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Arkaim: A Mysterious Prehistoric City in Russia

By |2019-10-28T00:31:05+03:00October 28th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , |

Arkaim is an archaeological site in Russia, situated in the steppe of the Southern Ural. It was discovered in 1987 by a team of archaeologists led by Gennady Zdanovich, preventing the planned flooding of the area for the creation of a reservoir. Arkaim is attributed [...]

Moai: Monolithic Human Figures on Easter Island

By |2019-10-03T00:30:13+03:00October 3rd, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , |

Moai are monolithic human figures carved by the Rapa Nui people on Easter Island in eastern Polynesia between the years 1250 and 1500. Nearly half are still at Rano Raraku, the main moai quarry, but hundreds were transported from there and set on stone platforms [...]

The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus

By |2019-09-09T00:42:25+03:00September 9th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Temple of Artemis or Artemision, also known less precisely as the Temple of Diana, was a Greek temple dedicated to an ancient, local form of the goddess Artemis. Temple of Artemis was located in Ephesus (near the modern town of Selçuk in present-day Turkey). [...]

What is a Medicine Wheel?

By |2019-07-13T03:19:00+03:00July 13th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , |

In some Native American cultures, the medicine wheel is a metaphor for a variety of spiritual concepts. A medicine wheel may also be a stone monument that illustrates this metaphor. Historically, the monuments were constructed by laying stones in a particular pattern on the ground-oriented [...]

Solomon’s Temple – One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

By |2019-07-11T05:41:08+03:00July 11th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , |

According to the Hebrew Bible, Solomon's Temple, also known as the First Temple. Solomon's Temple was the Holy Temple in ancient Jerusalem before its destruction by Nebuchadnezzar II after the Siege of Jerusalem of 587 BCE and its subsequent replacement with the Second Temple in [...]

The Great Pyramid of Giza

By |2019-06-15T04:53:40+03:00June 15th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , |

The Great Pyramid of Giza (also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops) is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza pyramid complex bordering present-day El Giza, Egypt. The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest of the [...]

Stonehenge: One of the Oldest Megalithic Structures on Earth

By |2018-11-20T02:11:11+03:00November 20th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Stonehenge, in many peoples' minds, is the most mysterious place in the world. This set of stones laid out in concentric rings and horseshoe shapes on the empty Salisbury Plain, is, at the age of 4,000 years, one of the oldest, and certainly best preserved, [...]

What are Ley Lines?

By |2018-11-13T21:08:11+03:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , |

Ley lines are apparent alignments of landmarks, religious sites, and man-made structures. The pseudoscientific belief that these apparent lines are not accidental speculates that they are straight navigable paths and have spiritual significance. The phrase was coined in 1921 by the amateur archaeologist Alfred Watkins, [...]

Newgrange: A Megalithic Passage-Tomb

By |2018-10-31T15:08:44+03:00October 31st, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Newgrange is a prehistoric monument in County Meath, Ireland, located 8 kilometers (5.0 mi) west of Drogheda on the north side of the River Boyne. It was built during the Neolithic period, around 3200 BC, making it older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids. The [...]

The Mysterious Underground City of Derinkuyu

By |2018-08-07T11:39:24+03:00August 7th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

In the Cappadocia region of Turkey there is a town called Derinkuyu; and beneath Derinkuyu there is a city, vast and deep, of ancient design, preserved to this day. The mystery of who built it and why remains, although scholars have their theories. The region [...]