20 Awe-Inspiring Ruins From the World's Greatest Civilizations

November 5, 2015 at 8:00:00 AM EST | Post a Comment

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All over the globe, from Italy to Zimbabwe, civilizations have left behind impressive monuments and structures that attest to their former glory. Appearing in literature, songs, and films, these mystical sculptures, sacred religious sites, royal palaces, fortifications, ancient centers of commerce, ports, and tombs are all we have left of some of history's most illustrious societies. While some sites were lost for centuries, engulfed by overgrown jungles, others never fell out of use. Either way, these awe-inspiring places are sure to inspire travelers looking for adventure and a connection to the past.

by Laura Itzkowtiz

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Jmona on November 11, 2015 at 11:05:56 AM EST

No Copán Ruins from Honduras?

Esme_Travels on May 3, 2014 at 11:53:06 AM EDT

Adding the 3,000+ temples in the Bagan Archeological Zone in Myanmar: http://bit.ly/1i5fcWr

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