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Tayasal

Tayasal is a pre-Columbian Maya archaeological site from the Postclassic period. The site is in the southern Maya lowlands on a small island in Lake Peten Itza. This island is now part of the Department of Peten in northern Guatemala. Tayasal was ...

                                               

Tikal

Tikal is the largest of the ancient ruined cities of the Maya civilization. It lies in modern day Guatemala at 17°13′19″N 89°37′22″W. Now it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a popular tourist spot. Tikal was one of the major cultural and popu ...

                                               

Masada

Masada is an archaeological site, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Masada is an ancient fortification in the Southern District of Israel. It is on top of an isolated rock plateau, like a mesa. The rock is on the east of the Judaean Desert, and o ...

                                               

Palenque

Palenque is a Maya archeological site near the Usumacinta River in the Mexican state of Chiapas. It is a medium-sized site, much smaller than large sites like Tikal or Copan. It does, however, contain good examples of architecture, sculpture, roo ...

                                               

Ucanha

Ucanha is a place in northern Yucatan, Mexico, where scientists dig up Mayan ruins. It used to be a town where Mayans lived. People lived in Ucanha during the Late Preclassic period. It was about 2.2 square kilometers in size. There were about 40 ...

                                               

Uxmal

Uxmal is a large pre-Columbian city. The ruins are in Mexico today, in the state of Yucatan. According to the records of the Maya, the city was built around the year 500 AD. According to current research, about 25.000 people lived there. Most of ...

                                               

Harappa

Harappa is an archaeological site in Punjab, northeast Pakistan. It is about 35 km southwest of Sahiwal. A village with the same name is located about 6 kilometres from the site. About 15.000 people live there. The site got little attention until ...

                                               

Kot Diji

The ancient site at Kot Diji was the forerunner of the Indus Civilization. The people of this site lived about 3000 BC. The remains consist of two parts; the citadel area on high ground, and the outer area. Kot Diji is located about 22 kilometres ...

                                               

Soanian

The Soanian is an archaeological site that is dated to the early stone age. The name comes from the Soan Valley in the Sivalik Hills in Pakistan. The people who lived on this site were probably Homo erectus, the first people to control fire. Hund ...

                                               

Avebury

Avebury is the site of the largest ancient monument in Great Britain. It consists of a large henge, several stone circles, stone avenues and barrows. The main henge and stone circle surrounds the village of Avebury in the English county of Wiltsh ...

                                               

Bluehenge

Bluehenge is a prehistoric henge and stone circle monument. It was discovered by the Stonehenge Riverside Project about 1 mile south-east of Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England. All that remains of the site is the ditch of the henge and a series of ...

                                               

Creswell Crags

Creswell Crags is a limestone gorge on the border between Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, England. It is near the villages of Creswell and Whitwell. The cliffs in the ravine have several caves. The caves were occupied during the last ice age, bet ...

                                               

Durrington Walls

Durrington Walls is the site of a large Neolithic settlement and later henge enclosure in the Stonehenge World Heritage Site. It is 2 miles north-east of Stonehenge in the parish of Durrington, just north of Amesbury. Excavations in 2013 by a tea ...

                                               

Fishbourne Roman Palace

Fishbourne Palace is a huge Roman villa from the 1st century AD, about thirty years after the Roman conquest of Britain. It is near the south coast in the village of Fishbourne, Chichester in West Sussex. It was built on the site of a Roman army ...

                                               

Happisburgh

Happisburgh, pronounced "Hazeborough", is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The village is on the coast, to the east of a north-south road, the B1159. Its population is under 1.000. This small place became a site of nat ...

                                               

Hoxne

Hoxne is an ancient village in Suffolk, England, about five miles east-southeast of Diss, Norfolk The area around the village is of great archaeological significance. It is the archaeological type site for the Hoxnian Stage or Hoxnian interglacia ...

                                               

Icknield Street

Icknield Street or Ryknild Street is a Roman road in Britain that runs from the Fosse Way at Bourton on the Water in Gloucestershire to Templeborough in South Yorkshire. It passes through Alcester, Birmingham, Lichfield and Derby. Four Roman road ...

