High on a hill on the island of Gozo, is the Stone Age Ggantija prehistoric temple complex. Constructed from 3,600-3,000 BC, the Ggantija temples are the earliest of a series of megalithic temples in Malta, pre-dating Egypt’s pyramids and Britain’s Stonehenge by over a 1,000 years. This megalithic monument is in fact two temples, built side by side and enclosed within a boundary wall. The temples on Malta are the oldest temples in Europe. by Nestar
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Nestar High on a hill on the island of Gozo, is the Stone Age Ggantija prehistoric temple complex. Constructed from 3,600-3,000 BC, the Ggantija temples are the earliest of a series of megalithic temples in Malta, pre-dating Egypt’s pyramids and Britain’s Stonehenge by over a 1,000 years. This megalithic monument is in fact two temples, built side by side and enclosed within a boundary wall. The temples on Malta are the oldest temples in Europe.
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Neolithic Temples on Malta and Gozo. These were built 1000 years before the Pyramids, and are the oldest stone buildings in the world. The by bernice
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bernice Neolithic Temples on Malta and Gozo. These were built 1000 years before the Pyramids, and are the oldest stone buildings in the world. The
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Carbon-dating shows that the complex is at least 12,000 years old, maybe even 13,000 years old.  That means it was built around 10,000BC. By comparison, Stonehenge was built in 3,000 BC and the pyramids of Giza in 2,500 BC.  Gobekli is thus the oldest such site in the world, by a mind-numbing margin. It is so old that it predates settled human life. It is pre-pottery, pre-writing, pre-everything. Gobekli hails from a part of human history that by proteamundi
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proteamundi Carbon-dating shows that the complex is at least 12,000 years old, maybe even 13,000 years old. That means it was built around 10,000BC. By comparison, Stonehenge was built in 3,000 BC and the pyramids of Giza in 2,500 BC. Gobekli is thus the oldest such site in the world, by a mind-numbing margin. It is so old that it predates settled human life. It is pre-pottery, pre-writing, pre-everything. Gobekli hails from a part of human history that
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Ħaġar Qim (Standing/Worshipping Stones) is a megalithic temple complex found on the Mediterranean island of Malta, dating from the Ġgantija phase (3600-3200 BC). The Megalithic Temples of Malta are among the most ancient religious sites on Earth, described by the World Heritage Sites committee as "unique architectural masterpieces." by graciela
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graciela Ħaġar Qim (Standing/Worshipping Stones) is a megalithic temple complex found on the Mediterranean island of Malta, dating from the Ġgantija phase (3600-3200 BC). The Megalithic Temples of Malta are among the most ancient religious sites on Earth, described by the World Heritage Sites committee as "unique architectural masterpieces."
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THE MEGALITHIC TEMPLES OF MALTA by MyohoDane
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Newgrange is a prehistoric monument, part of the complex of Megalithic sites of Brú na Bóinne in Ireland. Shown is the retaining wall at the front. The sides and back are ringed by 'kerbstones' engraved with artwork. (35th-32nd centuries BC) by graciela
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graciela Newgrange is a prehistoric monument, part of the complex of Megalithic sites of Brú na Bóinne in Ireland. Shown is the retaining wall at the front. The sides and back are ringed by 'kerbstones' engraved with artwork. (35th-32nd centuries BC)
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The oldest building still in existence: Temples of Malta (my name is Ozymandius, king of kings...) by dorothea
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dorothea The oldest building still in existence: Temples of Malta (my name is Ozymandius, king of kings...)
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Stenar Ales is a megalithic monument in southern Sweden, the monument is believed to be built in the sixth century on an earlier monument is the oldest and one of the most famous in the Viking culture. It consists of 59 large rocks shaped ellipse located 67 meters long and 19 meters wide. Each rock weighs about 2 tons. by janell
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janell Stenar Ales is a megalithic monument in southern Sweden, the monument is believed to be built in the sixth century on an earlier monument is the oldest and one of the most famous in the Viking culture. It consists of 59 large rocks shaped ellipse located 67 meters long and 19 meters wide. Each rock weighs about 2 tons.
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Newgrange (Irish: Sí an Bhrú) is a prehistoric monument located in County Meath, on the eastern side of Ireland, about one kilometre north by jerry
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jerry Newgrange (Irish: Sí an Bhrú) is a prehistoric monument located in County Meath, on the eastern side of Ireland, about one kilometre north
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The Carnac stones are an exceptionally dense collection of megalithic sites around the French village of Carnac, in Brittany, consisting of alignments, dolmens, tumuli and single menhirs. The more than 3,000 prehistoric standing stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany, and are the largest such collection in the world by caitlin
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caitlin The Carnac stones are an exceptionally dense collection of megalithic sites around the French village of Carnac, in Brittany, consisting of alignments, dolmens, tumuli and single menhirs. The more than 3,000 prehistoric standing stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany, and are the largest such collection in the world
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With over 3,000 prehistoric standing stones, Carnac (in Brittany, France) is the largest megalithic site in the world. More pictures of this place in the photobank section. © Jean-Michel PRIMA 2010. by caitlin
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caitlin With over 3,000 prehistoric standing stones, Carnac (in Brittany, France) is the largest megalithic site in the world. More pictures of this place in the photobank section. © Jean-Michel PRIMA 2010.
