There are many archeological sites that have been already discovered and there are lots which are yet to discover. Here is the list of 5 most beautiful ancient sites of the world where you should plan a visit in near future.
1. The Great Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
The Great Pyramids of Giza, Egypt is truly an astonishing structure of the historical past. It is among the seven wonders of the world. It is one of the most visited and beautiful ancient sites of the world. Visit this site at the sunrise to see the most spectacular views of the Pyramid. It is a limestone structure. It is being estimated that it requires 2.3 million large blocks of limestone to build this huge structure.
2. Machu Picchu
The ruins of Machu Picchu were rediscovered in the year 1911 by Yale archaeologist Hiram Bingham. It is located very high on the Andes Mountain in Peru. It is one of the most beautiful ancient sites of the world. The Inca people who were living in these regions had selected this place at the height of 9060 feet. They erected these massive stone structures in the early 1400’s. It has been said that the Machu Picchu which means ‘Old Peak’ in the Quechua language was considered as their sacred place. This site is completely invisible from below. The structure is considered as wonders in the field of architecture. It was carved from gray granite which was available on the top of the mountain.
3. Ajanta and Ellora Caves
Ajanta and Ellora Caves in India are located around 250 miles from Mumbai, near the city of Aurangabad is one of the most beautiful ancient sites of the world. The hillside rocks are carved so astonishingly at Ajanta and Ellora caves that you will keep on wondering. The structures in the caves were carved in the Sahyadri hills in 200 BC but it was very recently discovered in the year 1819 by the British officer on his hunting expedition. All together there are 34 caves at Ellora which is dated in between 6th and 11th centuries AD. In Ajanta there are 29 caves which are dated in between 2nd century BC and 6th century AD. The architecture of the caves is spectacular and were once the secluded sites of the Buddhist monks in India. These caves at Ajanta are Buddhist whereas the caves at Ellora are the mixture of Buddhists, Hindus and Jains.
4. Stonehenge, England
This ancient structure of Stonehenge is located in Wiltshire,UK is another beautiful ancient sites of the world. The age of the Stonehenge is estimated at 3100 BC. The construction of this great monument was begun about 5,000 years ago. Huge stones are still stand even today since it was placed about 4,000 years ago. Stonehenge attracts more than 800,000 visitors every year. Huge numbers of visitors gathers here to watch the sunrise. It is not quite sure why it was built but many believed that it was built either for the astronomical purposes or for the place of worship.
5. Acropolis, Athens, Greece
The Acropolis is one of the most beautiful ancient sites which should not be missed on your trip to Athens. It was built in the year 432 BC by the Pericles. It was built as a monument for the cultural and political achievements for the people of Athens. The site of the Acropolis is so high that it is visible from almost every corner of the city of Athens. The rows of the columns look different but beautiful at any time of the day.