Ancient Cities ListList of old cities
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fifteen and a half of the most unbelievable old cities in the world.
Which are the most beloved old cities to be visited? As far as ancient places are concerned, there is nothing better than to explore old cities that have been destroyed, deserted and wasted. Pompeii, Chichen Itza and Angkor Wat are among the most beloved of these cities. Beginning with the remnants of the ancient town of Babylon, through losing major cities, Maya centers and ancient megacities, the ancient cities of the globe are as diverse as they are many.
Your ancient cities travel leader will help you design your own personal ancient sightseeing trip and discover the best ancient places in the wide range of the ancient worlds. Whether you are looking for old cities in Europe, South America or around the whole wide planet, our old map will help you discover them. Since 1992 Angkor Wat has been a UNESCO member of the UNESCO list of cultural heritage sites.
Featuring one of the most renowned historic landmarks in the entire globe, Machu Picchu is an exceptional ancient rock town along the Inca Trail in Peru. Machu Picchu's remains lie high up on a hill of marble and were probably built by the Inca Yupanqui sometime in the middle of the 15th centuries.
Among the most striking buildings are the semicircular Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Mosoleum and the Superior Graveyard. Machu Picchu, the capital, is encircled by other places that make up the Inca Trail, some of which undertake serious but worthwhile hikes.
The Ephesus is a rich source for lovers of ancient Rome and Greece, enabling them to stroll through its roads and see its splendid homes, communal areas, churches and stages. Among the most striking places are the library of Celsus, the remains of which are two stories high, the temple of Hadrian erected in 118 A.D., the classic theater, of which St. Paul is thought to have been the preacher of the heathen, and the Seven Sleepers' Grotto, so named because according to tradition, the Romans imprisoned seven young Christians there in 250 A.D., who did not awaken until the fifth millennium.
It also has a large Ephesus Museum, which displays artefacts from the old town. Abou Simbel is an archeological site in Egypt that houses a number of unbelievable ancient Egypt memorials, in particular a number of cliffs. Unbelievably, the Abu Simbel Tempels were once elsewhere, but with the help of UNESCO they were relocated to their present site to help prevent them from being flooded.
It was a sacred town in Mesoamerica dating from around 400 B.C. and is one of the oldest archaeological places in the world. One of the most striking features of Teotihuacan is the mere scale of these memorials, among them the Sun Pyramid, which is 225 x 222 meters at its foot and 75 meters high.
Unbelievably well conserved, despite a fire that broke through Teotihuacan in the seventh centuries, Teotihuacan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Teotihuacan residents can walk along the city's pristine roads, such as the Avenue of the Dead, which has subdivided the town into districts, although it is important to remember that the complex is huge.
It is one of the best conserved ancient Rome places in the whole wide range of the earth. Today, visitors stream to the vast and stunning Jerash remains, among them the Temple of Artemis and the Forum with its large Ionian pillars. Mount Alban in Mexico is an imposing ancient site made possible by an unbelievable achievement that consisted in sculpting a shallow room from a hill that rises to an altitude of over 1,600 ft above the bottom valleys.
Today Monte Alban is a favourite excursion spot and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pergamon is a renowned archeological site in Turkey that evolved after the deaths of Alexander the Great under the Attalidendynasty. Pergamon's historical remains are divided into three major areas. The Acropolis houses the Acropolis of Trajan, the High School, the very precipitous Theater, the Armory and the Roman Temple.
Now, all that is left is his Pergamon headquarters. Pergamon's other two areas are the lower town and the breathtaking medical center Asplepion, where a wide range of treatment such as sludge spas were on offer. Pergamon has a small archeological collection in which some of the finds from the site have been unearthed.
Canthago was one of the most mighty cities of antiquity and produced the mighty Carthaginian Empire, which ruled much of the west Mediterranean. This famous city's remains are located on the edge of today's Tunis. Probably the best way to explore these remains is to visit Byrsa Hill and the Byrsa Museum.
There is a Carthage and Rome artefact collections in the Museo, among which there is a Punic Carthage replica and a Punic sarcophagus. Further important sights are the impressing Antonin baths, the amphitheatre, romantic mansions and the restored romantic theater of Carthage. The best conserved Punic remnants are the Magon district, the Punic port and the disturbing sanctuary of Tophet.
