Friday, March 22, 2019

Archaeological wonders

Wonders created by man in prehistoric and ancient times.

Nusa Roviana hillfort and shrines

By the end of the 19th century British administration of Solomon Islands got weary from the constant head hunting expeditions organized by chiefs of...

Joya de Cerén (Joya de Ceren)

Many centuries ago the Mayan village, now called Joya de Ceren, experienced sudden disaster - the eruption of nearby Loma volcano covered the village...

Marae Arahurahu

The reconstruction of the enormous Marae Arahurahu in 1953 has been a success - Tahiti obtained one more attractive destination of culture tourism and...

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...

Thanale Caves

Just like many other early Buddhist rock-cut temples, Thanale Caves are located next to trade route, leading inland from the ancient port Chaul. These...

Shivneri Caves, Junnar

Area around Junnar contains more than 200 ancient rock-cut temples. Main four groups of these temples are Shivneri Caves to the south-west, Manmod Caves...

Nanumanga Fire Caves

The signs of the fire on the walls and charred coral fragments on the floor of Nuanumanga Fires Caves wouldn’t represent anything unusual if...

Arai Te Tonga – most sacred marae in Rarotonga

The story of Arai Te Tonga started around 1250 AD. According to local legends back then in the open sea met two groups of...

Gavi Gangadhareshwara

As if making monolithic rock-cut temples is not complex enough, ancient Indian architects and stone cutters outclassed themselves when making the Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple...

Persepolis

If one compares Persepolis to the marvels of modern architecture it becomes clear: not that much has been achieved over the last 2500 years....