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Historic Monuments of Dengfeng in

Mount Songshang is considered to be the central sacred mountain of China. At the foot of this 1500 metre high mountain...

Persepolis (UNESCO/NHK)

Founded by Darius I in 518 B.C., Persepolis in present-day Iran was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire. It was built...

Ancient City of Aleppo (UNESCO/NHK)

Located at the crossroads of several trade routes from the 2nd millennium B.C., Aleppo was ruled successively by the Hittites...

Tiya (UNESCO/NHK)

Tiya is among the most important of the roughly 160 archaeological sites discovered so far in the Soddo region, south...

Ancient City of Damascus (UNESCO/NHK)

Founded in the 3rd millennium B.C., Damascus, Syria is one of the oldest cities in the Middle East. In the Middle Ages...

Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct (UNESCO/NHK)

The Roman aqueduct of Segovia, probably built c. A.D. 50, is remarkably well preserved. This impressive construction...

My Son Sanctuary (UNESCO/NHK)

Between the 4th and 13th centuries AD a unique culture which owed its spiritual origins to Indian Hinduism developed...

Ancient Maya City of Calakmul, Campeche (UNESCO/NHK)

Calakmul, an important Maya site set deep in the tropical forest of the Tierras Bajas of southern Mexico, played a key...

Sacred City of Anuradhapura (UNESCO/NHK)

This sacred city was established around a cutting from the 'tree of enlightenment', the Buddha's fig tree, brought there...

Ancient City of Polonnaruwa (UNESCO/NHK)

Polonnaruwa was the second capital of Sri Lanka after the destruction of Anuradhapura in 993 A.D.. It comprises, besides...