Many of the most passionate travelers also have a true passion for history and for the past of humankind. You cannot call yourself a traveler if you do not want or cannot appreciate the past of a certain place you happen to visit. Some of the most important and interesting tourist attractions in the world come from distant times, some even millions of years ago. From ruins to castles and from cathedrals to ancient cities, everything has its special charm of showing the contemporary tourist a different way of life. Maybe many of you already have an interest for one or another ancient civilization and this article provides some brief information on the most renowned civilizations and the places one can visit to truly understand their history.
Surely, the Greek Civilization is one of the most famous and studied in the whole ancient world, fascinating generations in a row with its gods and legends. This civilization has given humanity a great deal of innovations and many masteripieces that are still reveared. The Greeks, although now have a pretty small territory, have influenced and spread through a wide territory in southern Europe. The temples, theatres and forums form the inheritance of the Greek civilization. A traveler who wishes to discover more about this great ancient civilizations should consider visiting: Athens with its Acropolis and its museums, The Complex of Delphi, the city of Mycenae, The Temple of Apollo, the city of Corinth, the ancient city of Dion, Mount Olympus, the site of Olympia, the site of Vergina and many others.
The Egyptian Civilization is one of the oldest and most interesting in the whole world, developed over millenia in northern Africa, in the south of the Mediterranean Sea. The Egyptian World has been and still is tightly linked to the Nile river and its valley and over the years, it comprised a wide territory and influenced a great part of the world. Surely the trademark of this civilization are the great pyramids, dedicated to the pharaohs of Egypt. The best attractions and places one should visit to discover the Egyptian civilization are: The Great Pyramids of Giza, the city of Alexandria, Tutankhamun’s Tomb, the city of Thebes, the tombs in the Valley of Kings, the Sphinx at Giza, the templs of Abu Simbel and many others.
The Romans rose to power in southern Europe and soon conquered or influenced most of the Mediterranean shores and many other territories, from Britain to the Black Sea and from northern Africa to Western Asia. In ancient times, one motto rose from this domination of the Roman Empire and that was: All Roads lead to Rome, and this was mostly true. The latin influence has been felt in every part of Europe and the Romans left humanking many discoveries and innovations. Some of the most magnificent ancient buildings and monuments still found today come from the Romans and to truly discover this ancient civilization, travelers shuld visit the four corners of the continent. Surely, the visit should always start or end in Rome, where it all started. The best tourist attractions linked to the Roman civilization are: The Colloseum, the Pantheon, Roman Forum and many others in Rome, Pompeii and Herculaneum sites, Carthage city in Tunisia, city of Bath in England, Ephesus and Pergamum in Turkey, Arles in France, Pula and Split in Croatia and many other amazing places throughout Italy.