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Three carved votive chambers in Gavrinis Dolmen passage grave, Gulf of Morbihan, Larmor-Baden Morbihan, France. The largest and most decorated tomb in Neolithic Europe with 29 six-foot-tall menhirs carved with labyrinthine fingerprints. Built on a hilltop circa 3400 B.C.E. near the stone rows of Carnac, with the sea rise it is now an island in the Morbihan Gulf.
The Cave of the Swimmers, Egypt. Here's how the photographer Sam Bowker describes the paintings: "The scale of these figures was generally about that of a human hand. The whole experience of being in front of them tells you about the proportions of the artist – they would have sat on the same rock we sat on, they would have been about so tall, they chose this surface instead of that one because it was easier to reach, etc... As I said, a handspan was roughly the average size."
THE BLYTHE INTAGLIOS: California’s Nazca Lines Near the Colorado River, on the desert west of Highway 95, is 1 of the most spectacular mystery in California. These huge drawings that, like the Nazca lines, are only seen from above- the Blythe Intaglios. these huge figures hidden on the desert floor unknown to whites until the 20th century, rediscovered when George Palmer was flying over the area in 1930. Enormous figures of a man, woman, a horse, coiled snake & horseshoes on top of a mesa.
Post Cards From the Past
Sumerian Star Chart. Sky Map of Ancient Nineveh. c.3300 BCE. Reproduction of a Sumerian star map or “planisphere” recovered in the late 19th century from the 650 BCE underground library of Ashurbanipal. Long thought to be an Assyrian tablet, computer analysis has matched it with the sky above Mesopotamia in 3300BC and proves it to be more ancient Sumerian origin. The tablet is an “Astrolabe”, the earliest known astronomical instrument.
A representation of an Arab ship with projecting oars carved in the limestone rock at Jebal Al-Jassasiya on the coast of northern Qatar and rows of cup marks. Archaeologists have been unable to fix an age to the carvings though some show anchors that were
A representation of an Arab ship with projecting oars carved in the limestone rock at Jebal Al-Jassasiya on the coast of northern Qatar and rows of cup marks. Archaeologists have been unable to fix an age to the carvings