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  1. Thanks for the comments so far everybody @mike_oxlong Yep, I really wanted to have a good mix of some of the more well known sites with some of the ones that you might not have heard of before. For my next update, there's gonna be a number of Roman ruins alongside a couple other more obscure ones - so stay tuned
  2. Thanks for the kind words @Akallan
  3. Thank you @Golhbul! The Mayan ruins I used can actually be found here: (desaturated a bit) Here: http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=774 and here: http://descargas.capitalsim.net/?sitio=csc&descarga=846 Hopefully I'll be able to release a few of the other lots I used down the line too
  4. One of Mexico's most popular tourist destinations.. the ancient ruins of Teotihuacan. More ancient ruins in my latest CJ update here.
  5. A mosaic of one of the most stunning ruins in all of Central America.. Chichén Itzá. More ancient ruins in my latest CJ update here.
  6. One of the most mysterious ruins of South America.. Tiahuanaco, located high in the Bolivian Andes. More ancient ruins in my latest CJ update here.
  7. One of the world's most incredble ruins - Machu Picchu - located high in the heavily forested Andes Mountains.. More ancient ruins in my latest CJ update here.
  8. The stunning Mayan ruins of Tulum, located on the beautiful shores of the Caribbean Sea.. More ancient ruins in my latest CJ update here.
  9. Check out my latest True Earth update "Ancient Ruins" here:

     

  10. Note: I ended up doing more scenes than I was expecting, so it ended up being too big for one update - there will be a part 2 of this update coming out soon. Our tour of some of the world's most impressive ancient ruins begins with Mayans and one of their most famous sites - the ruined city of Chichén Itzá. From approximately 550 CE - 800 CE, the entire city remained an important ceremonial site - but it was eventually captured by the rival Toltecs in 987 CE. The Toltecs added their own structures and temples to the complex, until it was ultimately abandoned for mysterious reasons in roughly 1180 CE. While much of the city is long gone, there's still many sites worth checking out, such as the Plaza of a Thousand Columns and the Pyramid of Kukulkan. It's one of the most stunning destinations in all of Central America - and an experience you won't forget. We make our way towards the Caribbean Sea to explore another one of the Mayan civilization's most famous sites - Tulum. Between the stunning ruins, pristine beaches, and picturesque views of the Caribbean - its one of the most incredible landmarks in the area. Rain or shine, its a destination that's hard to top and certainly worth checking out. While the Mayans were certainly one of the most important civilizations in all of Mesoamerica - another influential site in the area predates anything they built by hundreds of years. The ancient ruins of Teotihuacan are just as mysterious as they are awe-inspiring. Who built it, and when? Although many are divided on the subject, its believed that either the Toltecs or Totonacs built it, back in the 3rd century CE - and it quickly developed into one of the world's largest cities. The Aztecs of Central Mexico incorporated the site into their own civilization nearly a thousand years later, and it eventually became one of their most important religious and economic sites. Today, the entire complex remains a premier tourist destination right outside of Mexico City - and the Pyramid of the Sun is a can't miss attraction. Africa is where you'll find our next famous archeological site - the ruined, walled city of Great Zimbabwe. Founded back in the 11th century CE, the Shona people built these stunning buildings as a royal palace for their kingdom of Zimbabwe - in fact, the very name "Zimbabwe" meant "stone houses" in their language. The whole area remained an important trading area for centuries, but was ultimately abandoned in the 1450s - and no one is completely sure why. We now move into South America - and the first stop is the ancient city of Tiahuanaco, located high in the Bolivian Andes. The Tiwanaku civilization flourished here from 100 CE to 1250 CE - and they were one of the most powerful civilizations in the entire region. Noted for their architecture, roads, sculptures, and other advanced cultural aspects - they were the precursor to the Incas and played a major role in how they designed many of their structures. Today, all that remains of this once great structure is a few gates, statues, and walls - but you can still tell that this was a civilization that was far ahead of their time. Our last archaeological site is one of the premier destinations in all of South America - the Incan Citadel of Machu Picchu. This legendary site was believed to have been built back in 1450 CE, around the height of the Incan empire. For the next 100 years or so, it remained a sacred religious site for Incan leaders - and it's also believed to have been a royal estate for some of the most important rulers of the time. Despite its grandeur, this ancient city couldn't last forever - in the mid 1500s, the city was mysteriously abandoned, right around the time Spanish conquistadors made their way into the area. While there's no evidence the two ever interacted - its certainly possible that a smallpox outbreak could have wiped out the entire city. For nearly 400 years, the entire site laid in ruin, with nature overtaking its walls - until American archeologist Hiram Bingham discovered the site in 1911, with renovations soon underway. It may be tough to find on a map and even tougher to reach on foot - but for those who make a trip, its a once in a lifetime destination. Don't forget to comment, like, and follow True Earth if you haven't already! -korver --- Replies for "Ancient Ruins (Preview)" @Silur Thanks as always Silur @mike_oxlong Thanks for the ongoing support, I appreciate it @JP Schriefer Thank you! I actually ended up doing so many that there will have to be a part II, so stay tuned.. @Ducio Thanks for the comment! Haha, that sounds like a great idea too @kschmidt Thanks for the comment! I hope my reply shed a little light on what that unusual structure was And finally, big thanks to @CT14, @MushyMushy, @scotttbarry, @RandyE, @Fantozzi, @Jolteon, @_Michael, @tonyr, @mrsmartman, @Manuel-ito, @kingofsimcity, @juliok92012, @Odainsaker, @JP Schriefer, @mattb325, @Elenphor, @Ducio, @kschmidt, @Dgmc2013, @bobolee, & @Pluispixel for all the likes!
  11. Awesome job with the shoreline and the building selection is top notch, great work as always
  12. @kschmidt I believe the area you're talking about is called the "Plaza of a Thousand Columns" - apparently they used to support a massive roof but its long since collapsed: And yep, they're pretty much right on top of the pathway
  13. @NIBARR I believe this is what you're looking for: http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=3084 There's also a 2nd pack that was uploaded more recently that I'd recommend checking out too: http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=3291
  14. What a cozy little town Nice work as usual. Pic #16 might be my favorite of the bunch, love the MMPs - it'll be a shame to see it go. But I certainly understand about needing more parks