Thursday, 12 March 2009

Sacred Places

Sacred Places

Sacred places around the world have been a mystery for centuries. I have listed below a few interesting sites plus weblinks to many more.

I am fascniated by these ancient sites and wonder what they were used for and how they were constructed. some stones re so huge and without the use of modern technology and machinery it is amazing that they were able to be moved.

Sacred sites are the most loved and visited places on planet earth. Since prehistoric times they have exerted a mysteriousattraction on billions of pilgrims from every region and religion. These holy places have the power to heal the body,enlighten the mind, and awaken the soul. Anthropologist and National Geographic photographer Martin Gray spent 25 years as a wandering pilgrim to study and artistically photograph nearly 1000 sacred sites in 80 countries. This web site features Martin’s sacred art photographs and shows the location of sacred places and pilgrimage shrines around the world

Easter Island
It is one of the most isolated islands in the world but 1200 years ago a double-hulled canoe filled with seafarers from a distant culture landed upon its shores. Over the centuries that followed a remarkable society developed in isolation on the island. For reasons still unknown they began carving giant statues out of volcanic rock. These monuments, known, as "moai" are some of the most incredible ancient relics ever discovered. The people of Easter Island called themselves the Rapa Nui. Where did they come from and why did they disappear? Science has learned much about the enigma of Easter Island and has put to rest some of the more bizarre theories, but questions and controversies remain. Explore this site to get the latest information on the island's history and current research.

Mystery surrounds this 5,000 year old monument in the
centre of the World Heritage Site. Visit this prehistoric
South West site and decide for yourself whether
Stonehenge was a place of sun worship, a healing
sanctuary, a sacred burial site, or something different
altogether! An awe-inspiring family visit, Stonehenge
is a powerful reminder of the once-great peoples of the
late Stone and Bronze Ages. Erected between 3,000
BC and 1,600 BC, a number of the stones were carried
hundreds of miles over land and sea, while antlers and
bones were used to dig the pits that hold the stones.
Modern techniques in archaeology, and the series of
recent digs, have helped to shape new theories about
the stones, but their ultimate purpose remains a

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