Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Top 10 of The World's Greatest Historic Sites....

I love History.I love anything that has to do with the past.I find it very interesting, entertaining yet very educative and those are a few reasons as to why i felt it was necessary to share these awesome, mind blowing best of the best historic sites!!!

1.Machu Picchu  - Located in southern Peru, this city lies on top of a mountain.It is famously referred to as the “Lost City of the Incas.” It was also named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007.

2.Tikal - Located in Guatemala,this Mayan city-state is one of the largest and best preserved ruins of the civilization.Tikal was a dominant force in the Mayan world. It’s a wonderful place to explore.

 3. The Pyramids at Giza - Over 3,000 years later and we still don’t have a good idea as to how the Egyptians built them.The Pyramids align to the stars and the solstices and contain vast chambers we still haven’t opened. The largest one, called the Great Pyramid, was built by the Pharaoh Khufu. Also in this area is the Sphinx, another historical site that baffles researchers with its own mysteries.

4. AngKor Wat - Located in Cambodia,this ancient city  was the center of the Khmer empire that once ruled most of Southeast Asia. This empire went extinct, but not before building amazing temples and buildings that were reclaimed by the jungle for hundreds of years.


5.Petra - In my previous post i listed this as a "must see in my lifetime place".And i guess im not wrong!!Carved into a canyon in Arabah, Jordan, Petra was made famous by Indiana Jones’ third movie. It was “discovered” in 1812 by a Swiss explorer. Prior to that, it was unknown to world. Though its founding is not known, it appears that it had settlers as early as the 6th century B.C. under Roman rule.  

6.Stonehenge - Located near Salisbury, England this megalithic structure is over 3,000 years old, and its stones come all the way from Wales. Scholars still are not sure how they got the stones from Wales and have tried to replicate the feat with dismal results. The attraction is now fenced off, and you can no longer go into the circle. Visitors can only walk around the attraction.
Reminds me of the Flintstones!!!LOL  
7. The Colosseum and the Forum - They are right next to each other. Remnants of a civilization that once controlled the “known” world, these sites are breathtaking not only for their beauty but for of their history and age. This is the spot Caesar walked and the area where gladiators battled to death. The Colosseum has slowly crumbled throughout the ages and much of it is restricted, especially the floor and basement where everything was organized. 

Caesar & gladiators ....hhmmm...i don't think u want to know what im thinking!!All i have in my mind is those Epic movies with hunkies like Brad Pitt in Troy!!LOL...I am a woman after all!

8.  Parthenon - Currently getting a make over, the Parthenon is still amazing. The ancient temple to Athena stands as a symbol of the power of Athens and to the Greek Civilization. .The surrounding ruins, temples, and buildings are equally as wondrous. Built in the 5th century BC, the temple used to house the treasury. 

Looks like one of those Greek gods or goddesses should pose outside this building!
9. Easter Island - Located out in the Pacific Ocean and special territory of Chile, these statues are the only thing left of culture that once lived here. These gigantic carved heads are just another reminder that primitive people are not really all that primitive.Although , i must say...the name is pretty funny!makes me think of Easter eggs!

How did they do this?!       

10. Taj Mahal, India - Built in the 1600s, this building is a testament to undying love. Located in Agra, India, this white marble tomb built for a Emperor Shah Jahan’s deceased wife is a must see for everyone.

This place is just beautiful...period.
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  1. Wow! Too interesting!!!!! I like this :-)

  2. Thanks!Keep a watch for more fantastic nature and travel facts!


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