"An ancient 13th century religious complex, called Nan Madol, was built on the Pacific island of Pohnpei, using columnar basalt quarried from various locations on the island. The massive ruins remain to this day."
The city of Nan Madol was built between 200 B.C. – 800 A.D., on a coral reef near Micronesia. It consisted of about 100 artificial islands made from huge basalt blocks and connected with viaducts. From the start, it dazzles us with a mix of the bizarre and grandeur. From the start it seems incongruous; 250 million tons of offshore basalt in the middle of nowhere.
Nan Modal, on the island of Pohnpei
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Nan Madol Pohnnei . Amazing ruins slogged through the ocean for a couple hours walking to get there with all my Peace Corps trainees. 1988
Historic ruins of Nan Madol, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia
1000 Yılda Yapılan Kent Pasifik Okyanusu'ndaki Mikronezya adası yakınlarına kurulu antik Nan Madol kentinin inşası, M.Ö 200'de başladı ve 1000 yıl sürdü. 250 milyon tonluk dev bazalt bloklar kullanılarak yapılan bu kent, 100 yapay adayı kanallarla birbirine bağlıyor. Bu kadar bazaltın bölgeye nasıl getirildiği ise hala sır. Azim bu olsa gerek ..
Kepirohi Waterfall, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia
The very pinnacle of my travel wish list. Ruins of Nan Madol, Pohnpei, Micronesia
Nan Madol, Pohnpei, Micronesia "The Venice of the Pacific"
The Easter Island heads also have BODIES The enduring image in the public's mind of the mysterious heads on Easter Island is simply that - heads. So it comes as quite a shock to see the heads from another angle - and discover that they have full bodies, extending down many, many feet into the ground of the island.