Thursday, May 23, 2019

Archaeological wonders

Wonders created by man in prehistoric and ancient times.

Ravana Phadi, Aihole

Aihole - the ancient capital of Chalukya dynasty - contains more than 125 temples and many among these temples are cut in the rock....

Ramanuja Mandapam

One of the numerous rock-cut cave temples in Mahabalipuram is Ramanuja Mandapam. It has been shaped approximately in 640 - 674 AD. Front of the...

Ankai-Tankai hill forts

There is not too much known about the early history of the impressive twin forts - Ankai-Tankai hill forts. Nowadays both wonderful table-top mountains serve...

Masroor Rock Cut Temples (Masrur Temples)

Undeservedly little known wonder of Himalayas is an amazing temple complex - Masroor Temples. Surprisingly little is known about these unique structures, hewn more...

Kuda Caves

There is a group of ancient rock-cut Buddhist caves in central Maharashtra, near the sea, at Janjira creek. These are Kuda Caves - 26...

Ķintu Aka

Although little known internationally, there are megalithic monuments in Latvia. One of the most mysterious and unusual ones is Ķintu Aka - Kinti Well. Well...

Angkor Wat

The largest religious monument in the world is Angkor Wat. This gorgeous temple complex was constructed in the first half of the 12th century...

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...

Østerlars Church, Bornholm

Don't be mislead by the small size of Østerlars Church - this small building holds amazing values of art and history and... also some...

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....