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Megalithen und Pyramiden


DAS MYSTERIUM DER GEWALTIGEN STEINE

  • Ancient Egypt: The Colossi of Memnon | The only remains of the massive temple of Amenophis III in Western Thebes, Egypt
  • Ancient Egypt: The Great Sphinx against the backdrop of the pyramid of Cheops | Giza, Egypt
  • Ancient Egypt: The Great Sphinx with the pyramid of Chephren at the left and Cheops at the right | Giza, Egypt
  • Andean Civilizations: Walled complex of Sacsayhuamán on the northern outskirts of the city of Cusco, Peru | Monumental architecture of the Inca
  • European Megalithic Cultures: Megalithic wall | Alley near the House of Dionysos in Delos, Greece
  • European Megalithic Cultures: Stone carved patterns in the megalithic temple complex of Traxien in the outskirts of Valetta, Malta
  • European Megalithic Cultures: The megalithic temple complex of Hagar Qim on the west coast of Malta
  • European Megalithic Cultures: The megalithic temple complex of Mnajdra on the west coast of Malta
  • European Megalithic Cultures: The megalithic temple complex of Mnajdra | Entrance into temple chamber, Malta
  • Maya Civilization: El Castillo | Pyramid and Temple of Kukulkan at Chichen Itzá, Yucatán, Mexcio
  • Northern European Megalithic Cultures: Aberlemno Sculptured Stones known as Aberlemno 3 | Early Medieval standing stone of the Picts in the vicinity of Aberlemno, Scotland
  • Northern European Megalithic Cultures: Clava Cairn | Bronze Age circular chamber tomb cairn, east of Inverness, Scotland
  • Northern European Megalithic Cultures: Passageway inside Clava Cairn | Bronze Age circular chamber tomb cairn, east of Inverness, Scotland
  • Northern European Megalithic Cultures: Tjelvars Grave, megalithic burial monument | According to legend the grave of the mythical discoverer of Gotland Thjelvar | Gotland, Sweden
  • Polynesian Culture: A group of giants statues [Moai] in the crater of Rano Raraku volcano | Easter Island [Rapa Nui], Chile
  • Polynesian Culture: Ahu Akivi | Ahu are stone platforms on which giant statues [Moai] used to stand | Easter Island [Rapa Nui], Chile
  • Polynesian Culture: Archeological zone of Lapaha | Pyramidal stone tombs [Langi] of ancient Tongan kings | Tonga, Polynesia
  • Polynesian Culture: Archeological zone of Taaoa: Solitary tiki-statue on a platform | Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia
  • Polynesian Culture: Close-up of a face of a Moai | Easter Island [Rapa Nui], Chile
  • Polynesian Culture: Elmar R. Gruber demonstrating the size of the boulders used to build the stone platform of Ahu Vinapu | Easter Island [Rapa Nui], Chile
  • Polynesian Culture: Esi Makafakinanga, a monolithic block near Niutoua, Tonga, Polynesia | Sacred site and supposedly the backrest of the Tongan king Tu’itatui from the 12th century
  • Polynesian Culture: Giant monolithic rock of Tehueto covered with petroglyphs [rock carvings] in the Faakua valley in the midst of dense rainforest | Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia
  • Polynesian Culture: Giant statue of a Moai with inlayed eyes and headgear on the platform of Ahu Akivi | Easter Island [Rapa Nui], Chile
  • Polynesian Culture: Giant statue of a Moai with typical elongated facial features | Easter Island [Rapa Nui], Chile
  • Polynesian Culture: Giants statues [Moai] in the crater of Rano Raraku | Moai are large stone statues carved out of volcanic tuff found at a single site inside the extinct volcano Rano Raraku | Easter Island [Rapa Nui], Chile
  • Polynesian Culture: Ha’amonga a Maui [’The burden of Maui’] near Niutoua, Tonga, Polynesia | Megalithic monument built from three gigantic coral blocks by the Tongan king Tu’itatui in the 12th century
  • Polynesian Culture: Marae Arahuratu | A marae is a sacred place which served both religious and social purposes in Polynesian societies | Tahiti, French Polynesia
  • Polynesian Culture: Marae Taputaputea, one of the most important sacred sites of Polynesian culture | Raiatea, Society Islands, French Polynesia
  • Polynesian Culture: Petroglyphs [rock carvings] of Tehueto on giant monolithic rock in the Faakua valley in the midst of dense rainforest | Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia
  • Polynesian Culture: Stone platform at Marae Taputaputea, one of the most important sacred sites of Polynesian culture | Raiatea, Society Islands, French Polynesia
  • Polynesian Culture: Stonework of the platform of Ahu Vinapu | Easter Island [Rapa Nui], Chile
  • Polynesian Culture: The main platform at Marae Taputaputea, one of the most important sacred sites of Polynesian culture | Raiatea, Society Islands, French Polynesia
  • Polynesian Culture: Tiki statue in the archeological zone of Paeke | Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia
  • Talayotic Culture: Ses Païsses, the megalithic settlement of of the Talayotic culture [1300-300 BCE] near Artá, Mallorca, Spain
  • Talayotic Culture: Talayotic complex of Talatí de Dalt, Menorca, Spain
  • Talayotic Culture: The famous Naveta des Tudons, built in the form of a boat turned upside down, with walled enclosure | Menorca, Spain
  • Talayotic Culture: The famous Naveta des Tudons, built in the form of a boat turned upside down| Menorca, Spain
  • Talayotic Culture: The gigantic taula of Torralba den Salord surrounded by a wall with a circle of huge standing stones | Menorca, Spain
  • Talayotic Culture: The massive round Talayot of Son Fornés, a megalithic settlement of of the Talayotic culture [1300-300 BCE] | Mallorca, Spain
  • Talayotic Culture: The megalithic taula of Torrentrecat | Menorca, Spain

Alle Bilder: © Elmar R. Gruber