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Ramesseum, Luxor – the largest statue ever?


Located on the West bank across the Nile in Luxor, the Ramesseum is said to be the mortuary temple of Ramses II. It features the remains of what could have been the largest statue ever erected by man. Made of one solid block of rose granite, this statue blows everything else out of the water with its estimated 18 meters in height (60ft.) and more than 1000 tons (2,2M lbs). We went there and captured this amazing and underrated site! One question remains: what could have turned these 1000 tons into such disarray and dismantled pieces? Cataclysm? Continue reading

Abusir, South of Giza, Egypt: mindblowing granite drill holes granite


Without a doubt, Abusir & Abu Ghorab hold some of the most astonishing findings of our field research in Egypt. Thanks to our local contacts we managed to access both sites that are usually closed to the public. Abusir & Abu Ghorab reveal impossible core drill holes in pink (called Syenite) and black granite as well as alabaster. We do not know how these were made but surely not with sand, water and hard stone drills like Egyptology claims. Today we use diamond-tipped machines to drill granite! Did the Ancient builders possess lost ancient high technology?  Continue reading

Luxor Temple – Powerful Statues


In the place also known as the Temple of Man, statues reveal the amazing know-how of Ancient Egyptians. Astonishing precision, masterpiece symetry & polishing methods used on black and rose granite statues: the Grandeur of Ancient/Pre-Dynastic Egypt expressed at its fullest. But are we sure the same people did ALL of the temple?

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Amazing Giza Pyramids


Unique eye on the Majestic Giza Pyramids

The Great Pyramid of Giza of Kheops/Khufru, the Kephren/Khafre one, the Mykerinos/Menkaure one as well as the smaller almost forgotten 6 smaller ones: our cameras immortalized the Giza plateau in a very unique way in 35 original views. Enjoy it and share! 🙂

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Prambanan, Central Java, Indonesia


Candi Prambanan, aka Candi Rara Jonggrang, is a 9th-century Hindu temple complex located less than 20km up North from Jogyakarta, Central Java, Indonesia. An amazing site quite similar to Angkor Wat or other temples in, but not only, Myanmar. A true gift of architecture and spirituality! We explored this mystical site, here are our pictures.  Continue reading

Bada Valley, Sulawesi, Indonesia – Megalithic Statues Hidden Half a World Away  


Discovered in 1908, the Bada Valley megaliths, hidden in Central Sulawesi, are statues scattered all over an area next to Lore Lindu National Park. Those megalithic statues, almost unknown and isolated from the rest of the world, are made in different shapes and sizes, some are standing, others are lying on the ground, which adds to the mystery around them.

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