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Pompeii Bath House - The art, while faded and in ruins, is still glorious. The carvings, paintings and mosaics and even architecture. Brilliant, vibrant and sensuous.

Bath House in Pompeii, Italy. Because of the volcanic ash that covered it, this is one of the best preserved Roman bath houses.

Pompeii, Italy. This history is awesome. The volcano erupted and the lava covered the whole village. Now the whole village is ALWAYS going to be remembered. I have wanted to go here for years.

In the year 79 AD, Italy& Mt. Vesuvius erupted with superheated ash that rained fiery death on several Roman cities nearby. But none was hit harder than vacation town Pompeii, which was buried in a thick layer of broiling ash in a matter of seconds.

Nemrut Mountain statues, Turkey

# the ruins of mount Nemrud, where In 62 BC, King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built on the mountain top a tomb-sanctuary flanked by huge statues

Tetrapylon gate in the ancient ruined city of Aphrodisias, Turkey

Tetrapylon gate in the ancient ruined city of Aphrodisias, Turkey (Asia). Note: A part of Turkey is in Southeast Europe.

The Hercules Gate, Ephesus, Izmir,Turkey

The Hercules Gate, Ephesus, Turkey. Ephesus is considered one of the great outdoor museums of Turkey, in fact perhaps of the world.

Puma Punku Made before written language

Located in South America, in the Bolivian highlands, Puma Punku is a field of stone ruins scattered with enormous, finely carved blocks.