Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Prehistoric and ancient shrines

Monte Brasil “Phoenician sanctuaries”

There are several small rock-cut chambers - so called Monte Brasil "Phoenician sanctuaries" - near the beautiful Renaissance town Angra do Heroísmo. Their origin...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Samseonghyeol

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

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...

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...

Marae Arahurahu

The reconstruction of the enormous Marae Arahurahu in 1953 has been a success - Tahiti obtained one more attractive destination of culture tourism and...

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...