11 Historical Places that are Lucky to Still Exist

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Physitravels Present eleven historical places that are lucky to still exist:


Number 11 the Colosseum 

We might not always think about it but many of the historical landmarks that we know of today have survived incredible circumstances ranging from warfare natural disasters and just from being extremely old there's reasons why only one out of seven ancient wonders of the world are left standing and we only see a fraction of the great historical landmarks that once existed on earth the Colosseum is a perfect example it was constructed in the 1st century AD and it's lucky to still exist in the year 296 ad lightning struck the wooden floor of the arena and much of the enormous amphitheatre was set ablaze by Mother Nature if that didn't already seem unlucky enough lightning struck again but luckily it didn't catch on fire this time and 455 AD Rome was completely sacked by barbarians from the north it's colossal size kept it from line in a pile of rubble but it was relentless for loot and stone the Colosseum we see today is only two-thirds of the original structure..

 Number 10 the Parthenon 

happened while exploring many remarkable ancient Greek ruins you may notice the Parthenon in Athens which isn't exactly in this best condition this enormous temple dedicated to the goddess Athena was certainly one of the finest examples of Doric architecture and completed in the fifth century BC it's been through quite a bit of punishment in the past and is truly a miracle that it's still standing and not some mythical place that's completely destroyed the Ottoman Turks who occupy Greece use this ancient temple as an ammunition and gunpowder storage depot the Venetians bombarded the city and the Parthenon exploded destroying much of the temple and it's our work reconstruction efforts have been diligent in recent years but certainly it's not even close to the former jewel that it once was the pillars still stand tall and we should consider ourselves lucky that some of it still even exists at all..

 Number 9 queen hatshepsut temple

 Built by a woman named queen hatshepsut she revolutionised architecture in Egypt by constructing this unbelievable funerary temple she's a second confirmed female Ferro and you came into power since their father taught Moses never had a son she's often portrayed as a man and wore the ceremonial beard you see here located in DRL bari this temple complex is an example of perfect symmetry and was completed in the 15th century BC for reasons still unclear to this day her son Tut Moses the third ordered that his men try to erase any written history of his mother this included scratching out her name from monuments and even destroying many statues that sat at this remarkable temple here in this photo we see what used to be her image receiving the blessing from Amun raw that was completely carved out why he didn't just go the next step and just completely destroy her greatest Monument it's still somewhat of a mystery unstable politics in Egypt as well as foreign invading armies who occupied this country negative wonder this place still exists..

 Number 8 ancient Basra 

The ancient city of Basra has been mentioned as far back as the 14th century BC an Egyptian document here in this photo we see the ancient Roman amphitheatre that was built by the Romans and is still used today for its excellent acoustics the city is located in the country of Syria and this amphitheatre was originally built outside the city walls but later enclosed by a fortress the theatre is constructed out of black basalt in the 1st century AD and can see the maximum of 15,000 people it was one of the biggest arenas ever built by the Romans despite its distance from Rome the ancient city of Basra was once an extremely important trading destination and was once home to people of all religions in 2015 people reported that parts were damaged due to political instability in this area.. 

Number 7 Abu simbel temple

 The giant rock sculptures are found in egypt near the border of sudan and they're lucky to survive complete destruction there were some archaeologists willing to dedicate their time and energy in saving these magnificent structures during the reign of ramses ii in the 13th century BC he built a huge monument to himself and it's clean Nefertiti that he wanted to last for eternity however his great achievement was under threat from the rising waters of the Nile after the construction of the Aswan Dam these were about to become an underwater monument if they didn't move them soon the pieces of the precious statue were chopped up and the temple was reconstructed and put back together like a 3d jigsaw puzzle.

