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Machu Picchu, Peru. Source: Chris / Adobe Stock

Archaeology Recreations: What These 10 Ancient Sites Really Looked Like (Video)

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The most famous archaeological sites of the world have been inspiring tourists and researchers for centuries. But have you ever wondered how they looked in their prime? Archaeology and technology combined has enabled the recreation of ancient sites in a way that was once impossible. Through 3D modeling, virtual reality, and other innovative techniques, we can now explore what these iconic landmarks looked like in their original form.

While the ravages of time and natural disasters have left their marks on these ancient sites, the use of cutting-edge technology and archaeological research has allowed us to get a glimpse of their former glory. With virtual recreations of the Roman Colosseum, Machu Picchu, Pompeii, the Parthenon, and the Taj Mahal, we can now see the ancient structures as they once stood, marveling at the engineering feats and artistic achievements of the past. These recreations also allow us to appreciate the cultural significance of these sites and the role they played in shaping human history.

Top image: Machu Picchu, Peru. Source: Chris / Adobe Stock

By Joanna Gillan

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Joanna Gillan is a Co-Owner, Editor and Writer of Ancient Origins. 

Joanna completed a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) degree in Australia and published research in the field of Educational Psychology. She has a rich and varied career, ranging from teaching... Read More

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