Friday, January 18, 2019

Archaeological wonders

Wonders created by man in prehistoric and ancient times.

Tulja Lena, Junnar

There are more than 200 ancient rock-cut temples in area around Junnar. Four main groups of these temples are Tuljalena Caves to the west,...

Ancient and medieval Indian cave paintings – online encyclopedia

List of Indian cave paintings - natural and man made caves with ancient and medieval paintings A rich cultural heritage spanning thousands of years, Indian...

Ankai-Tankai Caves

The steep hills of Satmala Range south from Manmad hide numerous exciting monuments of nature and history. Some of the most impressive and exciting...

Murugan Temple, Thiruparankundram

South-west from Madurai there is granite hill rising like an enormous elephant 300 metres above the surrounding plain and visible far away. Here is...

Great Sphinx of Giza

No one knows for sure why and when was built the largest monolithic statue in the world - the Great Sphinx of Giza. But...

Abandoned cities and towns

Outstanding abandoned cities and towns around the world Here are selected some of the most impressive and interesting abandoned cities and towns of the the...

Pancha Rathas, Mahabalipuram

Pancha Rathas are some of the most surprising structures not only in Mahabalipuram but in the whole Southern India. This group of ornate, monolithic...

Gorakhgad Caves

Gorakhnath Cave Temple is located in a deep cave on southern slope of Gorakhgad Hill - it is large enough to take some 50...

Bhaja Caves

Significant monument of art, architecture and history is a group of exquisite rock cut chambers at the valley of Indrayani River – Bhaja Caves....

Sittanavasal Cave (Chithannavasal Cave) and Eladipattam

Some of the best cave paintings of medieval India are located in Sittanavasal Cave in Tamil Nadu. This rock-cut Jain monastery contains artwork comparable...