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11 Hidden Spots To Enter The Underworld

Atlas Obscura | Posted 10.04.2016 | Home
Atlas Obscura

Hades. Naraka. Guinee. Xibalba. Though names may differ from one set of teachings to another, almost every religion on the planet features the concept of an underworld -- a place to which the souls of the dead are banished, for penance or punishment.

Living History at Aztec Ruins National Monument

James Orndorf | Posted 06.26.2016 | Home
James Orndorf

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6 Incredible Ruins You Can Easily Visit

Thrillist | Posted 10.28.2016 | Home

By: Adam Lapetina Credit: Flickr/Guerretto Ruins, despite what fedora-wearing archaeologists would have you believe, do not exist solely to be hack...

This Arizona 'Castle' Is A Beautiful And Well-Preserved Mistake

Kari Haugeto | Posted 05.25.2016 | Home
Kari Haugeto

When it comes to national monuments, Montezuma's Castle near the town of Camp Verde, Arizona, is one of my favorite mistakes. The riverside cliff dwelling is believed to be made and once inhabited by the Sinagua people.

Egypt: There Is No Time Like the Present

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 06.15.2015 | Home
Elysabeth Alfano

This past October, amidst fear-based cries from all sides as to why I shouldn't, I left for Egypt for 10 days with one of my favorite travel partners. What I didn't expect, or even consider before leaving, was the Egyptian people themselves.

Take A Trip To New Caledonia, Our Newest Archipelago Obsession

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.14.2014 | Home

We've seen some beautiful archipelagos in our lifetime, but this one just might top them all. Welcome to New Caledonia, a Pacific Ocean hideaway o...

The History Of 'Ruin Porn' Extends Far Before Instagram

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.18.2014 | Home

The term "ruin porn" has become ubiquitous on social media, blogs and Reddit subgroups everywhere, denoting amateur and professional photographs that ...

5 Hikes To Ruins In Los Angeles (PHOTOS)

Seth Smigelski | Posted 10.30.2013 | Los Angeles
Seth Smigelski

Summits and scenic overlooks are reliable standbys for hikers, but you can have a bit more fun hiking to abandoned ruins in Los Angeles County. These dilapidated destinations, often put to ruin by wildfires, provide a window into L.A.'s past.

9 Lost Cities That Were Rediscovered | Posted 08.18.2013 | Home

Our fascination with ancient peoples and the ancient past causes us to dig, often deep into the Earth, to see what has escaped the ravages of the elem...

Andrew Burmon

PHOTOS: You Won't Believe This Family's Wild Collection | Andrew Burmon | Posted 12.18.2012 | Home

The museum began 29 years ago when Luis Colmenares, then just a boy, spotted a sliver of pottery amid the dirt as his father dug a new foundation for ...

Travelogue: 100th Anniversary Of Machu Picchu Discovery

Olga Bonfiglio | Posted 03.16.2012 | Home
Olga Bonfiglio

Machu Picchu sits 9,090 feet above sea level and 300 miles south of Lima. It is one of the most visited places in South America with 250,000 visitors per year

On 'Ruin Porn'

Ian Ference | Posted 05.26.2011 | Home
Ian Ference

John Patrick Leary's primary mistake in his essay on "Detroitism" is to assume that all photographers who concentrate on modern ruins are Larry Flynts.

Ancient Roman Pool Unearthed In Jerusalem (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

JERUSALEM (AP) - While excavating the site for a planned new ritual bath for Jews in Jerusalem, Israeli archaeologists uncovered a pool belonging to t...

The Underground City on Governors Island

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

Today, I finally got on the ferry and went out to Governors Island. Since January, Belgian archaeologists have been working strenuously to excavate the ruins of a former Governors Island hamlet called Goverthing.