 Number 6 Leaning Tower of Pisa

 During World War 2 the Americans began to believe that the Germans were using the tower as an observation post a young spy Leon wetstein was sent to get as close as possible to it and was ordered to send recon about this place luckily for the historic location of the Renaissance it wasn't crawling with Nazis or it's very likely that's livid and blown to smithereens 

Number 5

 No so finding the ancient capital of the Minoan Empire is one of the most remarkable archaeological discoveries of ancient cities of all time the disappearance of the Minoans is still somewhat of a mystery but many believe that a natural disaster such as an earthquake is possible some would assume that the island of Crete would have some influence from ancient Greece but that's not the case in fact the ancient Minoans had a language that was completely different the city itself dates back to about 2000 BC and believes to be the oldest city in all of Europe it's possible that at some point in time around 1100 BC the city was abandoned under mysterious circumstances the urban area reached about 18,000 people around 2,000 BC but at its peak it could have hosted about 100,000 people which was huge in ancient times amazing artwork and also pottery was uncovered like you see here tourists who visit the island of Crete can still be amazed by this Bronze Age city.

 Number 4 Pompeii 

The city of Pompeii was once a thriving colony of the Roman Empire until it was completely covered in volcanic ash in 79 AD the town located near modern-day Naples is now one of the best preserved ancient cities in all of Europe it was home to amenities such as an amphitheater a gymnasium and a complex water system at its peak it reached a population of about eleven thousand people some of the inhabitants are still preserved from the very thing that brought their demise this is one of the only places in the world where people were turned into statues them and the entire city were buried in ashes from Mount Vesuvius explosion here in this photo we see what's left of a temple to Jupiter and the volcano that brought the end of the thriving settlement after being well preserved under about ten feet of ash it was rediscovered in 1599 while digging a channel currently it's one of the most popular tourist attractions in Italy however it's being quickly damaged from erosion vandalism and light exposure.. 

Number 3 Paul Mira 

This historical site is hanging on to life by a thread and it's under severe threat of being completely wiped off the map celebrated as the pearl of the desert paul mira located in syria was a thriving trade city along the Silk Road which traded goods as far away as India remnants of this city show what mankind was capable of in the middle of the desert with barely any resources nearby temples once stood here for thousands of years it reached its golden age in 260 AD after the Paul Marion Empire was victorious in battle against the Persian the Empire here displayed a unique culture but artwork and architecture displayed showed influence from Romans and Greeks it's truly hard to tell you what still exists since the Google Maps whose area seems to be outdated but it's believed that parts of it still remain here in this photo we see that tetrapylon that was destroyed in 2017 and here is the temple of bel that was also destroyed but in 2015 this was due to civil unrest and diluting something needs to be done quickly before all evidence of this ancient civilization is wiped off the map ..

Number 2 ancient city of Petra 

Follow this mysterious passageway on video below and see what you'll discover this historical city in Jordan is most well known for its buildings cut from rock it also goes by the name of Rose City due to the color of stone that is still from around 312 BC it was a capital of inaba taeeun and we're nomadic traders would settle down in the middle of the desert no one even knew about this place until it was discovered in 1812 and to this day there's still things we don't know about this place it was described as being one of the most precious cultural properties of man's cultural heritage by UNESCO this data about ICI here was carved out of the cliffside this photo is of the well-known LJ year translating to the monastery the views of the desert from the city can be quite remarkable however visit this one while you still can water erosion and heavy amounts of tourism are causing irreparable damage to these ancient monuments..

 Number 1 mohenjo-daro 

Considered to be among some of the finest city builders in all the world the Indus Valley Civilisation inhabited parts of western India and Pakistan this advanced culture prospered during the Bronze Age around 330 BC to 1300 BC remarkably one of their biggest cities still exists despite the test of time built around 3000 BC this city certainly rivals any infrastructure found from Mesopotamia or ancient Egypt at the time this was a well-planned city that's based on a street grid like we see in modern time this historic place is found in Pakistan and is known to have supporters large bath houses structures to house 5,000 people granaries few large assembly halls and much more there could certainly be more parts of the city that haven't been discovered yet the Pakistani government warned that this site was badly in need of conservation funding or the site would be completely gone in about 13 years...

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