The de Camps tell about By playing off folklore and fancy against archeological fact, they humanize their otherwise alien antiquities, while giving us a pleasurable sense of sharing in archeology's gradual discovery of their true history and meaning.
Orville Prescott, writing for the same paper, states "[a] livelier introduction to these ruins and mysteries could not be found. And many of them are unusual because of the scornful relish with which the de Camps demolish the absurd theories, fantastic fantasies and crackpot prophecies of cultists and hoaxers.
And they have the good sense to admit frequently that much of what we would like to know is still unknown. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Book by Lyon Sprague de Camp. A panorama view on the east bank of the Nile at Luxor, Egypt past ancient ruins towards the Hatshepsut temple.
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Geological phenomena. Fungal Life. Thargoid Life. Crystalline Shard. I have been to Cambodia to see Angkor Wat and it is indeed amazing. The picture featured here is the Ta Prohm temple though, not Angkor Wat. That is awesome Nancy. I agree with you, I never want to run out of things to do and see on my list. What ones have you seen and what were your favourites? That is if you have a fav. Despite being overrun by Korean tour buses in many areas, I still loved it.
Excellent post as always , thank you for the ride! Truly a fantastic wonder, especially when explored early int he morning! You guys have really been to some amazing places. I cannot imagine seeing all of these or ever having to pick a favorite! Just a question, how do you take such amazing photos?
We just brought our new camera so on a steep learning curve and hopefully we get some that are as good as yours when we are there. Gee… I can only cross three off the list! Thanks for the ideas — they all look stunning! Thanks Turtle. Three is pretty amazing. We are so lucky to be able to even witness one ruin. Our first was Chitzen Itza and we were totally blown away. Thanks so much Sarah. We are lucky to have visited these amazing sites and are so happy to be able to share them with everyone.
LOVE the photos too by the way. In todays world it is such a rare experience. Something tells me that Tonina will soon start having crowds though so get there quickly!
That needs to change soon! Hi Christy, they are definitely fascinating. We have found that our best experiences have been when we hired a guide. We learn so much more. In Machu Picchu, we used our guide book but I wish that we spent the money for a private guide. We would have come away with much more information. Now whenever we visit, we have someone with us to tell us about the history. It looks really great and the fact that it has yet to be overrun by mass tourism adds the excitement.
I myself am going to Myanmar next January and hopefully I can make it to Bagan. By the way, if you like ruins you might love Borobudur temple in Java. Hi Bama, Thanks so much for the info. We wish that we made it to Borobudur when we were in Indonesia, but it gives us a reason to come back for sure! Have a great time in Myanmar, you are going to love it! Hi Sam. Good choices. Both sets of ruins are amazing as well as there are so many other things to do in Jordan. And if you want to get away from it all the Feynan Eco Lodge is the best place to do this.
These are gorgeous!! Living vicariously!! There are so many things to see on earth that we never have enough time to see it all! Angkor Wat is definitely amazing. My advice is to get there early and head straight out to the farthest temples to avoid being on the same route as the crowds. That way you can stay one step ahead of them and then go to the main Angkor Temple after the tour buses have passed through.
Hire a tuk tuk to move quickly. I agree with the first reply. This article is about ruins in architecture. For other uses of Ruin and Ruins, see Ruins disambiguation. For the play by Lynn Nottage, see Ruined play.
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Subscribe to Magazine Digital.Nov 07, · The Bagan Temples are in the ancient city of Burma. These temples were built between the 11th and 13th century. The Kings all wanted to leave a legacy for the future generation by creating the monuments. The are more than 10 Bagan Temples that have various architectural styles. The Bagan architectural zone is on the UNESCO Heritage Site.