Monday, November 18, 2019

Rock cut architecture and sculptures

Lalitankura Pallavesvara Griham

The 83 m high cliff in the centre of Trichy (Tiruchirappalli) city - Rockfort - contains several exciting monuments of the past. One of...

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...

Pateshwar Temple

Pateshwar has at least 8 ancient cave temples and numerous stone carvings, including more than 1000 Shivalings. Location, GPS coordinates: 17.6116 N 74.0636 E Categories: Hindu shrines, Rock...

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...

Manmod Caves, Junnar

Area around Junnar contains more than 200 ancient rock-cut temples. Main four groups of these temples are Manmod Caves to the south-east, Shivner Caves...

Ramanuja Mandapam

One of the numerous rock-cut cave temples in Mahabalipuram is Ramanuja Mandapam. It has been shaped approximately in 640 - 674 AD. Front of the...

Pandav Leni Caves

Well known attraction of the vicinities of Nashik city is Pandav Leni Caves - rock-cut Buddhist temples. The most used name of these caves...

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...

Dharmaraja Mandapa, Mahabalipuram

The simple, even ascetic Dharmaraja Mandapa is somewhat less noticed rock-cut temple in Mahabalipuram. This temple is located near the Olakkannesvara Temple and an interesting,...

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 the the...