Eisriesenwelt Cave Entrance

The Eisriesenwelt Ice Caves Of Austria

Located in Werfen, Austria, the Eisriesenwelt, or the “World of the Ice Giants,” is the largest ice cave on the planet. Officially discovered by scientist Anton Posselt in 1879, the Eisriesenwelt is a winding labyrinth of limestone and ice roughly 42 km (26 miles) long. Its first kilometer is filled with frozen stalactites and wondrous, …

Stonehenge

The Mysteries Of Stonehenge

It has been described as a “domain of the dead.” Perhaps it existed as a place of worship or healing, or a funerary monument of some kind. A temple to the Earth deities, built by ancient druids, or an astronomical observatory that served as a calendar. Stonehenge, above all else, is a mystery.

Visit Chichen Itza On Google Maps

Google recently updated their Google Maps Street View to add 30 pre-Hispanic archeological sites, including Chichen Itza and Teotihuacan. The 360-degree “virtual tours” are each composed of millions of images, which were captured using a specially equipped off-road tricycle. Google Mexico worked with Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History on the project, and they hope …

The Giant’s Causeway

As the fourth greatest natural wonder in the United Kingdom, the Giant’s Causeway sits right on the coast in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

The Megalithic Art Of Newgrange, Ireland

When we think of the landmarks of antiquity, we often visualize the Great Pyramids of Giza, or the druidic circle, Stonehenge. But like Scotland’s Callanish Stones, the prehistoric monument at Newgrange predates those cultural wonders by hundreds of years. Located in Eastern Ireland, Newgrange is actually one of many prehistoric sites, including Knowth and Dowth, …

The Megaliths Of The Outer Hebrides

The Callanish Stones on Scotland’s Isle of Lewis have existed for about 5,000 years, stone megaliths that continue to draw visitors from around the world. Like many of Earth’s prehistoric monuments, however, we know very little about their true purpose. We do know that the stones were placed around 3,000 BC. We believe they were used, …