The Stone of the South or Stone of the Pregnant Woman is a Roman monolith in Baalbek (ancient Heliopolis), Lebanon. Together with another ancient stone block nearby, it is among the largest monoliths ever quarried. The two building blocks were intended for the close-by Roman temple complex − possibly as an addition to the so-called Trilithon − which was characterized by a monolithic gigantism unparalleled in antiquity. Archaeologists might well wish that Baalbek had been buried forever. Advertisements
The Rajarani Temple is masterpiece of Indian architecture dedicated to Lord Shiva dating back over a thousand years. It is perhaps the most beautiful and magnificent edifice of Bhubaneswar. The entire structure exudes grace and elegance. It is superbly decorated and carved with artistic sculpture featuring a rare delicacy of human figures.
In the early 1990s, mountaineering guide Jose Luis Delgado Mamani was exploring the Peruvian countryside when he came across an area where the rock had been smoothed to a flat surface and adorned with a small alcove. Known as Aramu Muru and located on lake Titicaca near the border with Bolivia, the flat stone is roughly 23-feet square, with a T-shaped alcove some 6 feet, 6 inches tall carved into it.
Momia Juanita (Spanish for “Mummy Juanita”), also known as the Inca Ice Maiden and Lady of Ampato, was discovered in southern Peru in 1995. She was sacrificed as an offering to the Inca gods sometime between the year 1450 and 1480, at approximately 11–15 years old. She’s the best-preserved mummy ever found, with internal organs intact, blood still present in the heart and lungs, and skin and facial features mostly unscathed.
Back in the 1920s, a stargate was allegedly uncovered underground in Baghdad, Iraq. According to popular belief, Iraq was once “The Garden of Eden”. Iraq also marks the home of the ancient Sumerians who held strong beliefs relating to interdimensional travel and may indeed hold the key to human creation. It has been theorized that there are still stargates buried in the sands of Iraq.
This strange mask and oddly-shaped figurines were found at Al Ubaíd archeological site in Iraq. They belong to the Ubaíd period, dating 5900-4000 BCE, which predates the Sumerian culture. There is no explanation for the figurine and mask intriguing shape. They are labeled “ritual objects”, as it is common in the archeological circles when uncertain what a particular object represents.
In the dry hills of the Xinjiang province of China, archeologists have unearthed more than 100 corpses that are as much as 4,000 years old, astonishingly well preserved–and Caucasian. The Tarim Mummies or the Mummies of Xinjiang are mysterious mummies that were discovered in the foothills of the Tian Shan Mountains in China.
Stretching across the Nazca plains like a giant map or blueprint left perhaps by an unknown civilization, lie the enigmatic Nazca Lines of Peru. The anthropomorphic figures are relatively few and are situated on the slopes. The most well-known is “The Astronaut” at 105 ft (32m) length discovered by Eduardo Herran in 1982.
There are some very strange hieroglyphics in the Temple of Osiris at Abydos, Egypt. According to many UFO enthusiasts and Atlantis proponents, these glyphs depict highly developed crafts, specifically a helicopter, a submarine, some form of flying saucer, and a jet plane. In 1848, an archaeological expedition working in Egypt discovered strange hieroglyphs on a ceiling beam at an ancient temple in Abydos, several hundred miles south of Cairo. The hieroglyphs were carefully copied and brought back to Europe.