Secret passageways in ancient Andean temple were used in psychedelic rituals | Live Science — Tom Metcalfe

Archaeologists have revealed a complex of hidden passageways and galleries deep inside the ancient Chavín de Huántar temple complex in the Peruvian Andes. The researchers think the network of chambers and galleries was used in religious rituals, possibly involving psychedelic drugs. It’s the first time in about 3,000 years that these particular hidden structures have […]

Secret passageways in ancient Andean temple were used in psychedelic rituals | Live Science — Tom Metcalfe

Ancient Wonders: The Mahabodhi Temple — Just History Posts

Today we return to our Ancient Wonders series where we look to Bihar state in India and the Mahabodhi Temple. The temple is around 2,200 years old, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major site of Buddhist pilgrimage – so let’s explore Mahabodhi Temple’s fascinating history! The Mahabodhi Temple, Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India. Image via […]

Ancient Wonders: The Mahabodhi Temple — Just History Posts

10 Ancient Greek Temples You Must See; Nikoleta Kalmouki; Greek Reporter — All About World Heritage Sites

Photo: Public Domain Many important ancient Greek temples are located in Greece as well as other countries that were then part of the ancient Greek world. Source: 10 Ancient Greek Temples You Must See

10 Ancient Greek Temples You Must See; Nikoleta Kalmouki; Greek Reporter — All About World Heritage Sites

Saving the Temples on the Nile; Deutsche Welle — All About World Heritage Sites

Photo: Arte France A timeless treasure, nearly lost forever. Without the UNESCO‘s unprecedented rescue operation, future generations might have only seen the stunning temples of Ramses II and Cleopatra in the pages of history books. Read more from source

Saving the Temples on the Nile; Deutsche Welle — All About World Heritage Sites

The Temple and the Man — SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE

Vitruvius, De Architectura 1 “The building of temples relies on symmetry and architects need to most carefully understand the reason for this. It comes from proposition, which was called “analogy” in Greek. Proportion derives from fixed segments of the parts of the building and the whole—and the balance of symmetry is achieved through this. For no building…

The Temple and the Man — SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE

Japan’s Hidden World of Temples; Soren Dreier; BBC — All About World Heritage Sites

Surrounded by eight peaks and suspended high in the mountains, Koya-san’s 117 temples evoke a spiritual experience like none other. A walk in the woods In 816 AD, a monk named Kukai wandered into the thickly forested slopes of Mount Koya (Koya-san) in Japan’s Wakayama Prefecture in hope of finding a suitable site to build […]

Japan’s Hidden World of Temples; Soren Dreier; BBC — All About World Heritage Sites