September 17, 2014
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Ancient tombs near Coquesa, Bolivia.
Outside of town are these interesting mounds that the ancient inhabitants used to bury the dead. The mounds are natural, made when this area was part of a giant lake. Apparently the mounds are petrified marine plants like algae. The ancients cut holes and hollowed out the mounds to make enough space to bury the dead and their possessions.
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Ancient tombs near Coquesa, Bolivia.

Outside of town are these interesting mounds that the ancient inhabitants used to bury the dead. The mounds are natural, made when this area was part of a giant lake. Apparently the mounds are petrified marine plants like algae. The ancients cut holes and hollowed out the mounds to make enough space to bury the dead and their possessions.

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September 17, 2014
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Rock-cut monastery, Kvakhvreli, Georgia…
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Rock-cut monastery, Kvakhvreli, Georgia…

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September 17, 2014
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Twins stone statute in Auga Bonita, Huila, Colombia.

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Twins stone statute in Auga Bonita, Huila, Colombia.

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September 17, 2014
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Neolithic stone tortoise sarcophagus at the Archaeological Museum, Pejeng, Bali. “people were buried in it in 3 folds”
Photos Stan Florek, jayeshsraut, and PHGCOM

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Neolithic stone tortoise sarcophagus at the Archaeological Museum, Pejeng, Bali. “people were buried in it in 3 folds”

Photos Stan Florek, jayeshsraut, and PHGCOM

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September 17, 2014
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Anchor Church is the name given to a series of caves in a Keuper Sandstone (Triassic conglomerate) outcrop, close to the village of Ingleby, Derbyshire, England.

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Anchor Church is the name given to a series of caves in a Keuper Sandstone (Triassic conglomerate) outcrop, close to the village of Ingleby, Derbyshire, England.

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September 17, 2014
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Passageway stone at Bosdag in Azerbaijan.
This intricately carved stone with a narrow passageway sits below the animal like (zoomorphic) hill of Bosdag. The area is a ritual landscape with stone circles, numerous cup marks, water collecting cisterns, burial mounds (kurgans) and cup and groove carvings that point to the North and South East (winter solstice sunrise), the latter possibly serving as a simple solar calendar.  Several stone with holes are to be found in Azerbaijan and in Kazakhstan. By crawling through the stone their function is thought to be do with cleansing or a rite of passage of sorts.

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Passageway stone at Bosdag in Azerbaijan.

This intricately carved stone with a narrow passageway sits below the animal like (zoomorphic) hill of Bosdag. The area is a ritual landscape with stone circles, numerous cup marks, water collecting cisterns, burial mounds (kurgans) and cup and groove carvings that point to the North and South East (winter solstice sunrise), the latter possibly serving as a simple solar calendar.
Several stone with holes are to be found in Azerbaijan and in Kazakhstan. By crawling through the stone their function is thought to be do with cleansing or a rite of passage of sorts.

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September 17, 2014
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Taino Stone Zemi Sculpture, the physical incarnation of a Taino god, spirit or ancestor. Dominican Republic. Circa: 1200 AD to 1500 AD..

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Taino Stone Zemi Sculpture, the physical incarnation of a Taino god, spirit or ancestor. Dominican Republic. Circa: 1200 AD to 1500 AD..

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September 17, 2014
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Taino Zemi basalt mask… Taino art centered on cult objects associated with the veneration of “zemis”-revered deities, ancestors, or landscape spirits. The term also refers to the idols and fetishes that were believed to be inhabited by powerful spirits. Large, cadaverous stone heads are thought to represent the deity Maquetaurie Guayaba, lord of the Land of the Dead. “Zemis” were kept in the home or in sanctuaries where they were honored with food and gifts.

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Taino Zemi basalt mask…
Taino art centered on cult objects associated with the veneration of “zemis”-revered deities, ancestors, or landscape spirits. The term also refers to the idols and fetishes that were believed to be inhabited by powerful spirits. Large, cadaverous stone heads are thought to represent the deity Maquetaurie Guayaba, lord of the Land of the Dead. “Zemis” were kept in the home or in sanctuaries where they were honored with food and gifts.

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September 17, 2014
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Rock-cut Castro de Ulaca altar in Spain.. made by Iberians? http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castro_de_Ulaca

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Rock-cut Castro de Ulaca altar in Spain.. made by Iberians? http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castro_de_Ulaca

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September 17, 2014
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Rock cut cistern of Peperikon, Bulgaria…

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Rock cut cistern of Peperikon, Bulgaria…

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