Monday, June 1, 2020

Prehistoric and ancient cemeteries

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...

Tomb of King Muryeong

Burial of the ruler of Baekje Kingdom in 501 - 523 AD. This tomb was found intact and has been one of the most...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Haman tumuli (Malisan tumuli)

Hundreds of smaller and larger burial mounds - burials of the kings and nobleman of Gaya state. Location, GPS coordinates: 35.2717 N 128.4061 E Categories: Cairns and mounds,...

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...

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...

Pentre Ifan

One of the most romantic and beautiful places in Wales is Pentre Ifan. This is one of the best preserved Neolithic dolmens in Wales. It...