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REMARKABLE RUINS – Mohenjo Daro, Pakistan

Mohenjo Daro

Though the 5000-year-old city is known to the world as Mohenjo Daro, actually nobody is aware of its real name. Till date, nobody has enabled to decipher its original identity. In fact, the expression "Mohen-Jo-Daro" is also incorrect. The correct expression or pronunciation is "Moen-Jo-Daro". It is a Sindhi term

REMARKABLE RUINS – Tiwanaku, Bolivia


Long, long ago, between 500 and 900 AD, there was the city of Tiwanaku or Tiahuanaco, located near the southern shore of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia. It was the capital of a powerful pre-Inca civilization. Although its inhabitants didn’t develop a writing system, and its ancient name is unknown, the

Remarkable Ruins – Coba, Mexico


Located in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, on the Yucatan Peninsula, Cobá is a large ruined city of the Maya civilization. In the Maya language Coba means “water stirred by wind”, or ‘‘ruffled waters.” In fact, Coba is located around two large lagoons, in the wild eastern half of the Yucatán Peninsula

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



Ani is the name of a ghost city. Ani is a ghost city of 1001 churches. Ani is the City of Forty Gates. Unfortunately, no one has called it home for more than three centuries. Ani is, in fact, a ruined and uninhabited medieval Armenian city. The site is situated