Friday, December 13, 2019

Prehistoric and ancient cemeteries

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,...

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...

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...

Ala-Tey burial ground

Burial mound from Xiongnu period from the 2nd century BC - 1st century AD. Here have been made very rich, unlooted burials of Huns...

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,...

Goryeong Jisandong Tumuli

A group of nobleman's burials from the Daegaya period, built in the 4th - 6th century AD. Thus far are known 704 burials with...

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...

Terezin burial ground

Burial mound from the 2nd century BC - 1st century AD. Here have been made very interesting finds of Hun culture including a body...

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...

Tokhung-ri Mausoleum

A royal burial mound, built in 408 AD. Contains decorative paintings showing daily scenes and star constellations. Location, GPS coordinates: 38.9609 N 125.4499 E Categories: Prehistoric and ancient...