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bleedingheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-24-05 02:50 PM
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What Ancient Sites would you visit?
I would love to visit Egypt and travel from the Nile delta to the southern temples, but of course with Bush in office I fear that Americans are not welcome.

I would also love to see Greece, Israel, and the ruins in Iran/Iraq...but I just don't see some of that happening either.
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LibertyLover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-05 03:20 PM
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1. Ancient sites
I would dearly love to get to Tell el Amarna. I did a master's thesis on the Amarna period and just find it fascinating. And Dendera of course, to honor Hathor, who is one of my matron deities. Hierokompolis would be interesting too - for the pre-dynastic Painted Tomb. Finally Abydos - for the early dynastic monuments and Seti I's temple.
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Lithos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-29-05 12:53 AM
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2. As many as I could
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medeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-30-05 05:01 PM
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3. you don't have to go to Greece
entire greek city off the track in Italy. No tourists...you will be alone in the country on a stone road that Jason is reputed to have built

http://www.initaly.com/regions/campania/paestum.htm
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lovelaureng Donating Member (434 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-05 05:53 PM
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4. I would go to see
Stonehenge, France, Scotland, and India.
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nickinSTL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-17-05 10:58 AM
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5. I've been to a lot
But, a few I haven't, and some I'd like to see again.

To see again: Egypt - Pyramids, temples, tombs, etc., Stonehenge, Greece - Parthenon, Crete, some other islands.

To see for the first time:
Ruins of Iran/Iraq - the Mesopotamian civilizations (not likely any time soon due to the political situation)
Ruins of the Maya and Inca civilizations (not likely soon simply due to money)
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Lefty48197 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-03-06 05:34 PM
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6. Egypt's Valley of the Kings, All of the Roman ruins, and the Holy Land
I'll consider myself lucky if I get to see one of the three in my lifetime.
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-16-06 02:15 PM
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7. Irish ruins would be nice to visit
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trusty elf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 03:45 AM
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8. So many possibilities!
Delphi is magical! There are still lots of places in Greece and Magna Graecia that I want to visit someday.

Of the Seven Blunders of the World, I wouldn't recommend this:



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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 08:44 PM
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9. I'd like to visit the Lascaux cave with its paleolithic paintings
I'm not sure it's open to the public anymore, however.

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Adsos Letter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-08-08 01:43 AM
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10. I would really like to visit Persepolis, in Iran....
and Leptis Magna, in Libya. And Jerusalem, Megiddo, and Hazor.
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Hobo Donating Member (452 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-04-08 08:52 PM
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11. First is going to be Macchu Picchu
Second will be Stonehenge

Hobo

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