Chichen Itza is one of the most stunning historic places in Mexico and impressively well conserved and impressively attractive. Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the woods of the Yucatan Peninsula, consists of two cities constructed by two tribes, the Mayans and the Toltecs. Reports on the date of the first Chichen Itza village date back to the sixth and ninth centuries AD, when the Mayans constructed the ancient town with the "nuns' building" and a small fortress.
Besides this list of the best old cities, there are many similar places to go to, among them Montezuma Castle, Mesa Verde National Park and Saqqqara, to name just a few. We are continually adding to this list of historical cities and you can see the latest selections below. The Abydos is an important ancient site in Egypt that contains a plethora of graves, chapels and other archeological remnants, among them the famed Temple of Seti I. Aguateca was an important Mayan capitol in Guatemala that was drastically devastated.
In Aizanoi you will find ancient Rome relics with a sports hall, a theater, a sports hall and an imposing temple of Zeus. Acrotiri is a beautiful ancient site in Santorini, famous for its unbelievable frescoes and its link to the Minoans. The Aquincum is a large ancient site in Budapest that contains the remnants of part of an important army bases and town.
Ashklepieion is an archeological site with well-preserved remains of the place where medical science was born. The Augusta Raurica is an ancient archeological site near Basel in Switzerland. Avdat was an ancient Labatean town along a wealthy trading road. The Aventicum is an imposing ancient site in Switzerland, which was the flourishing capitol of the Helvetians.
It is home to the greatest ancient Rome sanctuary of all time and a number of other splendid ancient buildings. One of the most celebrated cities of antiquity, Babylon is now located near the Al-Hillah stronghold in present-day Iraq. Baelo Claudia in Spain is a well-preserved ancient Spanish coastal Spanish capital and offers a lovely setting for these ancient ruins.
Once the place of refuge for the old Rome élite, Baia is now an archeological reserve outside Naples. The Bulla Regia was an ancient Tunisian village, now known for its underground mansions. Howeverrint is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the southwest of Albania, which has been conquered by the Greeks, Romans and Byzantines.
Throughblos is one of the oldest cities in the continuous inhabitation of the planet, as the unbelievably different epochs of the remains show. La Casa Romana di Casa is home to the remains of the once flourishing Venta Silurum town. Cesarea in Israel was an ancient Rome town, which was later captured by the crusaders.
Cuahuachi is an ancient site of the Nazca civilisation in Peru. The Calakmul is a secluded and unbelievable Mayan site in Campeche, Mexico, with the remnants of a huge and once mighty ancient town. Kalixtlahuaca is an archeological site of Asturias near Toluca in Mexico. Cappadocian underground cities are unbelievable underground fortified Christian cities in Turkey that are UNESCO-listed.
The Carranque Archaeological Park contains a number of ancient remains of ancient Rome dating back to the 4th millennium AD. The Ceibal is an old Mayan village in the north of Guatemala. The Cerro Patapo was the site of a Wari civilization town that was only revealed in 2008. The Chacchoben is a Maya site in Mexico with some amazing pyramidal shrines.
The Chan Chan in Peru was the capitol of the Chimu civilization and is on the UNESCO list. Chouquequirao is a little known Inca town in the southern Peru that resembles the much more popular Machu Picchu. The Citania de Briteiros is a Portugese archeological site with the remains of an ancient town.
The Cobá is an important and extensive Mayan archeological site in the Quintana Roo area of Mexico. Probably Conimbriga is Portugal's best conserved ancient archeological site. Honduras's Honduran was an important Mayan town, whose imposing remains have been recognised by UNESCO. Korinth was an important town for both the ancient Greeks and the ancient Romans, and its intriguing remains are a favourite holiday resort.
The Cumae Archaeological Park in Pozzuoli contains a number of ancient remains and artifacts and is believed to have been occupied since the Iron Age. Kyrene in Libya is one of the most impressing Greek-Roman places in the can. It is an ancient site in Greece, classified by UNESCO as a Historic Monument, and the place where Apollo is said to have been made.
The town of Delphi is an ancient Greeks town that was once the center of the earth. Located near Luxor, near the breathtaking temple of Hathor, it is a jewel among the ancient Egypt remains. The Derinkuyu Underground City is the most popular of the underground cities of Cappadocia, constructed by early Christians and listed by UNESCO.
