Cultural Sites

Historic Area of Willemstad, Inner City and Harbor, Curaçao The Editor Mon, 07/31/2017 - 22:24
The Historic Area of Willemstad is an example of a colonial trading and administrative settlement. It was established by the Dutch on the island of Curaçao, situated in the southern Caribbean, near the tip of South America.
La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site, Puerto Rico The Editor Sat, 07/29/2017 - 20:57

The Spanish system of fortifications in San Juan, Puerto Rico is the oldest European construction in the United States and one of the oldest in the New World. These fortifications guarded the entrance to San Juan Bay, helped the Spanish maintain sovereignty over Puerto Rico, and protected Spanish commerce in the Caribbean basin.

Antigua Naval Dockyard and Related Archaeological Sites The Editor Wed, 07/26/2017 - 23:33

The Antigua Naval Dockyard and its Related Archaeological Sites consists of a group of Georgian Naval structures, set within a walled enclosure, built at a time when European nations were battling for supremacy of the seas to obtain control over the lucrative sugar-producing islands of the Eastern Caribbean.

Valongo Wharf Archaeological Site, Brazil The Editor Fri, 07/14/2017 - 20:56
Valongo Wharf Archaeological Site is located in central Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and encompasses the entirety of Jornal do Comércio Square. It is in the former harbor area of Rio de Janeiro in which the old stone wharf was built for the landing of enslaved Africans reaching the South American continent from 1811 onward.
Topoxté, Guatemala The Editor Thu, 07/13/2017 - 19:11
Topoxté is a pre-Columbian Maya archaeological site in the Petén Basin in northern Guatemala. As the capital of the Kowoj Maya, it was the largest of the few Postclassic Mesoamerican sites in the area. The ruins fall within the borders of the Cultural Triangle Yaxhá-Nakum-Naranjo National Park.
Naranjo, Guatemala The Editor Fri, 06/23/2017 - 22:19
Naranjo is a Pre-Columbian Maya city which lies along the Mopan and Holmul rivers in the Petén Basin region of Guatemala and is about 50 km (31 mi) east of the site of Tikal. The archaeological site is part of the Cultural Triangle Yaxhá-Nakum-Naranjo National Park.
Nakum, Guatemala The Editor Fri, 06/23/2017 - 22:15
Nakum is a Mesoamerican archaelogical site located in the Petén Basin region of Guatemala. It is one of the sites that form the Cultural Triangle Yaxhá-Nakum-Naranjo National Park and features an abundance of restored architecture.
Yaxhá, Guatemala The Editor Tue, 06/20/2017 - 02:23
Yaxhá is a Mesoamerican archaeological site in the northeast of the Petén Basin region in northern Guatemala. Yaxhá is situated on the north sore of Lake Yaxhá. A former ceremonial center and city of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization, Yaxhá was the third largest city in the region and experienced its maximum power during the Early Classic period (c. AD 250–600).
Banwari Trace Archaeological Site, Trinidad and Tobago The Editor Mon, 05/29/2017 - 04:08
Banwari Trace, an Archaic (pre-ceramic) site in southwestern Trinidad, is the oldest archaeological site in the Caribbean and the deposit is found on the southern edge of the Oropuche Lagoon. In 1969, the Trinidad and Tobago Historical Society discovered the remains of a human skeleton at the site.
Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru The Editor Sat, 05/13/2017 - 21:34

Qhapaq Ñan is an extensive Inca communication, trade and defense network of roads covering 30,000 km (18,650 mi). Constructed by the Incas over several centuries, this extraordinary network through one of the world’s most extreme geographical terrains linked the snow-capped peaks of the Andes to the coast, running through hot rainforests, fertile valleys and absolute deserts.