Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Ha’amonga ‘a Maui (Trilithon) and ‘esi Maka Fa’akinanga

One of the most unusual megalithic monuments in Pacific is Ha'amonga 'a Maui in Tonga. It has no analogues regarding its construction, shape and...

Rano Raraku quarry

One of the visually most impressive megalithic monuments of the world. Rano Raraku served as a mine of moai, used sometimes around 1200 - 1700...

Crystal River Rock Art

Three large upright boulders with petrolgyphs. These carved images resemble humans. Possible time of creation – 100 BC. Nearby are burial mounds, platforms. Location, GPS...

Murujuga stone arrangements

Diverse stone settings including tall menhirs, circular stone settings. Many stones are covered with petroglyphs. Location, GPS coordinates: 20.6456 S 116.7630 E Categories: Megaliths Values: Archaeology, Visual Rating: Where is located? Australia and...

Marae Arahurahu

The reconstruction of the enormous Marae Arahurahu in 1953 has been a success - Tahiti obtained one more attractive destination of culture tourism and...

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...

La Hougue Bie

Highly unusual archaeological monument is La Hougue Bie - enormous, artificial earth mound. It hides 18.6 m long passage lined with enormous stones. This...

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...

Cherumangadu Kudakkalparambu

A good example of the unusual "kodakkal" megaliths or umbrella stones - mushroom-like dolmens. Location, GPS coordinates: 10.6853 N 76.1216 E Categories: Megaliths Values: Archaeology, Visual Rating: Where is located? Asia, India, Kerala,...

Ķintu Aka

Although little known internationally, there are megalithic monuments in Latvia. One of the most mysterious and unusual ones is Ķintu Aka - Kinti Well. Well...