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Monument in the county of Upshur in England. No one knows what is the purpose of this Stonehenge, whether it’s a court, or place of by shauna
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shauna Monument in the county of Upshur in England. No one knows what is the purpose of this Stonehenge, whether it’s a court, or place of
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The Temple of Kom Ombo 180 BC in Aswan, Egypt. #Egypt #Aswan #Sightseeing #Temples #Tours by Hercio Dias
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Hercio Dias The Temple of Kom Ombo 180 BC in Aswan, Egypt. #Egypt #Aswan #Sightseeing #Temples #Tours
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The Badami cave temples are a complex of temples located at Badami, a town in the Bagalkot District in the north part of Karnataka, India. by frieda
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frieda The Badami cave temples are a complex of temples located at Badami, a town in the Bagalkot District in the north part of Karnataka, India.
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Inside the wreckage of the ship Karwela in Gozo, Malta ~ Tobias Friedrich/Caters News by lesa
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lesa Inside the wreckage of the ship Karwela in Gozo, Malta ~ Tobias Friedrich/Caters News
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Europe's oldest prehistoric town unearthed in Bulgaria.Archaeologists believe that the town was home to some 350 people and dates back to between 4700 and 4200 BC. That is about 1,500 years before the start of ancient Greek civilisation. "We are not talking about a town like the Greek city-states, ancient Rome or medieval settlements, but about what archaeologists agree constituted a town in the fifth millennium BC," Vasil Nikolov, a researcher with Bulgaria's National Institute of Archaeology by melissagarsia
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melissagarsia Europe's oldest prehistoric town unearthed in Bulgaria.Archaeologists believe that the town was home to some 350 people and dates back to between 4700 and 4200 BC. That is about 1,500 years before the start of ancient Greek civilisation. "We are not talking about a town like the Greek city-states, ancient Rome or medieval settlements, but about what archaeologists agree constituted a town in the fifth millennium BC," Vasil Nikolov, a researcher with Bulgaria's National Institute of Archaeology
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World's oldest map: Spanish cave has landscape from 14,000 years ago. A stone tablet found in a cave in Abauntz in the Navarra region of northern Spain is believed to contain the earliest known representation of a landscape. Archaeologists have discovered what they believe is man's earliest map, dating from almost 14,000 years ago. by Sofia.Art
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Sofia.Art World's oldest map: Spanish cave has landscape from 14,000 years ago. A stone tablet found in a cave in Abauntz in the Navarra region of northern Spain is believed to contain the earliest known representation of a landscape. Archaeologists have discovered what they believe is man's earliest map, dating from almost 14,000 years ago.
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Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico (captured by it in the fifth grade, this has been a major destination favorite of mine for many, many years.  Chichen Itza is an ancient Mayan site located on the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico.  Likely built around 600 BC, the ruins contain many stone buildings, including temples and pyramids) by proteamundi
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proteamundi Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico (captured by it in the fifth grade, this has been a major destination favorite of mine for many, many years. Chichen Itza is an ancient Mayan site located on the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico. Likely built around 600 BC, the ruins contain many stone buildings, including temples and pyramids)
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The stone circles of Avebury, about 30 kilometres (18.5 miles) north of Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England, are the largest prehistoric circle by MyohoDane
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MyohoDane The stone circles of Avebury, about 30 kilometres (18.5 miles) north of Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England, are the largest prehistoric circle
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Gobekli Tepe, the oldest temple on earth. Stonehenge was built about 4000 years ago. Egypt's Pyramids started around 4700 years ago. Gobekli Tepe is 12,000 years old! Located in eastern Turkey, not far from the Euphrates. by bobbi
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bobbi Gobekli Tepe, the oldest temple on earth. Stonehenge was built about 4000 years ago. Egypt's Pyramids started around 4700 years ago. Gobekli Tepe is 12,000 years old! Located in eastern Turkey, not far from the Euphrates.
