Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Archaeological wonders

Wonders created by man in prehistoric and ancient times.

Igeum-dong

Prehistoric settlement and necropolis with megaliths. Site was inhabited in 700 - 550 BC. Site includes 63 burials, including burials of high-ranked people and...

Jungnim-ri Dolmens (Gochang Dolmens)

Group of some of the most impressive of the numerous South Korean dolmens, their capstones weigh up to 225 tons. In this area are...

Tehuacan stone snakes (tecuates)

Unusual and impressive travertine formations. These formations mark the lime deposits of ancient channels. The soil has weathered away leaving the hardened lime as...

Xochimilco

Unique monument of urban planning, inherited from Aztec times. Here has been preserved the network of ancient channels with chinampas – island gardens. Channels...

Tetzcotzingo

One of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. Imperial summer gardens for Aztec emperors of nearby Texcoco. Developed in the 15th century as...

Las de Paquimé

The most impressive ruins of the so called Casas Grandes monuments. Remnants of ancient settlement from 1130 – 1300 AD. Gradually evolved into multi-storied...

Tula (Mexico)

Largest ancient city in central Mexico in the 9th – 10th centuries AD. Capital of Toltecs at 980 AD, destroyed sometimes in 1168 –...

Xochicalco

Remnants of a fortified city - an important urban center in 700 – 900 AD. Contains large structures entirely covered with sculptural work of...

El Tajin, Mexico

One of the most important ancient cities of Mesoamerica. Flourished in 600 – 1200 AD, inhabited by people of diverse nationalities. Impressive monuments are...

Cantona

Remnants of heavily fortified ancient Mesoamerican city from 600 – 1000 AD. Unusual due to high concentration of ballcourts – 24 found so far....