Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Echternach Basilica

The history of Echternach Basilica has been unusually long and perplexed. This church has existed here for more than 1300 years, it has been...

Yamoussoukro Basilica of Our Lady of Peace

The largest basilica in the world - Yamoussoukro Basilica of Our Lady of Peace - was financed by the president of Côte d'Ivoire Félix...

Stonehenge

The word "megalith" brings one immediate association to many people around the world - Stonehenge. This archaeological monument certainly is a part of popculture....

A-Ma Temple

A-Ma Temple might be the oldestA building in Macau - built before the city developed. One should come here early in the morning -...

Arai Te Tonga – most sacred marae in Rarotonga

The story of Arai Te Tonga started around 1250 AD. According to local legends back then in the open sea met two groups of...

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...

Modjadji cycad forest

There are not many pure stands of cycads in the world. One of the most impressive ones is Modjadji Cycad forest in South Africa...

Ajanta Caves – rock cut Buddhist temples

Unique feature of Indian cultural heritage is rock-cut chambers - cave temples and monasteries. In total, we know more than 1,500 such temples spread...

St. Mary’s Church in Gdansk

For several long centuries the largest Lutheran church in the world was St. Mary's Church in Gdansk - an enormous structure built from brick...

Gatbawi

Four meters tall, rock-cut statue of Buddha on the summit of hill. Statue has a separate stone hat. Statue was made in the middle...