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A Navajo advocacy group has asked a federal judge to halt hydraulic fracking permits in the San Juan Basin of New Mexico, claiming that drilling threatens a historic UNESCO heritage site considered sacred by Navajo, Hopi and Pueblo peoples.

My thesis followed the conceptual transition in Chinese Buddhist art from one of physical and emotional to mental and spiritual space. These babies took up a chunk of the first half. The Mogao/Tun-huang Caves, c.366 AD onward... look em up!

The Mogao/Tun-huang Caves, AD onward.

Megalithic wall in the vicinity of Jerusalem...  see Brien Forester on Facebook

Megalithic wall in the vicinity of Jerusalem.

Mogao Caves - Dunhuang, Gansu province, China.  Mogao Caves, Dunhuang, China. in ganshu province. a series of buddhist temples that dates back to the 4th century.  inticate wall paintings.

"Dunghuang" is a desert oasis located on the border of China and Mongolia. Also named "The Thousand Buddhist Caves." Named this because there are one thousand individual caves in this location along what was once the Silk Road.

#Uxmal #Yucatán #MÉXICO  Mis bellas, raíces. Los mayas fueron los primeros en usar el cero. SARA. H  Tour By Mexico - Google+

Pre-Hispanic Town of Uxmal, Yucatan, Mexico Uxmal (OOSH-mahl) means "'built three times" in the Mayan language, dates back to with up to inhabitants

Visitors explore the mountains at Bandelier in New Mexico, the site of ancient Native American cliff dwellings.

Visitors explore the mountains at Bandelier in New Mexico, the site of ancient Native American cliff dwellings.

Immense Cavern in Grand Canyon of Arizona

Egyptian Treasure in the Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Bombshells: Ancient Egyptians Visited Canyon, Giant Bolts Of Lightning Formed Rift In The Earth That Became The Canyon

Ajanta Caves – Ajanta, India - Atlas Obscura  AJANTA, INDIA  Ajanta Caves  Rock-cut cave complex filled with ancient Buddhist artwork.

Ajanta Caves

Ajanta Caves – Ajanta, India - Atlas Obscura AJANTA, INDIA Ajanta Caves Rock-cut cave complex filled with ancient Buddhist artwork.

The megalithic stone walls of Saksaywaman

Lying on the northern outskirts of the city of Cusco in Peru, lies the walled complex of Saksaywaman (Sacsayhuaman). The site is famed for its remarkable large dry stone walls with boulders carefully

According to legend, the first cave was established in 366 AD by the Buddhist monk Lie Zun (or Lo-tsun), who had a vision of a thousand Buddhas. He convinced a wealthy Silk Road pilgrim to fund the first temple, and many followed his example.

According to legend, the first cave was established in 366 AD by the Buddhist monk Lie Zun (or Lo-tsun), who had a vision of a thousand Buddhas. He convinced a wealthy Silk Road pilgrim to fund the first temple, and many followed his example.

Longmen Grottoes, China - Buddhas and Bodhisattvas carved into 1,350 caves and 750 niches along the limestone bank of the Yi River form thousands of examples of sophisticated Chinese art from the fifth through the ninth centuries. Some are more than 25 feet tall, and the total number is estimated to be 110,000. One cave even displays numerous carved medical prescriptions.

Longmen Grottoes, China - Buddhas and Bodhisattvas carved into caves and 750 niches along the limestone bank of the Yi River form thousands of examples of sophisticated Chinese art from the fifth through the ninth centuries.

MEGALITHIC ANCIENT STONE PRISON IN PERU

Megalithic Ancient Stone Prison In Peru

Megalithic Ancient Stone Prison In Peru - Hidden Inca Tours

"One of the great sites of Armenia and on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2000, Geghard (‘Spear’) Monastery in its gorge setting should ideally be seen when several of the country’s less extraordinary churches have been visited. It is then easier to appreciate what makes this one different. Its unusual feature is that it is partly an ordinary surface structure and partly cut into the cliff." Armenia: the Bradt Guide; www.bradtguides.com

Khachkars at Geghard Monastery in Armenia, UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Mayan Ruins--Palenque, Mexico

Mayan Ruins--Palenque, Mexico

Nippur Ziggurat, found by Dr. Hilprecht, is one of the most ancient of the Sumerian cities. Research into ancient & sacred landmarks have identified that the vast majority of ancient doors were hung by 2 pivots, very similar to how doors are hung today. Pivots were positioned at the top & bottom of the hanging stile which worked in sockets in the lintel & sill, the latter always in some hard stone such as basalt or granite

Nippur Ziggurat, found by Dr. Hilprecht, is one of the most ancient of the Sumerian cities.

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Sichuan : Leshan Giant Buddha The Leshan Giant Buddha is a monumental statue of Buddha carved into the cliff of Mount Lingyun, Sichuan

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