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Archaeological sites

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Archaeological sites

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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 artefacts, 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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There are several kinds of archaeological souvenirs:

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

Famous archaeological sites[edit]




United Kingdom[edit]

  • Stonehenge — a group of large rocks placed in a circular formation

Middle East[edit]



  • Babylon — one of the most important cities in the world for thousands of years throughout Ancient times, the city and its empire reached great heights under King Nebuchadnezzar



  • Carthage — defeated by the Roman Empire







United States[edit]

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