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Baalbek – Forgotten Roman Ruins in Lebanon

Baalbek – Forgotten  Roman Ruins in Lebanon
Baalbek also called City of the Sun in eastern Lebanon. Approximately 86 kilometers northeast of the city of Beirut in eastern Lebanon stands the temple complex of Baalbek. Situated atop a high point in the fertile Bekaa valley, the ruins are one of the most extraordinary and enigmatic holy places of ancient times. Inhabited as early as 9000 BCE, Baalbek grew into an important pilgrimage site in the ancient world for the worship of the Phoenician sky-god Baal and his consort Astarte, the Queen of... 

Salisbury Cathedral – United Kingdoms Most Iconic Medieval Buildings

Salisbury Cathedral – United Kingdoms Most Iconic Medieval Buildings
The history of Salisbury Cathedral goes back well before the first foundation stone was laid in 1220. To understand the history of the cathedral you have to travel north from the city centre a distance of several miles, to Old Sarum. Salisbury Cathedral was built after the clergy abandoned the Cathedral at Old Salisbury (Old Sarum) on the hill above modern day Salisbury. Moving down into the valley by the River Avon. The cathedral is stunning and very accessible to all ages. The Chapter house with... 

Kennedy Space Center in Florida

Kennedy Space Center in Florida
Kennedy Space Center provides a look into the history and innovantion of NASA. It is located on Merritt Island in Brevard County which is in the State of Florida in United States. The site of KSC is near Cape Canaveral, which is between Miami and Jacksonville. The space complex offers opportunities to meet astronauts, tour a full-size replica of the Space Shuttle Atlantis and watch stirring films in the larger-than-life IMAX Theater. The complex is multi-faceted, and the best way to tour it is with... 

Cusco – a Gateway to Machu Picchu, Peru

Cusco – a Gateway to Machu Picchu, Peru
Cusco’s imperial city enchants its visitors. History of Cusco can be seen in its streets, squares, valleys and towns. Stunning destinations and examples of fine engineering by Inca stonemasons can be seen in Choquequirao, Saysayhuamán, Kenko, Tambomachay, Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu, the Inca jewel built with the wisdom of the ancient Peruvians in an ecological environment. Cuzco, also spelled Cusco or Kosko, Quechua Qosqo is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the Western... 

Forgotten Ancient City of Minturnae, Italy

Forgotten Ancient City of Minturnae, Italy
Minturnae was originally an Auruncian city, one of the three towns of the Aurunci which allied themselves with the Samnites and made war against Rome in 314 BC., the other two being called Ausona and Vescia. The city was probably destroyed in 883 by the Saracens, who in the following years held the surrounding plain. Its site was increasingly abandoned by the population in favour of that of the modern town of Minturno. The Roman ruins consist of an amphitheatre, a theatre in opus reticulatum, and... 

Veste Fortress aka Coburg Fortress in Coburg, Germany

Veste Fortress aka Coburg Fortress in Coburg, Germany
Coburg Fortress is one of Germany’s largest and best-kept castles. It is situated on a hill above the town of Coburg, in the Upper Franconia region of Bavaria. With panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, the castle is a tank of a building. Besides its hilltop location, there are an impressive three layers of defensive walls and numerous watchtowers. It is both a military masterpiece, art gallery and historical attraction as the one-time refuge of the German icon, Martin Luther. Visitors... 

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,... 
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