Iceland – Hallgrimskirkja – Hallgrims Church – Iceland Tours

Iceland is better known for its natural beauty rather than for historical buildings. Nevertheless, I would like to point out in this article on a building that stands out due to its unique architecture. Normally, the travelers begin their Iceland tours in Reykjavik and end it there too. This fact offers the possibility to visit … Continue reading Iceland – Hallgrimskirkja – Hallgrims Church – Iceland Tours

Giant Maya Frieze found in Holmul – Guatemala

National Geographic announced the finding of a giant Maya frieze yesterday. The frieze, that is unique in size and quality was found in Holmul in Guatemala. Archaeologists estimate that the age of this artwork is about 1500 years old. – 2013-08-07 Holmul is a Maya site in the north east of Guatemala near the border … Continue reading Giant Maya Frieze found in Holmul – Guatemala

2000-Year Old Pyramid and 30 Pre-Hispanic Burials Discovered in Veracruz – Mexico

2000-Year Old Pyramid and 30 Burials discovered in Veracruz – Mexico – 2013/07/12 In the news: A 2000-year old pyramid and 30 burials were discovered in Jaltipan in Veracruz, Mexico. The pyramid has a height of 12 m, depth of 60 m and a width of 25 m. It is the first stone-building found in … Continue reading 2000-Year Old Pyramid and 30 Pre-Hispanic Burials Discovered in Veracruz – Mexico

4000 years old pyramid destroyed in Peru – pyramid destruction

In the news: I thought I should share this before I publish my next post: A second time within a short period a archaeological site in America was damaged. Some developers destroyed a more than 4000 years old pyramid of the El Paraiso site near Lima in Peru. They used heavy machines to break down … Continue reading 4000 years old pyramid destroyed in Peru – pyramid destruction

Chactun – New discovery of a lost Maya city

Chactun –  New discovery of a lost Maya city – Amazing Temples and Pyramids – 2013/07/03 This is just a short post: After 1000 years hidden in the forest a new finding of a Maya site – named Chactun, was published by the Mexican institute for archaeology INAH 2 days ago. Chactun is located in … Continue reading Chactun – New discovery of a lost Maya city