The best known tradition of stone circle construction occurred across the British Isles and Brittany in the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age, with over 1000 examples still surviving to this day.
A geoglyph is a large design or motif (generally longer than 4 metres) produced on the ground and typically formed by clastic rocks or similarly durable elements of the landscape, such as stones, stone fragments, live trees, gravel, or earth.
10 amazing caves created for human settlement and religious sites for worship
The Second World War witnessed a leap in technology and weaponry. But there are some bizarre weapons that never quite made it into the wider public knowledge.
An ossuary is a chest, box, building, well, or site made to serve as the final resting place of human skeletal remains.
Ever wondered how Indiana Jones should have ended? We all thought the Last Crusade was…well… The Last Crusade… But then came along the Crystal Skull…
To date there are over 1000 UNESCO World Heritage Sites so it is pretty unlikely that one person will be able to see the whole cohort of beautiful sites. However, here listed are just 10 of the must see UNESCO World Heritage Sites that our world has to offer.
Volcanoes are among the most devastating and dangerous natural forces in our past, but it is not just throughout history that they wrecked havoc on human life but right up to the 21st century. Their volatility and unreliability have changed our world’s landscape over time and also lives of the people living in their shadows. Here are listed the 10 most deadly recorded volcanic eruptions.
The world has seen many wars and conflicts throughout history, which has given us a multitude of ancient defensive structures, like fortified walls, to see and explore. Here listed are just some of the many historic walls that litter the earth. They are all impressive feats of architecture for their time of construction and boast the pride and strength of their ancient civilizations.
The world is full of fascinating historic houses that are begging to be explored. By visiting them you can obtain a wealth of information about the people who once lived there and what shaped their lives. From the haunted mansions, to the quaint birthplaces of historical figures, here is a list of just some historical houses that are currently still standing in the world today.
The Roman era is one of the most well known among today’s civilization, it is an era of history that is taught at the majority of schools and was so widespread that you can visit many different parts of the world and still manage to stumble upon some Roman ruins. Listed are some of the most majestic and dominating Roman structures that still stand today that cannot be missed.
As we mark the 100-year anniversary of what was deemed ‘The Great War’ it is time to explore the vast array of historical sites that the conflict left behind in various locations, including France and Britain. These include memorials, battlefields and museums that are still freely accessible to the public today.
Hadrian’s Wall is the most famous tourist attraction in the whole Northern England and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Londinium was a settlement established on the current site of the City of London around AD 50.
Magura Cave is located in the north west of Bulgaria and the paintings date back 8000-4000 years ago.
Back in Ancient Greece the temple was the most important building. The first temples to be constructed from stone began to appear in the 6th century. The Greek temples were not used as places of worship, but rather as monuments to their beloved gods and goddesses. Some of the best examples of Greek temples standing today are located not only in Greece, but in what would have been their ancient empire that stretched to various other locations including Italy, which is home to some of the most well-preserved Greek temples.
The picturesque country of Ireland contains many castles situated in its vast countryside. Ranging from medieval ruins, to Irish Castle Hotels.
Russia is the home of some beautifully built castles, some which are architecturally brilliant rather than defensively sound.
Scotland is the home to a vast array of castles dating from as early as the 11th century. Over the nine hundred years that castles have been built over the country they have taken many forms and styles creating a large diversity over the country.
A hill fort is a type of earthworks used as a fortified refuge or defended settlement
Today’s buildings are tomorrows archaeology, but often when buildings are left to decay and ruin, it creates a snapshot in time. Often forgotten, a picture can capture that moment that otherwise is lost when developers move in…
The Tower of London is symbolic to many tourists and Londoners alike as a landmark of London’s historic past, but the Tower isn’t the only castle built to defend central London from attack.
HeritageDaily has relaunched a free app on “iTunes” and “Google Play” dedicated to the sciences, with a focus on archaeology, heritage, palaeontology, palaeoanthropology and several related sub disciplines.
The Nazca Lines are a series of ancient geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert in southern Peru.
Castles have played an important military, economic and social role in Great Britain and Ireland since their introduction following the Norman invasion of England in 1066.
Roman amphitheatres are large, circular or oval open-air venues with raised seating – built by the Ancient Romans.
The following is our view of the top ten roman forts in Provincia Britannia.
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