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Ancient Ruins Compilation

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Aerial Views of Ancient Ruins

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Modern technology meets ancient history in this aerial compilation created by AirVuz. Drone pilots are flying at some of the world’s most famous ancient ruins. The video starts in Greece with amazing drone footage of the Acropolis of Athens, then makes at the Colosseum in Rome Italy, Angkor Wat in Cambodia England's Stonehenge, Petra in Jordan and the Great Wall of China. Other notable stops include Perga in Turkey, Armenia's Temple of Garni, Israel's Masada, and Peru's Machu Picchu.

Teotihuacan: Ancient Mesoamerican City

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Teotihuacan - The City of The Gods

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Prepare to be blown away by this magnificent drone video of Mexico's ancient city of Teotihuacan, compliments of award-winning contributor Postandfly.  Located about 40 km (around 25) northeast of central Mexico City, Teotihuacan was the center of a Mesoamerican civilization which pre-dated the Mayan and Aztec civilizations by centuries and the Spanish arrival in the Western Hemisphere by over 1,500 years.  At its height around 500 AD, the city was the largest in the Americas and one of the half-dozen largest in the world.  

The Acropolis of Athens

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Acropolis in Greece

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The Acropolis of Athens is probably one of the world's top two ancient ruins sites, along with Rome's Colosseum.  Seen here in this outstanding drone video by AirVuz contributor pasxox30, the Acropolis complex sits atop a flat rock formation that rises about 150 meters (just under 500 ft.) over the Greek capital city.  Consisting of the Parthenon temple and several outlying building, the great landmark was built in the 5th century BC on the initiative of Pericles, who led Athens through much of its Golden Age.  

The Roman Colosseum by Mavic Pro 2

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Golden Sun on the Roman Empire | DJI Mavic 2 Pro

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The subject of this Drone Video Award winning video by top contributor and pilot BeemFlights is the great Colosseum of Rome.  It was completed in 80 AD, having been largely financed with Roman plunder from the capture of the Second Jewish Temple in Jerusalem.  The Colosseum seated up to 50k spectactors and was the largest of its kind in the world.  Situated adjacent to the Roman Forum on land that had been burned in the Great Rome Fire of 64 AD, it's one of the most-visited sites in the Eternal City.  

Masada: Fortress in the Judean Desert

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Israel's Great Masada Fortress

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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 (numbering perhaps a thousand) committed 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.  

The Roman Forum by FPV

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Imperial ROME

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To see the power of cinematic first person view (FPV) video, check out this stunning piece from the ruins of ancient Rome by former Drone Video Award winner Druno.  He was able to fly his FPV quadcopter through the Forum, the heart of Imperial Rome and one of the world's most famous archaelogical sites.  Opening with a shot of the Colosseum, he heads into the great public square immediately to its north, which was the heart of the Roman Republic and later Imperial Rome.  From the Temple of Saturn to the Arh of Titus, you will be astounded.

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 was one of the most important in a region known as Pamphylia during the Antiquity.  It was visited twice by St. Paul, whose travels here are described in the Acts of the Apostles.  Contributor Turkey Home created an amazing drone video of this ancient Turkish city, which is strategically situated between two rivers and is one of the most popular destinations in southern Turkey. 

Phrygia: Home of King Midas

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Phrygia: Home of King Midas

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Phrygia is an ancient ruins site in southwestern Turkey.  For around 500 years beginning about 1200 BC, it was the center of a very powerful regional empire - two of its kings were amongst the most well known names during the Antiquity, namely Gordias (he of the Gordian Knot)and  Midas (whose "touch" could famously turn ordinary objects into gold). In this video by yasinilcebay, you'll get an amazing bird's eye view of the ancient city, which is located in the western part of the modern day region of Central Anatolia.  

Turkey's Ancient Ephesus

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Ephesus - Virgin Mary - Selcuk

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During much of the Antiquity, the city of Ephesus in what is now western Turkey was one of the half-dozen most important cities in the world outside of China and India.  Abandoned since around the time that Constantinople fell to the Ottomans, its remains sit outside of Selçuk in Turkey's İzmir Province.  In this drone video by jesus_tr, you'll get an aerial view of these famous ruins, as well as those of the nearby House of the Virgin Mary, believed by many to be the final home of the mother of Jesus.

