Humanity’s Legacy

The individual journeys we make during our own time on Earth are relatively short when compared to the seemingly infinite path our species has been on over the millennia. Spread across the globe are outstanding monumental remains of various civilizations that attest to this. The perennial targets of past and present explorers, they emit a curious call to travellers from all over the world.

Having withstood the ravages of time, they hint at the knowledge and skills of our ancestors, and serve as a powerful, mysterious, and thought-provoking testament to our collective human history—despite the differences between the cultures of those who created them.

Representing some of the best examples of what we can produce, these special sites and ruins are gatekeepers of our legacy. Every time one of them disappears another link that connect us to the secrets of humanity’s past is broken. Although ancient, they seem to beckon with the promise of future adventure and possibilities yet unrealised. They can also imbue us with energy and act as sources of inspiration. We must take care of them.

An ancient Khmer temple at Angkor in Cambodia, featuring several stone heads in front of a blue sky.
Djoser's ancient Egyptian step pyramid and surrounding sandy landscape at Saqqara.

The ruins of the Incan archaeological site of Machu Picchu and surrounding mountains.
The ruins of an ancient temple and its grass-covered grounds at Phimai in Thailand.

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Disclaimer – A Note on Ownership and Copyright:

The photographs featured in this post were all taken by the creator of Escape & Adventure during his continuing wanderings. Consent is required from the creator and founder of Escape & Adventure before any of the images for which he owns copyright can be reproduced in any form. All the literary work contained in this post is the intellectual property of the creator of Escape & Adventure. Consent is required before any of the literary work can be reproduced in any form.

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While the world continues to be impacted by the highly contagious COVID-19 virus travel is not advised. Despite our love of escapism and adventure, health and safety must come first. None of the content in this post is intended to contradict the rules and advice put in place by the relevant authorities to protect citizens from contracting and/or spreading COVID-19 or other diseases. Escape & Adventure accepts no liability for sickness, injury, or death resulting from anyone failing to take necessary precautions to protect themselves and others.


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