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Caral, a city as old as Mesopotamia!

Caral, a city as old as Mesopotamia!

Norte Chico Civilization, Caral, Perú B.) possibly the oldest civilization in America and the land of the first pyramids. The dating of these ruins means there were cities and life in Perú around the same time as Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt.

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Both Aztec and Inca empires experienced difficulties after Aztec exploitation of their subject peoples roused resentment and created opportunities for outside intervention. Inca system created tensions between central and local leadership

Ancient Mystery of Puma Punku in Tiahuanaco. Not only were these stones really hard to cut, but they are also extremely heavy. One of these stone ruins weighs in at about 800 tons!

toppled axumite obelisk, Puma Punku Almost impossible ancient ruins

Montezuma Castle, Camp Verde, Arizona Bearing no relationship to the Aztec ruler (but inaccurately named so upon discovery), Montezuma Castle is a cliff dwelling of the Sinagua people, another of the pre-Columbian cultures of the American southwest. The 20-room, five-story structure was built out of the mountain’s limestone; as a result, its alcove placement is incredibly well preserved.

10 of the World's Greatest Ruins

Montezuma Castle Camp Verde, of the World's Greatest Ruins - Condé Nast Traveler

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8 cités en ruines qui restent encore un mystère pour les scientifiques

Located across the Mississippi River from what is today St. Louis, Cahokia was for hundreds of years the biggest city in North America.

The Mayan pyramid of Kukulkan at Chichen Itza - Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.  I have walked to the top of this wonderful pyramid.  Just don't be scared of heights!

The Mayan pyramid of Kukulkan at Chichen Itza - Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Amazing, place to visit. My loved ones climbed this pyramid.

Les Anasazis Les Anasazis étaient un peuple amérindien qui occupait le sud-ouest des États-Unis. Faute de témoignage écrit, il est très difficile de dater précisément cette communauté même si on estime qu'elle atteint son apogée vers 1200 avant Jésus-Christ. Chasseurs, cueilleurs, les Anasazis avaient développé un système élaboré d'agriculture, de routes et de villes, qu'ils taillaient directement dans d'immenses falaises. Et pourtant, quand Christophe Colomb est arrivé, les Anasazis avaient…

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Satellite image of the ruins of the ancient city of Teotihuacan, Mexico

What the world's most wondrous ruins look like from the heavens

Satellite image of the ruins of the ancient city of Teotihuacan, Mexico

Chichen Itza is an ancient Mayan site located on the Yucatán peninsula of Mexico. These famous pre-Columbian ruins signify the rich history of the ancient Mayan civilization. Chichen Itza was likely built around 600 BCE, making the ruins roughly 2600 years old today. The large ruin complex contains many stone buildings, including temples, pyramids, and platforms, as well as various statues and caves.

One of the most popular traveling visitor site in Cancun is a trip to the ruins of Chichen Itza. Chichen Itza as not only a great city, but the head of an empire .

Chaco Culture National Historical Park - New Mexico - A phenomenal assembly of pueblos in New Mexico is the most complete example of ancient ruins north of the border.  Most of the houses facing South are well constructed, many-roomed structures which seem to be carefully aligned. Pueblo Bonito sits directly on the East-West line, an axis that captures the passage of the equinox sun.

Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Chaco Culture National Historic Park is a National Park in Nageezi. Plan your road trip to Chaco Culture National Historic Park in NM with Roadtrippers.

Hsttusa: Click on Image for Larger View.

Hattusa, Hittite Empire, ca 1300 BC. In keeping with the militaristic ethos of…

Located in the Supe Valley in Peru, Caral is one of the most ancient lost cities of the Americas. It was as inhabited between roughly 2600 BC and 2000 BC. Accommodating more than 3,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities of the Norte Chico civilization

Located in the Supe Valley in Peru, Caral is one of the most ancient lost cities of the Americas. It was inhabited between roughly 2600 BC and 2000 BC. Accommodating more than inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities of the Norte Chico civilization

Pyramids of Caral (Pre Inca - Peru)

Caral, Peru* Ancient civilization in the Americas, -Norte Chico civilization. The ruins date back over years, which means there were cities and life in Peru around the same time as Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt.

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