Monday, July 16, 2018

Rock cut architecture and sculptures

Coober Pedy dugouts

The best opals in the world are mined in the central part of South Australia. For some 100 years here exists Coober Pedy -...

Monte Brasil “Phoenician sanctuaries”

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

Petra

There are hundreds of magnificent ancient cities around the world but none is similar to Petra. This amazing city was developed by Nabateans in...

Great Sphinx of Giza

No one knows for sure why and when was built the largest monolithic statue in the world - the Great Sphinx of Giza. But...

Aramu Muru – the mystical portal

Some see here just an unfinished work of ancient stone masons. But many local legends tell something else - Aramu Muru is seen as...

10 most amazing ancient rock cut structures in India

The historical rock cut architecture of India is of unprecedented richness and variety. Several of Indian rock cut structures belong to the most amazing...

Pancha Rathas, Mahabalipuram

Pancha Rathas are some of the most surprising structures not only in Mahabalipuram but in the whole Southern India. This group of ornate, monolithic...

Masroor Rock Cut Temples (Masrur Temples)

Undeservedly little known wonder of Himalayas is an amazing temple complex - Masroor Temples. Surprisingly little is known about these unique structures, hewn more...

Dwarfie Stane

The central part of Hoy Island justifies the stereotypes about harsh, nordic, desolate Orkney Islands. Wild cliffs rise above the desert-like peatlands, no trees...

Rock cut architecture and sculptures

Outstanding rock cut architecture and sculpture around the world Here are selected some of the most surprising and interesting rock cut architecture and sculptures of...