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Carnac stones

Carnac stones
The Ménec alignments, the most well-known megalithic site among the Carnac stones Stones in the Kerlescan alignments Although the stones date from 4500 BC, modern myths were formed which resulted from 1st century AD Roman and later Christian occupations, such as Saint Cornelius[3] – a Christian myth associated with the stones held that they were pagan soldiers in pursuit of Pope Cornelius when he turned them to stone.[4][5][6] Brittany has its own local versions of the Arthurian cycle. Local tradition claims that the reason they stand in such perfectly straight lines is that they are a Roman legion turned to stone by Merlin. In recent centuries, many of the sites have been neglected, with reports of dolmens being used as sheep shelters, chicken sheds or even ovens.[7] Even more commonly, stones have been removed to make way for roads, or as building materials. Alignments[edit] Model of the Ménec alignment Ménec alignments[edit] Stones in the Ménec alignment Kermario alignment[edit] Moustoir Related:  Ancient Civilizations

Dolmen A dolmen, also known as a portal tomb, portal grave or quoit, is a type of single-chamber megalithic tomb, usually consisting of three or more upright stones supporting a large flat horizontal capstone (table), although there are also more complex variants. Most date from the early Neolithic period (4000 to 3000 BC). Dolmens were typically covered with earth or smaller stones to form a barrow. It remains unclear when, why, and by whom the earliest dolmens were made. Etymology[edit] The word dolmen has a confused history. Dolmens are known by a variety of names in other languages including dolmain (Irish), cromlech (Welsh), anta (Portuguese and Galician), Hünengrab/Hünenbett (German), Adamra (Abkhazian), Ispun (Circassian), Hunebed (Dutch), dysse (Danish and Norwegian), dös (Swedish), and goindol (Korean). Types[edit] Dolmen sites[edit] Asia[edit] Korea[edit] The largest concentration of dolmen in the world is found on the Korean peninsula. WikiMiniAtlas Gochang Dolmen, a table-style dolmen

Anunnaki The Anunnaki (also transcribed as: Anunaki, 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 "da-nuna", "da-nuna-ke4-ne", or "da-nun-na", meaning something to the effect of "those of royal blood"[1] or "princely offspring".[2] According to The Oxford Companion to World Mythology, the Anunnaki "are the Sumerian deities of the old primordial line; they are chthonic deities of fertility, associated eventually with the underworld, where they became judges. They take their name from the old sky god An (Anu).[3] 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.[4] Notes[edit] External links[edit]

Tiahuanaco: Gatway to the Gods by Dan Eden for viewzone Ask most people who are the oldest civilization or where the oldest civilization lived and you'll here answers like Mesopotamia (Iraq), Egypt or Iran. While these cultures can be traced back to 4000 B.C., the mysterious ruins of Tiahuanaco, in Bolivia, could be 14,000 years old! If you think the Great Pyramid in Egypt is a technological marvel, wait until you see what artists and engineers were doing in Tiahuanaco. This culture thrived at the breathless, oxygen deprived elevation of 13,000 feet. The most famous icon of the archaeological site at Tiahuanaco is the Sun Gate. This calendar sculpture, though it undoubtedly depicts a "solar year," cannot however be made to fit into the solar year as we divide it at present. Some researchers have attempted to explain this as being a ritualistic calendar while others have claimed that, 14,000 years ago, the length of a year was somehow different from today. [Center] Carved stone block at Puma Punku. Comments: Cool.

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Henge There are three related types of Neolithic earthwork which are all sometimes loosely called henges. The essential characteristic of all three types is that they feature a ring bank and ditch but with the ditch inside the bank rather than outside. Due to the poor defensive utility of an enclosure with an external bank and an internal ditch, henges are not considered to have served a defensive purpose (cf. circular rampart). The three types are as follows, with the figure in brackets being the approximate diameter of the central flat area: Etymology[edit] The word henge is a backformation from Stonehenge, the famous monument in Wiltshire.[4] Stonehenge is not a true henge as its ditch runs outside its bank, although there is a small extant external bank as well. Forms[edit] Avebury henge contains several stone circles Henges may be classified as follows: Some of the finest and best-known henges are at: Origin and distribution[edit] Concentrations of henges occur over much of Britain.

Black Mountain (Kalkajaka) National Park 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 is the mass of granite boulders, some the size of houses. The absence of soil between the boulders and rocks create a maze of gaps and passages, which can be used to 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. The national park's distinctive hard granite boulders and range originally formed out of magma that first slowly solidified under the Earth's crust about 250 million years ago.[3] The National Park's "Black Mountains" are a heavily significant feature of the Kuku Nyungkal people's cultural landscape known locally to Aboriginal Australians as Kalkajaka (trans: "place of spear'). Coordinates:

Un Artefact mystérieux :un dodécaèdre romain qui empéche de dormir les scientifiques. Il a été appelé une arme de guerre, un chandelier, un jouet d'enfant, une jauge de temps, un instrument astronomique, et un symbole religieux - pour n'en nommer que quelques-uns. Mais quel est ce mystérieux objet, ? Il ya des livres et de sites web entier qui cherche à résoudre cette énigme.Pourtant, la seule chose que les historiens s'accordent c'est sur un nom pour cette objet étrange: un dodécaèdre romain. Cette partie a été facile, car la forme mathématique de cet artefact est un dodécaèdre. Mieux décrit comme un objet en bronze ou en pierre géométriques, il a douze faces planes pentagonales, chacun avec un trou circulaire au milieu (pas nécessairement la même taille). Il est daté de quelque part autour de la IIe et IIIe siècles de notre ère, et a été fleurissent un peu partout en Europe. Mais son utilisation reste un mystère, surtout parce que les Romains qui, habituellement tenaient une comptabilité minutieuse ne font aucune mention de celui-ci dans les archives.

