The Jawdropping Prehistoric Art of Portugal’s Côa Valley

September 21, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Takashi Images When it comes to paleolithic art, many of us think of cave paintings or etchings in underground like, most famously, those in France's Lascaux or maybe Spanish caves like Altamira and Tito Bustelo in Santander, north Spain. But t...Leer más

News from Peru’s Machu Picchu Visitors Need to Know

July 13, 2017 - Sin comentarios

    ustung One of the world’s most romantic and dramatic ancient archaeological sites, Peru’s spectacular “lost city of the Incas” up in the Andes a three-hour train ride from Cuzco, Machu Picchu has become so popular that in effect it’s...Leer más

12 Top Archaeological Sites of Mexico’s Yucatan

June 15, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Progettocrema Some of the world’s most famous ruins can be found in this expansive, steamy lowland peninsula covering the southern Mexican states of Yucatán, Campeche, and Quintana Roo (as well as, many people don’t realise, northern Belize...Leer más

Empúries & the Ancient Greeks in Spain

March 13, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photo | Josep Curto That the history of Spain includes centuries as a colony of ancient Rome as well as rule by Muslim dynasties from North Africa is known to many. What’s less familiar are the others who came before them, including Celts, Iberi...Leer más

Conquering Legendary Masada, Israel

July 12, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photo:  Itamar Grinberg/Israeli Ministry of Tourism Israel is truly a land of exceptional sights – and sites – from top to bottom. But roughly two hours south of Jerusalem, one of its most evocative (and popular) high points, so to speak, lo...Leer más

The Ancient Majesty of Teotihuacán, Mexico

June 27, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photo: Fernando Pallares I will never forget, nearly 40 years ago, laying eyes for the first time on my first ancient archaeological site. About an hour’s drive north of Mexico City, this UNESCO World Heritage complex of temples absolutely elec...Leer más

Petra, the Jaw-Dropping Jewel of Jordan

June 10, 2016 - Sin comentarios

Big news in the archaeology world this week, and it has to do with this legendary site tucked into the sandstone canyons of a valley running from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba – one of those places, in fact, you could almost believe was inv...Leer más

Peru’s Mighty, Mysterious Nazca Lines

May 13, 2016 - Sin comentarios

In the middle of Peru's parched, dusty Nazca Desert, you'll find one of the world's most fascinating archaeological enigmas: the Nazca Lines. These are ancient geoglyphs located on the Pampas de Jumana between the towns of Nazca and Palpa, a ...Leer más

The Celts Were in Iberia Before Ireland

March 17, 2016 - Sin comentarios

If everyone's a little Irish today on St. Patrick's Day, you could maybe also say that everyone's a little Spanish, too. That's because the culture that has made Ireland as well as Scotland and Wales what they are came didn't originate there, but...Leer más

Caral, Peru: the Americas’ Oldest Archaeological Site

January 4, 2016 - Sin comentarios

When it comes to the pre-Columbian past of Peru, most of us automatically and understandably think of the Incas. But there were many other cultures and civilisations in these lands, some of them much older than the Incas. Several of these origina...Leer más

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