Monday, February 17, 2020

Prehistoric and ancient cemeteries

Little Salt Spring

Water filled, 61 m deep sinkhole. At the depth of 3 m, the water becomes anoxic. Thanks to this in the sinkhole – spring...

Dwarfie Stane

The central part of Hoy Island justifies the stereotypes about harsh, nordic, desolate Orkney Islands. Wild cliffs rise above the desert-like peatlands, no trees...

Kija’s Tomb

A medieval burial hill. According to legends here is buried Jizi, the legendary first ruler of ancient Gojoseon and founder of Pyongyang in the...

Junapani stone circles

Group of some 300 megalithic stone circles. Burials in the circles are rich with iron items and sherds of ornamented pottery. Location, GPS coordinates: 21.1982 N...

Roopkund – Skeleton Lake

There is mysterious lake in the magnificent Gharval Himalaya - Roopkund. For more than 1000 years around the lake lie several hundreds of dead...

Meayll Hill (Mull Hill) Stone Circle

The original Manx name of the amazing Meayll Hill Stone Circle is Lhiaght ny Virragh - "cairn of the pointed rock". According to local...

Gold Crown Tomb (Geumgwanchong)

One of the Royal tombs of Gyeongju - large tumulus which was built in the 5th or 6th century AD. This tomb was very...

Cheonmachong

One of the Royal tombs of Gyeongju - large tumulus which was built in the 5th or 6th century AD. This 12.7 m tall...

Barclodiad y Gawres

Barclodiad y Gawres passage grave is rebuilt and to large extent consists of concrete, but it holds a unique value - six stones with...

Mahurzari Stone Circles

Group of some 200 megalithic stone circles, most likely used for burials during the early Iron Age. In some stones have been made cup-marks. Location,...