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There are 33 off the beaten path places tagged ancient ruins:

Carthage tophet

The Tophet at Carthage is the biggest ancient cemetery, which holds many secrets. One of the mysteries of the place is still being speculated upon - why are the graves filled with infant and animal…

Palace of Caiaphas - the undecided location

The exact location of the Palace of Caiaphas, the high priest who is believed to have plotted the killing of Jesus, is still unknown. There are two main contenders - the Church of St.Peter in…

The ancient ruins of Jerash

Jerash is an ancient city, which dates back to the Neolithic period. The city went through Roman, Byzantine and Arab reigns, and the traces of each culture got well preserved because of massive…

Hagar Qim and Mnajdra temples

The megalithic temples of Ħaġar Qim and Mnajdra in Malta are among the oldest structures in the world, dating back to 3600-3200 BC. They are older than the pyramids, Stonehenge, Carnac and Mayan…

Moche Sun and Moon pyramids

Huaca del Sol and Huaca de la Luna are pyramids in Valle de Moche near Trujillo, Peru, built in the Pre-Columbian era by Mochica Indians. Both pyramids have interesting images on their walls, like…

The largest cave monastery of Eastern Europe - Tipova monastery

Tipova monastery in Moldova is a magnificent cave complex, which was created in the 6th century in the cliffs above the Nistru river and reached its heyday in the 18th century.

The mystery of Ha'amonga 'a Maui Trilithon in Tonga

Ha'amonga 'a Maui Trilithon is a mysterious massive gate. No one knows what its purpose was and how it ended up on the Tongatapu island. The locals believe it was the throne of Tuitatui god.

The ancient sex curse tablet in Cyprus

In the pagan times, curses were engraved into lead tablets while the words of the curse were being spoken. In 2008, an ancient sex curse was discovered on a lead tablet among the ruins of the kingdom…

Pyramids of the Kingdom of Kush

Little is known of the history of the Kingdom of Kush, or Meroitic Kingdom. Meroitic Kingdom existed between 800 BC to 350 AD on the territory of Sudan, and more than 200 Meroe pyramids still stand…
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