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An '''archaeological site''' is a place of human remnants from pre-history or history.
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The [[leave no trace]] principle is mandatory for these places. Legal consequences for desecrating an archaeological site, or removing artifacts, might be harsh.
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An '''archaeological site''' is any place with physical evidence of past human activity. Such sites might be from pre-history as well as history; even remnants from modern times can count as archaeological sites.
  
Some archaeological sites might give opportunities for tourists to take part in excavations.
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The [[leave-no-trace]] principle is mandatory for these places. Legal consequences for trespassing in closed areas, damaging remnants, or removing artifacts, might be harsh. Respect local authorities.
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Some archaeological sites give opportunities for tourists to take part in excavations. Other sites have developed into [[tourist trap]]s, where commerce is dominant above the genuine experience.
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If an archaeological site is still inhabited, it is an [[Old Town]].
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==Buy==
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There are several kinds of archaeological souvenirs:
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* '''Genuine artifacts''': Possession of these might be illegal.
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* '''Forged artifacts''': Claimed to be genuine, but might cause as much trouble as a genuine artifact.
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* '''Official replicas'''
  
 
==Famous archaeological sites==
 
==Famous archaeological sites==
  
 
===Europe===
 
===Europe===
* [[Rome]]
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* Greece: [[Athens/Acropolis]], [[Olympia]], [[Knossos]], [[Rhodos]]
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* Italy: [[Rome/Colosseo]], [[Pompeii]]
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* United Kingdom: [[Stonehenge]]
  
 
===Middle East===
 
===Middle East===
* [[Ephesus]]
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* Turkey: [[Ephesus]], [[Troy]]
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* Iraq: [[Babylon]]
  
 
===Africa===
 
===Africa===
* [[Giza]]
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* Tunisia: [[Carthage]]
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* Egypt: [[Giza]], [[Abu Simbel]]
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* Malia: [[Timbuktu]]
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===Asia===
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* Cambodia: [[Angkor Wat]]
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===Americas===
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* Guatemala: [[Tikal]]
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* United States: [[Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site]], [[Moundsville]], [[Ohio prehistoric sites]]
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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* [[Architecture]]
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* [[Urbex]]
 
* [[World Heritage]]
 
* [[World Heritage]]
  
 
[[Category:Travel topics]]
 
[[Category:Travel topics]]

Latest revision as of 02:05, 22 November 2012

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An archaeological site is any place with physical evidence of past human activity. Such sites might be from pre-history as well as history; even remnants from modern times can count as archaeological sites.

The leave-no-trace principle is mandatory for these places. Legal consequences for trespassing in closed areas, damaging remnants, or removing artifacts, might be harsh. Respect local authorities.

Some archaeological sites give opportunities for tourists to take part in excavations. Other sites have developed into tourist traps, where commerce is dominant above the genuine experience.

If an archaeological site is still inhabited, it is an Old Town.

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Buy[edit][add listing]

There are several kinds of archaeological souvenirs:

  • Genuine artifacts: Possession of these might be illegal.
  • Forged artifacts: Claimed to be genuine, but might cause as much trouble as a genuine artifact.
  • Official replicas

Famous archaeological sites[edit]

Europe[edit]

Middle East[edit]

Africa[edit]

Asia[edit]

Americas[edit]

See also[edit]

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