Rock cut architecture
Rock-cut architecture is the creation of structures, buildings, and sculptures, by excavating solid rock where it naturally occurs. Rock-cut architecture is designed and made by man from the start t...
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Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela - Ethiopia
In the heart of Ethiopia is situated one of its holiest towns, known as Lalibela, where a group of eleven monolithic rock-hewn churches stand. They are the biggest monolithic temples in the world, and
Magnificent Petra: A Photo Essay
We often aren’t very good with ruins or “must see” tourist attractions, but Petra blew us away and exceeded every expectation. We’d read a lot about it in advance but we just weren’t prepared for the ...
Petra: “Rose-Red City Half As Old As Time” (22 pics)
Petra, "a rose-red city half as old as time," is one of the world's most famous rock-cut architectural sites. It was half-built, half-carved into the rocks and is surrounded by mountains dotted wit...
Petra
Petra (from πέτρα petra, rock in Greek; Arabic: البتراء, Al-Butrā) is an archaeological site in Jordan, lying in a basin among the mountains which form the...
Petra - Discover Petra!
Petra (from πέτρα petra, rock in Greek; Arabic: البتراء, Al-Butrā) is an archaeological site in Jordan, lying in a basin among the mountains which form the...
Petra - YouTube Video
Petra (from πέτρα petra, rock in Greek; Arabic: البتراء, Al-Butrā) is an archaeological site in Jordan, lying in a basin among the mountains which form the...
Indian rock-cut architecture
Indian rock-cut architecture is more various and found in greater abundance than any other form of rock-cut architecture around the world. Rock-cut architecture is the practice of creating a structure...
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Petra
Petra (Arabic: البتراء, Al-Batrāʾ; Ancient Greek: Πέτρα) is a historical and archaeological city in the southern Jordanian governorate of Ma'an that is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water c...
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Rock-cut tombs
A rock-cut tomb or koka is a burial chamber that is cut into the living rock usually along the side of a hill. It was a common form of burial for the wealthy in ancient times in several parts of the w...
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Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela - Ethiopia
In the heart of Ethiopia is situated one of its holiest towns, known as Lalibela, where a group of eleven monolithic rock-hewn churches stand. They are the biggest monolithic temples in the world, and
Magnificent Petra: A Photo Essay
We often aren’t very good with ruins or “must see” tourist attractions, but Petra blew us away and exceeded every expectation. We’d read a lot about it in advance but we just weren’t prepared for the ...
Lenyadri
Lenyadri (Marathi: लेण्याद्री, Leṇyādri) represents a series of about 30 rock-cut Buddhist caves, located near Junnar in Pune district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Cave 7 is a famous Hindu ...
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Barabar Caves
The Barabar Caves are the oldest surviving rock-cut caves in India, mostly dating from the Maurya Empire (322–185 BCE), some with Ashokan inscriptions, located in the Bela Ganj Block of Gaya district,...
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Tomb of Benei Hezir
The Tomb of Benei Hezir (Hebrew: קבר בני חזיר‎) is the oldest of four monumental rock-cut tombs that stand in the Kidron Valley, Jerusalem and date to the period of the Second Temple. It is a co...
Tomb of Benei Hezir - Wikipedia
Cave of Nicanor
The Cave of Nicanor is an ancient burial cave located on Mount Scopus in Jerusalem, Israel. Excavations in the cave discovered an ossuary referring to "Nicanor the door maker." The cave is located in...
Cave of Nicanor - Wikipedia
Bashian Cave
Bashian Cave is a sea cave located in the East Coast of Taiwan in Hualien County.Bashian Cave possesses a distinctive eroded look and is famous for ruins dating from the Old Stone Age. There are 10-pl...
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Yungang Grottoes
The Yungang Grottoes (simplified Chinese: 云冈石窟; traditional Chinese: 雲崗石窟; pinyin: Yúngāng Shíkū; Wuzhoushan Grottoes in ancient time) are ancient Chinese Buddhist temple grottoes near the...
Yungang Grottoes - Wikipedia
Saptaparni Cave
Saptparni Cave or Sattaparnaguha Cave is located on a hill where the first Buddhist council was held immediately after Buddha attained Nirvana. The cave is a source ...
Tomb of Zechariah
The Tomb of Zechariah is an ancient stone monument adjacent to the Tomb of Benei Hezir.
The monument is a monolith—it is completely carved out of the solid rock and does not contain a burial chamb...
Tomb of Zechariah - Wikipedia