Archive for March, 2010

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    The Visit to the Sacred Rock Carvings of Samaipata is Captivating

    Posted in South America | March 31, 2010
    Referred to as El Fuerte (The Fort) de Samaipata, the rock carvings at Samaipata in the mountains of central Bolivia is a unique Incan site excavated in the early 20th century. It is actually a stone hill that is the home of a diverse variety of carved animals and geometric icons. Occupied from as early as 300 A.D., this ancient site was used as a ritual and residential centre by the people of the Mojocoyas culture who then started shaping the rock. Later, it was inhabited by the Inca who made the region as it capital that is evident because of the enclosing central plaza, public edifices, and hillsides holding terraced farms – all featuring the Inca civilization. After being abandoned for many years, the site was initially found by the Spanish  [...]
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    Attractions of the Pre-Inca City of Tiwanaku

    Posted in South America | March 31, 2010
    An influential pre-Incan settlement ruling the Andean terrain between 500 to 900 A.D. is said to have been resided in the city of Tiwanaku also spelled as Tiahuanaco. Located near the southern coast of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia, the city of Tiwanaku is throng by thousands of visitors due to its monumental and cultural relics of temples, a pyramid, emblematic gates, monolith carvings, and mystifying alien-like faces. When Incas came here, this site was considered as sacred place where their god Viracoca created the world after rising from the Lake Titicaca. My Visit Looking at the great site, one can realize that the artisans and builders of the city must have put their great efforts to build their colossal temples. This is simply evident from  [...]
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    Finding out Why a Rude Man is the Most Visited Icon in Dorset

    Posted in Europe | March 30, 2010
    I am talking of the Cerne Abbas Giant, also called the Cerne Giant and the Rude Man. No, no! This is not a living man but a chalk drawing of a bare man carrying a club on a hillside in the village of Cerne Abbas in Dorset of England. Unsurprisingly, this giant drawing is the most visited attraction here despite the fact that no one knows the identity, origin, and story of this sketch. However, many theories exist stating it a prehistoric fertility god to a 17th century outline of Oliver Cromwell. Beliefs According to the records, his first presence was noticed in 1694 in the accounts of the churchwarden of St. Mary’s Church in the county for some restoration work and that it then appeared as the symbol on lead plaques on the church’s  [...]
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    Let’s Discover the Attractions of Altun Ha

    Posted in North America | March 30, 2010
    Situated at some 30 miles from the Belize City and some 6 miles from the Caribbean coast, Altun Ha refers to the identity of the excavated ruins of an old city of Mayans. Literally meaning the Rockstone Pond, Altun Ha was derived from the name of a close by village as its ancient name was not found. The central site today holds some 13 temples and residential edifices grouped in the two plazas of the Classic period (300–1000 AD). It is considered to be a vital trading and religious ceremonial site where the growth of its sacred temples was in progress until 1,000 AD. History According to the archeologists, Altun Ha saw its first settlement somewhere around 200 B.C. or even earlier, whereas the construction of the site reached its peak in  [...]
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    Auschwitz Concentration Camp – Terrible

    Posted in Europe | March 29, 2010
    Auschwitz refers to a group of concentration and execution camps that were made in the captured Poland by the Nazis at the time of the Second World War. The name Auschwitz was given by the Germans to replace its former name as Oświęcim, which was the town renamed after the invasion of Poland in September 1939. Regarded as among the largest German concentration camps, it comprised of Auschwitz I (main camp); Auschwitz II-Birkenau (execution camp); Auschwitz III-Monowitz, a labor camp; and 45 satellite camps. Between 1942 until 1944, the Jews of the Nazi Europe were exiled by trains to the gas chambers of Auschwitz concentration camp along with lakhs of Polish folk, thousands of Soviet war prisoners, other people of varied nationalities. Many  [...]
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    Are You Curious about the Sacred Mayan Symbols?

    Posted in South America | March 29, 2010
    What do you think about the 3000 years old sacred Mayan symbols? A wonder, an incomplete mystery, an area that still needs more findings? Well, whatever it may be, but these symbols are really appreciable no matter how much is known about it. Surprisingly, they were together used to form a single word of communication. One more fact that you and me will admire is that The Maya were among those few ancient civilizations, which invented their own writing symbols and styles, which are original to this Central Native American nation of Mexico. Although the mysterious and sacred Mayan symbols were first found in 1839, their meaning was known only in 1973. Symbols Below are the most famous sacred Mayan symbols. Jaguar Represents strength and holiness  [...]
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    Be Lost in the Forbidden City of China

    Posted in Asia | March 26, 2010
    If you are looking for the most famous historical site in China, it is the Forbidden City in central Beijing. It refers to the Chinese royal palace that served as the residence of the rulers of the Ming Dynasty to those of the Qing Dynasty for 500 years. The site is a complex of some 980 intact buildings that exhibit traditional Chinese architecture. It is not only entitled as the UNESCO World Heritage Site but is the only complex holding the maximum largest olden wooden structures on Earth. Being rectangular in plan, the Forbidden City of China was built to be the hub of the walled city of Beijing. It is within a larger walled area known as the Imperial City, which in turn, is situated in the Inner City and Outer City. The Forbidden City is  [...]
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    Revering the Mystical Mount Agung and Holy Pura Besakih of Bali

    Posted in Asia | March 26, 2010
    Do you know that the Pura Besakih temple is the only temple to allow a human of any Hindu sect? Yes, this is true and the most admiring fact of the temple that draws many pilgrims from all round the world. The temple is at a considerable height on the slopes of the sacred and volcanic Mount Agung rising on the island of Bali in Indonesia. Also known as the Mother Temple of Besakih, it is the largest temple in the county and is a World Heritage Site. The temple is not the only building of worship; rather it’s a complex of 21 more temples on its sides that dates back to the 10th century. Herein, there are three major temples dedicated to the Hindu deities namely, Lord Shiva (Perpetuator of Truth), Lord Brahma (Creator of Universe), and Lord  [...]
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    Do you how Easter Island became Famous?

    Posted in South America | March 25, 2010
    As a distinct part of Chile at 2200 miles off its coast, the Easter Island is among the most lately developed landscapes and also among the remotest ones in the world. It is a Polynesian island in the Pacific Ocean towards southeast embracing three dead volcanoes. Now, your question will be why this island is named so and what is there to visit here. Answering the latter half of your query, the island is the home of quite unique monumental statues known as moai dedicated to the ancestors by the local inhabitants popular as the Rapanui people. Yes, these statues are that ordinary, rather unusual ones with great size, big face as compared to the body, and no legs. Only these statues attract countless visitors to the island every year. Now, let  [...]
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    Holocaust concentration camps at Auschwitz: Man’s smudge of cruelty

    Posted in Europe | March 25, 2010
    Holocaust concentration camps in Germany under the Nazi rule, still shakes our insides and makes chill run down through the spine. Imagination just ceases when you have to imagine what the life was like there or rather I must how death was. Going back to some history, Third Reich, occupied Poland thereafter the city Oswiecim was changed and named Auschwitz by the Nazis Germans. And then Auschwitz became the holocaust camp. Over the time, Holocaust concentration camps functioned and existed as the concentration camp and then distorted and became largest in all the Nazi camps. Auschwitz is the tale which has smudged the man’s ethics and morals and echos till date its cruelty on other human being. Holocaust concentration camps of Auschwitz: With  [...]
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