Famous Historical Places Around the World


Dedicated to the goddess Athena, this enormous rectangular temple dominates the hill of the Acropolis in the Greek capital.

The Parthenon (Greece)

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An architectural marvel, this vast oval amphitheater held over 50,000 spectators, all bearing witness to gladiatorial games, public executions, and performances.

The Colosseum (Italy)

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A UNESCO World Heritage site, it’s one of the best-preserved national historic sites on the planet.

Machu Picchu (Peru)


A remarkable prehistoric city complete with vast stone temples, tombs, and Toltec statues, it’s another historical landmark that boasts Indiana-Jones-esque intrigue.

Chichén Itzá (Mexico)


The world’s largest religious structure. Intricate and symmetrical, it’s an architectural marvel and an ideal historic place to watch the sunrise n Cambodia.

Angkor Wat (Cambodia)


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