Europe is not called “the Old world”, emphasizing its ancient and rich history.
However, the age of most of the European cities which attracts tourist for its historical sites, several hundred years. The exception is Rome, which was supposedly founded in 753 BC, but he, contrary to popular opinion, is not the most ancient city of Europe.
It should be noted that in this ranking were the cities that were continuously inhabited since its founding. So what is this city, leading its history from time immemorial?
The city of Paphos, located in Cyprus, is among the most ancient European cities. Archaeologists have found evidence that people lived on the territory of 6 thousand years ago. As one of the main attractions of the city can be called the excavations of the ancient Kingdom of Kition. During the excavations there were found the walls made of gigantic stone blocks, ancient temple complexes, and many other evidences of the ancient culture, which today can be seen in the local archaeological Museum.
However, Larnaca is famous not only for its ancient ruins, but more than young sights. For example, here is the Church of St. Lazarus, which stores the relics of this Greek Bishop. Interest to Puteshestvennikov to represent and the old Turkish Fort, the Franciscan monastery and shopping suburb of the Marina, where we are constantly brisk trade.
Heraklion (or also known as Candia) is one of the most favourite destination for the visitors of Crete. Scientists believe that a rather troubled history of Heraklion can consist of up to six thousand years. The city is constantly won, because of what he experienced the influences of different cultures and peoples. Continue reading
Copan is called the Athens of the ancient Maya. He was one of the largest cities of this civilization, but in the IX century, began to decline. In 1980, Copan was included in the world heritage list of UNESCO. The total area of the city is 24 square miles, and there are ancient buildings, temples, a stadium for ball games and a majestic staircase. To get to Copan from San Pedro Sula. The entrance of the archeological Park costs $10. If you want to visit is located here is the Museum of Mayan sculpture, to this sum will have to add $5.
This fortress town is located at an altitude of 3000 m above sea level and is surrounded by tropical rainforest. Kuelap was built between 900 and 1100 years B. C. representatives of the ancient peoples of chachapoya, which the Incas called “warriors of the clouds”. The city has preserved many buildings oval forms, among which the most notable is the tower and the fortress. The entrance to Kuelap cost $15. You can get there from the city of Chachapoyas.
This is one of the largest cities of the Mayan civilization. It re-opened in 1937, and since then, the Caracol is the main historical landmark of Belize. The remains of the city are located on the Vaca plateau at an altitude of 500 m above sea level.It survived many stone buildings, including the impressive pyramids. Caracole to get to from San Ignacio. Ticket price is $7.5.
Ciudad Perdida (“lost city”) was accidentally found in the jungles of Columbia in 1972. Presumably it was founded about 800 BC by the representatives of the Tayrona culture. When these lands began to conquer the Spanish conquistadors, the population left the city. Here are preserved cobblestone roads, stairs, round the square and several agricultural terraces. The area also has a staircase of 1200 steps. Ciudad Perdida has long been inaccessible to tourists due to guerrilla wars. Now the tour has resumed. Book a tour in one of the tour offices in the city of Santa Marta. The cost starts from $275 per person and requires good physical preparation — will have a lot of walking in the mountains. Continue reading
In our times we know many sensational archaeological finds. A large number found by archaeologists falls into the category of “enigmatic findings”.
… Near Webster job in 1897. at a depth of 130 feet, in a coal seam, found a mysterious discovery – carefully carved stone gray in color, about 60 cm in length, 30 in width, and about 10 cm in thickness. On its surface, drawn line, hinging formed perfect diamonds. In the center of each rhombus was clearly seen the face of an elderly person. All figures were repeated a well-marked feature in his forehead was deepening. According to the testimony of the examination, neither the coal seams nor the earth, are not violated in the place where was found the stone. On assurances of experts, the seam of coal, which was a godsend, refers to Carboniferous period. According to the supporters of Darwin’s theory, Homo sapiens, who is able to do certain image on the stone, not apes. They tried to keep this mysterious archaeological discovery from publication.
… By Soviet archaeologists found another mysterious archaeological find. In 1983 in Turkmenistan was identfication on the stone trail of the human foot and three-toed footprint of a dinosaur. Corresponding member of the Turkmen Academy of Sciences, Professor of Amanniyazov stated that there is no evidence. On one of the mountains in California in 1966, was discovered the skull, as modern. Discovery is under the age of 50 mill. years. Religious leaders and scholars accepted it as the truth presents a special scientific evidence. But how about forbidden archeological discovery began to write in the press, everyone fell silent. Then the Church declared it a hoax, because, according to the “old Testament” the world was created only a little more than 7 thousand years ago. Continue reading