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Pessaries (300s BC - 1900s) A pessary is a vaginal suppository used to kill sperm and/or block their passage through the cervix. It's one of the oldest contraceptive devices, having been used for over 3,000 years in various cultures. Ancient pessaries were often made from  animal feces (crocodile in Egypt, elephant in India), along with a honey, ground up fruit and bark. Once inserted, the pessary would melt at body temperature and form an impenetrable covering on the cervix. by ashlee
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ashlee Pessaries (300s BC - 1900s) A pessary is a vaginal suppository used to kill sperm and/or block their passage through the cervix. It's one of the oldest contraceptive devices, having been used for over 3,000 years in various cultures. Ancient pessaries were often made from animal feces (crocodile in Egypt, elephant in India), along with a honey, ground up fruit and bark. Once inserted, the pessary would melt at body temperature and form an impenetrable covering on the cervix.
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Ancient megalithic sites of Ireland. Six thousand year old megalithic tomb, one of the oldest monuments in the world, Poulnabrone Dolmen, The Burren, County Clare, Ireland by jane
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jane Ancient megalithic sites of Ireland. Six thousand year old megalithic tomb, one of the oldest monuments in the world, Poulnabrone Dolmen, The Burren, County Clare, Ireland
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Neolithic Temples of Malta by dorothea
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dorothea Neolithic Temples of Malta
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Sumerian cuneiform, one of the earliest known writing system. Its origins can be traced back to about 8,000 BC. It developed from the pictographs and other symbols used to represent trade goods and livestock on clay tablets. Sumerian was spoken in Sumer in southern Mesopotamia from perhaps the 4th millennium BC until about 2,000 BC, when it was replaced by Akkadian as a spoken language.  Sumerian is not related to any other known language so is by proteamundi
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proteamundi Sumerian cuneiform, one of the earliest known writing system. Its origins can be traced back to about 8,000 BC. It developed from the pictographs and other symbols used to represent trade goods and livestock on clay tablets. Sumerian was spoken in Sumer in southern Mesopotamia from perhaps the 4th millennium BC until about 2,000 BC, when it was replaced by Akkadian as a spoken language. Sumerian is not related to any other known language so is
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In 1900 Cave Library at Dunhuang was discovered after over 1,000 years of being hidden revealing  tens of thousands of manuscripts, the world's earliest dated printed book and hundreds of fine paintings on silk. This is the world's earliest and largest paper archive and a treasure trove of medieval art. by bethany
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bethany In 1900 Cave Library at Dunhuang was discovered after over 1,000 years of being hidden revealing tens of thousands of manuscripts, the world's earliest dated printed book and hundreds of fine paintings on silk. This is the world's earliest and largest paper archive and a treasure trove of medieval art.
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The oldest water clock (or "clepsydra") known, the Egyptian "hourglass of Karnak," dating to around 1400 BC by jayne
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jayne The oldest water clock (or "clepsydra") known, the Egyptian "hourglass of Karnak," dating to around 1400 BC
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Six thousand year old megalithic tomb, one of the oldest monuments in the world, Poulnabrone Dolmen, County Clare, Ireland by Asmodel
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Asmodel Six thousand year old megalithic tomb, one of the oldest monuments in the world, Poulnabrone Dolmen, County Clare, Ireland
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Forest of Stones: The Mysterious Carnac Stones of France - over 3,000 prehistoric stones in perfect, parallel alignment by caitlin
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caitlin Forest of Stones: The Mysterious Carnac Stones of France - over 3,000 prehistoric stones in perfect, parallel alignment
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28-year old Cola the cat is set to celebrate a milestone birthday - turning 140 in cat years and being crowned Britain’s oldest cat. Until now a cat called Wadsworth, from Ravensden, Bedfordshire, was thought to hold the crown of Britain’s oldest living feline - after celebrating his 27th birthday this year.But Cola, who was born in in November 1985, trumps him by several months. by martha
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martha 28-year old Cola the cat is set to celebrate a milestone birthday - turning 140 in cat years and being crowned Britain’s oldest cat. Until now a cat called Wadsworth, from Ravensden, Bedfordshire, was thought to hold the crown of Britain’s oldest living feline - after celebrating his 27th birthday this year.But Cola, who was born in in November 1985, trumps him by several months.
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Babylonian tablet, 3100 B.C. Lexical pictorical list of 41 titles and professions, the reverse shows the scribe's signature, prpbably the world's oldest autograph signature. Pictographic lexical lists written in ancient Sumerian pictographic script on clay tablets are the earliest literature known, and also the earliest known evidence of school and Learning. 8,6 cm. Schoyen collection by patty
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patty Babylonian tablet, 3100 B.C. Lexical pictorical list of 41 titles and professions, the reverse shows the scribe's signature, prpbably the world's oldest autograph signature. Pictographic lexical lists written in ancient Sumerian pictographic script on clay tablets are the earliest literature known, and also the earliest known evidence of school and Learning. 8,6 cm. Schoyen collection
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The Oldest Tree on the Planet, Older Than the Pyramids in Egypt...The ''Great Basin Bristlecone'' by minerva
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minerva The Oldest Tree on the Planet, Older Than the Pyramids in Egypt...The ''Great Basin Bristlecone''
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