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World Heritage: Acropolis & Great Wall
The Acropolis, Athens (Greece) - The Parthenon Temple that looks down over the city of Athens from the Acropolis is considered to be the greatest masterpiece of ancient Greek culture,…
World Heritage: Ajanta & Borobudur
Ajanta Caves (India) - Famous around the world for their elegant wall murals, the spectacle of the Ajanta Caves overwhelms visitors. Bored into a cliff-face on a bank of the…
World Heritage: Angkor & Mogao
Angkor (Cambodia) - Angkor, situated near Tonle Sap Lake, is a precious city ruins that conveys to us the splendor of the Khmer Kingdom. Situated at the heart of the…
World Heritage: Bukhara & Palmyra
The Historic Center of Bukhara (Uzbekistan) - Situated on the Silk Road that passes east to west through Central Asia, the oasis city of Bukhara, offered traveling caravans a brief…
World Heritage: Cairo & Damascus
Islamic Cairo (Egypt) - The Old City area of Cairo is one of the world's oldest Islamic cities, and is home to hundreds of mosques, ruined fortresses etc. When the…
World Heritage: Chartres & Thessalonika
Chartres Cathedral (France) - Chartres Cathedral was built under the 'Cult of the Virgin Mary.' The cathedral is filled with mysterious light, and attracts many pilgrim worshippers. Construction of Chartres…
World Heritage: Chavin & Cuzco
The Archaeological Site of Chavin (Peru) - Around the year 1000 BC, an advanced civilization existed in the Andes Mountains long before the start of the Incan Empire. Chavin de…
World Heritage: Danube & Great Barrier Reef
The Danube Delta (Romania) - Europe's largest wetlands, the Danube Delta, is blanketed with a dense expanse of reeds, a bountiful untouched natural environment that is a paradise for wild…
World Heritage: Everglades & Yakushima
Everglades National Park (The United States of America) - The Everglades National Park, with its vast virgin wetlands and mangrove forest, is a veritable treasury of wildlife. The gently flowing…
World Heritage: Florence & Vatican
The Historic Center of Florence (Italy) - There were once a large number of great artists and architects working in Florence. The rich culture that matured in this area went…
World Heritage: Fontainebleau & Tikal
The Palace and Park of Fontainebleau (France) - Profoundly impressed by the art of the Renaissance, Francis I called Italian artists to the forest of Fontainebleau in order to have…
World Heritage: Göreme & Kiev
Goreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia Caves (Turkey) - Cappadocia has an array of great sculptural works created both by Mother Nature and by man, including forests…
World Heritage: Grand Canyon & Mt. Huangshan
Grand Canyon National Park (The United States of America) - The Grand Canyon, the gorge with the most magnificent scenery of any in the world, narrates to visitors its recollections…
World Heritage: Hattusha & Persepolis
Hattusha (Turkey) - The history of the Hittite Empire which dominated the Orient was brought to light thanks to the cuneiform character inscriptions excavated at the archaeological site of Hattusha.…
World Heritage: Iguazu & Fraser Island
Iguazu National Park (Brazil/Argentina) - Iguazu Falls, one of the three largest waterfalls in the world, throws up dense clouds of vapor and sends out a thunderous roar through the…
World Heritage: Istanbul & Cordoba
Historic Areas of Istanbul (Turkey) - Referred to as the crossroads of East and West, Istanbul is home to Islamic, Roman, and Byzantine heritage sites. Due to the strategic importance…
World Heritage: Kyoto & Isfahan
Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto City, Uji City Otsu City) Japan - The ancient capital Kyoto is the focal point of traditional Japanese culture, and has survived a great…
World Heritage: Mont-Saint-Michel & Hawaii
Mont-Saint Michel and Its Bay (France) - At full tide, the holy monastery of Mont-Saint-Michel is completely surrounded on all four sides by the sea, and its sublime, towering image…
World Heritage: Palenque & Copan
The Pre-Hispanic City and National Park of Palenque (Mexico) - There were a number of city-states in the Maya region, but the city that prospered most during the 7th and…
World Heritage: Petra & Venice
Petra (Jordan) - Built amongst rocky hills, the ancient city of Petra had been completely forgotten, until the city's ruins were discovered by a Swiss explorer in 1812. The ancient…
World Heritage: Pirin & Canadian Rockies
Pirin National Park (Bulgaria) - The Pirin Mountains area features basin-shaped cirques carved out by glaciers, a large number of lakes that dot these cirques, and lush vegetation nourished by…
World Heritage: Pyramid & Moenjodaro
Memphis and Its Necropolis - Along the banks of the Nile River, in the areas of Giza, Saqqara, and Dahshur, pyramids representing a variety of stages of development dot the…
World Heritage: Salamanca & Evora
The Old City of Salamanca (Spain)- When the Italian Renaissance's fresh winds of change swept into Salamanca in Spain, it evolved into a city of learning, adorned with historic structures.…
