Greece.

The Deserted Capital of Old Dongola

Old Dongola was the capital of the Nubian kingdom of Makuria, located in the Northern State of Sudan, on the eastern banks of the River Nile.

Taposiris Magna – The “Great Tomb of Osiris”

Taposiris Magna, meaning “"great tomb of Osiris", is an ancient town founded by the Pharaoh Ptolemy II Philadelphus in the present-day Alexandria Governorate of Egypt.

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