Discover top Aerial Views of Ancient Ruins

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Secrets of the Judaean Desert

Rea_Burla

The Judean Desert runs parallel to the Dead Sea in the eastern part of Israel.  It is an area steeped in history, with frequent references in the Bible and the Koran.  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.

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Parthenon, Acropolis, Athens, Greece

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.

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Turkey Home - The Ancient City of Perga from Above!

Turkey Home

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 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 Turkey's biggest tourist attractions.  

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Israel , Masada

Nelly_Volkovich

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

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JERASH

Fabio Knoll

Jerash is an ancient city in northwestern Jordan, near the country's border with neighboring Israel.  Like some cities in Israel and Lebanon, Jerash reflects a blend of historical Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cultures.  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.  

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Il Colosseo I Roma I drone shots

VOLOVISIONE.COM

The Colosseum is an amphitheater in Rome, Italy.  It is the largest amphitheater which was ever constructed, and it's estimated it could hold between 50,000 and 80,000 spectactors.  Contributor Volovisione, which is one of the top drone piloting companies in Italy, treats us to a highly stylized aerial view of this cultural treasure, also known as the Flavian Ampitheater, which was completed in 80 AD. 

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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 one of the best preserved Roman ruins in the world, and is unique in Africa. Built for spectator events, and with estimated capacity of 35k, it is one of the biggest amphitheatres in the world. Top contributor Fabio Knoll used a drone to create an amazing aerial video of this site.

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Stonehenge

Stonehenge is a pre-historic monument in southern 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 their 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 amazing video.  

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Hadrian's wall 4K

Ewan Hillier

Hadrian's Wall was an important fortification system in England during the antiquity.  It is located in Northumberland, the northernmost of the regions of the North of England.  The wall was constructed  during the second century AD.  In this video, contributor Ewan Hillier flies along the great wall, which marked the northernmost outpost in Great Britain of the Roman Empire.  

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Aizanoi - Ancient Greek City in Kütahya

iskenderfilm

Aizanoi is an ancient city in the Kütahya province of western Turkey.  It was built by the Greeks and continued to be an important administrative center 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, contributor Iskenderfilm gives us a bird's eye view of this ancient city. 

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Garni temple Armenia

johny kondakjian photography

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 converted to Christianity in 301 AD.  Believed to have been built in the first century, it collapsed in an earthquake in the 17th century, and was excavated and rebuilt in the 20th century.  

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Mardin (Heritage City)

jesus_tr

Contributor 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.

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Ale's Stones Sweden - Drone Video

fbaerial

In the Scania region of southern Sweden is Ales's Stones, the largest surviving 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, and the exact purposes of this and other similar ancient monuments in the region are still a mystery.    Contributor FBAerial flew a drone over these ancient ruins to produce this impressive aerial video of the site.  

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Anfiteatro Campano - Santa Maria Capua Vetere

feola.mike

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.  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.   

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Ephesus Antic City

Alp Karagulle

Turkish aerial videographer and contributor Alp Karagulle brought his drone to the ancient Greek city of Ephesus which is located on the coast of Ionia on Turkey's Mediterranean Sea coast. The city, which was built in the 10th century BC, is one of the world's most well-preserved ancient metropolises.  It is particularly known for being the site of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.  

2:35

Secrets of the Judaean Desert

Rea_Burla

The Judean Desert runs parallel to the Dead Sea in the eastern part of Israel.  It is an area steeped in history, with frequent references in the Bible and the Koran.  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.

2:35

Parthenon, Acropolis, Athens, Greece

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.

1:57

Turkey Home - The Ancient City of Perga from Above!

Turkey Home

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 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 Turkey's biggest tourist attractions.  

3:21

Israel , Masada

Nelly_Volkovich

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

2:45

JERASH

Fabio Knoll

Jerash is an ancient city in northwestern Jordan, near the country's border with neighboring Israel.  Like some cities in Israel and Lebanon, Jerash reflects a blend of historical Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cultures.  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.  

0:56

Il Colosseo I Roma I drone shots

VOLOVISIONE.COM

The Colosseum is an amphitheater in Rome, Italy.  It is the largest amphitheater which was ever constructed, and it's estimated it could hold between 50,000 and 80,000 spectactors.  Contributor Volovisione, which is one of the top drone piloting companies in Italy, treats us to a highly stylized aerial view of this cultural treasure, also known as the Flavian Ampitheater, which was completed in 80 AD. 

1:19

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 one of the best preserved Roman ruins in the world, and is unique in Africa. Built for spectator events, and with estimated capacity of 35k, it is one of the biggest amphitheatres in the world. Top contributor Fabio Knoll used a drone to create an amazing aerial video of this site.

3:15

Stonehenge

Stonehenge is a pre-historic monument in southern 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 their 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 amazing video.  

3:19

Hadrian's wall 4K

Ewan Hillier

Hadrian's Wall was an important fortification system in England during the antiquity.  It is located in Northumberland, the northernmost of the regions of the North of England.  The wall was constructed  during the second century AD.  In this video, contributor Ewan Hillier flies along the great wall, which marked the northernmost outpost in Great Britain of the Roman Empire.  

0:54

Aizanoi - Ancient Greek City in Kütahya

iskenderfilm

Aizanoi is an ancient city in the Kütahya province of western Turkey.  It was built by the Greeks and continued to be an important administrative center 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, contributor Iskenderfilm gives us a bird's eye view of this ancient city. 

1:06

Garni temple Armenia

johny kondakjian photography

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 converted to Christianity in 301 AD.  Believed to have been built in the first century, it collapsed in an earthquake in the 17th century, and was excavated and rebuilt in the 20th century.  

1:00

Mardin (Heritage City)

jesus_tr

Contributor 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.

1:44

Ale's Stones Sweden - Drone Video

fbaerial

In the Scania region of southern Sweden is Ales's Stones, the largest surviving 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, and the exact purposes of this and other similar ancient monuments in the region are still a mystery.    Contributor FBAerial flew a drone over these ancient ruins to produce this impressive aerial video of the site.  

2:50

Anfiteatro Campano - Santa Maria Capua Vetere

feola.mike

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.  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.   

2:55

Ephesus Antic City

Alp Karagulle

Turkish aerial videographer and contributor Alp Karagulle brought his drone to the ancient Greek city of Ephesus which is located on the coast of Ionia on Turkey's Mediterranean Sea coast. The city, which was built in the 10th century BC, is one of the world's most well-preserved ancient metropolises.  It is particularly known for being the site of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.  

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