Friday, January 10, 2020

Prehistoric and ancient shrines

Baboquivari Cave

Sacred cave of Tohono O'Odham people, center of their cosmology. According to their beliefs here lives I'itoi - protector of the people. Nearby are...

Ulupo Heiau

Enormous ancient temple with 55 by 43 m large platform. Walls of the platform rise up to 9 m tall. The temple reached the...

Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau

The largest heiau - ancient Hawaiian temple - in O'ahu. It was built in the 17th - 18th century and the area of the...

Pu’ukohola Heiau

The last and one of the largest ancient Hawaiian temples, built sometimes around 1790. The enormous stone platform is an impressive element of landscape. Location,...

Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau

Site where those who broke the law could avoid death sentence. This tradition continued up to the early 19th century. Reconstructed temple, residence site...

Necker Island in Hawaii

This small, remote, uninhabited island contains 33 stone shrines and many stone artifacts. Archaeologists believe that this island was used for ceremonial purposes. This is...

Samseonghyeol

Three mysterious holes in the ground in Jeju City. According to legends from these holes came semigods - founders of the ancient Tamna state...

Tahtzibichen Labyrinth

A natural cave labyrinth, Mayan site. Contains stone temples, small pyramids, sculptures, ceramics, human remains. Part of caves is inundated. Location, GPS coordinates: 20.8979 N 89.6087...

Balankanche Caves

A network of sacred Mayan caves, contains large selection of ancient pottery and idols in their original locations. Location, GPS coordinates: 20.6587 N 88.5349 W Categories: Caves, Prehistoric...

Sacred Cenote in Chichen Itza

Human sacrifice site of the ancient Mayan Chichen Itza city. In deposits discovered huge amounts of gold and jade artefacts as well as human...