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The World’s Mysterious Places

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The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but in seeing with new eyes.  –– Marcel Proust

The World’s Mysterious Places

Explore amazing ancient wonders observed from space (with Google Earth).

Part 1

This compilation of the world’s most mysterious places on Google Earth includes:

  • Oak Island,
  • Area 51, the
  • Pyramid of the Sun & Moon,
  • various figures from Nazca,
  • the Atacama Giant,
  • Loch Ness,
  • Arbor Low,
  • Stonehenge,
  • Avebury,
  • Silbury Hill,
  • St. Michael’s Mount,
  • Ankor Wat,
  • Ayers Rock,
  • the Olgas,
  • Maree Man.

Part 2

  • The 20981 Hill.
  • The Montana Stonehenge.
  • Tarxien, Hagar Qim and Mnadjra in Malta.
  • Nicosia, Cyprus and the green line that divides it, visible along the edge of the old city.
  • Noah’s Ark on Mount Ararat.
  • Land graffiti in China.
  • Xian pyramids, tombs of the emperors.
  • The 221433 Ruins in China, with my own names for the features.
  • The Pine Gap Installation, Australia.
  • The Pen and Pad.
  • … and Machu Picchu, stronghold of the Incas.

Part 3

  • The Uffington White Horse (United States replica).
  • The Blythe Intaglios.
  • Altun Ha, Mayan city, Belize.
  • Sacsayhuacman, Inca city, Peru.
  • The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, Turkey.
  • The Temple of Baalbek, Lebanon.
  • Petra, Jordan.
  • Underwater roads off the coat of Cuba, Caribbean. Glimpses of Atlantis?
  • Rapa Iti, south Pacific.
  • Nan Madol, Pohnpei.

Part 4

  • Chankillo Observatory, Peru.
  • Caral, Peru.
  • Pueblo Bonita, New Mexico.
  • Cahokia, Illinois.
  • Old Sarum, England.
  • Pyramids of Guimar, Tenerife.
  • Adam’s Bridge, Indian ocean.
  • Persepolis, Iran.
  • Great Ziggurat of Ur, Iraq.
  • Great Mosque of Samarra, Iraq.
  • The Arch at Ctesiphon, Iraq.

Part 5

  • The Long Man of Wilmington
  • Cerne Abbas Giant
  • Glastonbury Tor & Abbey
  • Stanton Drew Stone Circles
  • Boscawen-Un – all in England
  • ‘The Canal’ / ‘Spear’, Pakistan/India
  • The Gympie Pyramid, Australia
  • Black Triangle, Australia
  • Sakkara, Egypt
  • Palace of Knossus, Crete

Part 6

  • The Major Oak, England
  • Newgrange, Ireland
  • Dowth, Ireland
  • Knowth, Ireland
  • Gilgal Refaim, Golan Heights
  • Badami, India
  • Tsaparang, Tibet
  • Moray circles, Peru
  • Tiwanaku, Bolivia (commentary cites Peru!)
  • Lalibela, Ethiopia
  • Axum, Ethiopia

Part 7

  • Hattusa, Anatolia
  • Ellora Caves, India
  • Hampi, India
  • Thuburbo Majus, Tunisia
  • Criel Mound, USA
  • Cholula, Mexico
  • Comalcalco, Mexico
  • Monte Alban, Mexico

Note: This series is also a magazine article, The World’s Top 50 Mysterious Places, click to go deeper… It is also a written article, The World’s Top 50 Mysterious Places:

You can find coordinates for most of these sites on Wikipedia. Just copy and paste those into GE and use that to get the best view.


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