Ancient Worlds

Explore the scale of ancient worlds and historic journeys.

If the Great Wall of China started at…

At nearly 5,500 miles in length, the collection of short walls which make the Great Wall of China are…

The 1896 Athens Olympic Marathon route if running from…

Today’s Athens marathon follows the same route as the first Olympic Games back in 1896, and commemorates…

If the Pyramids of Giza had been constructed at…

Built to last an eternity, the Pyramids of Giza are doing just that. Found on the outskirts of Cairo,…

If the Great Library of Alexandria had been built at…

Located in Rhakotis on the Nile Delta, The Great Library of Alexandria is often described as the world's…

The leg span of the Colossus of Rhodes if it had stood over…

The Colossus of Rhodes, a homage to the Sun God Helios, was carved by Chares of Lindon, one of antiquity's…

The ancient Hanging Gardens of Babylon if they were found at…

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were thought to have been built within the walls of the royal palace…

The distance Hannibal would have marched if he had set off from…

Hannibal, born 247 BC, was a Carthaginian general and formidable enemy of Rome. His greatest military…

If Mount Vesuvius was found at…

Mount Vesuvius is a volcano measuring around 1280 meters high with a crater diameter of roughly 700m.…

If the Colosseum had been built at…

Completed in 80 AD, the Colosseum is an enormous amphitheatre in Rome. It’s here that 50,000 spectators…

The size of an average 19th century Alabama slave plantation if located at…

A plantation was a large estate where slaves worked 14-18 hours a day, six days a week. The slaves,…

If Stonehenge stood at…

Estimated to date back to 3100 BC, Stonehenge is the world's most famous stone circle. What it truly…