World Heritage: Talamanca & Serengeti
Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park (Costa Rica / Panama)- The vast tropical rainforests of La Amistad are a safe refuge for a variety of rare animals…
World Heritage: Thungyai & Galapagos
Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries (Thailand) - This jungle, which is protected by forest rangers, is inhabited by rare animals such as green peafowl and Indian elephants. Thungyai and Huai…

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World Heritage: Istanbul & Cordoba
Part of the Series: World Heritage Series
Historic Areas of Istanbul (Turkey) - Referred to as the crossroads of East and West, Istanbul is home to Islamic, Roman, and Byzantine heritage sites. Due to the strategic importance of its location on the Bosporus peninsula between the Balkans and Anatolia, and the Black Sea and the Mediterranean, any…
World Heritage: Pyramid & Moenjodaro
Part of the Series: World Heritage Series
Memphis and Its Necropolis - Along the banks of the Nile River, in the areas of Giza, Saqqara, and Dahshur, pyramids representing a variety of stages of development dot the landscape. The three great pyramids of Giza situated to the southwest of the Egyptian capital Cairo, the Saqqara necropolis which…
World Heritage: Thungyai & Galapagos
Part of the Series: World Heritage Series
Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries (Thailand) - This jungle, which is protected by forest rangers, is inhabited by rare animals such as green peafowl and Indian elephants. Thungyai and Huai Kha Khaeng are nature reserves that are situated adjacent to each other in a mountainous region in western Thailand. As…
World Heritage: Göreme & Kiev
Part of the Series: World Heritage Series
Goreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia Caves (Turkey) - Cappadocia has an array of great sculptural works created both by Mother Nature and by man, including forests of strange rock formations, and cave dwellings and churches hewn out of the bedrock. Kiev: Saint Sophia Cathedral and Related…
World Heritage: Bukhara & Palmyra
Part of the Series: World Heritage Series
The Historic Center of Bukhara (Uzbekistan) - Situated on the Silk Road that passes east to west through Central Asia, the oasis city of Bukhara, offered traveling caravans a brief respite from their journey across the desert. The town Bukhara in Uzbekistan, Central Asia, once prospered as an important stop…
Glorious Rome - Capital of An Empire
Part of the Series: Secrets of Archaeology
Take a virtual reality tour of one of history's most intriguing ancient civilizations. Explore the architectural treasures of ancient Rome, the epicenter of the most powerful empire the world has ever known.
World Heritage: Angkor & Mogao
Part of the Series: World Heritage Series
Angkor (Cambodia) - Angkor, situated near Tonle Sap Lake, is a precious city ruins that conveys to us the splendor of the Khmer Kingdom. Situated at the heart of the Khmer Kingdom that ruled over the Indochina Peninsula from the 9th Century to the 15th Century, Angkor is dotted with…
Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites
The work of archaeologists has commanded worldwide attention and captivated the human imagination since the earliest days of exploration, with groundbreaking discoveries such as the treasures of ancient Egypt, the lost kingdoms of the Maya, and the fabled city of Troy. Archaeology brings us face-to-face with our distant ancestors, with…
World Heritage: Florence & Vatican
Part of the Series: World Heritage Series
The Historic Center of Florence (Italy) - There were once a large number of great artists and architects working in Florence. The rich culture that matured in this area went on to flower as the Renaissance. Geniuses working in areas such as art and architecture competed to outdo each other…
Welcome to Turkey: The Turquoise Coast
Turkey's Turquoise Coast reveals a fabulous array of destinations, highlighting treasures of history, nature, and the pleasures of travel. Begin at Bodrum, site of the vibrant civilization of Helicarnassus. Learn about Lykian culture and representative government; visit submerged cities, cliff tombs, wildlife habitats, and the fire-spouting mountain at Olympos.
World Heritage: Palenque & Copan
Part of the Series: World Heritage Series
The Pre-Hispanic City and National Park of Palenque (Mexico) - There were a number of city-states in the Maya region, but the city that prospered most during the 7th and 8th Centuries AD was Palenque. Following the appearance of the city-state of Tikal, a number of other cities began to…
World Heritage: Hattusha & Persepolis
Part of the Series: World Heritage Series
Hattusha (Turkey) - The history of the Hittite Empire which dominated the Orient was brought to light thanks to the cuneiform character inscriptions excavated at the archaeological site of Hattusha. The Hittite tribe which advanced into Asia Minor at the beginning of the 17th century BC built the strongest country…