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Prehistoric rock paintings are the most abundant evidence of how mankind took its first steps in the fields of art, knowledge, and culture. It is found in most countries around the world, from the tropics to the Arctic, and in a variety of places - from deep caves to mountain heights.
Researchers discovered El Mirador in 1926, but so far, only a small part of it has been studied. It is practically inaccessible to tourists, yet, it is the largest city of the ancient Mayans, full of secrets, mysteries and hidden treasures.
The climate of Belize is tropical. The average monthly temperature is about 26 ° C with a slight change during the seasons. Bananas, cacti, palm trees, and calatheas grow there. However, a group of medicinal herbs and plants occupies a special place.
The Swiss continue to surprise us with unexpected archaeological finds. Not so long ago, they excavated the remains of ancient people right in the middle of a city, and now - another sensation.
Unknown painters, who lived in the Palaeolithic era, covered the walls of the Lascaux cave with many images of animals and people. They were made in a very peculiar creative manner, which many painters of our time began to imitate after the opening of the cave.
The Sunghir site is the oldest settlement of people in the Vladimir region in Russia. This is not only a monument protected by UNESCO but also a unique archaeological site that attracts the attention of researchers from all over the world. The rich and diverse archaeological material discovered in Sunghir contains unique data about our ancestors who lived here more than 30 thousand years ago. What secrets does the Upper Paleolithic site of Sunghir continue to keep?
The large-scale scanning of the territory from an aircraft with the help of the LiDAR laser technology allowed for locating thousands of hidden objects of the ancient Mayan city of the Peten region (Guatemala) and made it clear that the population of this city was simply huge in the scale of the ancient world.
The largest centers of the Maya, preserved to this day, are located in Xunantunich (on the border with Guatemala), Altun Ha, Caracol, and Lamanai. These ancient cultural centers have not yet been fully studied and are of great value to historians and archaeologists.
Much has been written about the site of Baalbek, the most controversial of ancient places on the planet. Some scientists call it the "Baalbek terrace." This is a huge platform, built of giant blocks, weighing up to 360 tons each, with special holes on the sides of the platform. Archaeologists are still puzzled about its purpose.
There are many places in the world with which mysterious stories and legends are connected. Even scientists are still not able to find them, although they are trying very hard. The island of Hy-Brasil, which first emerged on ancient maps in 1325 near the Irish coast has not been found so far, though researchers are very close to uncovering this secret.