Fast forward to the Maltese archipelago. One of the favorite places for tourists has long been considered a place of historic significance. Here are some of the most ancient mysterious megalithic structures of mankind – the megalithic temples of Malta and Gozo.
Amazing the age of the buildings
The true history of the local ancient inhabitants currently unknown. It is impossible to say who exactly they were, what purpose did it travel to the Islands, but the construction of these skilled craftsmen are still standing today.
Scientists believe that the origins of the civilization of the Maltese builders takes about 7000 years ago. For the most part it was a Neolithic culture – all the buildings made of stone. But about total isolation of the residents say no, it is believed that they had developed trade relations with the European part, in particular with Italy. Continue reading
Clay and metal items, found in the upper layers of the dungeons Hal o Saflieni, belong to the bronze age.
Terracotta statuette of Hal o Saflieni
Standard plan megalithic temple
Later and less artistically valuable, they noted the influence of Aegean art.
From the looks of these products are made not aliens, but natives of Sicily: ceramic with incised pattern of red and white colors similar to the objects of the Neolithic cultures of Western Europe.
Ancient architecture – the most valuable part of the prehistoric heritage in Malta is presented in the open-air museums, which are all Islands in the archipelago. Megalithic sanctuaries of Malta belong to the Neolithic and Chalcolithic. The most interesting of all the monuments discovered on the territory of Europe, they are cut in rock or built of local limestone. Separate buildings constructed around 6 thousand years ago, there appeared before the Egyptian pyramids, until recently, considered the first man-made constructions on Earth. Megaliths (from the Greek. and megas lithos – “big stone”) Continue reading
The landscape of this area resembles the moon. She is in Turkey, to be exact — in the valley of Goreme in Cappadocia. There appeared a very unusual tower of solidified volcanic ash, which the rain and the wind gave a variety of forms.
Only underground structures Derinkuyu count 50 two ventilation shafts and fifteen thousand inputs. Big mine reaches a depth of eighty-5 meters. The lower part of the city served as a reservoir for water. A pioneer of the underground labyrinth is sir Demir. With all this played an important role in the case. All the houses in Derinkuyu, of course, have basements that are used as refrigerators. Once sir Demir tripped on the edge of some pits and, compelled by curiosity, began to deepen…
On this day in this area, found 6 30 underground cities. Not all of them have the scope or Kaymakli Derinkuyu, but their plans have been carefully designed. People have an excellent understanding of this area, believe that there is still an unlimited amount of underground facilities. All known on this day the city’s interconnected tunnels. A connecting tunnel between Kaymakli and Derinkuyu reach a length of 10 km. Continue reading