Mexico Sacred Sites and Religious Places - Religious and Historical Attractions in Mexico. Below is an illustrated index of the sacred sites and religious places in Mexico profiled so far on Sacred Destinations, listed in alphabetical order by name.
Please note this list is far from comprehensive - many more great sites remain to be added. You can also view these sites on an interactive map of Mexico. Ooparts: Out of place Artefacts. The topic of dinosaur and human footprints side by side sends an understandable shudder down the spines of Geologists worldwide, but try as they might to turn their back on it, the subject just won't go away.
There are of course several fully accepted cases of fossilised human footprints but they all date from before Mary Leaky's discovery of the 'Lucy' footprint in Laetoli, which is estimated at 3.7 million years old. Places. Egyptian Pyramids and Temples of Egypt with Maps. How Old is the Sphinx? The head of the Sphinx emerging from the sand The Great Sphinx of Giza is one of the most recognizable man-made objects in the world.
Despite this, it is also one of the most mysterious man-made objects in the world. Even if you accept the general consensus of who built the Sphinx, when and why, you are still left with many questions that have not been, or cannot be, answered. Great Pyramid of Giza. 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 Necropolis bordering what is now El Giza, Egypt.
It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact. Based on a mark in an interior chamber naming the work gang and a reference to fourth dynasty Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu, Egyptologists believe that the pyramid was built as a tomb over a 10 to 20-year period concluding around 2560 BC. Initially at 146.5 metres (481 feet), the Great Pyramid was the tallest man-made structure in the world for over 3,800 years. Originally, the Great Pyramid was covered by casing stones that formed a smooth outer surface; what is seen today is the underlying core structure.
The Pyramids of Egypt. Chinese Pyramids Evidence of Alien Visitors ~ 2012 CHANGES ARE NOW. Mysterious Pyramid Baffles Chinese Scientists. No one seems to know the origin or the meaning behind a mysterious pyramid that sits atop Mount Baigong in western China that local legends claim is an alien UFO launch tower.
Nine scientists form the team that will travel to the western province of Qinghai and the mouth of this 165-198 foot tall structure known as the “ET Relics.” “The pyramid has three caves with openings shaped like triangles on its façade and is filled with red-hued pipes leading into the mountain and a nearby salt water lake,” says China’s state-run Xinhua agency. To add to the mystery, iron debris and unusually shaped stones are scattered about the desolate area. “The theory that the pyramid was created by extra terrestrials is “understandable and worth looking into…but scientific means must be employed to prove whether or not it is true,” says Yang Ji, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. On the beach at nearby Toson Lake, many strangely-shaped iron pipes lay amid the sands and rocks.
Lost Cities. There isn't anything quite as chilling as a city bereft of its inhabitants.
A silent array of towers, walls and houses, without voices or the hubbub of everyday life. A place solely constructed to shelter people, that now has no purpose. Oak Island Mystery. One can only wonder what would have happened if young Daniel McGinnis had chosen to go exploring somewhere else on that fateful day in the summer of 1795. Lalibela [The Mystery of Ethiopia's Extraordinary Excavated Churches] Skip to comments.
Lalibela [The Mystery of Ethiopia's Extraordinary Excavated Churches] Sacred Destinations ^ Posted on Thu Mar 3 15:48:08 2011 by marshmallow. Machu Picchu « WeirdSciences. Machu Picchu (Quechua: Machu Picchu, “Old mountain”) is a pre-Columbian Inca site located 2,400 meters (7,875 ft) above sea level.
It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, which is 80 km (50 mi) northwest of Cusco. Often referred to as “The Lost City of the Incas”, Machu Picchu is probably the most familiar symbol of the Inca Empire. It was built around the year 1450, but abandoned a hundred years later, at the time of the Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire. Forgotten for centuries, the site was brought to worldwide attention in 1911 by Hiram Bingham, an American historian. Since then, Machu Picchu has become an important tourist attraction.