Anfiteatro Campano: Roman Ampitheater

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Anfiteatro Campano - Santa Maria Capua Vetere

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Less well known than Rome's Colosseum, the Capua Ampitheater in Santa Maria Capua Vetere (ancient Capua) was the second largest Roman amphitheater.  The town is situated due north of Naples, in Italy's Caserta province (which forms a part of the Campania region).  Built in the first century BC, the amphitheater was the scene of many important events in the Roman Republic and the Empire.  In this video, contributor feola.mike captures these ancient ruins brilliantly with a DJI Phantom 4 drone.   

Jerash, Jordan

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Jerash, Jordan

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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 AD and later rebuilt.  The city bears the marks of having been in the orbit of both European and Middle Eastern civilizations at various times in its history.  Award winning contributor and pilot Fabio Knoll used a drone to create an amazing aerial tour of this city, which was unearthed by archaeologists in the early 1800's.

Roman Ampitheater in Tunisia

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Amphitheatre of El Jem

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Check out this drone video of the ancient El Jem amphitheater in North Africa, compliments of Fabio Knoll.  The amphitheatre El Jem was built in 238 AD in present-day El Djem, which lies along the country's eastern Mediterranean coastline and was part of the Roman province of Africa.  Seating an estimated 35k spectators, it was one of the largest in the world.  Considered one of the best-preserved Roman ruins in Africa, the amphitheater was used to film the 1979 comedy classic, Monty Python's Life of Brian.  

Ancient Armenian Temple

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Garni Temple, Armenia

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Contributor Johny Kondakjian Photography used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this spectacular video of the Temple of Garni, one of Armenia's cultural treasures.  It is the country's only standing temple dating to the period before Armenia became the first proto-country to convert to Christianity, in 301 AD.  Believed to have dated to the first century, it collapsed in an earthquake in the 17th century, and was excavated and rebuilt in the 20th century.  It lies in the Kotayk Province in the middle of the country.

Mardin, Turkey

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Mardin (Heritage City)

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Top content creator and pilot jesus_tr used a DJI Spark drone to create this stunning aerial video of Mardin, a city in southeastern Turkey.  Mardin is the capital of the province of the same name, in Turkey's Southeastern Anatolia region.  The city lies just a short distance north of the Syrian border.  The city has been inhabited since the Bronze Age, and was part of two different Assyrian empires.  Most of its prominent architecture dates to its time under a Turkmen dynasty in the 11th-12th centuries.

Hadrian's Mausoleum, Rome

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SUNSHINE - Castel Sant' Angelo

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Check out this amazing aerial view of one of the most well-known ancient ruins sites in Rome, compliments of contributor Why Not Channel.  It's the Mausoleum of Hadrian, also known as Castel Sant'Angelo.  Commissioned by the Emperor Hadrian, the structure was completed in 139 AD and was the tallest in Rome for centuries.  Due to its location in the Parco Adriano district on the northern bank of the Tiber and just east of the Vatican, it was later used as a papal fortress.  

Sardis: Capital of Ancient Lydia

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Ancient City of Sardes - 4K

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Here's a fantastic aerial view of one of the most important ancient ruins sights in Turkey, compliments of top contributor jesus_tr.  It's from the ruins of the ancient city of Sardis in Manisa, one of the (inland) provinces which makes up the Aegean Region of western Turkey.  Sardis was said to be founded by the sons of Hercules.  Later it was the capital of the kingdom of Lydia, one of the most important of the Antiquity.  Still later, the great city earned frequent mention in the New Testament.  

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 southeastern part of Israel, south of Jerusalem.  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 ancient fortress of Masada (a UNESCO World Heritage site), the Dead Sea, and more.

Greece's Temple of Aphaia

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Ancient Temple of Aphaia, Aegina Island, Greece

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Contributor and drone pilot georgelek1966 used a drone to give us this bird's eye view of an ancient temple on the Greek island of Aegina.  The temple of Aphaia was built in the fifth century BC on this island, which is one of the Saronic Islands.  The islands are located in the Saronic Gulf, an Aegean Sea inlet which lies between the Attica and Peloponnese Peninsulas. Aphaia was a Greek goddess, worshipped exclusively at this site, who was thought to be important to fertility as well as to the crop growing cycle.  