In Djemila in Algeria there are large remains of a former army basis. The town of Dos Pilas was a great Mayan town that suffered the devastation of war. The Dougga is an impressive ancient site in Tunisia, well conserved and researched by the UNESCO. The town of Dubrovnik in Croatia dates back to the 7th centuries and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Dura Europos was a flourishing ancient eastern Syrian civilization, populated by a number of civilizations, now reflected in well-preserved remains. The name Durnovaria is the ancient Latin name for the present day British village of Dorchester. Zibilchaltun in Mexico is an archeological site with the remains of a Mayan population.
The Ek Balam is a Mayan site on the Yucatan peninsula with some stunning remains. The Brujo is an early Chimu archeological site in Peru. The Tajin in Mexico was a Totonac town and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Épidaurus was a town of ancient Greece on the ancient continent of Greece.
The unbelievable remnants of its castle are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Glanum is an important archeological site of a former ancient Rome village close to Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. In Crete, Gortyna was the main town of Crete and Cyrene during Romans times. Great Zimbabwe's ancient remnants are the remnants of an 11th centuries Shona town. One of the largest Turkish remnants in the Hittite Empire, Hattusha has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Iraklea Linkestis is an archeological site in Bitola, Macedonia, which was once an ancient Latin village. Therculaneum was an ancient Rome ancient citadel that was petrified after the Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. Once a flourishing, multi-cultural old quarter, Hierapolis was a health resort whose ruins can now be seen in present-day Turkey.
The Histria was conquered by the Greeks, Romans and Byzantines and is considered the oldest Romanian town. Kabah remains are those of a Mayan village in Yucatan, Mexico. It was an ancient town on the Rhodes archipelago, whose remains includes an ancient Akropolis. Karnak Temple is a huge holy ancient Egypt building in Luxor, Egypt, which is recognized by UNESCO.
Casserine was an ancient old village called Cillium, the ruins of which can still be seen today. The underground town of Kaymakl? Underground Town is a large underground urban centre in the centre of Turkey, constructed by early Christians and part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Khajuraho is home to a number of breathtaking monuments, renowned for their sexy sculpture, and was the ancient Chandela dynasty town.
The Knossos is an archeological site that was once a flourishing town in the center of Minoan civilization. The Kourion is an imposing archeological site in Cyprus, mainly containing ancient remains of Rome and Byzantium. labna is a maya site in the state of yucatan in Mexico. The Laodikeia was an ancient Greek and then Latin town, which today is presented by a number of interesting remains.
Once one of the most important cities in Africa in the Roman Empire, Leptis Magna is now an imposing archeological site in Tripoli. It was a flourishing Greek-Roman harbour and a town that was established in the second half of the 20th Century BC. Today it was unearthed as an archeological site Marina el-Alamein. Luxor Temple is a huge holy ancient Egypt site that was once part of the town of Thebes.
It' UNESCO registered. The Mamshit in Israel is the site of one of four UNESCO-listed cities in Nabata that thrived as part of the incense trade itinerary. The Mesa Verde National Park is an unbelievably well-preserved and breathtaking archeological site of the indigenous Pueblo peoples that dates back to 600 AD.
It was an important ancient Grecian and Latin urban center that still preserves an imposing old theater among its remains. Once a flourishing Rome metropolis, Mirobriga's remains can now be seen in Portugal. The Mycenae is a well-preserved ancient Greeks archeological site on the Peloponnese, which was the center of Mycenaean civilization.
The Nea Pafos is an archeological site near the port of Paphos, which was used as the main city of Cyprus from the 4th millennium BC. Nora in Sardinia is an archeological site with ancient Phoenician as well as ancient Rome remains. The city of Novae was a Rome city and a martial arts centre, the remains of which can be found in Bulgaria today.
Olympic was a town in ancient Greece from which the present-day Olympic Games originated and is today an important archeological site classified by UNESCO. Ostia Antica's complex contains the ancient Rome harbour and the visitor can visit some surprisingly well-preserved remnants of the town. It is a Greek-Roman site in Italy with the breathtaking remnants of three ancient Roman tombs.
The Palaipafos in Cyprus contains remains that date back to the late Bronze Age. The Palenque in Mexico is an archeological site of the Maya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a historic site that dates from between 500 and 700 AD. Ancient Palmyra was part of the Roman Empire. Syria is home to its imposing remains.
Passargadae was the first capitol of the Persian Empire, whose UNESCO-listed remains are in Iran. In Greece, Pella was the capitol of ancient Macedonia and the place of birth of Alexander the Great. The Perge is a Turkic archeological site with predominantly ancient remains, but has a long tradition going back to ancient Greece.
