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The Most Amazing Hidden Sites In The World (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 01/06/11 02:40 PM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 07:20 PM ET

Very little stays a secret nowadays, not least when it comes to the world's ancient sites. After all, in the big business of the tourist industry we're constantly bombarded with information about great things to see and do. Yet, whether they've only recently been discovered, have been underrated or have just plain been ignored, some ancient sites have slipped through the net.

Indeed there are some ancient sites which remain hidden, at least from the usual track of tourists and tour operators. Here, history travel website lists ten of these hidden ancient gems.

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Not far from the buzz of Cairo but seemingly a world away is the ancient Egyptian site of Dahshur. Part of a military base until 1996, it seems that Dahshur has managed to retain its secretive edge. For, despite boasting some of Egypt’s oldest pyramids, it is still relatively quiet. Those who visit Dahshur are greeted by sites such as the skewed Bent Pyramid and the Red Pyramid, probable burial site of the pharaoh Sneferu. Over time, more and more of these pyramids are being opened to the public, making Dahshur an up and comer in the world of historic sites. (AP)
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