Some founded a synagogue in Recife, Brazil (now in ruins), then fanned out throughout the Caribbean.
It is not uncommon to see groups of clerics enjoying the gorgeous views of ancient Roman ruins from the villa terrace.
Old Bagan, which is nearer to the ruins, is now devoid of inhabitants and only hosts a few sleepy old hotels.
Tourism could produce many more, but the country is not tourism-friendly place, despite beaches, wine, and Roman ruins.
We strangely persist in pretending that books are not ruins, not broken columns.
But for some reason this town, also, died and left the ruins alone.
The whole country to the south of Uxmal is covered with ruins.
The Landscape with ruins (No. 746) is perhaps the finest of the others there.
The leaders, after supper, assembled at the ruins of the tower.
The rivers were dragged, the wells examined, the ruins raked, but in vain.
late 14c., "act of giving way and falling down," from Old French ruine "a collapse" (14c.), and directly from Latin ruina "a collapse, a rushing down, a tumbling down" (cf. Spanish ruina, Italian rovina), related to ruere "to rush, fall violently, collapse," from PIE *reue- "to smash, knock down, tear out, dig up" (see rough (adj.)). Meaning "complete destruction of anything" is from 1670s. Ruins "remains of a decayed building or town" is from mid-15c.; the same sense was in the Latin plural noun.
1580s (transitive), from ruin (n.). Intransitive sense "fall into ruin" is from c.1600. Financial sense is attested from 1660. Related: Ruined; ruining.