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Dolmen from Megalithic burial site Mallachandiram near Krishnagiri the largest megalithic burial site in Tamil Nadu. More than 200 dolmens of 4 types, dating back to the megalithic period (3 BC-3 Common Era), are found in the village. These include Cairn circles and tombs of migratory tribes. A majority of the dolmens were built of vertical slabs with portholes on the eastern side. Rectangular slabs, similar to railings, encircle these structures. Inside are paintings portraying humans…

Megalithic Burial sites in Tamil Nadu

Nine of tombs with burial chambers found at Periyapatti Kadu on the upper part of Kudhiraiyaru dam near Palani was remnants of Megalithic period.  Led by Professor S. Vairavel of Arul Migu Palani Andavar College of Arts and Culture, a special team of professors and archaeological experts, have found nine such tombs sprawling over two kilometre surroundings on the hill, which was 1,500 metre above sea level

Megalithic Burial sites in Tamil Nadu

At Sittannavasal. 10 distinguishable stone circles, the circle formed by dark red porous rocks and the burial chamber marked by large granite boulders

Megalithic Burial sites in Tamil Nadu

Rock art as old as 3000 BC among the 40 Dolemns near Mavadaippu Village -45 Kms from Aliyar

Rock art as old as 3000 BC among the 40 Dolemns near Mavadaippu Village Kms from Aliyar

Court cairn at Shawly near Kilcar in County Donegal, Ireland

The court cairn at Shawly near Kilcar in County Donegal, Ireland. This fine monument, one of three courts in this costal valley, still retains the grandur of an impressive neolithic temple, with a triangular stone over the entrance

Unusual burial practices of the Bali Aga people, who believe themselves to be the ‘original‘ Balinese, and who have retained their unique ancient customs.

Bali - cemetery in Terunyan - Images

Persepolis Persepolis literal meaning "city of Persians", was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550–330 BC). Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of city of Shiraz in the Fars Province in Iran. The earliest remains of Persepolis date from around 515 BC. It exemplifies the Achaemenid style of architecture. UNESCO declared the citadel of Persepolis a World Heritage Site in 1979.

Persepolis literal meaning "city of Persians", was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire(ca. Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of city of Shiraz

Hana maturi celebration of Buddha's Birthday. According to one oral tradition Gautama Siddhartha, the future Buddha, appeared to his mother before he was born in a vision in the form of a white elephant. A white elephant float (in the background) is an integral part of the day's(Apr 5th) procession at Nippon-ji Temple in Tako Town, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. The temple is ancient and very famous temple of the Nichiren School of Mahayana Buddhism.

The first four photos were taken on April at the Buddha's Birthday celebration at Nippon-ji Temple in Tako Town, Chiba Prefectu.

Dolmens from Eshera (Sukhumi Museum) Abkhazia. The earliest artifacts of megalithic culture appeared in the early 3rd millennium BC and continued into the Bronze Age as the so-called dolmens of Abkhazia, typically consisting of four upright mass stones and a capstone, some of them weighting as much as 50 tonnes. A dolmen from the Eshera archaeological site is the best studied prehistoric monument of this type. The Late Bronze Age saw the development of more advanced bronze implements,

History of Abkhazia

Cairn K located at the highest point of Carrowkeel; this photo was taken in 1911 when the monuments were excavated for the first time.

The Sacred Island

VARDZIA-CAVE-TOWN GEORGIA.avi

VARDZIA-CAVE-TOWN GEORGIA.avi

Statues of Nagas (Snakes) at Nagaraja Temple, Mannasala, Kerala, India

Statues of Nagas (Snakes) at Nagaraja Temple, Mannasala, Kerala, India

Revellers celebrate as the sun rises behind Stonehenge during the pagan festival Summer Solstice in Wiltshire

Was Stonehenge an ancient burial ground? Scientists discover bone fragments from 63 bodies at historic monument

Here comes the sun: Revelers celebrate at Stonehenge as the sun rises on the summer solstice in Wiltshire, England, in Stonehenge started as burial site, gathering spot.

Upright Bosnian stone monoliths come in the following types: stela, pillar (obelisk), cruciform and nišan. These are in between steles and pillars

Upright Bosnian stone monoliths come in the following types: stela, pillar (obelisk), cruciform and nišan. These are in between steles and pillars

Neolithic stone circles, and posible tombs discovered.

Syria's Stonehenge: Neolithic stone circles, alignments and possible

Ancient landscape of stone circles, alignments and possible tombs in the Syrian Desert.

Kremlins of Russia: Kazan | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

The white Kazan Kremlin, Russia.

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