Saturday, February 23, 2019

Taj Mahal | India


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The Taj Mahal, meaning "Crown of the Palaces" is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

Taj Mahal is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Santa Maria delle Grazie | Italy


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Santa Maria delle Grazie ("Holy Mary of Grace") is a church and Dominican convent in Milan, Italy. The church contains the mural of The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci.

Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie with “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

The capital of São Tomé and Príncipe




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São Tomé is the capital and largest city of São Tomé and Príncipe. Its name is Portuguese for "Saint Thomas". With a population of about 75,000 the city's accounting for over a third of the total population of the country.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Flags of the World | Curacao



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Curaçao is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. This flag replaced that of the Netherlands Antilles as the territorial standard in 1984.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Historic Glenelg | Australia



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Glenelg is a beach-side suburb of the South Australian capital of Adelaide, Australia. Established in 1836, it is the oldest European settlement on mainland South Australia.

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Monday, February 18, 2019

Hailongtun Tusi Fortress | China



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Tusi Sites is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Located in the mountainous areas of south-west China, this site encompasses remains of several tribal domains whose chiefs were appointed by the central government as ‘Tusi’, hereditary rulers from the 13th to the early 20thcentury. China has 101 tusi sites, of which three were inscribed on the Unesco World Heritage list.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Early Christian Necropolis of Péc | Hungary



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Pécs is the fifth largest city of Hungary. In the 4th century A.D. a remarkable series of decorated tombs were constructed in the cemetery in the Roman town of Sopianae. The ruins that survived under the ground and are situated in the current city of Pécs.

Early Christian Necropolis of Pécs (Sopianae) is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Flags of the World | Finland


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The flag of Finland dates from the beginning of the 20th century. On a white background, it features a blue Nordic cross, which represents Christianity.

Like Sweden's, Finland's national flag is based on the Scandinavian cross. It was adopted after independence from Russia, when many patriotic Finns wanted a special flag for their country, but its design dates back to the 19th century.

Friday, February 15, 2019

The English Lake District | United Kingdom


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Derwentwater is one of the principal bodies of water in the Lake District National Park in north west England. The English Lake District is a mountainous area, whose valleys have been modelled by glaciers in the Ice Age.

The English Lake District is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Derinkuyu underground city | Turkey


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The Derinkuyu underground city is an ancient multi-level underground city in the Derinkuyu district in Nevşehir Province, Turkey. Extending to a depth of approximately 60 metres, it is large enough to have sheltered as many as 20,000 people together with their livestock and food stores. It is the largest excavated underground city in Turkey and is one of several underground complexes found across Cappadocia.

Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Subterranean city of Derinkuyu is one of the 7 locations that comprises this site.

Derinkuyu underground city | Turkey


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Here is another view of the Derinkuyu underground city. An ancient multi-level underground city in the Derinkuyu district in Nevşehir Province, Turkey.

Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Subterranean city of Derinkuyu is one of the 7 locations that comprises this site.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The Gashi River | Albania


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The Gashi River is a 27 km long river located in Tropojë, northern Albania. It is a nature reserve that is a part of UNESCO World Heritage site Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe. This transboundary Unesco site spans 12 countries.

Albania  Austria  Belgium  Bulgaria  Croatia  Germany  Italy
Romania  Slovakia  Slovenia  Spain  Ukraine

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Tower of Hercules | Spain


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The Tower of Hercules is an ancient Roman lighthouse built on a 57 metre high rock, on a peninsula a few kilometers from the centre of Coruña, Spain. The tower served as a lighthouse and landmark since the late 1st century A.D.

Tower of Hercules is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Cortaillod-est pile dwellings | Switzerland



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The series of 111 out of the 937 known archaeological pile-dwelling sites in six countries around the Alpine and sub-alpine regions of Europe is composed of the remains of prehistoric settlements dating from 5,000 to 500 BC which are situated under water, on lake shores, along rivers or in wetlands. Fifty-six of the sites are located in Switzerland.

Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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