Eight destinations that consider themselves to be the navel of the world

"Questo è l'ombelico del mondo / è qui che c'è il pozzo dell'immaginazione", sings Jovanotti: This is the navel of the world, this is the source of imagina

Eight destinations that consider themselves to be the navel of the world

"Questo è l'ombelico del mondo / è qui che c'è il pozzo dell'immaginazione", sings Jovanotti: This is the navel of the world, this is the source of imagination. In order to understand itself as the navel of the world, it takes a lot of imagination. As we will see in the following locations, this is colored mostly religious.

nevertheless, The places that are at some point in the history of mankind to the center of the earth-appointed, worth a visit. Whether the reason is, the old stories in person, to listen or to learn, but the specific energy, which should go out of them on my own body.

This is the route to the self-appointed Nabeln:

The hole in Bamberg, Germany

up Until a few hundred years, the so-called tattermann pillar stand at the Bamberg navel of the world. The Emperor Henry II of Bamberg as the Rome of the North concept – they left on the Cathedral square building. The artist Micha Ullman took the word navel literally, and made on behalf of the city in the same place, a quasi-inverted, embedded in the ground column (some would say a hole) in the Form of a house on the Cathedral square create.

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The pit in RomItalien

Whether Jovanotti arrived in Rome on the verses to his hit, is an open question. It is clear that the center of the earth was, according to the Romans in the Roman Forum. The rather unspectacular Foundation, called Umbilicus urbis was initially regarded as the navel of the city, and then of the Roman Empire and the entire world. The small building with pit was called Mundus, where Under - and upper world touch.

The marble stone in Delphi
Greece

The Omphalos, the navel of the world, according to the Greeks in Delphi and was indicated by an oval stone with engraved wool garlands. It was because of the stone is missing. A copy is in the archaeological Museum of Delphi. If the navel has moved up? Who knows. What we know: according to The legend, Zeus let fly two eagles in opposite directions, and they met exactly in this place: to the center of the earth and of the cosmos. The stone that Zeus placed there, he had to leave Cronos (the father of Zeus) spit it out, but that is a different story, can you like to be on the spot to tell.

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The big and many small circles in Istanbul, Turkey

a Church, then a mosque was today it is a Museum: the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. On your floor the Omphalion (of how the Greeks learned is, Omphalos: the navel of the world), one of the smaller circles umringter circle. For this reason, from different coloured marble, which were crowned with the Byzantine Emperor.

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Several places in Jerusalem, Israel

some of it comes together in Jerusalem, is self-evident. So, the navel of the world, depending on whom you ask. The answers are either "in the dome of the rock" (Jews and Muslims) or "in the grave Church" (Christians). The best as always: be myself.

The Church of the Holy sepulchre in Jerusalem. Photo: Pixabay

The mountain in ArizonaUSA

The indigenous people of the Tohono O'odham, lives in present-day Arizona, sees the mountain called Baboquivari Peak as the navel of the world. So he's supposed to be the Opening from where you grew up, after the entire world had been flooded.

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The stone on the island in the Pacific ocean, Chile

Te Pito Kura, the red navel: This is, of course, round stone on Rapa Nui, the Easter island. Locals don't pay him, apparently, especially a lot of attention, and evil tongues say, he had not located until a few decades ago yet at the present location. Nevertheless, it attracts many visitors, especially esoteric, with him meditating, and a strong threat of force to feel to believe. Geologists found out that the stone is in fact due to its high density and its volcanic inclusions of compass needles in a mess.

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the capital of The Inca Peru

the Name of The city is programme: Cusco means in Quechua "the navel of the world". For many it is the starting point for a Machu Picchu visit, and it offers enough historical material for an extended stay. So according to the myth, the first Inca ruler, Manqu Qhapaq is said to have founded the Inca culture.

The Plaza de Armas in Cusco. Photo: Pixabay

Created: 24.02.2020, 14:57 PM

Updated Date: 02 March 2020, 06:12

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