Ancient Awe

8 Jun 2011

Break

I’m taking a short break (maybe a week) from this blog as my queue has run out and I need to do a big search for new things to post.

6 Jun 2011

Chittorgarh Fort is the largest fort in India and the grandest in the state of Rajasthan. It was ruled initially by Guhilot and later by Sisodias, the Suryavanshi clans of Chattari Rajputs, from 7th century, until it was finally abandoned in 1568 after the siege by Emperor Akbar in 1567.

Chittorgarh Fort is the largest fort in India and the grandest in the state of Rajasthan. It was ruled initially by Guhilot and later by Sisodias, the Suryavanshi clans of Chattari Rajputs, from 7th century, until it was finally abandoned in 1568 after the siege by Emperor Akbar in 1567.

6 Jun 2011

A Monastery in Meteora, Greece. The area was originally settled by monks in the 11th Century who lived in caves within the rocks. They climbed higher and higher up the rock faces until they were living on the inaccessible peaks where they were able to build he first monasteries by bringing material and people up with ladders and baskets.

A Monastery in Meteora, Greece. The area was originally settled by monks in the 11th Century who lived in caves within the rocks. They climbed higher and higher up the rock faces until they were living on the inaccessible peaks where they were able to build he first monasteries by bringing material and people up with ladders and baskets.

6 Jun 2011

Chachapoyas Village, Peru. Little is known about the ancient Cloud People of Peru. Accounts such as that of Cieza de León indicate that the Chachapoyas had lighter skin than other South American peoples and blond hair. The civilisation was wiped out by disease and war in the 16th century.

Chachapoyas Village, Peru. Little is known about the ancient Cloud People of Peru. Accounts such as that of Cieza de León indicate that the Chachapoyas had lighter skin than other South American peoples and blond hair. The civilisation was wiped out by disease and war in the 16th century.

6 Jun 2011

A nice little lake. No other information available.

A nice little lake. No other information available.

5 Jun 2011

Bond Mansion by digital artist Norrit. This picture won first prize in a bizarre architecture competition. More info on the artist here: http://all.worth1000.com/artists/Norrit

Bond Mansion by digital artist Norrit. This picture won first prize in a bizarre architecture competition. More info on the artist here: http://all.worth1000.com/artists/Norrit

5 Jun 2011

Silverton, New South Wales, Australia, 25 km north-west of Broken Hill. The town sprung up after the discovery of silver. The town is often referred to as a ghost town; however, there remains a small permanent population and mainly tourist related businesses. In 2006, Silverton had a population of 89 people.

Silverton, New South Wales, Australia, 25 km north-west of Broken Hill. The town sprung up after the discovery of silver. The town is often referred to as a ghost town; however, there remains a small permanent population and mainly tourist related businesses. In 2006, Silverton had a population of 89 people.

5 Jun 2011

Palmanova, Italy, is famous for its fortress plan and structure, called a star fort. Palmanova was supposed to be inhabited by self-sustaining merchants, craftsmen, and farmers. However, despite the elegant layout of the new city, no one chose to move there, and by 1622 Venice was forced to pardon criminals and offer them free building lots and materials if they would agree to settle the town.

Palmanova, Italy, is famous for its fortress plan and structure, called a star fort. Palmanova was supposed to be inhabited by self-sustaining merchants, craftsmen, and farmers. However, despite the elegant layout of the new city, no one chose to move there, and by 1622 Venice was forced to pardon criminals and offer them free building lots and materials if they would agree to settle the town.

5 Jun 2011

Powhatan Indian Village, Jamestown Settlement, Virginia, USA. The Powhatan Indian village is based on archaeological findings at a site once inhabited by Paspahegh Indians, the Powhatan tribal group closest to Jamestown, and descriptions recorded by English colonists. 

Powhatan Indian Village, Jamestown Settlement, Virginia, USA. The Powhatan Indian village is based on archaeological findings at a site once inhabited by Paspahegh Indians, the Powhatan tribal group closest to Jamestown, and descriptions recorded by English colonists. 

4 Jun 2011

The Arg-é Bam, Iran, was the largest adobe building in the world. This enormous citadel on the Silk Road was built before 500 BC and remained in use until 1850 AD. On December 26, 2003, the Citadel was almost completely destroyed by an earthquake. A few days after the earthquake, the then Iranian President Mohammad Khatami announced that the Citadel would be rebuilt.

The Arg-é Bam, Iran, was the largest adobe building in the world. This enormous citadel on the Silk Road was built before 500 BC and remained in use until 1850 AD. On December 26, 2003, the Citadel was almost completely destroyed by an earthquake. A few days after the earthquake, the then Iranian President Mohammad Khatami announced that the Citadel would be rebuilt.