- By Worldatlas.com
All over the globe, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, civilizations have left behind impressive monuments and structures that attest to their former glory. From the Great Pyramids of Giza to the Acropolis of Athens, here's a look at some ancient ruins around the world that you can visit. While some sites were lost for centuries, engulfed by overgrown jungles, others never fell out of use. These awe-inspiring places are sure to inspire travelers looking for adventure and a connection to the past.