While Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza is by far the most talked-about pyramid in the world, it isn’t the biggest by a long shot. That title goes to the Great Pyramid of Cholula – an ancient Aztec temple in Puebla, Mexico with a base four times larger than Giza’s, and nearly twice the volume.
Why is the world’s biggest pyramid so often overlooked? It could be because that gigantic structure is actually hidden beneath layers of dirt, making it look more like a natural mountain than a place of worship. Continue reading The world’s largest pyramid is hidden under a mountain in Mexico
An underground city found in Turkey’s touristic Cappadocia will “rewrite the history of the city,” according to the mayor in the Central Anatolian Nevşehir province, adding they had discovered people had permanently lived in the underground city, unlike other cities which were mostly carved into rocks for temporary protection.
Hasan Ünver, the mayor of Nevşehir, where Cappadocia is located, said the new findings at the ancient underground city in the province would rewrite history. Continue reading Ancient underground city in Cappadocia will ‘rewrite history’
Twentynine Kilometers away from the City of Aurangabad in Maharashtra, India you can find 1200 years old Ancient Hindu Temple, Kailasa Temple. This majestic Lord Shiva temple is part of a set of thirty-four temples and monasteries popularly known as the Ellora Caves.
Tutankhamun, popularly referred to as King Tut, ruled as Pharaoh over 4 millennia ago. In 1922 his nearly intact tomb was opened by British explorers, Howard Carter and George Herbert. Among their findings was a mysterious scarab.
Deep inside a mountain near Sweetwater in East Tennessee is a remarkable body of water known as The Lost Sea. Listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as America’s largest underground lake, the Lost Sea is part of an extensive and historic cave system called Craighead Caverns. Continue reading The largest underground lake in the US is under Tennessee, discovered by a 13 yr old boy
The history of Ancient Egypt is one of the most extensive on planet Earth. From the beauties of the River Nile to the countless ancient temples and pyramids built across the Land of the Pharaohs, Ancient Egypt is definitely one of the most magical places on our planet.
There are so many mysteries behind this great ancient civilization. Researchers still have not uncovered half of their extensive history. We still have no idea who, how and why the Pyramids at the Giza Plateau were built, we have no idea how they quarried megalithic stones and transported them to the numerous ancient sites across the country. Continue reading Ancient Egypt like you’ve never seen it before: 20 Rare Images of the Land of the Pharaohs
The Pyramids at the Giza plateau are considered by many as some of the most incredible ancient monuments ever erected by mankind while others believe it is the ultimate evidence that before written history, our planet was inhabited by extremely advanced civilizations and one of their most incredible achievements is the construction of the Great Pyramid. While we are still unsure as to what the Pyramids original purpose was when they were built and by whom, we know that the Pyramids of the Giza plateau are one of the most famous ancient monuments on the surface of the world. This has placed them on the list of most photographed ancient sites on the planet. Continue reading 15 Extremely Rare, Ancient Images of the Pyramids of Giza You’ve Probably Never Seen
Miami (AFP) – Geologists have found the first evidence for China’s Great Flood, a 4,000-year-old disaster on the Yellow River that led to birth of the Xia dynasty and modern Chinese civilization, researchers said Thursday.
The findings in the journal Science may help rewrite history because they not only show that a massive flood did occur, but that it was in 1920 BC, several centuries later than traditionally thought. Continue reading First evidence of legendary China flood may rewrite history
The Origins of Lion City
Qiandao Lake, also known as Thousand Island Lake, is a sprawling body of fresh water, covering 573 sq. km. The name comes from the fact that there are over a thousand islands in the lake. Qiandao Lake was created in 1959 when the valley at the base of the Wu Shi (Five Lion) mountain was flooded to create the Xin’anjiang Reservoir and Xin’an River hydroelectric station.
Aerial view of Qiandao Lake. Photo by Chinese National Geography. Continue reading The Ancient Ruins of Lion City in Qiandao Lake