Monday, July 16, 2018

Archaeological wonders

Wonders created by man in prehistoric and ancient times.

Hisarya walled Roman town

For millenia people are attracted to the hot springs in Hisarya town. Almost two thousand years ago the town was taken by Roman Empire...

Blakitnaja Krynica (Blue Well)

The most powerful spring on East European Plain, most likely, is Blakitnaja Krynica. This Belarussian spring emits some 60 liters of crystal clear water...

Skellig Michael monastery

A true gem of the medieval Ireland is monastery on Skellig Michael. Early Christian monasteries are known to be built in weird and almost...

Mnajdra

One of world's oldest stone structures is Mnajdra - a group of three prehistoric temples which were built with great skill many centuries before...

Gorham’s Cave

The impressive Rock of Gibraltar hides many secrets but some of the most intriguing are linked to Gorham's Cave. This could be the last...

Monte Brasil “Phoenician sanctuaries”

There are several small rock-cut chambers - so called Monte Brasil "Phoenician sanctuaries" - near the beautiful Renaissance town Angra do HeroĆ­smo. Their origin...

Masada

Best known monument of the Jewish resistance against foreign occupation is Masada - an impressive fortress not far from the Dead Sea. According to...

Petra

There are hundreds of magnificent ancient cities around the world but none is similar to Petra. This amazing city was developed by Nabateans in...

Nimrud

It was almost 3 millenia ago when Nimrud was a sophisticated and splendid city - the capital of the great Assyrian Empire. The early 21st...

Merv

Nothing is forever - even Merv today is in ruins. This city existed for some 2000 years and for a while it was the...