An important and strategically located site, Megiddo connected Egypt and Assyria and influenced international commerce for over 6000 years. Twenty-six layers of archaeological remains attest to the fact that the site was settled, resettled, built, and rebuilt between 7000 BC and around 500 BC. Excavations at the site started in 1903 and continue to this day. Will this extraordinary site, once attacked by Thutmose the III of Egypt, defeat its rivals in ArchaeoMadness?
Beginning in the 2nd millennium BCE, Aksum thrived as an important cultural and commercial center in the heart of ancient Ethiopia. The kingdom engaged in long-distance trade with far-flung areas of the world and was an important link between the Roman Empire and Persia. With its impressive stele, royal tombs, and grand buildings, are the ruins of this ancient city enough to keep up with the competition in ArchaeoMadness?