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Ancient Sites & Ruins

Because of the many great civilizations, notably Greece and Rome, Europe today has many remnants of those cultures. Fascinating concepts of engineering and building that these civilizations created are still used today in the construction of buildings, roads, cities, etc. One can only wonder how such feats of construction were accomplished so perfectly without the use of modern equipment or even mortar.

Many are open to visitation while others are not because they are still in the process of being excavated. Some are on the very site in which they were built centuries ago. Walking amongst the skeletons of buildings and seeing the remnants of their engineering is eye opening. There are also many artifacts on display in museums of fallen structures and their antiquities. Many pieces are made out of solid slabs of stone and marble by skilled artisans of that period.

Famous Ancient Sites & Ruins…

 Flag_of_Albania copyAlbania
Flag_of_AustriaAustria
  • Carnuntum – Petronell-Carnuntum
  • Großmugl Tumulus – Großmugl
Flag_of_BulgariaBulgaria
Flag_of_CroatiaCroatia
Flag_of_CyprusCyprus
  • Paphos
Flag_of_FranceFrance
Flag_of_GermanyGermany
Flag_of_GreeceGreece
  • Mycenae –  Argolis
  • Acropolis –  Athens
  • The Athenian Agora –  Athens
  • Odeon of Herodes Atticus –  Athens
  • Temple of Apollo Epicurius – Bassae
  • Delphi Oracle –  Delphi
  • Ruins of Delos- Delos Island
  • Theater of Epidaurus – Epidaurus
  • Ruins of Philippi – Filippoi
  • Knosso –  Heraklion, Crete
  • Temple of Asklepieon –  Kos
  • Ruins of Mycenae – Mykines
  • Olympic Site –  Olympia
  • Ruins of Pella – Pella
  • Temple of Nemesis- Ramnous
  • The Heraion and Pythagoreion – Samos
  • Temple of Poseidon-  Sounio
  • Megaron- Thermos
  • Arch & Rotunda of Galerius –  Thessaloniki
  • Paleochristian & Byzantine Monuments – Thessaloniki
  • Ruins of Tiryns – Tirintha
  • Ruins of Aigai – Vergina
  • Artemis Temple-Vravrona
Flag_of_IrelandIreland
Flag_of_ItalyItaly
 Flag_of_MaltaMalta
  • Ġgantija Temples-Gozo
  • Ta’ Ħaġrat Temples-Mġarr
  • Ħal-Safliene Hypogeum-Paola
  • Tarxien Temples-Paola
  • Ħagar Qim Temples-Qrendi
  • Mnajdra Temples-Qrendi
  • Skorba Temples-Żebbiegħ
Flag_of_PolandPoland
Flag_of_PortugalPortugal
Flag_of_SerbiaSerbia
  • Diana Fortress – Kladovo
  • Gamzirad – Zaječar
  • Justinana Prima – Prekopčelia
  • Svinita – Lepenski Vir
  • Mediana – Niš
  • Pontes Trajan’s Bridge – Kladovo
  • Sirmium Imperial Palace- Sremska Mitrovica
  • Trajan’s Memorial Plaque
  • Viminacium – Stari Kostolac
Flag_of_SpainSpain
Flag_of_SwitzerlandSwitzerland
Flag_of_TurkeyTurkey
  • Old Antalya – Antalya
Flag_of_the_United_KingdomUnited Kingdom
England
Northern Ireland
Flag_of_ScotlandScotland
  • Callanish Standing Stones – Isle of Lewis
  • Eilean Donan – Loch Duich
  • Skara Brae – Orkney Mainland 
Flag_of_WalesWales
  • Isca
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