                                               

Rhynie

Rhynie is a village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It is 14 miles northwest of Alford. The Rhynie chert is named after the village, as well as the extinct plant genus Rhynia. The Rhynie chert is a sedimentary rock. It was deposited during the Devoni ...

                                               

St Augustines Abbey

St Augustines Abbey was a Benedictine abbey in Canterbury, Kent, England. It is named after Saint Augustine of Canterbury. It was founded during the early introduction of Christianity to the Anglo-Saxons. The original church was built at the end ...

                                               

Vindolanda

Vindolanda was a Roman fort at Chesterholm, just south of Hadrians Wall in northern England. Near the modern border with Scotland, it guarded the Stanegate, the Roman road from the River Tyne to the Solway Firth. It is noted for the Vindolanda ta ...

                                               

Woodhenge

Woodhenge is a Neolithic henge and timber circle monument near Stonehenge. It is part of the UNESCO Stonehenge World Heritage Site in Wiltshire, 2 miles north-east of Stonehenge.

                                               

Lake Colac

Lake Colac is a large freshwater lake in western Victoria, Australia. The town of Colac is built along the south shore of the lake. Lake Colac has an area of 1.820 hectares, an average depth of 2.5 metres and a circumference of 33 km. The area wa ...

                                               

Lake Macquarie (New South Wales)

Lake Macquarie or Awaba, is the largest coastal salt water lake in Australia. It covers an area of 110 square kilometres. It is on the coast of New South Wales, north of Sydney. The city of lake Macquarie is on the shores of the lake. Lake Macqua ...

                                               

Lake McKenzie

Lake McKenzie is a perched lake on Fraser Island in Queensland, Australia. The lake is located in the Great Sandy National Park. Fraser Island is the worlds largest sand island and is also a World Heritage site. Half of the worlds perched lakes a ...

                                               

Traunsee

Traunsee is a lake in the Salzkammergut area in Austria. It is about 12 kilometres long. The lake is 3 kilometres wide and 191 metres deep. This depth makes it the deepest lake in Austria. It also is the second largest lake in Upper Austria. At t ...

                                               

Lake Sarysu

Sarysu is the largest lake of Azerbaijan. It is located in the Imishli and Sabirabad rayons of the Kur-Araz Lowland.

                                               

Lake Erie

Lake Erie is one of the Great Lakes in North America. It is the second to the last in the Great Lake system before water flows into the St. Lawrence River. Like Lake Superior, Lake Huron, and Lake Ontario, Lake Erie is part of the boundary betwee ...

                                               

Great Lakes

The Great Lakes are five large lakes in east-central North America. They hold 21% of the worlds surface fresh water. The lakes are: Lake Erie Lake Ontario Lake Michigan Lake Superior Lake Huron

                                               

Great Slave Lake

Great Slave Lake is the second-largest lake in the Northwest Territories of Canada. It is the deepest lake in North America at 614m, and the ninth-largest lake in the world. It is 480 kilometres long and 19 to 109 kilometres wide. It covers 27.20 ...

                                               

Lake Huron

Lake Huron is one of North Americas five Great Lakes. It is the third one up from the mouth. Like Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, and Lake Superior, it is also part of the boundary between the USA and Canada. The Huronian glaciation, billions of years a ...

                                               

Poyang Lake

Poyang Lake is the largest freshwater lake in China. It is in the Jiangxi Province. Poyang is fed by the Gan, Xin, and Xiu rivers. They connect to the Yangtze through a channel. Lake Poyang has always shrunk in the dry season and expanded in the ...

                                               

Paijanne

Paijanne is the second largest lake in Finland. It is between the regions of Central Finland and Paijanne Tavastia. It covers 1.100 kilometres. Paijanne flows into the Gulf of Finland through the river Kymijoki. The quality of the water is good. ...

                                               

Kukkarahalli lake

Kukkarahalli lake is located in the heart of the Mysore city. Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar, of the Mysore Dynasty was responsible for getting the lake created, in the year 1864, to provide water for irrigation to about 4000 ha of land outside the ...

                                               

Pulicat Lake

Pulicat Lake is Indias second largest brackish water lake after the Chilika Lake in Odisha. It straddles in the coast area of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu states with over 96% of it in Andhra Pradesh and 3% in Tamil Nadu situated on the Coromand ...

