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Romano-Germanic Museum in Cologne

Romano-Germanic Museum in Cologne
The Roman-Germanic Museum is an archaeological museum in Cologne, Germany. It has a large collection of Roman artifacts from the Roman settlement of Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium, on which modern Cologne is built. The museum protects the original site of a Roman town villa, from which a large Dionysus mosaic remains in its original place in the basement, and the related Roman Road just outside. The present building was opened in 1974 and is situated in the immediate vicinity of the cathedral.... 

Visiting Terracotta Warriors in Xian

Visiting Terracotta Warriors in Xian
The Terracotta Army is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang. For over 2,000 years, an underground army of life-sized terracotta warriors secretly guarded the tomb of China’s First Emperor, Qin Shi Huangdi, until a chance discovery in 1974 unlocked the mysteries of a vanished empire. The Terracotta Army is part of a much larger necropolis. Ground-penetrating radar and core sampling have measured the area to be approximately 98 square kilometers. The necropolis... 

Xian Museum in Shaanxi Province, China

Xian Museum in Shaanxi Province, China
Museum is located in the southwest of the Jianfu Temple, It was opened to the public on the World Museum\’s Day, May 18th, 2007. Xi’an Museum has an overall coverage of 245 hectares. This museum collectively reflects the long history of Xi’an city and consists of three main parts of the small Wild Goose Pagoda, which is the national key protection culture unit, the ancient building groups of Jianfu Temple, and the modern culture relic exhibition hall. It’s located on West... 

Accademia Gallery 3D In Venice

Accademia Gallery 3D In Venice
The Accademia Gallery of Venice was born in 1750, when the Venetian Republic decided to give the city an Academy of painters and sculptors. It was one of the first institutions to study art restoration starting in 1777 with Pietro Edwards, and formalised by 1819 as a course. The Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice is one of the great museums of the world and has one of the finest collections of Venetian art. The museum is situated on the south side of the Grand Canal, in the Sestiere Dorsoduro district,... 

Santo Domingo – Oldest European City of the New World

Santo Domingo – Oldest European City of the New World
The Dominican Republic is a country in the Caribbean that shares its land boundary with Haiti on the west. Santo Domingo, officially Santo Domingo de Guzmán, is the capital and largest city in the Dominican Republic and the largest metropolitan area in the Caribbean. Street signs and restaurant menus are written in Spanish, which is the country’s official language. Santo Domingo is the cultural, financial, political, commercial and industrial center. Coffee, sugar, and tobacco are the island’s... 

Tunnel of Love in Klevan, Ukraine

Tunnel of Love in Klevan, Ukraine
Tunnel of Love in Klevan is the name given by local people to this fairytale track. The unusual railroad track is located approximately 7 kilometers from the city Klevan. This is an industrial track for wooden work. The tunnel was made over many years as the passing train molded the trees’ lines. The train turned a luscious piece of woodland into a unique passageway as it traveled back and forth 3 times a day over several years. credit: amanderson2  Read More →

Spectacular Monastery of Jerónimos in Lisbon

Spectacular Monastery of Jerónimos in Lisbon
One of the most cherished of Portugal’s historical buildings is located in the riverside suburb of Belém, west of Lisbon city center, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Monastery replaced the church formerly existing in the same place, which was dedicated to Santa Maria de Belém and where the monks of the military-religious Order of Christ provided assistance to seafarers in transit. The construction of the monastery and church began on 6 January 1501, and was completed 100 years later.... 

New Caledonia – Taste of France in Pacific

New Caledonia – Taste of France in Pacific
New Caledonia is a dependent overseas territory of France lying in the western Pacific Ocean, in the Coral Sea, to the east of Australia and west of Vanuatu. The territory consists of the main island of Grand Terre, the archipelago of the Loyalty Islands , the Isle of Pines and numerous small, sparsely populated islands and atolls. The main island is by far the largest of the group and contains about nine-tenths of the population. It is surrounded by a coral reef that extends from Huon Island in... 

Hunting Residence aka Palace of Stupinigi, Italy

Hunting Residence aka Palace of Stupinigi, Italy
The Palazzina di caccia of Stupinigi is one of the Residences of the Royal House of Savoy in northern Italy, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. Built as a royal hunting lodge in the early 18th century, it is located in Stupinigi, a suburb of the town of Nichelino, 10 km southwest of Turin. The palace is also surrounded by impressive formal gardens. The surroundng area is now designated as the Stupinigi Natural Park. Within the palace there are also a large number of rooms that form part... 

Isola Bella and Palazzo Borromeo, Italy

Isola Bella and Palazzo Borromeo, Italy
Isola Bella is one of the Borromean Islands of Lago Maggiore in north Italy. The island is situated in the Borromean Gulf 400 metres from the lakeside town of Stresa. Isola Bella is 320 metres long by 400 metres wide and is divided between the Palace, its Italianate garden, and a small fishing village. The island can be reached by service boat or motor launch from Stresa, Verbania, Baveno and Arona. In 1632, Carlo III Borromeo decided to have a palace built for his wife Isabella d’Adda and selected... 
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