Friday, January 18, 2019

Archaeological wonders

Wonders created by man in prehistoric and ancient times.

Karahunj (Zorats Karer)

One of the best known and most interesting archaeological landmarks in Armenia is Karahunj, often called Zorats Karer. Most likely this is settlement and...

Škocjan caves

The giant Škocjan caves belong to the most interesting caves in the world, with several exceptional qualities. This magnificent natural landmark has served as...

Kaaba and Masjid-al-Haram

The history of the mysterious Kaaba started long before Islam and this could be one of the oldest active shrines in the world. Today...

Kaali Crater

One of the most recent impact craters on Earth is Kaali Crater in Estonia. This large crater formed some 4 - 7.6 thousand years...

Hato Caves

Some of the most popular tourist attractions on Curaçao are Hato Caves. This comparatively small cave and its vicinities are rich with interesting things...

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...

El Mirador – ancient Maya metropolis

The thick forest cover in the heart of the ancient land of Maya could not cover these giant buildings - even thousands of years...

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...

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...

Aramu Muru – the mystical portal

Some see here just an unfinished work of ancient stone masons. But many local legends tell something else - Aramu Muru is seen as...