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Ancient Buildings

from Condé Nast Traveler

10 of the World's Greatest Ruins

Ancient Oracle of Delphi, Greece. Simply unbelievable with breathtaking views of olive trees...the ancient Greeks claimed that Delphi was the navel of the earth; we sure felt it!


Eton College. Founded on this day 12th September, 1440 by Henry VI (sister college of King's College, Cambridge, which was founded a year later). Seventy King's Scholars still live in the original buildings (most elegant dining hall and ancient classroom with original benches and graffiti).


Tynemouth, UK, Tynemouth Priory on the coast of North-East England Once one of the largest fortified areas in England, this ancient building and the adjacent castle overlook the North Sea and the River Tyne.


West Kennet Long Barrow. One of the largest and most impressive Neolithic graves in Britain, West Kennet long barrow was built in around 3400 BCE and used for at least 1,000 years. View down the central passageway to the west chamber, the largest of the five burial chambers. Distance from Shaftesbury to Avebury is 42 miles