Monday, July 15, 2019

Archaeological wonders

Wonders created by man in prehistoric and ancient times.

Masada

Best known monument of the Jewish resistance against foreign occupation is Masada - an impressive fortress not far from the Dead Sea. According to...

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...

Nimrud

It was almost 3 millenia ago when Nimrud was a sophisticated and splendid city - the capital of the great Assyrian Empire. The early 21st...

Merv

Nothing is forever - even Merv today is in ruins. This city existed for some 2000 years and for a while it was the...

Palmyra

One of the richest and most sophisticated cities of antiquity was Palmyra. Today one can only imagine what impression this beautiful city left on...

Patan Durbar Square

Nepal is much more than Himalaya. Patan Durbar Square in Kathmandu Valley clearly illustrates this - this ancient city is a treasure trove of...

Mahasthangarh

True wonder of the ancient past of Bangladesh is Mahasthangarh. This enormous city was founded at 300 BC or even earlier and served as...

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...

Somawathie Stupa

It happened in 1947 when Buddhist monk Sirimalwatte Piyaratana Thera with some other monks walked through the remote jungle in the northern part of...

Wassu stone circles

The small Gambia has its own archaeological mysteries. Northern coast of Gambia River is dotted with interesting megalithic landmarks - prehistoric stone circles. No...