Archive for November, 2010

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    Weymouth England And Nothe Fort

    Posted in Europe | November 29, 2010
    Weymouth England is actually situated in the southern part of the County of Dorset, which is on the southern coast of England. Weymouth Bay is said to be part of the English Channel, and is also said to be known by the name ‘England’s Bay of Naples’. The region of Melcombe Regis shot to fame as the port of bubonic plague. It was called Black Death and entered England in the year 1348. This plague was brought ashore by black rats that were said to be on a ship that had come in and this had devastating effects on the population of England. It is said that almost half of the existing population at that time was wiped out due to this epidemic and this happened within a time frame of only 2 years. Those in Weymouth, Dorset were among the first  [...]
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    Oldest Temples In The World – Part 2

    Posted in History Around The World | November 23, 2010
    Hagar Qim and Mnajdra, Malta: Coming in next on the list of the oldest temples in the world is Hagar Qim and Mnajdra in Malta. Hagar Qim is a megalithic complex that stands on a cliff of Malta. The temples of Mnajdra are said to be a good 600 meters down the cliff from there. There are three additional megalithic structures that form part of the main temple at Hagar Qim. The largest of these are said to be about 7 meters high and are said to weigh about 20 tons. At Mnajdra, there are three temples which are not connected, but could be called conjoined. The oldest of these were built around 3600 BC. A lot of artifacts collected from here are said to hint in the direction of this structure having been used as a temple. Temple of Seti, Egypt: This  [...]
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    Oldest Temples In The World – Part 1

    Posted in History Around The World | November 22, 2010
    A temple can be defined as a structure that is reserved specifically for spiritual or religious activities. Through the ages, temples have been built and a lot of newer temples continue to open their doors with every passing year. However, these temples that have made it to the list of the oldest temples in the world have been built around millenniums back and were built by people whose religious practices and beliefs are not even in practice anymore. These buildings are said to be among the older structures built by man. Palace of Knossos, Greece: This structure is located at a distance of about 3 miles from Heraklion. The construction of this structure had to face a lot of hurdles, and took its own sweet time to complete construction. Time  [...]
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    Ideal Palace, France

    Posted in Europe | November 16, 2010
    The Ideal Palace stands in a small village in central France. The village of Hauterives stands south of Lyons. This structure was built single handedly by a postman who was popularly known as Postman Ferdinand Cheval. This palace is said to be one of the most astonishing and amazing visionary structures ever to be built in the world. The building of this structure began in the year 1879, and Ferdinand Cheval finished building it in 33 years. Cheval had dreamt of having a wondrous palace, but he wasn’t really a builder. One day, when he was out, he came across a stone that was strangely shaped. There was something utterly provocative about the stone; and he just had to bring it home with him. Within a short period of time, his entire garden  [...]
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    Stonehenge Facts

    Posted in Europe | November 15, 2010
    Of all the monuments in the world, Stonehenge is considered to be the most ancient. It is believed to have been built in 2500 BC. Stonehenge is a wonderful reflection of prehistoric eras. The exact purpose of Stonehenge is unknown. We hope you find Stonehenge facts intriguing. Some consider Stonehenge to be an altar for sacrifices, whereas others consider it as a tool for astronomy. During the 18th century, some proposed the theory that Stonehenge served as a site for gallows. Stonehenge comprises stone works that surround a circular region made up of mammoth stones. The following are some Stonehenge facts: Stonehenge is situated on the Salisbury Plain, located in Wiltshire, England. It is nearly 137 km to the southwest of London. The word  [...]
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    La region orense And the Churches

    Posted in Europe | November 9, 2010
    La region orense or Orounse is said to be the only land locked province throughout Galicia. It is said to be the least touched by foreign visitors; but do not let this little fact deter you from visiting the province. The magnificence of the old town and the monumental buildings encapsulated within should help you get in touch with the history that this region has to offer. Do not miss the ancient bridge that is known to span over the River Mino. It is said to be about 2000 years old. San Martino Cathedral This cathedral was said to be constructed during the rule of a king called King Alfonso. This was during the days of the Middle Ages. It is said that an ancient Suevian basilica was known to stand at the very same spot, before the cathedral  [...]
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    Varanasi in India

    Posted in Asia | November 2, 2010
    Varanasi is by far the holiest city in India. Kashi and Benaras are the other names of the city. Kashi has been for centuries the city of ‘moksha’ for Hindus. The city is renowned for its top-quality silk. The ‘paan’ available at Varanasi is much sought after. Varanasi is also known for the Benares Hindu University and Avimukta, which reminds one of the ancient world. For centuries, Varanasi has served as the most important pilgrimage centre for the Hindus. Varanasi in India is one of the seven holiest cities. In addition, it is one of the Shakti Peethas. Of the twelve Jyotir Linga sites present in India, Varanasi is one of them. Most Hindus would prefer being cremated at this holy city because they believe that this will lead to nirvana,  [...]
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    Haridwar: The Holy City

    Posted in Asia | November 1, 2010
    Haridwar is located in the Uttarakhand region of India. Har Ki Pauri, and Chandi Devi Temple are two, popular Haridwar temples. The best time to visit Haridwar is the period from September to June. Rishikesh and Deoprayag are two nearby attractions that are in close vicinity to Haridwar. Haridwar India is often regarded as the gateway to four pilgrimage sites located in the Uttarakhand region in Uttar Pradesh. The holy Ganges flows from the mountains and reaches the plains. Haridwar is the first, primary town located in the plains. The Ganges is pretty quite and calm as it flows through the city. You will be astonished to find the water clean and clear here. Pilgrims opt for a bath on the numerous ghats that adorn the river shores. It is believed  [...]