Best vacation destinations for archaeology geeks to visit

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Do you ever look at the history of the world and think “WOAH” Well, you’re not alone. If you’re a bit of a nerd, there’s a high chance that you are totally mesmerised by this huge ball of fire that we live on. The fact that people have been able to evolve from tiny microorganisms and create a life for themselves is pretty darn impressive, and it’s even more impressive when you think about the fact that those people have used feats of engineering way beyond their time to create such amazing towns, villages, cities, and buildings. I mean, it really is mind-boggling. If you’re looking to add this kind of information into your next vacation, these destinations should definitely be on your list…

Giza, Egypt

If you’re just as fascinated with the Ancient Egyptians as we are, there’s a high chance that you have always wanted to see an ancient pyramid in front of your very eyes. After all, there’s only so much you can really get out of documentaries and photographs. Because of this, you just have to take a trip to Giza – just outside of Cairo in Egypt. The Great Pyramid of Giza is the only remaining Ancient Wonder of the World left in existence, which gives you even more reason to book your flights right now. While in Egypt, you can also check out some of the countless other pyramids, as well as the Sphinx , the Valley of the Kings, and all of the awesome museums.

Rome, Italy

We all know Rome for its pizza and its pasta, but it seems as though this destination is also an archaeology buffs dream. As soon as you step into the perimeters of modern-day Rome, you are transported into the past. The old cobbled streets have been there for hundreds of years, the columns can be dated back to some of the most impressive Roman emperors, and the place is crawling with UNESCO World Heritage Sites that take you back to ancient times. Yep, if you take a trip to Rome, you will be able to check out the Mausoleum of Augustus, the Pantheon, the Column of Marcus Aurelius and more!

Athens, Greece

Greece is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, and we would wholeheartedly advise all of you to check out the amazing islands at some point in your life. Nevertheless, if you’re into your archeology, you just have to stop off in Athens first. As the epicenter of Ancient Greece, this place is shrouded in history that you can still see today. When you wander around this city, you’ll be able to see the Acropolis, the Panathenaic Stadium, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Hadrian’s Arch, and more. There will be columns galore, and it really is a sight to behold.

Petra, Jordan

Although Jordan is a hugely impressive travel destination, there is one place that is even more impressive than others. Petra is located in the middle of the sparse desert but is home to one of the greatest archeological sites in the world. This place can be dated back to a whopping 300 BC and is home to the likes of Al-Khazneh, Mount Hor, Ad Deir, and Siq. A day trip to this area of the desert will definitely hurt your feet, and walking boots are a must, but these hidden temples and mountains are really things that need to be seen to be believed.

Jerusalem, Israel

You don’t need to be a genius to know that Jerusalem is steeped in history. Shrouded in religion, this place is the epicenter of many religions, and sees millions of visitors each year – and we don’t blame them. A trip to Jerusalem will allow you to check out Temple Mount, the Old City, the Western Wall, Mount Zion , and you could even go on a day trip to the Sea of Galilee. It truly is a sight to behold, and an experience you will never forget.

Looking to get even more obsessed with archeology? These travel destinations will help you do that.

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