"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."

"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.

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.

Pohnpei, Micronesia

Pohnpei, Micronesia

Nan Modal, on the island of Pohnpei

Nan Modal, on the island of Pohnpei

НЛО МИР — Интернет-журнал | Технологии | Наука | ВКонтакте

НЛО МИР — Интернет-журнал | Технологии | Наука | ВКонтакте

Nan Madol Pohnnei . Amazing ruins slogged through the ocean for a couple hours walking to get there with all my Peace Corps trainees. 1988

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

Historic ruins of Nan Madol, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia

Nan Madol: Because Stone Lasts Longer than Wood.

Nan Madol: Because Stone Lasts Longer than Wood.

Ruins of Nan Madol, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (© Jack Fields/Corbis)

Ruins of Nan Madol, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (© Jack Fields/Corbis)

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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 ..

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

Kepirohi Waterfall, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia

The very pinnacle of my travel wish list. Ruins of Nan Madol, Pohnpei, Micronesia

The very pinnacle of my travel wish list. Ruins of Nan Madol, Pohnpei, Micronesia

Nan Madol, Pohnpei, Micronesia "The Venice of the Pacific"

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.

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.

The curious city of Nan Madol

The curious city of Nan Madol

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