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8 ruins to take you on a walk through time

By: Josh Lew on June 10, 2013, 3:40 p.m.
Angkor, Cambodia

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Living history

The pyramids of Egypt, the Peruvian city of Machu Picchu, and the ruins of the Roman and Greek civilizations are high on many history-seekers' lists. But if you look a little farther afield, the ruins you find will likely seem a little more exotic, their grounds a little less crowded, and the feeling of truly walking though history a little more tangible.

Here are eight lesser-known ancient sites (including Cambodia's Angkor, shown here) where you can be surrounded by the past. (Text: Josh Lew)