cyclopeanwalls Photos & Videos

2 weeks ago

Follow me as I take you back in time... For our first trip of the year, we got back on the highway for a weekend at the ancient capital of the kingdom of Magadha-- Rajagriha (abode of the Royal) or as it is commonly known now, Rajgir. Surrounded by seven small hills and forests all around with the ruins of Nalanda University close by, this place is a treat for all you History buffs. Swipe left to see what remains of the ancient Cyclopean Walls which once surrounded this city. #Rajgir #Bihar #BiharTourism #RajgirTourism #Traveling #India #History #RoadTrip #CyclopeanWalls #FollowMe #TravelDiaries #BackOnTheHighway #BiharDiaries

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4 months ago

οὐκ ἔστι λέουσι καὶ ἀνδράσιν ὅρκια πιστά (Iliad XXII.260) These walls were so big I felt like they were messing with myop(t)ics 🏺😏🏺 #Cyclopeanwalls

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5 months ago

Cyclopean Walls of Itally Scattered throughout ancient Latium (the region in Italy where Rome was later founded) are the megalithic ruins of strangely built polygonal stone walls so stunningly unique, bizarre, and futuristic that historyans belive they were constructed by a prehistoric a now-extinct race of giants called Cyclopes. #mystery #lost #forbidden #walls #Itally #CyclopeanWalls #giants #cyclops #cyclopes #forgotten #fact #mysterious #ancient #CyclopeanWallsOfItally #bizarre

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6 months ago

Интересно, что подумал бы царь Агамемнон, узнав, что вернувшись победителем с Троянской войны, он будет убит любовником жены, а его крепость спустя тысячи лет превратится в руины, по которым будут гулять толпы людей в странной одежде. Я, кстати, приятно удивлена тем, насколько в Греции исторические события тесно переплетены с мифами и легендами. По итогу я окончательно запуталась, что было на самом деле, а что - вымысел. Учитывая мою любовь к древнегреческой мифологии - я в восторге 🙈. На фото видны «циклопические стены», которые остались от древнего здания. Назвали их так вот почему: эллины не верили в то, что смертный человек может выстроить что-либо из таких больших камней, ведь это под силу лишь одноглазым великанам. #mycenae #greece #history #legends #ellada #cyclopeanwalls

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6 months ago

On the flat elevated #hill above the #Radimlja #stećak necropolis there are #remains of the #Illyrian structure of the #antique town of #Daorson. Daorson was the capital of a Hellenised Illyrian tribe called the Daorsi. The Daorsi lived in the valley of the Neretva River between 300 BC and 50 BC. Daorson was built around a central fort or #acropolis , surrounded by #cyclopeanwalls made of huge #stoneblocks (similar to those in Mycenae, in Greece). The #wall dates from the 4th century BC. The town of Daorson had the features of a #Hellenistic city. Its high degree of culture and civilization is evidenced by the fact it minted its own coins. The most valuable of the finds is a bronze helmet decorated with a series of Greek mythological figures, including Aphrodite, Nika, Heli, Dionysius, Muse, Pegasus. During the civil war between Caesar and Pompey both Daorson town and part of Daorsan tribe were destroyed by the Illyrian tribe Dalmatians, the alliances of Pompeians. The town of Daorson was discovered in 1891, and has never been fully investigated archaeologically. Today it is a #nationalmonument of #BosniaandHerzegovina. #history #archeology #povijest #historija #istorija #arheologija #heritage #culturalheritage #naslijeđe #BiH #BosnaiHercegovina #visitBiH #visitbosniaandherzegovina #visitherzegovina

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7 months ago

Visiting ancient Mycenae this morning and marveling at the fact that it predates the Colosseum in Rome by over 1000 years. The first thing you encounter is the imposing Lion’s Gate, intimidating travelers since about 1250 BC.  We found the tombs of Clytemnestra and Aegisthus along with the Treasury of Atrius, which after last night’s performance, we would like to think is the tomb of Agamemnon.  Either way, wandering around this 2000 year-old citadel is enough to make you believe that the Cyclops were real. The only thing missing is Dr. Jennifer Udell, who might set us straight on a few things😊 #ancientgreece #mycenae #cyclopeanwalls #lionsgate #agamemnon #oresteia #dysfunctionalfamilies #curses #pilgrimage

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9 months ago

⚡️📸⚡️ #CuscoPhotos. My favorites this week: 1. #SacsaywamanEnvirons. This outfit worked perfectly. If you zoom in, you can see the #CyclopeanWalls of #Sacsaywaman in the distance behind me. 🌳🥑🌳 2. The #AtlanteanWalls of #Sacsaywaman. 🏰 3. #DimensionalDoorway under an #Aqueduct. No filter. This is how the picture came out. 🖼 4. #AtlanteanStairs and Walls at #Tipon. 💦 5. @krystynarobinmc at the Walls of Sacsaywaman. 🗿 6. #AtlanteanConstruction and #CleanSkies at #Sacsaywaman 🏞 7. A trippy place we like to call #Area51 🛸 8. #Wachuma 🌵

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9 months ago

Mycenae rich in gold👑 the magesic lion gate and a humble little back door💛 We were the earliest visitors that day and were wandering between stones and fig trees, following lizards and grasshoppers, when I spotted that lovely back door - a little adventure within an adventure. With or without gold, life surely was not easy there thousands years ago: houses were small, sun was harsh, people took sieges, battles and early death as an ordinary part of life. But at least Agamemnon had the best ever view from his window: green hills going up and down, innumerable fields of his grapes and corn soaking up the sun🌾 #latepost #greece #mycenae #ancient #ruins #gates #liongate #stone #cyclopean #cyclopeanwalls #civilization #travelling #itmakesmehappy #lovelovelove

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1 year ago

The Tomb of Agamemnon, aka, the treasury of Atreus, Mycenae, 1250 b.c. The stones used to build it were so large that later ancient Greeks assumed that the Mycenean structures were made by giants, hence the term cyclopean masonry. The lintel stone above Sadie is the world's largest at 120 tons. #cyclopeanwalls #mycenae #beehivetomb #reallyfuckingold

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1 year ago

{visiting @marcocarpineti vineyard} we are feeling blessed! sun is shining and we can breath an uncontaminated fresh air in this stunning landscape (in the back some cyclopean walls)...obviously, no more wine grapes are left, after being harvested over October... Thought, we have tasted some more biodynamic wines which will arrive with the new year! New flavors soon @terra_cucina @il__mattarello thanks @marcocarpineti for the amazing day! #marcocarpineti #marcocarpinetiwinery #organicwine #biodynamicwine #biodynamicfarming #laziowine #wine #vino #vinobio #vinobiodinamico #viniautoctoni #autoctonwine #newflavors #morewine #il__mattarello #terra_cucina #rome #lazioregion #selectingproducts #choosingwine #testingwine #wineyards #muraciclopiche #landscape #green #biodiversity #discoveringtreasure #cyclopeanwalls #muraciclopiche #paesaggisorprendenti

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1 year ago

Cyclopean | the words of people from millennia past inscribed on the extraordinary masonry at Delphi. Elsewhere, inscriptions preserve the notes and lyrics of Delphic hymns. Deeply moving and pretty mind blowing! _______________________________________________ #delphi #mountparnassus #greece #cyclopeanwalls #masonry

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1 year ago

▫️archeological site of Tiryns. The earliest human occupation on the hill goes back to the Neolithic period (about 5000 B.C.▫️ #impressive

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