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REMARKABLE RUINS – The Colosseum, Italy

The Colosseum

Originally known as Amphitheatrum Flavium in Latin, and as the Flavian Amphitheater in English, the Colosseum, located in the east of the Roman Forum is said to be the largest amphitheater ever been built in the Roman Empire. Built of concrete and sand, this elliptical amphitheatre was commissioned by Emperor Vespasian



Pompeii was an ancient Italian city, located near modern Naples. In 79 AD, due to the deadly eruption of Mount Vesuvius, Pompeii, along with Herculaneum and many villas in the surrounding area, was mostly destroyed and buried under 13 to 20 feet of volcanic ash and pumice. It was estimated that, by the time of

REMARKABLE RUINS – Parthenon, Greece


The name Parthenon originated from one of Athena’s many epithets - Athena Parthenos, means Virgin. Parthenon means, ‘House of Parthenon’ or 'House of Virgin Goddess', which was the name given in the 5th century BC to the chamber inside the temple which housed the cult statue. From the 4th century

Remarkable Ruins – Luxor Temple, Egypt

Luxor Temple

Luxor Temple, Egypt is actually a large ancient Egyptian temple complex situated on the east bank of the River Nile in the city of Luxor (ancient Thebes), which was known as “Ipet Resyt” (the southern sanctuary) in the Egyptian language. The temple was dedicated to Amun, Mut, and Khonsu and was the focus of the