Museums and excavations

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We continue to release new guides for museums around the world. We aim to use modern day technology to explain how everyday life was in the historical towns, fortifications, religious centres and power centres of the ancient worlds.

acropolis_promoAcropolis, Athens

The Acropolis in Athens was the centre of the Ancient Greek Empire. The Acropolis acted as a religious centre as well as the power centre of the empire – for many years it also was the empire’s treasury.
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alcatrazAlcatraz, San Francisco

Alcatraz has had a violent history since it was first put under the control of the U.S. Army in the 1850’s. At first the army put a vast citadel on the island. Later the army built a penitentiary on Alcatraz, which opened for business in 1861 and it was later turned into a state penitentiary.
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Alhambra, Granada

The Alhambra in Granada was the center of the Moor Empire during their Muslim rule in Spain, and over time different rulers has used this castle at the top of the hill as a fortress and stronghold as well as seat of government.
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ephesus guideEphesus

Ephesus was an ancient Greek city on the coast of Ionia, three kilometers southwest of present-day Selçuk in İzmir Province, Turkey. It was built in the 10th century BC on the site of the former Arzawan capital by Attic and Ionian Greek colonists.
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forbiddencity - guideForbidden City, Beijing

The Forbidden City was the last imperial palace and was acting as the dynasty’s power centre up to the communist takeover.
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forum_RomanumForum Romanum

Placed in the heart of Rome are the ruins of Forum Romanum, which used to be both the power and religious centre of the Roman Empire.
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forum-romanum-palatine-HillForum Romanum & Palatine Hill

This guide focuses on the Roman Forum in the heart of Rome, but the guide also includes descriptions of the imperial villas, temples, baths and stadiums at Palatine Hill.
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giza_pyramidsGiza Pyramids

Reveal the secrets of the Pharaohs and get an in depth description of the massive structures and tombs at the Giza Pyramids Complex..
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Herculaneum guideHerculaneum

Located in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, Herculaneum was an Ancient Roman town that was destroyed by volcanic pyroclastic flows in 79 AD – the same volcanic eruption that buried Pompeii. However, Herculaneum was a wealthier town than Pompeii, possessing an extraordinary density of fine houses.
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Kastellet GuideKastellet, The Copenhagen Citadel

The Citadel of Copenhagen, also known as Kastellet, is located near the centre of the Danish Capital of Copenhagen and close to the harbour. The area is open to the public, and the combination of the old buildings and the vast green areas makes it a popular spot for taking a walk or having a picnic.
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ostia guideOstia Antica

Ostia Antica was the main port of Ancient Rome. Many of the supplies that came to Rome from around the Mediterranean landed at Ostia and were transported to Rome either by road or by smaller boats up the river Tiber.
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Pompeii Guide

Pompeii

The city of Pompeii was buried in a volcanic eruption in 79 AD and has been lying untouched for nearly 2000 years. This gives a completely unique view into the life in a city in the ancient Roman Empire.
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Qutb_GuideMehrauli Archaeological Park & Qutb Complex

The Qutb complex is an array of monuments and buildings at Mehrauli in Delhi, India. The best-known structure in the complex is the Qutb Minar, built to honour the Sufi saint Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki.
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