Friday, November 22, 2019

Archaeological wonders

Wonders created by man in prehistoric and ancient times.

Fig Island shell rings

A group of shell rings - ring-shaped shell middens which are up to 6 meters high. The largest ring has a diameter of some...

Rano Raraku quarry

One of the visually most impressive megalithic monuments of the world. Rano Raraku served as a mine of moai, used sometimes around 1200 - 1700...

Terracotta Army

Unique monument of culture: buried terracotta sculptures - army soldiers near the mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, made roughly at 210 BC. In...

Mahurzari Stone Circles

Group of some 200 megalithic stone circles, most likely used for burials during the early Iron Age. In some stones have been made cup-marks. Location,...

Junapani stone circles

Group of some 300 megalithic stone circles. Burials in the circles are rich with iron items and sherds of ornamented pottery. Location, GPS coordinates: 21.1982 N...

Vijayanagara

Remnants of the former capital city of Vijayanagara Empire, flourished in the 14th - 16th centuries. Now ruins extend over an area of 40...

Vaishali

The former capital city of Licchavi, flourished starting from the 6th century BC. Once prosperous capital of one of the first known democracies in...

Lothal

One of most important cities of the ancient Indus valley civilization. Built around 2400 BC as trading city with its dock - the oldest...

Dholavira

One of important sites of Harappan civilization, occupied from 2650 BC to 2100 BC. City had an area of 22 ha and was divided...

Cherumangadu Kudakkalparambu

A good example of the unusual "kodakkal" megaliths or umbrella stones - mushroom-like dolmens. Location, GPS coordinates: 10.6853 N 76.1216 E Categories: Megaliths Values: Archaeology, Visual Rating: Where is located? Asia, India, Kerala,...