The Mayans

The Mayans are another ancient culture that were mainly located around the area that is now Mexico. The Mayan culture was most notable from the first millennium AD, and there are still some examples of the language and traditions in use today. It is believed that the decline of the Mayans was mainly due to climate change in the Yucatan region and internecine warfare. This and the resultant famine resulted in the abandonment of the city centres. Many of the remains of the cities that were deserted are still able…

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Uluru, Australia’s best known monolith

Uluru, or as it used to be known as Ayres Rock, is located in central Australia and is possible the best known natural monolith in central Australia. Uluru (or Ayers Rock) is one of Australia’s most recognizable natural icons, located 335 km (208 miles) south west of the nearest large town, Alice Springs. It is the largest monolith in the world. The world-renowned sandstone formation stands 348 meter (1,142 foot) high and measures 9.4 km (5.8 miles) in circumference. The rock undergoes dramatic color changes with its normally terracotta hue gradually changing to blue…

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New Stonehenge type monolith found

Archaeologists have discovered a mysterious Stonehenge-style monolith in the deep sea off the coast of Sicily, shedding new light on the earliest civilizations in the Mediterranean basin. Broken in two parts, the 3.2-foot-long monolith has a rather regular shape and features three holes of similar diameter. One, which can be found at its end, crosses it completely from part to part, the others appear at two sides of the massive stone. Such features leave no doubt that the monolith was man-made some 10,000 years ago. “There are no reasonable known…

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Newgrange

Although not the oldest passage tomb in Ireland, Newgrange is without doubt Irelands best known prehistoric monument. Dated to around 3200 BC, Newgrange is 1,000 older than Stonehenge and centuries older than the great pyramids of Egypt. The earliest passage tombs in Ireland are on the west coast in County Sligo and their construction and design developed as they spread across to the east coast culminating in the great complex at the Boyne Valley. The tombs of this complex include the great monuments at Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth. The Boyne…

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The Giza pyramids

The Giza pyramids, are located on the west bank of the Nile river in Egypt. They are reported ads being constructed 5000 years ago, and even though this is the accepted time frame of them being build, there are some who believe they are actually much older. Some people believe that these were actually built by alien technology rather terran technology. I find this a little too far out to fully believe, as I feel that even though we don’t necesssarely have the technology to build them today, there is…

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Megaliths

Megaliths are located in many locations around the globe, most of them being in europe, and have a tremendous amount of folklore surrounding them. Despite the large amount of folklore that surrounds the the better known megaliths, there is even more curious phenomena around the sites. Modern science has endeavoured to explore many of the more profound occurrences, and because of not being able to repeat the experience, of gather the reported observations, it is unable to confirm that these, and other mysterious things happen at theses locations. The is…

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