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An artist rendering of how the burial mound of Asuka originally looked

Moat ruins found in Japan may be part of a burial mound for an ancient emperor

Archaeologists in Japan have unearthed a huge stone-paved moat in Asuka, Nara Prefecture, which they believe is part of a burial mound for an ancient emperor. The finding adds to a string of...
The Intricately Carved Tiya Megaliths of Ethiopia

The Intricately Carved Tiya Megaliths of Ethiopia

The Tiya stones are part of an archaeological site located in central Ethiopia, in an area known as the Gurage Zone. The 46 large, decorated Tiya megaliths have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage...
Megalithic structure on Vera Island

The Spectacular Ancient Megaliths of the Ural Mountains

Great attention has been paid to the variety of magnificent megalithic structures around the world. Yet very little is reported on the mysterious and impressive set of stone structures that can be...
Hagar Qim megalithic site in Malta

Exploration into why a rich Temple-building civilization died out on Malta

The ancient Temple People civilization of Malta did not suffer invasions, widespread disease or famine, past research has shown. Why their culture died is a mystery. A large team of researchers is...
The Mysteries of the Coddu Vecchiu Tombs of Giants

The Mysteries of the Coddu Vecchiu Tombs of Giants

During the Bronze Age (3300 – 700 BC), the Nuragic civilization built what are known as the Tombs of Giants (Tomba dei Gigantic). These megalithic gallery graves were used by the Nuragic people as...
Largest known megalithic block from antiquity revealed at Baalbek

Largest known megalithic block from antiquity revealed at Baalbek

A new analysis conducted by the German Archaeological Institute at the ancient stone quarry of Baalbek/Ancient Heliopolis, in Lebanon, has calculated the size and weight of an enormous monolith, and...
Mysterious 6,000-year-old Moose Geoglyph in Russia

Children Helped Build Mysterious 6,000-year-old Moose Geoglyph in Russia

New research has revealed that an enormous geoglyph of a moose in the Ural Mountains, Russia, is among the oldest examples of land art in the world, dating back some 6,000 years. According to the...
HUNDREDS more megalithic monuments, chapels, and shrines around Stonehenge

Radar finds HUNDREDS more megalithic monuments, chapels, and shrines around Stonehenge

In a groundbreaking news release, archaeologists have revealed the results of a four-year-long project to map the hidden landscape beneath the surface of the Stonehenge environs, and what they found...
Pyramid-shaped tomb in Japan - Asuka

The discovery of a pyramid-shaped tomb in Japan that adds to mystery in Asuka

Several months ago, archaeologists in Japan discovered that a large mound in the village of Asuka in Nara Prefecture contains a pyramid-shaped tomb underneath. According to a report in the Japan...
The megalithic gate of Ha’amonga ‘a Maui, Tonga

New research suggests Tonga was a vast seafaring empire

Scattered over 500,000 square kilometres in the southern Pacific Ocean are the Tonga islands. The kingdom of Tonga is a Polynesian sovereign state and archipelago comprising nearly two hundred...
Karajan Tepe in Turkey

The Forgotten Stones of Karahan Tepe, Turkey

Read Part 1 - Forgotten Stones: Secrets of the Megalithic Quarries: Göbekli Tepe Read Part 2 – The Forgotten Stones of Baalbek, Lebanon Karahan Tepe is the sister site to the enigmatic Göbekli Tepe,...
Stones of Baalbek, Lebanon

The Forgotten Stones of Baalbek, Lebanon

Read Part 1 - Forgotten Stones: Secrets of the Megalithic Quarries ‘The Stone of the South’ at Baalbek, Lebanon is the largest worked monolith on Earth, weighing in at a staggering 1242 tons. It is...
Megalithic Quarries - Gobekli Tepe

Forgotten Stones: Secrets of the Megalithic Quarries

Göbekli Tepe, Turkey: Lying half-a-mile across a tough limestone plateau from the main sacred mound, is a 22ft-long t-shaped monolith that, like many other examples around the world, never got...
Stonehenge

Henge of the World

As the full rose-tinted moon ascended sedately into the night sky it bathed the Avebury henge in a pale luminous glow, and the great monolithic stones threw translucent shadows out across the grass...
Dolmens of the Caucasus

The Mysterious Dolmens of the Caucasus

The Western Caucasus, extending over 275,000 ha of the extreme western end of the Caucasus mountains and located 50 km north-east of the Black Sea, is one of the few large mountain areas of Europe...
Gobekli Tepe

Göbekli Tepe & The Great Year

The megalithic circles of Göbekli Tepe mark a transitioning from the last Ice Age to the beginning of the Neolithic Revolution. The circles are not coterminous in age but were built progressively...

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