Photo: Atlas of Vanishing Places
Your guide is author Travis Elborough, who in Atlas of Vanishing Places, with the help of fascinating maps by Martin Brown, investigates not just how the world appears today, but how it once looked.
Source: Eye-opening book tours the world’s lost and disappearing sights
In an effort to preserve the legacy of some of the world’s most famous landmarks, Google has announced a new project transform five of the most endangered by climate change into 3D models.
Source: Google makes 3D models to preserve sites threatened by climate change
Archaeologists studying an ancient abandoned city in Peru made a somewhat unsettling discovery in the form of 20 creepy-looking statues which lined the walls of a passageway.
Source: Eerie Ancient Statues Found in Peru | Coast to Coast AM with George Noory | iHeartRadio
History, nature, cultural traditions, adventure, and other factors make Peru the ideal place for travelers who can never get enough of its astounding natural attractions and the hospitality of its warm people.
Source: World Tourism Day: Places worth visiting in Peru
Some of the planet’s greatest spots have made Unesco’s danger list of World Heritage Sites on the verge of disappearing
This month, we learned that Spain was facing the prospect of becoming the first European Union member state to have a natural World Heritage Site make Unesco’s “danger list”. The Doñana coastal wetlands in Andalucía – home to the endangered Iberian lynx – is said to be under threat from a mining and dredging plan, as well as 1,000 illegal wells in the area.
But it’s just one among a number of incredible sites the world over that, according to Unesco, could be lost forever. Here are just a few World Heritage Sites in Unesco’s danger zone that you might need to scrub off the bucket list.
Everglades National Park, Florida
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There are many spectacular places such as Petra in Jordan and the historic cave paintings in Altamira that could become a distant memory for tourists.
Source: The 18 incredible landmarks that may soon be lost or ruined forever
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More than 120,000 domestic and foreign tourists visited the pre-Inca ruins of Chan-Chan in Peru’s northern La Libertad region in 2013.
Source: Peru’s Chan Chan ruins attract 120,000 tourists in 2013