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Coordinates : 33°45′N 44°45′E / 33.750°N 44.750°E / 33.750; 44.750 Eshnunna (modern Tell Asmar in Diyala Governorate , Iraq ) was an ancient Sumerian (and later Akkadian ) city and city-state in central Mesopotamia . Although situated in the Diyala Valley north-east of Sumer proper, the city nonetheless belonged securely within the Sumerian cultural milieu. The tutelary deity of the city was Tishpak (Tišpak). [ edit ] History
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The iron pillar of Delhi The Iron Pillar located in Delhi , India, is a 7 m (23 ft) column in the Qutub complex , notable for the rust-resistant composition of the metals used in its construction. The pillar has attracted the attention of archaeologists and metallurgists and has been called "a testament to the skill of ancient Indian blacksmiths" because of its high resistance to corrosion . [ 1 ] The corrosion resistance results from an even layer of crystalline iron hydrogen phosphate forming on the high phosphorus content iron, which serves to protect it, and also the effects of the local Delhi climate, which alternates from wet to dry. [ 2 ] The name of the city of Delhi is thought to be based on a legend associated with the pillar ( see History of Delhi ).
The science and art of designing and constructing buildings and other physical structures has been of man’s interest since his very beginning. Architectural works have cultural rooting and symbolize the thinking of the society. When we look at the constructions of old days, we see wonders built by men with no technology.
Have you ever wondered what unknown stories might lie behind the relics of ancient civilizations? Here are 31 of the most impressive—and yet often still mysterious—architectural wonders from the distant past. They include the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Egyptian Labyrinth, Easter Island, and more. I've also posted the fascinating tales behind a few of these monuments. It all comes from the Amazeing Art: Wonders of the Ancient World book, which contains 31 mazes and essays.
The Ménec alignments, the most well-known megalithic site among the Carnac stones Stones in the Kerlescan alignments The Carnac stones are an exceptionally dense collection of megalithic sites around the French village of Carnac , in Brittany , consisting of alignments , dolmens , tumuli and single menhirs . The more than 3,000 prehistoric standing stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre- Celtic people of Brittany , and are the largest such collection in the world. [ 1 ] Most of the stones are within the Breton village of Carnac , but some to the east are within La Trinité-sur-Mer . The stones were erected at some stage during the Neolithic period, probably around 3300 BC , but some may date to as old as 4500 BC. [ 2 ]
The Anunnaki (also transcribed as: Anunna , Anunnaku , Ananaki and other variations) are a group of deities in ancient Mesopotamian cultures (i.e. Sumerian , Akkadian , Assyrian , and Babylonian ). The name is variously written " d a-nuna", " d a-nuna-ke 4 -ne", or " d a-nun-na", meaning something to the effect of "those of royal blood" [ 1 ] or "princely offspring". [ 2 ] Their relation to the group of gods known as the Igigi is unclear – at times the names are used synonymously but in the Atra-Hasis flood myth the Igigi are the sixth generation of the Gods who have to work for the Anunnaki, rebelling after 40 days and replaced by the creation of humans. [ 3 ] Jeremy Black and Anthony Green offer a slightly different perspective on the Igigi and the Anunnaki, writing that "lgigu or Igigi is a term introduced in the Old Babylonian Period as a name for the (ten) "great gods".
Black Mountain (Kalkajaka) National Park is a 781 hectare [ 1 ] protected area in the Queensland , ( Australia ), 25 km south west of Cooktown . It is managed and protected as a national park under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 . The main feature of the park, besides the many disappearances, is the mass of granite boulders, some the size of houses. Between the boulders and rocks is an absence of soil so that gaps penetrate inside the mountain. [ 2 ] These rocks can become extremely hot. The area has a bad reputation as numerous people and those searching for the missing have disappeared without trace.
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with its’ first inhabitants was destroyed by a great disaster. The water, the stillness, the disorder and the darkness that we see in Genesis 1:2 is the result of the first destruction by whatever means. From Genesis chapter 1, verse 2 forward, we read of a new creation , the creation of our present world. As to the previously posed question of “light”, may I suggest that as the clouds of water vapor from the first destruction dissipated, that the sun, moon, and stars of verse 14, once again cast their previous life giving light and warmth over the surface of this planet we call “home”. All of this has been said in order to give credibility to the possibility that much of the cosmogenesis found in the Popol-Vuh may in fact, have a basis in truth. In a writing of such antiquity, it is impossible to accurately separate history from legend.
Originally submitted by coldrum. A slightly different article --- To enter Maya underworld, Xibalbá, a tortuous road had to be walked; at the end, according to Popol Vuh, the sacred Maya book, there was a lake with houses, where hard tests had to be accomplished. National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) and Autonomous University of Yucatan (UADY) archaeologists think they may have found this legendary route inside caves and cenotes (sinkholes).
Cueva de los Tayos (Spanish, "Cave of the Oilbirds ") is a natural cave located on the eastern slopes of the Andes mountains in the Morona-Santiago province of Ecuador . It is sometimes called Cueva de los Tayos de Coangos (the Rio Coangos is nearby), presumably to distinguish it from other oilbird-containing caves with similar names. [ edit ] Description
Derinkuyu Underground City is an ancient multi-level underground city of the Median Empire in the Derinkuyu district in Nevşehir Province , Turkey . Extending to a depth of approximately 60 m, it was large enough to shelter approximately 20,000 people together with their livestock and food stores. It is the largest excavated underground city in Turkey and is one of several underground complexes found across Cappadocia . [ citation needed ] It was opened to visitors in 1969 and to date, about half of the underground city is accessible to tourists.
History, Facts and Information about Awning at the Colosseum The content of this article provides interesting history, facts and information about the awning at the Colosseum. What was the Velarium ? What was the Velarium? Definition: The Velarium was the Latin name given for the retractable, panelled, awning at the Roman Colosseum. Its purpose was to provide shade for the spectators who watched the gladiatorial games in the blistering sun and heat of Ancient Rome. Description of the Velarium or Awning at the Colosseum The awning, or velarium, consisted of Roman shades made sailcloth, in either canvas, linen or cotton, attached to spokes of rope.
Petra ( Greek πέτρα (petra), meaning 'stone'; Arabic : البتراء , Al-Batrāʾ ) is a historical and archaeological city in the Jordanian governorate of Ma'an , that is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system. Established possibly as early as 312 BC as the capital city of the Nabataeans , [ 1 ] it is a symbol of Jordan, as well as its most-visited tourist attraction. [ 2 ] It lies on the slope of Mount Hor [ 3 ] in a basin among the mountains which form the eastern flank of Arabah (Wadi Araba), the large valley running from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba . Petra has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985. The site remained unknown to the Western world until 1812, when it was introduced by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt . It was described as "a rose-red city half as old as time" in a Newdigate Prize -winning poem by John William Burgon .