Mogao Grottoes

Northern end of the Mogao cliff face, pitted with caves for shelter The Mogao Grottoes of Dunhuang, popularly known as the Thousand Buddha Caves, were carved out of the rocks stretching for about 1,600 meters along the eastern side of the Mingsha Hill, 25 km southeast of Dunhuang. A Tang Dynasty inscription records that the… Continue reading Mogao Grottoes

Ancient Astronomers of Chichen-Itza, Mexico

Chichén Itzá – El Castillo (pyramid of Kukulkan “El Caracol” at Chichén Itzá has long been recognized as an astronomical observatory whose foundations are Maya and whose subsequent embellishments are Toltec. Perhaps the most significant alignments of this structure are those of its front door and its principal window, located just above it, both of… Continue reading Ancient Astronomers of Chichen-Itza, Mexico