Friday, February 7, 2020

Prehistoric and ancient shrines

Nagarjuni Caves

Often Nagarjuni Caves are joined with the nearby Barabar Caves in one group of monuments. They share many similarities and have several unique peculiarities....

Barabar Caves

Most likely no other country in the world is that rich with exquisite cave temples as India – there are more than 1000 locations...

Kaaba and Masjid-al-Haram

The history of the mysterious Kaaba started long before Islam and this could be one of the oldest active shrines in the world. Today...

Fontaine-de-Vaucluse (Vaucluse Spring)

The largest spring in France and one of the most powerful springs in the world is Fontaine-de-Vaucluse. This outstanding monument of nature is also...

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...

La Hougue Bie

Highly unusual archaeological monument is La Hougue Bie - enormous, artificial earth mound. It hides 18.6 m long passage lined with enormous stones. This...

Nusa Roviana hillfort and shrines

By the end of the 19th-century British administration of Solomon Islands got weary from the constant headhunting expeditions organized by chiefs of New Georgia...

Kaali Crater

One of the most recent impact craters on Earth is Kaali Crater in Estonia. This large crater formed some 4 - 7.6 thousand years...

Mnajdra

One of world's oldest stone structures is Mnajdra - a group of three prehistoric temples which were built with great skill many centuries before...

Stonehenge

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