These 12 Stunning Images Bring Antiquity Back To Life… #10 Is Simply Out Of This World!

National Geographic’s Year In Review series for 2013 features some truly extraordinary pieces of photographic art. And yes, this is true every year and yet it is impossible not to get blown away.

Well, NatGeo’s Ancient World category is certainly no exception. In fact, the photographers’ mastery of their craft is amplified by the sheer power of what they have depicted. Take a look for yourself and prepare to be amazed!

1. Ancient theater.

These 12 Stunning Images Bring Antiquity Back To Life... #10 Is Simply Out Of This World!

2. Sacred cenotes.

These 12 Stunning Images Bring Antiquity Back To Life... #10 Is Simply Out Of This World!

3. Ancient footprints.

These 12 Stunning Images Bring Antiquity Back To Life... #10 Is Simply Out Of This World!

4. Afghanistan’s smuggled antiquities.

These 12 Stunning Images Bring Antiquity Back To Life... #10 Is Simply Out Of This World!

5. Royal tomb.

These 12 Stunning Images Bring Antiquity Back To Life... #10 Is Simply Out Of This World!

6. Game changer: cave man.

These 12 Stunning Images Bring Antiquity Back To Life... #10 Is Simply Out Of This World!

7. A king uncovered.

These 12 Stunning Images Bring Antiquity Back To Life... #10 Is Simply Out Of This World!

8. Mysterious human ancestors.

These 12 Stunning Images Bring Antiquity Back To Life... #10 Is Simply Out Of This World!

9. Cold case.

These 12 Stunning Images Bring Antiquity Back To Life... #10 Is Simply Out Of This World!

10. Community: spatial art.

These 12 Stunning Images Bring Antiquity Back To Life... #10 Is Simply Out Of This World!

11. Maya frieze.

These 12 Stunning Images Bring Antiquity Back To Life... #10 Is Simply Out Of This World!

12. Hand signals.

These 12 Stunning Images Bring Antiquity Back To Life... #10 Is Simply Out Of This World!

Source: National Geographic.

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