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This month: archeological sites

Pascal Dupré, photographer and operator at Club Aventure, provides the readers of Euphoria Travel Magazine a series of photos of four grandiose archeological sites that he visited during Club Aventure tours.

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Great Wall of China
Some writings say it measures 6,700 km, but a recent 2012 survey found that the entire wall extends across 21,196 km. The first figure refers to the portion of the Great Wall that is preserved, while the second considers the entire work built between the 3rd century BC and the 17th century AD. Its most visited portion is the Bada ling, but it is quite possible for a small group to ask local agencies to visit other parts such as Mutian yu, Sima tai and Jinshan ling.

 


 

Tikal, Guatemala
A pre-Columbian Mayan site, Tikal is part of Tikal National Park, a 16th square kilometer area that the Mayas established as far back as 900 BC. Temples and pyramids, such as the famous Jaguar and Mask temples, exist with remains of ancient structures hidden in the jungle among silk and cotton and cedar and mahogany trees.

 

Volubilis, Morocco
This partly excavated, 42-hectare site at the foot of the Djebel Zerhoun testifies to the numerous civilizations, from the prehistorical ones to the Islamic period, with the Roman Empire and obscure periods of the Christian Era in between. The site is remarkable with mosaics, marble and bronze statues among the ruins of the public and private buildings.

 

 

Tambomachay, Peru
This archeological site, also called “the bath of the Inca” as well as a “guest house cave” is part of the Inca Empire and includes Inca Yupanqui’s hunting cottage, fountains and guard niches. 8 km from Cuzco, it is possible to visit a small area only, the rest being protected to ensure its preservation.

Text: Sylvie Berthiaume

Translation: Christiane Théberge

October 2015

 

 

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