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Hattusha Lion Gate

The Lion Gate at Bogazkoy, Turkey (in the ruins of city of Hattusha); Hittite; c. 1400 BC; the stone gates to the city would have arched in a parabola, with huge towers on either side. A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Hattusa became the capital of the Hittite Empire in the 17th century BC. The city was destroyed, together with the Hittite state itself, around 1200 BC, as part of the Bronze Age collapse

Nemrut or Nemrud (Turkish: Nemrut Dağı ; Armenian: Նեմրութ լեռ) is a 2,134 m (7,001 ft) high mountain in southeastern Turkey, notable for the summit where a number of large statues are erected around what is assumed to be a royal tomb from the 1st century BC.

Samarra Archaeological City is the site of a powerful Islamic capital city that ruled over the provinces of the Abbasid Empire extending from Tunisia to Central Asia for a century.

L'Anse aux Meadows is an archaeological site on the northernmost tip of Newfoundland. Discovered in 1960, it is the only known site of a Norse or Viking village in Canada, and in North America outside of Greenland. The UNESCO World Heritage Site highlights Viking life in North America.

France: an insider's holiday guide

Carnac near the south coast of France between Quimper and Vannes. A megalithic metropolis, Carnac covers five square miles with at least 10,000 aligned standing stones, dolmens and menhirs.