Rome is filled with antiquities and you happen across them when you least expect it; rounding the corner of a narrow cobbled street and suddenly coming face to face with a ruin that dates back to centuries B.C. At night, the Forum of Augustus is illuminated and its splendour will stop you in your tracks when you first catch sight of this ancient complex, which was officially inaugurated in 2 B.C.
On the other side of the world, here are the White House ruins; cliff dwellings of the Ancient Pueblo Peoples found in Arizona’s Canyon de Chelly.
Further south, one of my most memorable experiences in Guatemala was watching the sun set over the jungle in Tikal, seeing the tops of ancient temples peeping out above the tree canopy. It is quite overwhelming to see how expertly nature has reclaimed an area that was once a thriving metropolis.
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Show me your most decrepit, worn and torn, antediluvian shots!
“Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these.” – Ovid
“Knowledge is ancient error reflecting on its youth.” – Francis Picabia