Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Man made wonders

Wonders which have been created (mainly) by man.

Persepolis

If one compares Persepolis to the marvels of modern architecture it becomes clear: not that much has been achieved over the last 2500 years....

Tonto Upper Cliff Dwelling

The largest ancient cliff dwelling in Tonto National Monument. An ancient structure with some 40 rooms in a natural alcove. It was developed and...

Kaesim Temple

A Buddhist temple, founded in 826, a repository of many Buddhist art items. Contains six buildings, built mainly in late medieval times. Location, GPS coordinates: 41.0541...

Yali Mandapam – Tiger Cave

So called Tiger Cave is amazing mandapa - rock-cut shrine or most likely - platform for other religious rituals, resembling a pavillion. This artwork...

Key Gompa

This monastery could be founded in the middle of the 11th century. The buildings of the monastery cover a steep hill, thus creating a...

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...

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...

Old Mill in Perth

Historical windmill, built in 1835. Next to it stands another, associated historical structure - Cottage. Location, GPS coordinates: 31.9661 S 115.8470 E Categories: Industrial and infrastructure heritage, Energy...

Broken Mammoth

One of the oldest archaeological sites in Alaska, inhabited in 9,000 - 10,000 BC. It is possible that inhabitants of Broken Mammoth hunted mammoths. Location,...

Mireuksa pagoda

One of the oldest pagodas in Korea, located in a temple which was founded in the times of Baekje Kingdom in 602 AD. This...