donderdag, 16 september 2021

Tassili n’Ajjer National Park, Algeria

Tassili n'Ajjer, or “Plateau of Rivers”, is a vast sandstone plateau in south-east Algeria, at the borders of Libya, Niger and Mali. Covering an area...

Sanchi, best preserved Buddhist stupa in India

India is known mainly for its Hinduism but the country was also the birthplace of Buddhism. There are still many Buddhist monuments and one...

Bagan, city of 2000 temples in Myanmar

Bagan, sometimes called Pagan, is one of the oldest major cities in Myanmar (formerly called Burma). It is world famous because of the many...

The Longmen Grottoes in China

This buddhist complex of caves or grottoes lies approximately 15 kilometres south of the Chinese city of Luoyang. Work began at Longmen in the...

Dolmens and drones – hunebeds from the air

Thanks to new technology, you can now take a virtual tour of all 52 hunebeds in Drenthe without leaving home. Drone-mounted cameras allow you...

Øm Jættestue, an enormous dolmen in Denmark

This is one of the largest dolmens in Denmark and can be found southwest of Roskilde on the island of Seeland. It dates from...

Dolmen at Øm in Roskilde, Denmark

This dolmen is still completely covered by a grassy mound. It consists of a chamber 7 metres long, built from 15 uprights supporting 4...

Unusual pyramid monument found in the Lebanon

A pyramid-shaped burial monument found in the Lebanon is believed to be 1,500 years older than the Great Pyramid of Cheops (Khufu) in Egypt....

Archaeological open air museum in Lejre, Denmark

This museum, not far from Roskilde, tells the story of 10,000 years of Danish history. The buildings here are life-sized reproductions set in a...

‘Prehistoric’ granaries in Senegal

While travelling in different parts of Senegal (West Africa) I frequently came across grain stores which were very similar to the copies of prehistoric...