Side: Ancient Mediterranean Port in Turkey

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Side Antique City

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Contributor Atlan 35.5 created this beautiful drone video of one of the best-preserved ancient ruins sites in southern Turkey.  It's the ancient city of Side, a coastal town which sits on the Mediterranean Sea in the province of Antalya.  It's believed that the city was originally settled by Greeks in the 7th century BC.  It later fell under the control of Alexander the Great, followed by the Ptolemaic dynastic and later the Seleucid Empire.  Still later, it became an important regional city in the Roman Empire.  

Greece's Temple of Poseidon

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Poseidon Temple, Cape Sounio

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Greece's Temple of Posdeidon is one of the most important landmarks of the Golden Age of Athens, the roughly 50 year period ushered in by the repulsion of the second Persian invasion in 480-79 BC.  As the leading Greek power, Athens was able to extract funds from its "satellites" to undertake massive building projects.  Like the one you'll see in this drone video by Viajes Los Planet: the Temple of Poseidon.  Located at the southern tip of the triangle-shaped Attica Peninsula, the ruins stand 60 meters (about 200 ft.) over the water. 

Lake Garda's Grottoes of Catallus

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Grottoes of Catullus

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Top contributor and pilot Enrico Pescantini created this stunning drone video of some important Roman ruins in northern Italy.  The Grottoes of Catullus are the remains of a Roman villa which was located on Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy.  The ruins are situated at the tip of the Sirmione Peninsula at the southern end of the lake, which is part of the region of Lombardy.  The video does full justice to the stunning natural beauty of the lake and the 2,000+ year old ruins from the ancient civilization.  

England's Stonehenge

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Stonehenge Sunrise

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New AirVuz contributor and pilot scdronemedia brings us this fantastic early-morning drone view of the famous English archaelogical site known as Stonehenge.  Located in County Wiltshire in Southwestern England, the neolithic ring of stones  is estimated to be 4-5,000 years old.  Over the centuries, the complex has earned countless cultural references ranging from the paintings of John Constable and J.M.W. Turner, to the the poetry of William Wordsworth, to Thomas Hardy's 1891 classic novel Tess of the D'Urbevilles.

Templi dei Paestum, Southern Italy

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Templi di Paestum - Poseidonia - Cilento National Park, Italy

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Contributor Franxifra created this amazing aerial video of Templi dei Paestum, one of the most significant ruins sites of Southern Italy.  Paestrum was an ancient city built by the Greeks in what is now the Salerno province of Campania.  The core of the site is three very well preserved temples, two of which (the Hera temples) are shown in the video.  The temples are believed to have been built sometime between 500-600 BC, and relate to a Doric order which is distinguished by the design of the column tops.

Hadrian's Wall: Roman Outpost in England

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Hadrian's Wall

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Hadrian's Wall is probably the single most important relic of Roman rule of England, as well as the largest intact set of Roman ruins anywhere.  It was built in the second century AD as a defensive fortification "protecting" England from attacks from the land now known as Scotland.  It extends from the Irish Sea in the west to the North Sea in the east.  In this drone video by Newcastlemale, you'll get a bird's eye view of this magnificent structure, which runs just to the south of the present-day Scottish border.  

Pantalica: Neolithic Sicilian Site

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Pantalica: Sicily Before History

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Sicily is not only the largest island in the Mediterranean, it's also one of the oldest in terms of human settlement.  Archaelogists believe that it may have been settled as long as 12,000 years ago, long before most areas of Europe.  In this video, contributor and drone pilot armandoWDN gives us an aerial tour of Patalica, an area in the southeast corner of the island, near the city of Syracuse.  Pantalica is the site of the Necropolis, a cemetery which is thought to hold as many as 5,000 graves.

Ancient Rock Fort of Sri Lanka

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Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

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Contributor NGreyTravels used a DJI drone to create this remarkable aerial video of one of the world's most famous hilltop structures.  The Sigiriya ("Lion Rock") is a gigantic rock fortress and monastery complex located near the center of Sri Lanka, the island nation off the southern coast of India.  The fortress was built in the 5th century AD as a new capital city by Kashyapa I, a long-serving king of Sri Lanka.  It was later converted to a monastery, which was active until the 14th century.