Saint Helier Saint Helier ( / s ən t ˈ h ɛ l i ər / ; French language : Saint-Hélier [sɛ̃t‿elje] , Jèrriais : Saint Hélyi ) is one of the twelve parishes of Jersey , the largest of the Channel Islands in the English Channel . St. Helier has a population of about 33,500, roughly 34.2% of the total population of Jersey , and is the capital of the Island (although Government House is situated in St. The parish covers a surface area of 4.1 square miles (10.6 km 2 ), being 9% of the total land area of the Island (this includes reclaimed land area of 494 acres (2.00 km 2 ) or 200 ha ). The parish crest is two crossed gold axes on a blue background, symbolising the martyrdom of Helier and the sea. History [ edit ] The Hermitage of Saint Helier lies in the bay off St. It is thought that the site of St. An Abbey of St. 18th century [ edit ] The statue of George II in the Royal Square is the zero milestone from which all distances in Jersey are measured 19th century [ edit ] 20th century [ edit ] St.

Mystery of Markawasi An International Networking Educational Institute Intellectual, Scientific and Philosophical Studies Sabu Enter Here NOTICE TO CT's NEW READING AUDIENCE: In the event you have come across CIRCULAR TIMES on “ . . . natural adapted features in a sanctified landscape.” These words (from John Michell, Confessions of a Radical Traditionalist, 2005) resonated in my mind as I explored the Markawasi Plateau. Supposedly they created monumental carvings from the granodiorite cliffs, boulders, and outcroppings on the top of the plateau – carvings of an anthropomorphic and zoomorphic nature, including peoples of many different races and animals found not just in the immediate vicinity, but from other continents as well. Markawasi has attracted the attention of some obscure, but nonetheless influential, figures in the arcane and occult sciences over the past fifty-some years. Ruzo called the protohistorical culture and people (or beings) he sought the Masma. About the Author Robert M.

Black Mountain, Australia undefined Excerpt from branton's CAVERNS, DUNGEONS & LABYRINTHS The 'I.N.F.O. "Black Mountain comes almost as a shock when you see it first. "Traveling by bus just south of Cooktown, North Queensland (Australia), a bend in the road suddenly discloses it and the visual impact can bring an involuntary exclamation, as you see it -- black, bare and sinister, a 1,000 ft. high pile of enormous boulders two miles long, rearing out of the rain-forest. "This is 'the Mountain of Death.' "The rocks give off a curious metallic ring when struck, and the only sound is the croaking of countless frogs sheltered in the depths where the great granite boulders lie against each other. "In Brisbane's Public Library, a yellowing newspaper cutting tells some of the story: "'Grim tragedy has been associated with the mountain ever since it has been known to white man. "'Three men with horses completely disappeared at the mountain. "Another newspaper cutting, signed Nancy Francis, reads: "'I was in total darkness.

Les géoglyphes Nazca Les géoglyphes Nazca - Vu 8414 fois. Une archéologue américaine a récemment mis à jour un squelette en fouillant un site au sud du Pérou. Avez-vous déjà entendu parler des géoglyphes de Nazca ? Vous ne voyez peut-être pas où je veux en venir ? Nazca se situe au Pérou et c'est dans cette région que de grandes figures tracées à même le sol ont été découvertes. C'est également dans cette région que l'archéologue a fait la découverte de ce squelette, lui-même situé dans une tombe Nazca. Tout de suite, un 'détail' saute aux yeux de l'archéologue, Christina Conlee, il manque en effet le crâne. Les dessins et emblèmes présents sur les poteries de ce peuple correspondent aux géoglyphes de la région, on est donc certains que les Nazca en sont les artistes. Les Nazca vivaient dans un milieu aride et très sec, mais cela ne les empêchait pas d'être de très bon agriculteurs, ils savaient dominer la nature. Comment s'y prenaient-ils pour tracer leurs géoglyphes ? Complément : nazca 32 commentaire(s)

Jersey Jersey (/ˈdʒɜrzi/, French: [ʒɛʁzɛ]; Jèrriais: Jèrri [ʒɛri], officially the Bailiwick of Jersey, French: Bailliage de Jersey), is a British Crown dependency[7] just off the coast of Normandy, France.[8] The bailiwick consists of: Arriving at Jersey from France Jersey is part of the ancient Duchy of Normandy, and is ruled by the Duke of Normandy—a title held by the reigning Monarch of the United Kingdom, though unrelated to those duties as king or queen of the UK. Jersey is a self-governing parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarchy, with its own financial, legal and judicial systems,[10] and the power of self-determination.[11] The island of Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands. Toponymy[edit] Origin of the name[edit] Andium, Agna and Augia were used in antiquity. History[edit] Jersey history is influenced by its strategic location between the northern coast of France and the southern coast of England; the island's recorded history extends over a thousand years.

Zone of Silence in Mexico is an Unexplained Mystery By Logan Hawkes There is much about our world that we still do not understand. Scientists tell us that natural mysteries abound in every corner of the Earth, from the lifeless desert of Chile to the bottomless depths of the Pacific, there are things we simply do not comprehend. Perhaps this is the best way to describe a place in northern Mexico in the middle of the hot, searing, punishing Chihuahuan desert, a place commonly called the "Zone of Silence" by the few locals, scientists, students and visitors that wander there from time to time in search of answers. Drive 400 hundred miles west of El Paso and you enter into an unforgiving section of foreboding semiarid desert landscape that begs for mercy but offers none. The region has remained all but undiscovered by the outside world. The Mexican government has since constructed a research complex in "the Zone", a place the scientists assigned there call the biosphere. Just don't plan on watching any TV in Ceballos.