donderdag, 28 mei 2020

Sigirya, Citadel in the Sky in Sri Lanka

Als je in de omgeving van Sigiriya in de binnenlanden van Sri Lanka komt zie je van verre een grote rots in het landschap...

The remarkable city of Teohuacan in Mexico

Not far from Mexico City lies one of the most remarkable places in the world, the ancient city of Teohuacan. This old site is...

Nazca lines, mysterious designs in the deserts of Peru

Between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountains in Peru lies an area of desert with very large and unusual patterns of lines in...

The Motya Charioteer

2,500 years ago the tiny island of Motya (or Mozia), just off the south-west coast of Sicily, was an important Phoenician city....

Coronavirus: Cerne Abbas Giant given face mask

One of the most famous of all hillside chalk figures in England has been adorned with a face mask to prevent him...

Krapina – Neanderthal museum in Croatia

In 1895 the bones of at least 23 Neanderthals were found in a rock shelter on Hušnjakovo Brdo (Hušnjak Hill) to the...

Neanderthal buried with flowers

Recent excavations in Kurdish Iraq have uncovered the remains of an ‘articulated’ skeleton - one where the bones are still arranged in...

Ötzi’s last journey

Ötzi is Europe's oldest known human mummy, a man who died around 3,300 BC at the age of 45. His body was...

Lanyon Quoit, a dolmen in Cornwall, England

The dolmen known as Lanyon Quoit lies a few kilometres southeast of Morvah in Cornwall. In 1815 the dolmen collapsed during a...

Prehistoric monument in Turkey older than Göbeklitepe

Turkish archaeologists have discovered a unique prehistoric settlement which is probably older than the famous prehistoric site at Göbeklitepe, some 300 kilometres...