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Archaeology Travel Destinations

Whether you have a few hours to spare or you are looking for places to explore for a few days or more, an area’s archaeology and history offers many and varied experiences. Begin with our suggestions for the more interesting places and regions to visit on each continent. Or dive straight in to our destination guides. We may not have every country covered, but we are certainly working on it. If we have overlooked an area that has blown you away or if you just want to tell us where we should consider visiting next, please do get in touch with us. We love following up on our readers’ recommendations to supplement our own research and explorations.
Africa is anything but the ‘Dark Continent’. From some of the world’s oldest archaeological sites in East Africa to sites at the southern tip of Africa. With the longest record of human history, Africa is the cradle of humanity and culture. Extraordinary rock art traditions the length and breadth of the continent attest to cultures with complex systems of belief. In the north, from 11th century fortified villages in Morocco, to the ancient pyramids and temples of Egypt, with many Roman forts and cities in between, Africa’s architectural heritage is as diverse as it impressive. Different regions of Africa will appeal to different interests.
Asia is vast. Explorers and traders were not deterred as they established historic routes along which goods and ideas were exchanged for centuries. From the Great Wall created by the Ming Dynasty in the east, to the religious sanctuary of the Khmer Empire at Angkor Wat in the south east, to the city of Petra cut into the rock by the Nabataeans in the west. Asia has some of the most spellbinding sacred spaces and ancient wonders in the world. And there are many other places to explore that we don’t regularly hear about.
From caves that sheltered Europe’s earliest Hominin inhabitants to Ice Age cave art. From megalithic structures made by the continent’s first farmers to Iron Age hill forts. From temples and theatres made by the ancient Greeks and Romans to abbeys and churches that were built as organised religion spread across the continent. From Medieval battlefields to memorials commemorating two World Wars. Whatever your interests, there is something here for everyone.