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China

Logmen Grottoes

Over 1,400 caves filled with over 100,000 statues make up Longmen Grottoes, also known as the Longmen Caves. Some of the statues are only one inch tall, while the largest Buddha statue measures 57 feet tall. 28 February 2021
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Egypt

Luxor Temple

Founded in 1400 BC, the Luxor Temple is a sandstone temple complex located in current-day Luxor (known as Thebes in ancient times). Five other large temples can be found in the area. 26 August 2021
Peru

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu, a 15th-century Inca site believed to be an estate for emperor Pachacuti, was “discovered” by Hiram Bingham in 1911. A well-trod tourist attraction, Machu Picchu sits 7,970 feet above sea level. 15 May 2022
Greece

Mycenae

Mycenae, a Greek military stronghold, was considered one of ancient Greece’s most significant sites. The period of history from 1600 to 1100 BC is referred to as Mycenaean, in reference to the city. 16 February 2021
Italy

Pompeii

Pompeii, an ancient Roman city near current-day Naples, was destroyed and buried in ash and pumice after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Approximately 2.5 million people visit Pompeii yearly. 11 August 2021
England

Roman baths

Constructed from 60 to 70 AD, the Roman Baths complex in Bath is very well preserved. Combined with the Grand Pump Room, the site receives over 1 million visitors annually. 20 November 2022
Cambodia

Ta Prohm

Seen in the film Tomb Raider, Ta Prohm was originally named Rajavihara. While most Angkorian temples have been largely rebuilt, Ta Prohm remains mostly in its original state. It was founded as a Mahayana Buddhist monastery and university. 23 November 2021
Mexico

Teotihuacan

The origins of this Mesoamerican city are cloudy, but it’s postulated that it reached a population of over 150,000 at its peak. It not only houses the Pyramid of the Moon and Pyramid of the Sun, but residential compounds and the Avenue of the Dead as well. 15 March 2021
Italy

The Colosseum

Found in Rome, the Colosseum is also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre. The largest amphitheater in the world, it was built of concrete and stone from 70 to 80 AD. 22 June 2021
Bolivia

Tiwanaku

Scholars consider Tiwanaku (also known as Tihuanaco) to be one of the most important pre-Incan civilizations in this region. The empire of which Tiwanaku was the capital flourished from 300 to 1000 AD. 22 September 2022
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