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Toniná Pyramid
Mexico

Toniná: Exploring the Lost Pyramid City

Overlooking the Valley of Ocosingo in the state of Chiapas is one of Mesoamerica’s largest and most unique structures. The Toniná Pyramid consists of seven tiers, many of which are home to temples, palaces

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Visiting Edzná Ruins
Mexico

Visiting Edzná: The House of the Itzaes

About 50 km southeast of Campeche lies the former mighty city of Edzná, one of Mexico’s most under-appreciated Mayan ruins. Known for its unique five-story pyramid, the site is not only well-preserved, but

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Visiting Mayapán Ruins
Mexico

Mayapán: The Last of the Great Mayan Cities

Located about 50 km south of Mérida, Mayapán could be considered the last of the great Mayan capitals. But despite its historical importance, the site remains well off the tourist trail. What makes Mayapán unique is

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Visiting the Tulum Ruins
Mexico

Touring the Unique Seaside Ruins of Tulum

While Tulum may be one of Mexico’s most-visited archaeological sites, it’s hardly the largest or most spectacular. But what makes visiting the Tulum ruins truly special is their stunning seaside setting. Out of all the

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Visiting the Cobá Ruins
Mexico

Visiting the Cobá Ruins and Its Massive Pyramid

Situated 42 km northwest of Tulum, Cobá, known for its towering pyramids, was once the prominent city-state of the eastern Yucatán Peninsula. And today, visiting the Cobá ruins is a must for those basing themselves in

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Stobi Ruins North Macedonia
North Macedonia

Visiting the Overlooked Ruins of Stobi

The ancient city of Stobi is an obscure archaeological site in an already overlooked country, North Macedonia. But while few have heard of it, it’s larger and arguably more impressive than the better-known Heraclea

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Apollonia Ruins
Albania

Visiting the Ruins of Apollonia

Apollonia, located near the modern city of Fier, is one of Albania’s most prominent archaeological sites. It was once a thriving port and renowned center of learning, with Emperor Octavian himself having studied

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Termessos Ancient City Top Archaeological Sites in Turkey
Turkey

Top 10 Archaeological Sites in Turkey

Few countries in the world have as huge a variety of historical and archaeological sites as Turkey. The country contains significant ruins from every era of human civilization, from the world’s oldest Neolithic

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Theater Pergamon Guide
Turkey

Exploring the Thrilling Ruins of Ancient Pergamon

Ancient Pergamon is among the most interesting yet underrated Greco-Roman archaeological sites of Turkey. Once a major independent kingdom during the Hellenistic era, the city continued to thrive during Roman times. Today, the

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Phaselis Ancient City Antalya
Turkey

Visiting the Seaside Ruins of Phaselis

The ruins of Antalya Province’s Phaselis can be fully explored in under an hour. But the site is also home to multiple beaches, completely unspoiled by high-rise hotels or restaurants. Today, the seaside location of the

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Termessos Ancient City Antalya
Turkey

Termessos: Hiking Through the Eagle’s Nest

Just outside of Turkey’s summer tourism capital Antalya is a wholly unique and often overlooked archaeological site. Termessos, built at over 1,000 meters above sea level, was just one of two Anatolian cities

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Beng Mealea
Cambodia

Beng Mealea: The Most Mysterious Khmer Ruin

Beng Mealea, as we call it today, remains shrouded in mystery. Despite its large size, it’s not mentioned in any of the Khmer Empire’s inscriptions. Therefore, we don’t know when it was built,

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