The Perperikon was an important Thurracian shrine that became a Rome and then a mediaeval fort. It was the capitol of the ancient Persian Empire and today houses the remains of many old houses and memorials. It is a renowned ancient Nabataan city, protected by UNESCO, which later became part of the Holy Roman Empire. Petra is a small village in the heart of the world. Kuicuilco is a Meso-American archaeological site in Mexico Town which was probably a large ceremony site that was in existence before the founding of Teotihuacan.
The Pollentia is an ancient site in Alcudia, Mallorca. It was an ancient Rome town, whose unbelievably well-preserved ancient buildings are now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a tranquil, quaint ancient Grecian town in Turkey that has some stunning historic remnants without the masses of people of neighbouring towns.
The Qatna Archeological Park is home to the remains of the once flourishing ancient Mesopotamian town of Qatna. The Quirigua Archeological Park is a former Mayan village and today a small but important UNESCO monument in Guatemala. Sabratha is a quaint old town on the Libyan coastline and is home to some magnificent ancient remains. Zagalassos is an archeological site in the south-west of Turkey, which contains mainly ancient Greek and ancient remains, some of which are very well conserved.
Saqqqara was the cemetery of the ancient town of Memphis and is home to a number of ancient graves and polyramids. In Mexico, saysil is home to the remains of a small Puuc-style Mayan town. Sbeitla, Tunisia, blossomed as a romantic town from the 1. cent. AD. The Selinunte is an ancient Greeks archeological site in Sicily with the remains of an acropolis and five ancient churches.
Sirmium Emperial Palace houses the remnants of a former emperor's royal residence where several emperors lived in the mid and later empires. Sparta was one of the most popular ancient cities in Greece. The Stabiae contains the ancient remnants of ancient Ottoman and Latin civilisations that date back to the seventh centuries BC.
Saintobi in Macedonia was an ancient Paeonia village before it became a Latin town. Syracuse Archaeological Site contains the imposing remnants of an ancient civilization that dates back to the 8th centuries BC. The Taos Pueblo is a wonderful thousand-year-old Indian village in New Mexico. Taxiila was the old capitol Gandh?ran and its unbelievable ancient buildings are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Tchogha Zanbil houses the stunning remnants of the ancient town of Dur Untash, the sacred capitol of the Elamite Kingdom. The Templo Mayor was a sacred sanctuary in the Uztec tenochtitlan, today's fashionable Mexico town. In Sardinia, Tharros was established by the Phoenicians and contains mainly ancient Rome relics.
Theben was an ancient Mycenaean and ancient Grecian town, which was finally devastated by Alexander the Great. Guatemala's Guatemala was an important Mayan base of great importance. Those well-preserved remnants are on the UNESCO list. Timgad's ancient remnants are the best conserved remnants of an ancient civilian camp in Algeria.
In Bolivia Tiwanaku was the capitol of a mighty pre-Inca civilization and is a UNESCO area. Troja is a world-famous archeological site that has been occupied since the fourth thousand BC and is thought to have been the site of the Trojan War. The Tulum is a Mayan rock formation in the Quintana Roo area of Mexico with some interesting and well-preserved remains.
The town Uxmal was a Mayan town in Yucatan, Mexico and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One of the most important tombs in Luxor, the Valley of the Magi is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Velia archaeological site contains Greek, ancient remains, as well as ancient remains of the ancient town of Elea.
The Verulamium was a romantic village near today's St. Albans in England. The Volubilis near Meknes in Morocco was an ancient Latin town, built in the first hundred BC. The Wroxeter Novel is home to the remnants of the once Rome 4th biggest British town. The Xanten Archaeological Park contains the ruins of the ancient Colonia Ulpia Traiana town.
The Xcaret is home to the remains of a Mayan town that culminated in the fifteenth and sixteenth century. The Xlapak is a small archeological site in the Yucatan area of Mexico. The Xochicalco is an important pre-Columbian site in Mexico and a World Heritage Site. The Yagul was a walled Zapotek village in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Far away from the roadside and the bus style of the most important touristic route lies the archaeological site of Yaxchilan with the remains of this once mighty Mayan town. The Yaxha is an imposing old Mayan site in Guatemala's Peten area. The list of our old cities is constantly expanding, but we may not be able to get them all covered.