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A Mayan corbel arch, Uxmal, Yucatan, Mexico.

North via South: Mesoamerican Brutalism

“Beginning in San Jose, Costa Rica, we were pleased to see a rise in the number of Brutalist buildings,” Ian told me. “Today, Brutalism has more …

mayan stella (where is the location?)

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These Incredible Salt Mines Are Like Another World Beneath Our Feet

Salt mines are special compared to other underground excavation sites: once they are closed for extraction purposes, they can be opened for visitors, or for storage purposes—all because of their unique microclimate with natural air-conditioning and constant temperature and atmospheric pressure all year.

The Assyrian Gallery at the British Museum

Assyrian Protective Spirit (865 - 860 BC), British Museum, London.

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Door History, interesting facts and detail. #mikefroude #doorhistory #door

Door History

While we claim to be experts on fitting, manufacturing or distributing doors we simply cannot claim this blog as our own, we simply pass the information on as we thought it interesting. The earliest records are those represented in the paintings of the Egyptian tombs, in which they are shown as single or double doors, each in a single piece of wood. In Egypt, where the climate is intensely dry, there would be no fear of their warping, but in other countries it would be necessary to frame…

The Most Puzzling Ancient Artifacts

Over the last few hundred years, many perplexing artifacts have been unearthed that defy our understanding of human and natural history.

Perhaps even more puzzling than the meaning of their creation is how they were built in the first place.

6 of the World’s Most Mysterious Standing Stones

Perhaps even more puzzling than the meaning of their creation is how they were built in the first place.

These Incredible Salt Mines Are Like Another World Beneath Our Feet

Salt mines are special compared to other underground excavation sites: once they are closed for extraction purposes, they can be opened for visitors, or for storage purposes—all because of their unique microclimate with natural air-conditioning and constant temperature and atmospheric pressure all year.

The Olmec City of San Lorenzo: Archaeologist Matthew Stirling with one of the San Lorenzo Colossal Heads

Get to Know San Lorenzo, the First Major American City

The Olmec city of San Lorenzo was the first major Mesoamerican city, and there are still many things that are not known about this important site.

Ornate Pillars inside the Navaranga (main hall)

Kedareshwara temple and Parshwanatha Jain Basadi of Halebid

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