Sunday, April 21, 2019

Man made wonders

Wonders which have been created (mainly) by man.

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...

Islamic shrines

Outstanding mosques and other Islamic shrines around the world Below are listed some of most important, impressive and beautiful Islamic shrines and other monuments of...

Christian monasteries

Outstanding Christian monasteries around the world Below are listed some of most important, impressive and beautiful Christian monasteries of the world, as arranged by region...

Religious architecture

Outstanding religious architecture around the world Below are listed some of most important, impressive and beautiful religious monuments of the world: Europe France Basilica of St.Denis - France,...