Thursday, May 23, 2019

Man made wonders

Wonders which have been created (mainly) by man.

Inuksuk Point (Enukso Point)

One of the symbols of Canada is inuksuk, often called also - inukshuk. Although this kind of monuments is not entirely unique to Canada,...

Bhimbetka cave shelters

It is amazing and even hard to grasp - Bhimbetka Caves have recorded the human history over some 300,000 years - or may be...

Jata Shankar, Pachmarhi

One of main attraction points of the beautiful surroundings of Panchmarhi town is a natural monument, site of legends and shrine - Jata Shankar. Legend Legend...

Armamalai Cave – Jain temple with ancient paintings

The beautiful paintings of Armamalai Cave were brought to the knowledge of Western researchers comparatively recently - in the late 1960s - early 1970s. This...

Cathedral of Santa Maria and San Donato

One of the oldest churches in the Venetian lagooon is the Santa Maria and San Donato Cathedral, Murano. It seems to be little changed...

Ankai-Tankai hill forts

There is not too much known about the early history of the impressive twin forts - Ankai-Tankai hill forts. Nowadays both wonderful table-top mountains serve...

Stone labyrinths of Bolshoi Zayatsky Island

Labyrinths are rare and valuable archaeological monuments. Approximately 300 have been preserved in the world. The 13 - 14 Bolshoi Zayatsky Island stone labyrinths belong...

Fortifications and defensive walls

Outstanding ancient fortifications and defensive walls around the world Below are listed some ancient fortifications (e.g. made by vanished cultures of more than 1000 years...

Jain shrines

Outstanding Jain shrines and other monuments of Jain religion around the world Jain shrines below are arranged by age. Udayagiri Caves, Khandagiri Caves - India, Orissa....

Judaism monuments

Outstanding Judaism monuments around the world Israel, Palestine Cave of the Patriarchs - Palestine, Hebron. A system of rock cut passages under Hebron's old city, below...