Famous Archaeological Sites

An archaeological site is any place with significant evidence of past human activity. Most of these sites are from pre-history and some of these sites even give opportunities for tourists to take part in minor excavations.

If an archaeological site is still inhabited, it is considered as an Old Town or Ancient Cities.

Archaeological Sites in Africa

Egypt

  • Giza
  • Abu Simbel (photo below)
  • Luxor

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Libya

  • Sabratha
  • Leptis Magna

Mali

  • Timbuktu

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Morocco

  • Volubilis

Tunisia

  • Carthage

Archaeological Sites in Asia

Cambodia

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Iraq

  • Babylon

Lebanon

  • Baalbek

Pakistan

  • Sindhu Ghati (below)
  • Harappa

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Turkey

  • Ephesus
  • Troy
  • Cappadocia

Archaeological Sites in Europe

Greece

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Italy

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Russia

  • Fillipovka

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United Kingdom

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Archaeological Sites in North America

Guatemala

  • Tikal

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Mexico

  • Teotihuacan
  • Coba
  • Uxmal

United States

  • Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
  • Moundsville
  • Ohio prehistoric sites (below)

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Archaeological Sites in South America

Bolivia

  • Tiwanaku

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Chile

  • Easter Island

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Peru

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A Note on Archaeological Sites

The opposite is also true for some archaeological sites sites which have become tourist traps, where business and merchandise selling is dominant above the genuine travel experience or ruins or cultural exploration.

If you do not see a place in our list above and it is heavily advertised, please do a good research before you travel as it may very well be a tourist trap.

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