Ancient Mounds, A guide to public earthen mounds, Earthworks, cliff dwellings, pueblos, petroglyphs, caves, stone chambers, rock art, and ancient sites of North America. Ancient Mounds are found all over the world. Sites listed by state, with maps and information on artifacts unearthed at each site.  Articles on Ancient People and Places.  History of Prehistoric Peoples Including The Hopewell, Fort Ancient, Phoenician, Anasazi, Vikings, Welsh, Irish, and more.  Learn about places to visit to see Ancient History.




Chichen Itza

During each spring and fall equinox in Chichén Itzá, the great pyramid of Kukulcán  has 91 steps on each of the four sides, including one step on top, constitute 365 steps corresponding one for every day of the year. On the Spring & Autumn equinox, in the afternoon a serpent-like shadow slithers down its staircase.

March 20 & Sept 22

Hill of Tara

Located in Ireland at the Mound of the Hostages on the Hill of Tara the rising sun at Imbolc illuminates the chamber of the 5000 year old passage tomb

Best Places to Celebrate Imbolic