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View Poll Results: Which do you find the most impressive?
Indigenous American 6 25.00%
European 18 75.00%
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:56 AM
 
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Which do you find the most impressive?

Indigenous American ancient sites = Teotihuacan, Mayan temples, Machu Picchu etc.

European ancient sites = Colosseum, The Parthenon etc.
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Mount of Showing the Way
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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European, hands down. I've seen Roman ruins in Volubilis, Morocco, which although in Africa, were from a European-based empire. I've also seen Mayan and Olmec ruins in 'Ek Balam, Tulum, Comalcalco, and Palenque. Although the Mexican government did a more impressive job of reconstructing the Mayan ruins, the Roman ruins are still better because they are older and I can relate to them better, having European descent.
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:32 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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What is ancient?
Why just those two regions?
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:35 PM
 
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I have seen that map several times. Are there any sites in Australia? Amazing if there aren't, given how long the continent has been inhabited...
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:58 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Yeah, define 'impressive'.

They are all pretty much in the same class: big monuments of engineering created by agriculture based civilizations.

Being of European descent and culture, I relate more to the European monuments, but they all reflect human commonalities and are 'valuable' to me in some sense.

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I have seen that map several times. Are there any sites in Australia? Amazing if there aren't, given how long the continent has been inhabited...
No agriculture = no division of labor = no social stratification = no oppressed population to have their lives given to building huge monuments for megalomaniac rulers
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Old 01-27-2012, 01:37 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Machu Picchu in Peru is probably my favorite ancient site out of anything in Europe or the Americas, but Europe is superior overall because it has a much wider variety of ancient sites.

However, the best ancient sites IMO are outside of both...in the Middle East and Asia.
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