Pula: Croatia's Roman Ampitheater

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Pula, Croatia

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One of the best-preserved ancient Roman ruins sites isn't in Rome at all or even in Italy.  It's the arena in the city of Pula, which lies at the southern tip of the Istrian Peninsula in northern Croatia.  Pula became an an important Roman outpost during the waning days of the Republic.  Construction of the arena began at the outset of the Empire and was completed in 68 AD. Considered one of the top attractions in this Southeast European country, you can check it out from above in this drone video by ImagesCairns.

Ancient Troy

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Troia - Assos

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For centuries, scholars have debated whether the story of the 'Trojan Horse" has historical foundation.  Based on archaeological evidence, it is now believed that Troy, the city state which was at war with Athens and Sparta, was an actual city in western Turkey, near the present day city of Hisarlik.  In this drone video by jesus_tr, you'll get a look at the site from the second millennium BC, which was famously referenced in two of the greatest works of western literature: Virgil's Aenid and Plato's The Odyssey.  

Pompeii, Italy

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Pompeii Archaeological Park, Naples

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Italy's Pompeii Archaeological Park marks the site of one of the most well-documented events of the Antiquity: the destruction of the city of Pompeii when nearby Mt. Vesuvius catastrophically erupted in 79 AD.  The explosion buried the city and several surrounding towns under 4-6 meters (13-20 ft.) of volcanic ash, instantly killing all of its 10k+ inhabitants.  Located in the (southern) Campania region just outside of the city of Naples, the archaelogical park can be seen from above in this drone video by mikyciancio.  

British Camp: Neolithic English Fortress

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British Camp

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Colin484 brings us this drone video of some famous ruins in the heart of England.  British Camp is an iron age fortress which is located atop one of the Malvern Hills in Worcestershire, in the West Midlands region.  It is thought to date to the 2nd century BC, well before the arrival of the Romans.  At times, castles have been built upon the site, testament to its strategic importance and defensability.  The site is a Scheduled National Monument and protected under UK preservation laws.

Turkey's Inscription of Xerxes

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Xerxes' Inscription: Van, Turkey

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Contributor FlyONE used a drone to create this amazing shot of an ancient incription by the Persian King Xerxes I.  Known as the XV Inscription, it's etched into a mountain near Lake Van in eastern Turkey.  It dates to the fifth century BC.  In the inscription, the king of the Achaemenid (Persian) Empire declared himself the King of Kings, as indeed he was: at the time, the Empire was the largest the world had ever known.  The words were written on a slate which been cleared by Xerxes' father, Darius I.

Amathus: Ancient City of Cyprus

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Amathus Cyprus, the oldest Citadel in the world.

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Contributor Nour Dupir created this amazing drone video of an important ancient ruins site on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus.  Amathus was an Iron Age city on the southern shore of the island, dating to about 1100 BC.  The city was founded by Cinyras, an ancient king of Cyprus who is much mentiond in many stories of Greek mythology.  Its sanctuary to the Goddess Aphrodite (whose home was Cyprus) was the second most important on the island after Paphos.  Amathus continued to be an important city through Roman times. 

Diocletian's Palace, Croatia

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Awesome city of Split in Croatia - DRONE VIDEO

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Split is Croatia's second largest city, after the capital city of Zagreb.  With a metropolitan population of about 200,000, Split is also the primary city in the Dalmatia region, which covers much of the country's Adriatic Sea coastline.  Settled during the Antiquity, Split became home to Diocletian's Palace, which was built for the Roman Emperor Diocletian in the 4th century AD.  Here is an amazing bird's eye view of this cultural and historical gem, compliments of contributor and drone pilot RVB Drones. 

Turkey's Afrodisias Stadium

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Afrodisias Stadium / Ancient Footage

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Check out this amazing drone videos of one of the best-preserved ancient stadiums, compliments of contributor IlkerCagatayAsik.  The stadium is part of the ruins of Aphrodisias, which was an ancient Greek settlement in western Turkey.  It's situated in the province of Aydin, one of the southernmost provinces which makes up the country's Aegean region.  It's believed that the stadium once seated 30,000 spectators; larger than the better-known stadium ruins at the stadium ruins of Delphi in Greece.

Huaca Pucllana: Lima's Pre-Incan Ruins

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Huaca Pucllana: Lima, Peru

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Check out this amazing drone video of some famous ruins in Lima, Peru, compiments of contributor Auquicu.  Shot with a DJI Mavic Air drone, the video beautifully captures the Huaca Pucllana ruins in the Peruvian capital city, one of the largest urban areas in South America.  The centerpiece of the site is a tiered pyramid constructed of adobe and clay materials.  The structure was built by the Lima Culture, a pre-Incan society centered around modern-day Lima which existed in the first seven centuries AD.  

