Ness of Brodgar - Discovered little more than a decade ago, this mysterious temple complex is now believed to be the epicenter of what was once a vast ritualistic landscape. The site’s extraordinary planning, craftsmanship, and thousand-year history are helping rewrite our entire understanding of Neolithic Britain - http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2014/08/neolithic-orkney/brodgar-graphic
1,300-year-old structure in rural Siberia has more mystic features and might have been a summer palace, monastery, or even an astronomical observatory. Por-Bajin is an archaeological monument in Russia. Built at the period of the Uighur Khagante nomadic empire (744-840 AD), it’s not clear what they built a fortress for in such a solitary place, far from big settlements and trade routes. It has reminders of a model of an ideal Chinese city-palace.