From Syria to Jordan, the desert is littered with mysterious structures that look like wheels. Who built them? When were they built? What were they built for? To this day, no one knows the answer. What seems certain is that they are several thousand years old and ancient tombs have been found in some of them.

I think that people might have lived here. Most of these circles have a diameter of around 50 metres. Enough space to build small huts in the individual fields. Then it's easy to live in such a wheel with the whole family, including grandpa and grandma. And whenever someone dies, he or she is buried right there.

Images courtesy of Google Earth™

These pictures are only a small selection. All the objects I found are included in the following download (Google Earth required): Download Google Earth placemarks >