The Parthenon and Acropolis, Athens
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Parthenon, Acropolis, Athens, Greece

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The capital and most important city of Greece is Athens, and the center of Athens is the Parthenon, the ancient Greek temple built atop the Acropolis (or citadel) in the center of the city. Contributor georgelek1966@hotmail flew his drone over this important UNESCO World Heritage cultural site, the centerpiece of which is the Parthenon temple, constructed in 447 BC and dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena.  Athens hosted the 2004 Summer Olympic Games.

Ruins of Rome
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Golden Sun on the Roman Empire | DJI Mavic 2 Pro

BeemFlights

Through rays of golden sunlight, top contributor BeemFlights reveals the ancient remains of Rome's Colosseum from an aerial view.  The jeers and cheers of the Roman Empire still seem to echo through the weathered arches of the famous amphitheater.  His DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone footage also reveals the modern world that exists beyond the Colosseum's walls in the broad city views of Rome, the Eternal City.  This video was a winner in the Drone Video of the Week contest in October, 2018.

Turkey's Ancient Perga
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Turkey's Ancient City Perga from Above

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The ancient city of Perga lies in the Anatolia region of southern Turkey, just northeast of the regional capital Antalya.  The city is mentioned in the Bible (New Testament) as being the home of St. Paul at one time.  Contributor Turkey Home created an amazing drone video of this ancient Turkish city, which is situated between two important rivers in Anatolia.  The bird's eye views will show you why Perga is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Turkey's Mediterranean Region.  

Masada: Fortress in the Judean Desert
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Israel's Great Masada Fortress

Nelly_Volkovich

Masada is an ancient fortification built atop a plateau in the Judean Desert of southern Israel, overlooking the Dead Sea.  During the First Jewish War of the first century AD, Masada was the site of a famous seige by Roman troops following which the Jewish defenders committed mass suicide en masse rather than surrender.  Contributor Nelly Volkovich used a drone to create an amazing aerial video of this hallowed mountaintop, which is a UNESCO World Heritage cultural site.  

Jerash, Jordan
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Jerash, Jordan

Fabio Knoll

Jerash is an ancient city in northwestern Jordan, near the country's border with neighboring Israel.  It dates to the Antiquity, although it was nearly destroyed in an earthquake in the 8th century and later rebuilt.  It bears the marks of having been in the orbit of both European and Middle Eastern civilizations.  Award winning contributor Fabio Knoll used a drone to create an amazing aerial tour of this city, which was unearthed by archaeologists in the early 1800's.

Israel's Ancient Judean Desert
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Secrets of the Judaean Desert

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The Judean Desert runs parallel to the Dead Sea in the eastern part of Israel.  It is an area steeped in history, with tremendous historical importance to Judaism, Christianity, and (to a somewhat lesser extent) Islam.  In this video, contributor Rea Burla treats us to spectacular tour of this amazing desert, which includes bird's eye views of St. George’s Monastery in the Wadi Qelt valley, the tomb of Moses, the UNESCO World Heritage site Masada, and the Dead Sea.

Rome's Colosseum
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Il Colosseo I Roma I drone shots

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Contributor Volovisione, one of the top drone piloting companies in Italy, treats us to a highly stylized aerial view of the great ruins of Rome's Colosseum.  It is the largest amphitheater which was ever constructed, and it's estimated it could hold between 50,000 and 80,000 spectactors.  The Colosseum was tied directly to the Seige of Jerusalem in 70 AD; the building was adorned with booty captured from the Temple of Jerusalem and built largely with captured slaves from that bloody campaign.  

Roman Ampitheater in Tunisia
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Amphitheatre of El Jem

Fabio Knoll

The amphitheatre El Jem was built in 238 AD in Thysdrus, in a Roman province of Africa that is present-day El Djem, Tunisia. It is widely considered to be the best set of Roman ruins in all of Africa, and indeed one of the best in the world. Built for spectator events, and with estimated capacity of 35k, it's alsp one of the biggest amphitheatres in the world. Top contributor Fabio Knoll used a drone to create an amazing aerial video of this site, which later served as a military fortress.

England's Stonehenge
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Stonehenge

Mikee1554

Stonehenge is a pre-historic monument in County Wiltshire in Southwestern England.  The famous ring of stones, estimated to be 4-5,000 years old, is one of the most recognized and important cultural sites in the United Kingdom.  While there continues to be debate about the function and purpose of Stonehenge, there is no debate that it looks amazing from the air.  Contributor Mikee1554 does so beautifully in this stunning video, created with a DJI Phantom drone.

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Aspendos Ancient City

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