Bulgaria's Perperikon

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Perperikon | Ancient City In Bulgaria Kardzali

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Content creator and pilot Dronevfx used a DJI Spark drone to create this beautiful video of one of the more important ancient ruins sites in Bulgaria.  Perperikon was a city in ancient Thrace, a region which was bounded by the Balkan Mountains, and the Black and Aegean Seas, now split between modern day Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey.  Located in the southern part of Bulgaria, Perperikon is thought to have been the location of the Temple of Dionysius.   The ruins have been under excavation since 2000.

Ireland's Ruins in County Meath

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Loughcrew Cairns, Ireland

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Contributor Difshot created this stunning drone video of an important ancient site in Ireland called Loughcrew.  Situated in County Meath in the eastern part of the island, the area is known for its hilltop tombs which sit atop a prominent hill.  It's what is known as a passage tomb, one of four such sites identified in Ireland.  The tombs date to the 4th millennium  BC - over 5,000 years ago.  The area including the tombs and the hill is known as Slieve na Calliagh, and it's a protected national site.

Takht-i-Bahi: Buddhist Monastery in Pakistan

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Takht-i-Bahi Monastery in Northern Pakistan

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Check out this drone video of Pakistan's most famous Buddhist monastery, compliments of contributor Backpacker Let's Explore the World.  It's called Takht-i-Bahi, and it's located near the town of Mardan near the middle of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.  It's actually a complex which includes the monastery, a court, assembly hall, and other buildings.  The monastery, which is the oldest part, dates to the first century AD.  It hasn't been used since the 7th century, falling into a ruined but well-preserved state.  

Termessos, Turkey

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Termessos Ancient City

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Contributor and drone pilot iskenderfilms created this beautiful aerial video of an important ancient ruins site in southern Turkey called Termessos.  The city, which was part of the historical region of Psidia, sits in the Taurus Mountains, in the northern part of the province of Antalya.  Termessos was famously one of the very few cities which Alexander tried to conquer (in 333 BC) but could not.  Abandoned when an earthquake destroyed its aquaduct, it's one of Turkey's best-preserved ruins sites.

Dún Aonghasa: Irish Bronze Age Fort

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Mór, Aran islands, Ireland

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Check out this fantastic drone video of the pre-historic Irish fortress known as Dún Aonghasa, compliments of AirVuz contributor Difshot.  It's located atop a cliff on Inishmore (Inis Mór), an island off of Ireland's western coast.  It's believed that parts of the fortress date to about 1100 BC, during the Bronze Age of Ireland, although portions of it may date to the somewhat later Iron Age.  The fortress structure consists of four concentric walls made of dry stone, the outermost of which covers an area of 14 acres (six hectares).  

Antipatris: Home of Herod the Great

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Antipatris - Tel Aphek National Park

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Walking around the modern-looking Tel-Aviv, Israel, one can forget that this is a very old place - Tel-Aviv's southern "suburb" of Jaffo is mentioned repeatedly in the Bible, for example.  In the city's eastern suburbs, you will be reminded when you see the remains of the ancient city of Antiparis here-once the home of Herod the Great, who ruled what was known as Judea on behalf of Rome in the first century BC.  It's part of the Tel Aphek National Park, which you'll see in this drone video by AirWorks.

Israel's Rujm el-Hiri

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Rujm el-Hiri - "stone heap of the wild cat"

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Contributor AirWorks created this amazing drone video of Rujm el-Hiri, an important ruins site in northern Israel.  It's a series of concentric stone circles situated in the Golan Heights, an area east of the Sea of Galilee which was annexed by Israel in the 1980's following its capture from Syria in the Six Day War of 1967.   The site is made of over 42,000 stones, with a roughly 5 meter (15 ft.) mound at the center.  The purpose and age of the site are the subject of considerable debate within the worldwide archaelogical community.  

