Some of the most famous archaeological sites today have been lost for centuries until someone, discover them. Such attractions are spread over large areas and offers tourists a very interesting experience as a journey in the history of ancient peoples.
In the year 79, eruption of Vesuvius destroyed the city of Pompeii. After 1700 years, Pompeii was discovered in 1748. Numerous artifacts and buildings intact, make this old town, one of the most beautiful cities disappeared. Usually, tourists are arriving in Naples and excursions to Capri and Pompeii. The archaeological site is not recommended to be visited in summer, as temperatures can be very high.
Machu Picchu, Peru
Inca site in Peru is located in the Urubamba Valley at an altitude of 2430. The city was built in 1460 and was abandoned during the Spanish conquest. In 1911, the old Inca city was discovered by an American historian. Those who travel in Peru, have to reserve a day to visit Machu Picchu. The archaeological site is very high, and guided visits are recommended.
Akrotiri is an ancient human settlement from the Bronze Age, discovered on the island of Santorini in Greece. The city was destroyed by volcanic lava around 1450 BC. But in 1967, Akrotiri was brought to light by excavation. After these excavations murals were discovered, and artifacts well preserved, from Minoan period.
Carthage was a major city during the Roman Empire, became a capital of early Christianity. Can visit the ruins of Carthage near Tunis from today`s Tunisia. Tourists can see here temples, amphitheaters, villas and public baths.
Ephesus is the largest and most beautiful ancient city in Turkey. Old ancient Greek city, and later, Roman, is in the province of Izmir. Generally, tourists who spend their holiday in Kusadasi or Bodrum, make trips to Ephesus and Virgin Mary House. For a trip to Ephesus you need at least half a day.