900 BCE - 146 BCE, The amphitheaters found around the Mediterranean are one of the most important legacies left from ancient civilizations. Their architecture, acoustics, and quality of structure give clue to their social importance and craftsmanship. As important as they were historically, they are equally as important now to the living legacy from tourists to local performers. However, it is also this continued interest that has become a contributing factor to the deterioration of these sites. ATHENA Project
1500 BCE - 300 BCE, Ancient Peruvian Mountain City at 11,000 Feet - Located in the Peruvian Andes, ChavÃƒÆ’Ã‚Ân de HuÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¡ntar was the strategic capital and religious center of the pre-Inca, ChavÃƒÆ’Ã‚Ân civilization. The project team from the University of California at Berkeley traveled to ChavÃƒÆ’Ã‚Ân to digitally preserve this important site. The project's goal was to support and supplement archaeological activities and research being conducted by Stanford University with the intent of the new data becoming the foundation for an on-site conservation plan.
1906 CE, From a main east-west trail, dating from antiquity, rises the great sandstone promontory of El Morro. Over the centuries, those who traveled this trail stopped to camp at the shaded oasis beneath these cliffs. They left the carved evidence of their passing - symbols, names, dates, and fragments of their stories that register the cultures and history intermingled on the rock. Explorers and travelers have known of the pool by the great rock for centuries. A valuable water source and resting place, many who passed by inscribed their names and messages in the rock next to petroglyphs left by ancient Puebloans. The ruins of a large pueblo located on top of El Morro were vacated by the time the Spaniards arrived in the late 1500s, and its inhabitants may have moved to the nearby pueblos in Zuni and Acoma. As the American West grew in population, El Morro became a break along the trail for those passing through and a destination for sightseers. As the popularity of the area increased, so did the tradition of carving inscriptions on the rock. To preserve the historical importance of the area and initiate preservation efforts on the old inscriptions, El Morro was established as a national monument by a presidential proclamation on December 8, 1906.
1700 CE - 1718 CE, The Jamia Mosque, known as Jamia Masjid Khudabad or Badshahi Masjid, is situated in Khudabad, Dadu, Sindh and was built during the reign of Yar Mouhammed Kalhoro between 1700 and 1718.