Machu Picchu was built in the classical Inca style, with polished dry-stone walls. Rosslyn Chapel and 2012. Ancient underwater cities being found that are 10,000 years old. Lost city 'could rewrite history' By BBC News Online's Tom Housden The remains of what has been described as a huge lost city may force historians and archaeologists to radically reconsider their view of ancient human history.
Sunken Cities Of The Ancient World. Lost World under the North Sea. It also serves as a warning for the scale of impact that climate change can cause, Professor Gaffney says.
Human communities would have lost their homelands as the rising water began to encroach upon the wide, low-lying plains. "At times this change would have been insidious and slow - but at times, it could have been terrifyingly fast. It would have been very traumatic for these people," he says. Famous Ancient Sunken Cities Around the World (PHOTOS) Ruins of numerous such cities, submerged beneath the sea, have been discovered across the world. Most of these finds were a result of the constant effort to find the fictional and lost city of Atlantis, which has many assumptions associated with its actual existence. In March last year, researchers claimed that Atlantis may be found in the marshlands of the Dona Ana Park, southwest Spain, while few months later another research team likened an ancient 56-million-year-old landscape found submerged beneath the North Atlantic Ocean, west of the Orkney-Shetland Islands, to Atlantis.
In 1999, British historian and cartographer Jim Allen claimed that the legendary lost city of Atlantis was located where present-day Quillacas is. Be it a myth or fact, the existence of Atlantis that possibly got swamped in a massive tsunami in 9600 BC remains to be based on various hypotheses. Ancient Underwater Sunken Cities. The general population of the world has no idea about these sunken cities, some call them the cities of Atlantis; but thats just myth.
These sunken cities predate all other knownÂ civilizationsÂ on earth by thousands of years, so what exactly does that mean? Well it means we are entirely wrong about the history of humanÂ civilization, a host of people will tell you these cities are related to celestial help, basically aliens. I’m not saying I believe that but I do find these 3 sunken cities to be extremely interesting. There are hundreds of smaller sunken cities that have been found around the world, usually attributed to the hunt to find Atlantis, but these are true cities that existed in a time we thought we where all living in caves. The Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The Stone Circles of Cumbria and the Lake District. Megalithic Sites - Megalithic Sites of the World. An introduction to Bruce Bedlam and Stonehenge. Carnac stones. Coral Castle.
History According to the Coral Castle's own promotional material, Edward Leedskalnin was jilted by his 16-year-old fiancée Agnes Scuffs in Latvia, just one day before the wedding. Leaving for America, he came down with allegedly terminal tuberculosis, but spontaneously healed, stating that magnets had some effect on his disease. Edward spent over 28 years building the Coral Castle, refusing to allow anyone to view him while he worked. A few teenagers claimed to have witnessed his work, reporting that he had caused the blocks of coral to move like hydrogen balloons.
Mohenjo-daro. Ancient City Found in India, Irradiated from Atomic Blast. Radiation still so intense, the area is highly dangerous. A heavy layer of radioactive ash in Rajasthan, India, covers a three-square mile area, ten miles west of Jodhpur. Scientists are investigating the site, where a housing development was being built. Vitrification. Sacred Caves. Throughout history, primitive peoples have made use of caves for shelter, burial, or as religious sites.
Since items placed in caves are protected from the climate and scavenging animals, which means caves are an archaeological treasure house for learning about indigenous people. Cave paintings are of particular interest. Ancient Observatories: Chaco Canyon. Mysterious and Sacred Places. Ziggurat of Ur-Nammu: Most Intriguing Mysteries of Lost Civilizations. The best unexplained and unusual historical mysteries. Most Puzzling Ancient Artifacts.
Top 10 Civilizations That Mysteriously Disappeared. Throughout our history, most civilizations have either met a slow demise or were wiped out by natural disasters or invasion. But there are a few societies whose disappearance has scholars truly stumped: 10. 'Time Traveler' Caught In 1928 Charlie Chaplin Film? Sacred Sites: Places of Peace and Power. Researchers Discover New Lineage of Ancient Human. Mount Hermon. Bermuda Triangle. Riddles of the sand. Money Pit Mystery.