                                               

Lake Hibara

Lake Hibara is a lake in Yama District, Fukushima, Japan. It is a part of the Bandai-Asahi National Park. It is the biggest of the lakes in the Bandai-kōgen highlands.

                                               

Lake Kuttara

Lake Kuttara is a caldera lake in Shiraoi, Hokkaidō, Japan. It is part of Shikotsu-Tōya National Park. The lake is said to have the best water quality in all of Japan. The Ministry of the Environment says that it has a transparency of 19 metres, ...

                                               

Lake Towada

Lake Towada is the biggest crater lake on Honshū island, Japan. It is on the border between Aomori and Akita prefectures. It is 400 meters above sea level, and it is 327 m deep. The Oirase river drains it. It has a surface area of 61.1 km². This ...

                                               

Aral Sea

The Aral Sea, Uzbek: Orol dengizi, Russian: Аральскοе мοре) is a lake in Central Asia. It is between Kazakhstan in the north and Karakalpakstan, an autonomous region of Uzbekistan, in the south. Since the 1960s, the Aral Sea shrank. 90% of the se ...

                                               

Malaren

Lake Malaren is the third largest lake in Sweden after Lakes Vanern and Vattern. Its surface area is 1.140 km², its average depth is 12 meters and its greatest depth is 64 m. The lake drains, from southwest to northeast, into the Baltic Sea. The ...

                                               

Lake Zug

The Lake Zug is one of the lesser known Swiss lakes, on the outskirts of the Alps and north of Lake Lucerne. It is fed by the Aa, which descends from the Rigi and enters the south end of the lake. The Lorze feeds the lake at the northern shore. F ...

                                               

Derwent Water

Derwent Water or Derwentwater is one of the main lakes in the Lake District National Park in north west England. It is in the Borough of Allerdale in the county of Cumbria. The lake lies immediately south of the town of Keswick. It is both fed an ...

                                               

Ennerdale Water

Ennerdale Water is the most westerly lake in the Lake District National Park in Cumbria. It is a glacial lake, with a maximum depth of 150 feet. At ½ mile to a mile wide and 2½ miles long is one of the smallest lakes in the area. To the west of t ...

                                               

Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond is a freshwater Scottish loch. It is the largest inland stretch of water in Great Britain by surface area. The loch contains many islands, including Inchmurrin, the largest fresh-water island in the British Isles. Loch Lomond is a pop ...

                                               

Ullswater

Ullswater is the second largest lake in the English Lake District. It is about nine miles long and 0.75 miles, wide with a maximum depth of slightly more than 60 metres. Many regard Ullswater as the most beautiful of the English lakes, it has bee ...

                                               

Wimbleball Lake

Wimbleball Lake is in Exmoor National Park in Somerset, England. It is used as a water supply reservoir, built in the 1970s and completed in 1979. Wimbleball Lake was nominated to be the first Dark Skies Discovery Site on Exmoor. Exmoor National ...

                                               

Lake Anna

Lake Anna is one of the largest freshwater inland lakes in the US state of Virginia. It covers an area of 13.000 acres. Lake Anna is 72 miles south of Washington, D.C. in Louisa and Spotsylvania counties. The lake is easy to get to from Richmond ...

                                               

Beaver Lake (Arkansas)

Beaver Lake is a man-made reservoir in the Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas. It is formed by a dam across the White River. Beaver Lake has some 487 miles of natural shoreline. It has towering limestone bluffs, natural caves, and a wide varie ...

                                               

Bull Shoals Lake

Bull Shoals Lake is an artificial lake or reservoir. It is in the Ozark Mountains of northern Arkansas and southern Missouri. Bull Shoals has hundreds of miles of lake arms and coves. This makes it good for boating, water sports, swimming, and fi ...

                                               

Crater Lake

Crater Lake is a caldera lake in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is the main attraction of Crater Lake National Park. It is famous for its blue color and clear water. The lake partly fills a nearly 2.148-foot deep caldera. The volcanic crater was fo ...

                                               

Eklutna Lake

Eklutna Lake is a large, glacier-fed lake to the north of the city of Anchorage, Alaska. The lake is the citys main source of water and also helps create electric power for the city.