World sacred sites by National Geographic photographer Martin Gray

Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Angkor Wat Temple in Cambodia.
Easter Island statues
Giant statues on Easter Island in the Pacific.
Giza Pyramids
A camel at the great Giza pyramids in Egypt.
Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu in Peru.
Callanish Stone Circle
Callanish stone circle, Scotland.
Mihintale Buddha
Mihintale Buddha in Sri Lanka.
Golden Temple, Amritsar
Golden Temple, Amritsar, India.
Monte Alban, Mexico
Astronomical observatory, Monte Alban, Mexico.
Giza Pyramids, Egypt
The Great Pyramids at Giza, Egypt.
Glastonbury Tor
Glastonbury Tor at Somerset, England.
Mexico pyramid
Pyramid of Pacal Votan, Palenque, Mexico.
Mount Olympus
Mount Olympus, Greece, home of the gods.
Cornwall, England
Temple of goddess Hera
Temple of Goddess Hera, Paestum, Italy.
Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem, Israel.
Cerne Abas Giant
Cerne Abas Giant, Dorset, England.

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Sacred sites are the most loved and visited places on planet earth. Since prehistoric times they have exerted a mysterious attraction on billions of pilgrims from every region and religion. These holy places have the power to heal the body, enlighten the mind, and awaken the soul. Anthropologist Martin Gray spent 20 years as a wandering pilgrim to study and artistically photograph 1000 sacred sites in 80 countries. All of this travel and research has been in preparation for a dynamic and beautiful photography book of sacred sites and sacred art of the world. The manuscript for this book will finally be submitted to several publishers in the summer of 2005 and the book will be printed and available by 2006.

The National Geographic Society has just released a new book called Geography of Religion: Where God Lives, Where Pilgrims Walk. 40 of Martin's sacred art photographs appear in this new volume. It can be purchased from

See more of Martin's photos at SacredSites and Magic Planet