Touring the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks: How to visit Ohio’s new UNESCO World Heritage sites

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NEWARK, Ohio – Before farmers and fairgoers discovered this land, before developers erected houses and fast-food restaurants on nearby streets, an ancient culture gathered here and built a massive circle out of the earth.

Erected basketful by basketful nearly 2,000 years ago, the Great Circle still stands, almost one mile around, a calm amid the sprawl east of Columbus.

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