An Alphabet of Prehistoric Sites

Persian artistry.

The world is filled with literally thousands of prehistoric sites worth visiting. Everyone appreciates something different so I put together an alphabet of locales from around the world. A little something for everyone. If you’ve visited any of these wonderful places, do share.

Planning a trip? Check out the local history…people have been kicking around the planet a long time and many of them left behind some pretty cool stuff. Where will you go next?

A is for Akrotiri (Santorini)

B is for Bighorn Medicine Wheel (Wyoming)

C is for Catal Huyuk (Turkey)

D is for Derinkuyu (Anatolia)

F is for Ephesus (Anatolia)

G is for Gobekli Tepe (Turkey)

H is for Harappa (Pakistan)

I is for Indrapura (Cambodia)

J is for Jenne-jeno (Mali)

K is for Keet Seel (Arizona)

L is for Lascaux (France)

M is for Mezhirich (Ukraine)

N is for Nok (Nigeria)

O is for Ollantaytambo (Peru)

P is for Petra (Jordan)

Q is for Q’umarkaj (Guatemala)

R is for Ravenna (Italy)

S is for Skara Brae (Orkney Islands)

T is for Teotihuacan (Mexico)

U is for Uluburun (Turkey)

V is for Valley of the Kings (Egypt)

W is for Wairau Bar (New Zealand)

X is for Xi’an (China)

Y is for York (England)

Z is for Zhouyuan (China)

Ancient ruins in modern Mexico City.

You might be surprised by how many of these locations are familiar. We’ve become accustomed to seeing archaeological sites and prehistoric architecture in films and advertising. If you’ve never given it much thought, consider planning a themed vacation to explore some of the ancient world’s many wonders. The internet puts the past literally at our fingertips and there’s a lot to learn before you visit – you don’t want to find out later you missed the most amazing thing because you turned left at the palazzo instead of right.

Have you ever missed a fabulous sight because you got lost, went the wrong direction, or simply didn’t know it was there? How about one of those trips where you saw nothing interesting but everyone else who’s been said it was life-changing? Where is your dream destination? Tell us…we really want to know.

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  1. #1 by Donna Galanti on June 14, 2012 - 5:08 am

    Fantastic list.Now to visit them all! I have so many dream destinations I dont know where to start. 🙂

    • #2 by Leslie Berry/ @LesannBerry on June 18, 2012 - 6:22 pm

      I’m glad you liked the list! I could travel all over just looking at ruins and ancient places. Somebody should want to pay me to do just that…I wouldn’t know where to start either! I’d sure figure it out quick….lol

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