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China Is Transforming Tibet’s Holiest Area Into A Tourist District

  China is transforming the ancient part of Tibet’s capital into a tourist district according to a visiting native of the area, Amy Li of the South China Morning Post reports….

Tabs show the locations of the mysterious yellow spheres. Image: Huffington Post

Mystery Of Hundreds Of Yellow Orbs Found In Mexico’s Temple Of The Feathered Serpent

Hundreds of mysterious yellow orbs have been found beneath Mexico’s Temple of the Feathered Serpent. The once-metallic spheres were discovered by a robot named Tláloc II-TC, which was deployed by archaeologists exploring a tunnel…

Xingjiao Temple was founded in AD 669 by the Tang Emperor Gao Zong, It was destroyed and rebuilt several times. China. Xian, Shaanxi province. (Photo by Werner Forman/Universal Images Group/Getty Images)

Xingjiao Temple, Ancient Chinese Buddhist Site, Faces Demolition

Authorities in Xian, the Chinese city home to the Terracotta Warriors, have ordered most of the buildings in a 1,300-year-old Buddhist temple demolished, staff said Thursday, provoking online outrage. The…

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5000-year-old temple discovered in Peru

Archaeologists in Peru have discovered a temple in Lima that dates to 3000 B.C., potentially making it older than Stonehenge. The building, discovered in the El Paraiso archaeological complex in…

An overhead view of the excavation site (Skyview/Israeli Antiquities Authority)

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2,750-year-old temple discovered in Israel

Israeli archeologists have discovered the remains of an ancient temple that is nearly 3,000 years oldand was once home to a ritual cult. “The ritual building at Tel Motza is an…

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Kailasa Temple near Ajanta and Ellora

Introduction The Kailasa or the Kailasanatha, is the unrivaled centerpiece of Ellora. This is designed to recall Mount Kailash, the abode of Lord Shiva – looks like a freestanding, multi-storeyed temple…

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Pyramidal Temples of Borobudur

Even the meager remains of Indian and Indonesian pyramids that have survived from a relatively recent past are splendid enough to dazzle even the hardiest of skeptics. The fact that…