The world is full of ancient secrets and wonders, that sometimes in the hustle of modern life, can be easy to forget. A visit to some of the world’s most historic sites can take you back in time and remind you just how special, amazing, and old our planet really is.

  1. Chichén Itzá

Wander away from Cancun on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, and you will find the Mayan ruins of Chichén Itzá. Tour the Temple of the Warriors and the Wall of the Skulls for a step back in time. Climb the pyramid built by the ancient Mayans and take in the view of the ancient city from the top.

  1. Petra

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is carved into a canyon in the desert of southwest Jordan. Pink sandstone cliffs, tombs, and temples await at this ancient capital. If the site awakens your inner Indiana Jones, don’t be surprised. Petra was featured in the third Indiana Jones movie when he was searching for the Holy Grail.

  1. The Colosseum in Rome

The city of Rome once controlled the world, and the Colosseum teems with ancient Roman history. It was here that gladiators battled to the death. Caesar walked the floors of this building, so the history is palpable.

  1. Explore A Citadel in the Rainforests of Guatemala

Tikal was an active Mayan city-state between 200 and 900 AD. The ruins here are the best-preserved from Mayan times that you can find today. The famous Tikal Temple stands at an impressive 70 meters and is the tallest pre-Columbian building in the Americas.

  1. The Pyramids

The Great Pyramid of Giza is possibly the most famous of all the historical sites around the world. Built 3,000 years ago, we still aren’t sure how the ancient Egyptians constructed the pyramids. These ancient tombs built for pharaohs are now easily visited near the city of Cairo.

  1. The Ancient Streets of Ephesus

In Turkey, this ancient Greek city dates back to the 10th century BC. It’s most famous for the Temple of Artemis, which was officially named one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Although only 15% of this ancient city has been excavated, it’s still the largest excavated area in the world.