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From the henon to the Luxor temple: this gifs bring world-famous ruins back to life

It is fascinating to structures to visit that has hundreds, sometimes even thousands of years have survived. But it is not to imagine how those places in their heyday looked. These gifs will take you back to the time that they are still fully standing.

It is fascinating to structures to visit that has hundreds, sometimes even thousands of years have survived. But it is not to imagine how those places in their heyday looked. Luke Doyle makes for Expedia these gifs you back to the time that they are still fully standing.

The henon in Athens

The henon is the temple on the 156-meter-high Acropolis hill in Athens. The temple, built from 447 Bc, it was dedicated to Pallas Athena, the goddess of the sky, wisdom, art, and war and peace. During the Great Turkish War became the temple in 1687 severely damaged, but fortunately a considerable part are still standing. Today it is one of the main attractions in Athens. And this is what the henon looked like in the days that the structure was still fully intact.

Nohoch Mul in Coba, Mexico

Coba is a Mayastad on the Yucatan peninsula. The city was probably built around the beginning of our era, and reached its zenith around the year 600, when around 50,000 people attended. In the time of the Spanish conquest in the sixteenth century put the city in decline. Only centuries later was the city by scientists discovered because it is so deeply hidden in the jungle. Since 1973 can also tourists to Coba to visit. The 42-metre high Nohoch Mul pyramid is the second highest Mayapiramide in the world. See how the pyramid looked like before the Spaniards an end made to the life in Coba.

Temple of Jupiter in Pompeii

This temple dedicated to the main Roman God Jupiter, was the religious center of the town of Pompeii at the foot of the Vesuvius. When this volcano in the year 79 erupted disappeared, the whole town was under the shaft and so also this temple. It was only in the sixteenth century was Pompeii rediscovered. Now pull the town around three million visitors per year.

Milecastle 39, a part of Hadrian’s Wall

The Roman emperor Hadrian ordered this wall from the east to the west coast of the United Kingdom to build, probably to the Roman Empire to protect against incursions of the Picts from Scotland. Everywhere along the wall, he let the fortresses drop. Because there’s always about a Roman mile (1478 meters) between sat, they mijlkastelen (milcastles). s of these forts are still visible, but you can see how a fort there in his whole appearance.

Luxor temple in Egypt

The Luxor temple was already in 1380 Bc, was built by order of pharaoh Amenhotep III. Later pharaohs such as Tutankhamun and Ramses II let the temple expand with, among others, an entrance with pillars, a courtyard and a dromos (a road flanked by statues of sphinxes). The Luxor temple belongs to the most important and impressive buildings of ancient Egypt.

The pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacán, Mexico

The city of Teotihuacán was built between the first and seventh century, and had in his bloeidagen of 125,000 inhabitants. This population will remain until the day of today a big mystery. We know little about them, but can see the impressive temples they could build. This applies in particular for this massive Pyramid of the Sun, with dimensions of 225 by 225 meters and a height of 72 meters.

Area Sacra di Largo Argentina Temple B in Rome

On the Marsveld in Rome were formerly four temples. Temple B, also known as the Temple of the happiness of this day, is the most recent of the four and was around 100 before Christ built. Six of the eighteen pillars are still standing. Here you can see how the temple looked like with all the eighteen pillars.

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