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America's ancient ruins you probably didn't know existed

Love Exploring Logo By Ella Buchan of Love Exploring | Slide 1 of 27: Certain places are renowned for archaeology and the remains of ancient civilizations. The US isn’t one of them. But perhaps it should be. While city architecture rarely goes back earlier than the 19th century, there are wall paintings, rock carvings and impeccably preserved pre-Columbian dwellings all around the country. So while some sites, including those in state and national parks, are currently closed, why not enjoy our tour of the most exciting spots?

Remains of the days

Certain places are renowned for archaeology and the remains of ancient civilizations. The US isn’t one of them. But perhaps it should be. While city architecture rarely goes back earlier than the 19th century, there are wall paintings, rock carvings and impeccably preserved pre-Columbian dwellings all around the country. So while some sites, including those in state and national parks, are currently closed, why not enjoy our tour of the most exciting spots?
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