Axis Mundi

Locations that have been regarded as the Center of the World / Axis Mundi / Omphalos (Navel of the World)

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Aksum Stelae of the Aksumite Empire
Archaeological Site of Delphi
Cuzco
Fujisan Japan's highest mountain, Mount Fuji, has long symbolized the world axis in Japanese culture (wiki)
Gebel Barkal
Istanbul Hagia Sophia
Kilimanjaro National Park
Mahabodhi Temple Complex
Mount Kenya
Old City of Jerusalem
Osun-Osogbo
Pyramids (Memphis)
Rome Umbilicus urbis Romae, a structure in the Roman Forum from where all the Roman roads parted.
Teotihuacan
Uluru
Vatican City St. Peter's Basilica

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