GREAT BRITAIN: July 2014. Waylands' Smithy Long Barrow.
Wayland's Smithy is an atmospheric historic site situated approximately 2km along the Ridgeway from the Uffington White Horse. A Neolithic chambered long barrow, it was once believed to have been the habitation of the Saxon smith-god Wayland.
Avebury is a Neolithic henge monument containing three stone circles, around the village of Avebury in Wiltshire, in southwest England. Unique amongst megalithic monuments, Avebury contains the largest stone circle in Europe, and is one of the best known prehistoric sites in Britain.
Glastonbury is a small town in Somerset, England, located 23 miles (37 km) south of Bristol. Glastonbury attracts people with its myths and legends, related to the Holy Grail and King Arthur. In some Arthurian literature Glastonbury is identified with the legendary island of Avalon.
The rock of Abu Simbel is famous for its two Temples, carved in it during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BC, as the monument to himself and to his queen Nefertari, to commemorate his victory at the Battle of Kadesh.
For a long time these Temples were completely buried under the sand, while in 1813 the Swiss traveler Jean-Louis Burckhardt accidentally discovered a part of the top structures, looking out from under the sand. A few years later, after a major excavations, the Temples of Abu Simbel were completely released from the sands of Sahara Desert.
EGYPT: November-December 2013. Aswan. The Quartzite Quarries.
The main task of our expedition "Egypt-2013", was the detailed study of the quartzite quarry sites of the ancient Egyptian builders. Along with the gps-data and information of the reports of different archeological missions, we visited this area in searches for artifacts, located along the ancient roads, which like the Nazca Lines are crossing the quartzite quarries of Aswan Desert.
EGYPT: November-December 2013. Aswan. Philae. The Temple of Isis.
Philae was formerly an island in the First Cataract of the Nile river and the previous site of an Ancient Egyptian temple complex of Isis. The complex was dismantled and relocated to the nearby Agilkia Island during a UNESCO project started because of the construction of the Aswan Dam, after the site was partly flooded by the earlier Aswan Low Dam for half a century.