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Erebuni Fortress in Yerevan, Arminia

Erebuni Fortress in Yerevan, Arminia
Erebuni fortress town was built in 782 BC, by Argishti I, the king of Urartu Kingdom. The name of Yerevan is etymologically derived from the name of Erebuni, and the date of foundation of the modern capital is considered to be the date of construction of Erebuni fortress. The ruins of the fortress with the museum are located directly in the city, in the administrative district of Erebuni. The architectural plan of the fortress has a form of triangle, and is constructed from tuff, adobe, wood and... 

Stunning Little Civita di Bagnoregio

Stunning Little Civita di Bagnoregio
Civita di Bagnoregio is a town in the Province of Viterbo in central Italy, a suburb of the comune of Bagnoregio. The village, a few kilometers from Viterbo, is a proof of the precious Etruscan heritage, because it was founded 2500 years ago next to one of the oldest roads in Italy, which connects the Tiber River to Lake Bolsena. The Church of San Donato is a must-see, located in the central square of the village, because hosts inside a fresco by the Perugino school and a wooden crucifix by the Donatello... 

Picturesque Isle of Anglesey

Picturesque Isle of Anglesey
Anglesey island is known for its ancient history and its prehistoric and Celtic remains. It is low and fertile, in contrast to the mountainous North Wales mainland, and hence it was an early grain-growing and stock-raising centre. Seafaring and fishing were also significant; trading contacts with Ireland were established early, and the island lay on a prehistoric sea route linking the Mediterranean with northern countries. Anglesey is the largest Welsh island coming in at 276 square miles. It is... 

Holiday in Algarve, Portugal

Holiday in Algarve, Portugal
The Algarve is the most southern region of continental Portugal. The capital of the Algarve is the city of Faro. There is an international airport and a public university. The Algarve is a popular region for buying a second home and spending a holiday. The first people in the Algarve were traders and Estate stewards that established their colonies on the coasts. The present region of Algarve coincides with the old province of the same name and with the Faro district. The main economic activity in... 

Saint Lucia – Caribbean Paradise with Golden Sands

Saint Lucia – Caribbean Paradise with Golden Sands
Saint Lucia is a sovereign island country in the West Indies in the eastern Caribbean Sea on the boundary with the Atlantic Ocean. Part of the Lesser Antilles, it is located north/northeast of the island of Saint Vincent, northwest of Barbados and south of Martinique. It covers a land area of 617 km2 reported a population about 165,595. St. Lucia was known as the Island of the Iguanas by the Amerindian Arawak and Carib people who are known to have been among the earliest settlers here. The control... 

The Most Poetic Wells Cathedral in Somerset, England

The Most Poetic Wells Cathedral in Somerset, England
Dating back to the 12th century, Wells Cathedral stands as a fine example of Gothic architecture. Wells is the earliest English Cathedral to be built in the Gothic style and has an international reputation. The current building is a significant landmark in Somerset and the South West. The cathedral boasts a magnificent west front covered in medieval sculptures of saints and kings. The pretty Early Gothic interior is dominated by the love-em-or-hate-em “scissor arches,” seen nowhere else.... 

Mystery of Giants Causeway

Mystery of Giants Causeway
At the heart of one of Europe’s most magnificent coastlines its unique rock formations have, for millions of years, stood as a natural rampart against the unbridled ferocity of Atlantic storms. It is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic fissure eruption. Giant’s Causeway is located in County Antrim on the north coast of Northern Ireland, about three miles northeast of the town of Bushmills. The tops of the columns form stepping stones that... 

Byodoin Temple Buddhist Pure Land

Byodoin Temple Buddhist Pure Land
Byodoin Temple is a striking example of Buddhist Pure Land (Jodo) architecture. Together with its garden, the temple represents the Pure Land Paradise and was influential on later temple construction. Byodoin was initially built in 998 as a countryside retreat villa for the powerful politician Fujiwara no Michinaga, not as a temple. But on 1503, his regents constructed another feature called the Phoenix Hall or Amida Hall which made it turned into a Buddhist temple. The Phoenix Hall is the sole remaining... 

The Guide to Edinburghs Attraction

The Guide to Edinburghs Attraction
Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh, is considered one of the prettiest cities in Europe. Edinburgh is blessed with a stunning landscape that incorporates rocky hills, a shimmering sea, endless cliffs and a glorious skyline made up of buildings from different periods. The population of the city doubles during August, aka festival season! From 500,000 to over a million. The Fringe Festival is just one element of Edinburgh’s tourism trade, and industry that brings over 15 million visitors to the Scottish... 

Olavinlinna Castle in Savonlinna, Finland

Olavinlinna Castle in Savonlinna, Finland
The fortress was founded by Erik Axelsson Tott in 1475 under the name Sankt Olofsborg. The castle was supposed to repel Russian attacks from the east and to guarantee the control of the Savo region for the Swedish Crown. The history of Olavinlinna is a mixture of medieval arms clashing, cannons roaring and every-day chores inside the security of the castle’s thick walls. After the Finnish War of 1808 – 1809 Finland became an autonomous part of Russia. The castle lost its strategic function... 
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