Saturday, May 25, 2019

Man made wonders

Wonders which have been created (mainly) by man.

Kaaba and Masjid-al-Haram

The history of the mysterious Kaaba started long before Islam and this could be one of the oldest active shrines in the world. Today...

Gorakhgad Caves

Gorakhnath Cave Temple is located in a deep cave on the southern slope of Gorakhgad Hill - it is large enough to take some...

Santa Maria della Salute, Venice

Few building are as elegant and well located as Santa Maria della Salute - or, simply, Salute in Venice. The story of this church...

Hvalsey Fjord Church

The largest and best preserved pre-Columbian European building in Americas is Hvalsey Fjord Church in southern Greenland. This impressive building was constructed around 1300. Hvalsey As...

Sungbo’s Eredo

The Western African rainforest or rather its remains are hiding numerous archaeological wonders that are waiting for curious researchers. The local people and their...

Ķintu Aka

Although little known internationally, there are megalithic monuments in Latvia. One of the most mysterious and unusual ones is Ķintu Aka - Kinti Well. Well...

Great Mosque of Djenne (Djenné)

Europeans may look in disbelief - is it for real? Does it exist? The Great Mosque of Djenne (coorectly - Djenné) is as...

Koneri Mandapam

One of the many cave temples in Mahabalipuram is Koneri Mandapam. The age of this temple is hard to guess. While several other rock-cut temples...

Boddam Church

Numerous yachtsmen visit the remote Salomon Islands in the middle of Indian Ocean - and are surprised to find ruins of church in Boddam...

Somawathie Stupa

It happened in 1947 when Buddhist monk Sirimalwatte Piyaratana Thera with some other monks walked through the remote jungle in the northern part of...