Historical places give us knowledge of our history, which is too vast. The more you dig into it, the more you will find. There are many historical places on the earth, which are astonishing, attractive, and breathtaking.
They hold a lot of mysteries and secrets which are unknown to humanity, and people still try to find answers to these questions left by history. Here we have listed eight historical places in the world you can visit.
Heres the list of the Top 8 Historical Places in World
1)Pyramids of Giza, Egypt:
The Great Egyptian Pyramids of Giza are one of the most famous places on the African continent. These pyramids are the tombs of the kings of ancient Egypt built between 2589 and 2504 BC. They are located on the Giza Plateau in the Libyan Desert, 8 km from the city of Giza, and 25 km from the capital of Egypt – the city of Cairo. The archaeological complex of the Great Egyptian Pyramids will make anyone amazed. These pyramids hold many secrets and mysteries. Most of them are still unanswered.
2)Machu Picchu, Peru:
Machu Picchu is called the Lost City located in the Peruvian Andes, in Peru. The city is the most famous and most mysterious Inca culture monument. It is hidden in the thickets of the jungle and surrounded by the Urubamba River. This city was build in 1438 and rediscovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911. It made its way in the modern wonders of the world in 2007 and was listed in the UNESCO world heritage site in 1983. In 1520 Spanish invaded this city, but all its inhabitants mysteriously disappeared, and the city was forgotten for four hundred years.
Petra (petra meaning: rock) is a historical and archaeological city Carved into a canyon in Arabah, Jordan. It is called Rose City because of the color of the rocks it is carved in. Petra was established sometime around the 4th century BC. The site was discovered in 1812 by Burckhardt, who was a Swiss explorer. In 1985 it became UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was listed as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007.
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Stonehenge is located 13 km north of Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. It is one of the most famous historical places in the world and holds a lot of secrets. This complex is composed of a circular setting of massive pillars and slabs of stone, set on top of each other in concentric circles. It is said that this monument was constructed between 3000 BC to 2000BC. Some people believe that it is a temple, some say it’s an astronomical observatory, and some consider it a tomb. But it is still not verified what this place is.
5)The Colosseum, Rome:
The Colosseum is a symbol of Rome and Italy. It was known as the Flavian Amphitheater. It got its current name from the statue of the Nero (“Colossus”) in front of it. Colosseum was built between 70 to 72 CE. At the opening of Colosseum Titus, launched a celebration that included 100 days of games. Many gladiators fought here to death and several animals died in these gladiatorial tournaments.
The Colosseum was built in a way that up to 3,000 gladiators could fight at the same time and 50,000 people can sit and watch them fighting. Middle Ages more than 2/3 of the Colosseum was destroyed due to weather, earthquakes and many other things. But thanks to some restoration efforts it regained its glory. In 2007, the Colosseum was listed in the “New Seven Wonders of the World.”
6)The Great Wall of China, China:
The Great Wall is a well-known symbol of China. It consists of numerous walls and fortifications. According to China’s State Administration of Cultural Relics, the total length of this wall is 21,196 kilometers. The fortification was conceived by Emperor Qin Shi Huang between 259-210 BC to protect the Chinese empire from the attacks of barbarian nomads. Although it never prevented them from invading China.
7)Angkor Wat, Cambodia:
Angkor Wat is located in Cambodia and is the largest religious monument and largest temple complex in the world. It covers more than 400 acres(200 Hectares). It was built in the 12th century by the ancient Khmers. This temple was dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu and later converted into a Buddhist temple in the 14th century. Today thousands of people visit this incredible historic site. Angkor Wat temple complex was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992.
8)Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico:
This place is an ancient city in the north of Mexico, located on the Yucatan Peninsula. Chichen Itza can be translated as “At the mouth of the well of Itza” or “The mouth of the well of sorcerers of water.”
It is famous for its Ancient Mayan pyramids and Toltecs, numerous architectural monuments, and sculpture. In 1988 UNESCO titled it as World Heritage Site.