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#571    Pax Unum

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:20 PM

Pentre Ifan Dolmen -  51°59'56.30"N  4°46'11.99"W
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Posted 10 April 2013 - 03:19 AM

Casamero Pueblo - 35°25'33.98" N 108°03'13.16" W
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Posted 10 April 2013 - 03:45 AM

Uronarti - 21°31'32.73" N  30°59'24.07" E
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Shalfak - 21°32'30.02" N  31°02'24.93" E

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:07 PM

Bhir Mound - 33°44'37.92" N  72°49'14.68" E
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 10:48 PM

Tebtunis - 29°06'30.56" N  30°45'45.79" E
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Posted 20 April 2013 - 10:07 PM

Kommos - 35°00'47.92" N  24°45'38.84" E
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Posted 22 April 2013 - 06:09 PM

The Roman circus of Toledo - 39°51'50.59" N   4°01'46.08" W
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Posted 22 April 2013 - 07:40 PM

Pax, you know I love this thread, I feel like a global tourist, lol.

The next will be a bit of  a long post, but I hope you are able to find something with Google Earth using what I post:

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The largest historical monument in the world

Sungbo’s Eredo is a rampart or system of walls and ditches that surrounds the Yoruba town of Ijebu-Ode in Ogun state southwest Nigeria (6°49′N, 3°56′E). It is reputed to be the largest single pre-colonial monument in Africa.

As a construction project, it required more earth to be moved than the Great Pyramid of Giza. More than 100 miles (160 kilometers) in circumference with some sections having walls which reach 70 feet (20 meters) in height, it encloses an area 25 miles (40 km) north to south and 22 miles (35 km) east to west. The Eredo served a defensive purpose when it was built in 1000 C.E., a period of political confrontation and consolidation in the southern Nigerian rain forest. It was likely to have been inspired by the same process that led to the construction of similar walls and ditches throughout western Nigeria, including earthworks around Ile-Ife, Ilesa, and the Benin Iya, a 6,500 kilometer series of connected but separate earthworks in the neighboring Edo-speaking region.



http://molisa.wordpr...-sungbos-eredo/


Land of ramparts

Since at least the 8th century AD, enormous systems of walls and ditches have been built in the area of contemporary Benin and western Nigeria. These structures testify to the comparatively advanced state of cultures that developed in the African rainforest. The total length of these ancient fortifications exceeds 6000 kilometres and even their location is still being mapped by interested specialists and more in-depth research is a task for future. This could be the largest single archaeological monument in the world.

Sungbo's Eredo is a comparatively younger structure, finished circa 1000 AD after two centuries of construction. Although it is a real structure, it belongs in the realm of the legend and myth. It is named after the legendary noblewoman Bilikisu Sungbo, who locals are convinced was the same Queen of Sheba that was mentioned in the Bible and the Koran. Eredo means - "ditch".


Largest ancient fortification in Africa

Eredo represents a system of walls and ditches dug in laterite, a typical African soil consisting of clay and iron oxides. The total length of these fortifications is approximately 160 kilometres. The height difference between the bottom of the ditch and the upper rim of the bank on the inner side can reach 20 metres. The diameter of this enormous fortification in a north-south direction is approximately 40 km and in an east-west direction, 35 kilometres. The walls of the ditch are unusually smooth. The system of walls encircle the ancient Ijebu state. The contemporary city of Ijebu-Ode is located outside it, near the north-eastern rim of this system. The amount of relocated material from this structure exceeds the volume of the Great Pyramid of Giza.

http://www.wondermon.../Ogun/Eredo.htm

http://csweb.bournem.../kano_walls.htm


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Posted 22 April 2013 - 08:01 PM

And how about this:

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http://www.unexplain...30#entry4454861

I couldn't find anything about it, so maybe it's just gone.

It looks quite sophisticated, it's just that no one ever heard about it.

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Edited by Abramelin, 22 April 2013 - 08:38 PM.


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Posted 22 April 2013 - 10:29 PM

View PostAbramelin, on 22 April 2013 - 08:01 PM, said:

And how about this:

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http://www.unexplain...30#entry4454861

I couldn't find anything about it, so maybe it's just gone.

It looks quite sophisticated, it's just that no one ever heard about it.

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I couldn't find anything for Sungbo’s Eredo, It's 'probably' overgrown to much to be seen... The 'Tanzania complex' looks like the ruins of the Palace of Husuni Kubwa -  8°57'35.94" S  39°30'45.88" E

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The Great Mosque of Kilwa -  8°57'33.31" S  39°29'54.07" E
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Kilwa Kisiwani -  8°57'35.37" S  39°29'46.50" E
Kilwa French Fort -  8°57'28.11" S  39°29'57.86" E

LINK-> Palace_of_Husuni_Kubwa
LINK-> Great_Mosque_of_Kilwa
LINK-> Kilwa_Kisiwani

Edited by Pax Unum, 22 April 2013 - 11:00 PM.


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Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:30 PM

Carn Euny - 50°06'09.88" N   5°38'02.02" W
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Posted 24 April 2013 - 06:53 AM

View PostPax Unum, on 22 April 2013 - 10:29 PM, said:

I couldn't find anything for Sungbo’s Eredo, It's 'probably' overgrown to much to be seen... The 'Tanzania complex' looks like the ruins of the Palace of Husuni Kubwa -  8°57'35.94" S  39°30'45.88" E

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The Great Mosque of Kilwa -  8°57'33.31" S  39°29'54.07" E
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Kilwa Kisiwani -  8°57'35.37" S  39°29'46.50" E
Kilwa French Fort -  8°57'28.11" S  39°29'57.86" E

LINK-> Palace_of_Husuni_Kubwa
LINK-> Great_Mosque_of_Kilwa
LINK-> Kilwa_Kisiwani

The Tanzania complex appears to be next to a river, unlike the mosque you posted photos of.

And Sungbo’s Eredo is too gigantic to be overgrown.

But thanks or the pics, Pax.


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:54 AM

View PostAbramelin, on 22 April 2013 - 08:01 PM, said:

View PostAbramelin, on 24 April 2013 - 06:53 AM, said:

The Tanzania complex appears to be next to a river, unlike the mosque you posted photos of.

And Sungbo’s Eredo is too gigantic to be overgrown.

But thanks or the pics, Pax.

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http://www.unexplain...30#entry4454861

I couldn't find anything about it, so maybe it's just gone.

It looks quite sophisticated, it's just that no one ever heard about it.
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You have to remember that over the centuries the shoreline has moved. It's obvious (at least to myself) that the 'Complex' is indeed an artist's rendering of the Palace of Husuni Kubwa -  8°57'35.94" S  39°30'45.88" E

Edited by Pax Unum, 24 April 2013 - 08:05 AM.


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 08:12 AM

View PostPax Unum, on 24 April 2013 - 07:54 AM, said:

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You have to remember that over the centuries the shoreline has moved. It's obvious (at least to myself) that the 'Complex' is indeed an artist's rendering of the Palace of Husuni Kubwa -  8°57'35.94" S  39°30'45.88" E

I agree, that photo is more like it !!


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:18 PM

Los Guachimontones - 20°41'42.38" N 103°50'09.08" W

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