Wales: Bryn Celli Ddu Burial Site

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Bryn Celli Ddu Neolithic Burial Chamber

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AirVuz contributor and pilot scdronemedia brings us this excellent drone video of a well-known ancient burial site in the Wales region of the UK.  Bryn Celli Ddu is located on the island of Anglesey, off the northwestern coast of Wales.  Translating roughly to "the mound in the dark grove", the site consists of a burial chamber with a pillar inside of it.  Excavated in the late 1920's, the original site is believed to date to around 4000 BC, at the end of the Mesolithic period; most of the complex dates to 1000-2000 years later.  

Göbekli Tepe: World's Oldest Ruins?

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Gobeklitepe - Zero Point in Time - 4K

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Check out this fascinating drone video of an important ancient ruins site in eastern Turkey, compliments of top contributor and pilot jesus_tr.  It's called Göbekli Tepe, and it's located in the Şanlıurfa Province in Turkey's Southeast Anatolia region.  Under archaeological excavation since 1996, it's a series of 200 pillars arranged in about 20 different circles; each pillar weighs up to 10k+ kg (about ten tons).  Believed to be an ancient temple, the ruins are estimated to be 10-12k years old, amongst the oldest ever found.  

FPV: Libya's Leptis Magna

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Leptis Magna

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Prepare to be blown away by this highly cinematic first person view (FPV) "tour" of an ancient ruins site in Libya, compliments of AirVuz contributor and pilot Maim.sh.  Using an FPV-equipped racing quad, he created a one-of-a-kind view of Leptis Magna, an ancient ruins site near the town of Khoms, about 130 km (80 mi.) east of the city of Tripoli.  Founded by Phoenicians in the 7th century BC, the city came into the orbit of Carthage and later Rome.  A Vandal kingdom after the Fall of Rome, it was abandoned in the 7th century AD.    

Aizanoi: Ancient City of Western Turkey

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Aizanoi - Ancient Greek City in Kütahya

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Aizanoi is an ancient city in the Kütahya province of western Turkey.  The city was built by the ancient Greeks and continued to be an important administrative center well into Roman times.  Due to its well preserved ruins of a temple and a stadium complex, the city has been submitted to UNESCO for designation as a World Heritage site.  In this Drone Video of the Week nominee, top contributor and pilot Iskenderfilm gives us a bird's eye view of this ancient city, which sits on the Penkalas River.

England's Avebury Henge

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Avebury Henge & Stone Circle

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Contributor scdronemedia brings us this excellent drone video of the ancient Avebury monument in Southwestern England.  Less well known than nearby Stonehenge, Avebury is nonetheless one of the world's most important neolithic sites and continues to be of interest to followers of Paganism.  Consisting of three giant stone circles, it's believed that Avebury was constructed over the course of the Third Millennium BC.  Largely destroyed during the Medieval and Early Modern periods, it was carefully reconstructed during the 1930's.  

FPV Views of Velia, Italy

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Archaeological excavations of Velia Ascea (SA)

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Get a unique perspective of an important ancient ruins site in southern Italy in this fantastic first person view (FPV) video by AirVuz contributor claudiozang.  The town of Velia is located on the Tyrrhenian Sea in Salerno, the southernmost province of the Campania region.  Founded in the 6th century BC, Velia was an important city in the historical region of Magna Graecia - the name given by the Romans to the coastal areas of southern Italy which had been colonized by Greeks.  The town is featured in Book 6 of Virgil's Aeneid.

Larisa: Greece's "Other Acropolis"

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Κάστρο Άργους Argos Castle Drone as DJI Mavic

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While the term "acropolis" is sometimes used to describe the famous hilltop complex in Athens, Greece, the term actually refers to any fortified settlement built on elevated ground in Ancient Greece.  In this excellent drone video by DRONEAS GR, you'll get an aerial view of another well-known acropolis - Larisa,  It's located in the city of Argos in the southern Peloponnese region of the country.  Much of the structure dates to the fifth century BC, when the city of Argos was allied with Athens against Sparta.  

Sweden's Ale's Stones

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Ale's Stones Sweden - Drone Video

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One of the top attractions in the Scania region of southern Sweden is a site known as the Ales's Stones, a large ancient stone monument built in the shape of a ship.  It's estimated that the monument was built between 1.5k-5.5k years ago (an unusually wide range for a ruins site).  However, the exact purposes of this and other similar ancient monuments in the region are still a mystery.  Contributor and pilot FBAerial flew a drone over these ancient ruins to produce this impressive aerial video of the site.  

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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.  

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