Monday, July 6, 2020

Archaeological wonders

Wonders created by man in prehistoric and ancient times.

Mummy Cave Ruins

Former Anasazi settlement below cliff overhang. These two caves were inhabited in 300 - 1300 AD. Here are structures with some 80 rooms, three...

Montezuma Castle

Very well preserved cliff dwelling, built by Sinagua people around 700 AD and occupied until 1400 AD. Occasional religious ceremonies take place here up...

Keet Seel

Abandoned Anasazi cliff dwelling, occupied in 1250, abandoned around 1300 AD. Here lived up to 150 people. Contains a circular tower, one of most...

Honanki cliff dwellings

Two pueblos in cliff overhangs, inhabited by Sinagua people in 1100 - 1300 AD. Numerous petroglyphs, even from 2000 BC, although most drawn by...

Betatakin

Abandoned Anasazi cliff dwelling, which once had up to 120 rooms for up to 125 people, now some 80 rooms remain. Located under a...

Antelope House

Impressive ruins of Anasazi settlement under cliff overhang. Abandoned around 1260. Nearby was Tomb of Weaver which contained a mummified body of old man. Location,...

Tonto National Monument – Lower Cliff Dwelling

The more visited of the two closely located cliff dwellings. Lower Cliff Dwelling had some 20 rooms and was developed and inhabited by the...

Ulupo Heiau

Enormous ancient temple with 55 by 43 m large platform. Walls of the platform rise up to 9 m tall. The temple reached the...

Pu’u Loa Petroglyphs

One of the largest petroglyph sites in Polynesia. Content of the images is linked to a cult of life. Location, GPS coordinates: 19.29194 N 155.12406 W Categories: Petroglyphs...

Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau

The largest heiau - ancient Hawaiian temple - in O'ahu. It was built in the 17th - 18th century and the area of the...