Intihuatana: perfectly modeled on the highest peak of a natural rock. "Inti" means "sun" and "Huatana" "trap", a rock to tie the sun. It was an altar to worship the highest visible god, the Inti. Peruvian people, on the solstice still come to offer prayers and flowers to the Intihuatana.
Intihuatana: the solar clock - At the top, surrounded by elite buildings, is the Intihuatana stone, whose name means where the sun is tied. This is a ceremonial place that can be translated as Inti = sun and wata = year. It was a place dedicated to the study of the sun's movements throughout the year, and where solstices and equinoxes were determined.
Magnificent Megaliths (Portugal). 'Spiritual, magical, historical, incredible – a visit to the many ancient megaliths around Évora will make your hairs stand on end. As a traveller, you will more often than not have these sites to yourselves. And what better way to ponder the mysteries of places so ancient they cannot fully be explained? How did such massive rocks get hauled into place? Were they fertility symbols or proprietal land boundaries.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/portugal
The region of Cappadocia (Capadokya) is located in central Turkey, and is the setting for one of the strangest landscapes in the world. The deep valleys and soaring rock formations are volcanic rock formations, slowing eroding away to create the strange "Fairy Chimneys" (so called because locals thought they were so magical and extraordinary that only fairies could have created them). Many of these fairy chimneys have been hollowed out by industrious ancient people, who created homes…