Saturday, September 14, 2019

Archaeological wonders

Wonders created by man in prehistoric and ancient times.

Ala-Tey burial ground

Burial mound from Xiongnu period from the 2nd century BC - 1st century AD. Here have been made very rich, unlooted burials of Huns...

Terezin burial ground

Burial mound from the 2nd century BC - 1st century AD. Here have been made very interesting finds of Hun culture including a body...

Uluru (Ayers Rock)

One of Australian symbols, enormous and visually very impressive sandstone inselberg, 348 meters high and 9.4 km in circumference. Sacred place to local Aborigene...

Koonalda Cave

This cave is richly decorated with approximately 20,000 years old drawings over area of thousands of square meters. Part of the cave flooded as...

Tokhung-ri Mausoleum

A royal burial mound, built in 408 AD. Contains decorative paintings showing daily scenes and star constellations. Location, GPS coordinates: 38.9609 N 125.4499 E Categories: Prehistoric and ancient...

Kija’s Tomb

A medieval burial hill. According to legends here is buried Jizi, the legendary first ruler of ancient Gojoseon and founder of Pyongyang in the...

Kangso Three Tombs

Three mounds - mausoleums from the 7th century. Contain murals, which show mythical beings. Location, GPS coordinates: 38.9610 N 125.4277 E Categories: Cairns and mounds, Prehistoric and ancient...

Dangun Mausoleum (Tangun)

A purported tomb of Dangun - the founder of the first Korean kingdom. The enormous complex includes the 22 m high and 50 m...

Anak Tomb No.3. (Kogukwon Mausoleum)

A mausoleum of Goguryeo from 357 AD, with valuable inscriptions and fine murals. Location, GPS coordinates: 38.4491 N 125.5082 E Categories: Prehistoric and ancient cemeteries Values: Archaeology, Art, Visual Rating: Where is...

Chongbang Fortress (Jŏngbang)

Ruins of an enormous mountain fortress, built to protect Pyongyang some millenia ago. Reconstructed in 1632. 12 km long walls, which are 6 -...