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Interesting Facts about Pompeii

Interesting Facts about Pompeii

Ruins of the Forum in Pompeii, Italy Sprawled across 163 acres, just 3 miles off the Bay of Naples, Pompeii was an impressive ancient Roman city that was at its height of prosperity in the 1st century AD. It was completely ruined and destroyed on an August morning in 79 AD, due to the pyroclastic flows from Mount(…)

Published On: Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
Sahara Desert Facts

Sahara Desert Facts

Stretched across the entire northern part of Africa, the Sahara Desert is recognized for its vastness, making it the largest hot desert in the planet. It features a mix of sandy and rocky terrain with sand dunes and scorching bare rocks, dotted with oases near water areas. Literally meaning the ‘Great Desert’, the 3.6 million(…)

Published On: Monday, November 11th, 2013
Three Gorges Dam in China

Three Gorges Dam in China

The Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River, is a wondrous man-made structure of the 21st century. This humungous creation on the longest river in China (and Asia), was made fully operational in May 2012 and stands as the largest hydroelectric dam on the planet. The earlier dam that held this distinction was the Itaipu(…)

Published On: Monday, November 11th, 2013
Interesting Facts about Mount Etna

Interesting Facts about Mount Etna

  Mount Etna, at an elevation of over 10,900 feet, is the most prominent site in the island of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea. Located on the eastern part of the island near Catania, 10 miles away, the Montebello (as it is known among the locals; and meaning a beautiful mountain) is considered among the(…)

Published On: Saturday, November 9th, 2013
Interesting Facts about Sistine Chapel

Interesting Facts about Sistine Chapel

  A sacred place for Christians from around the globe, the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Europe. It receives more than five million tourists each year and almost 25,000 each day. The Chapel is best known for its wall-to-ceiling frescoes, especially those painted by Michelangelo, who is(…)

Published On: Saturday, November 9th, 2013
Interesting Facts about Mammoth Cave

Interesting Facts about Mammoth Cave

True to its name, Mammoth Cave is an extremely long and extensive cave system under the Flint Ridge in south-central Kentucky (US). Its depth or total length is still unknown but explorers have discovered over 400 miles of the complex labyrinth inside and are treading and marking new pathways regularly. The entire area (52,830 acres!)(…)

Published On: Friday, November 8th, 2013
Interesting Facts about Dead Sea

Interesting Facts about Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is one of the most fascinating water bodies on earth. It is famous for its ‘extra’ salty water, so much so that people float rather than sink due to its high density (higher than that of the human body!). Owing to its hypersalinity, the sea does not have any fish or other(…)

Published On: Friday, November 8th, 2013
Interesting Facts about Ayers Rocks

Interesting Facts about Ayers Rocks

An imposing landmark in Australia, the Ayers Rock is a massive sandstone monolith in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, renowned for its structural composition, spiritual significance and views. It is known among the native aborigines as Uluru (literally meaning ‘Earth mother’). The land around Ayers Rock is in fact owned by an aboriginal clan named(…)

Published On: Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
Arch of Titus Facts

Arch of Titus Facts

The Arch of Titus is a marvelous arch-shaped monument located in Rome. Standing for over 1,900 years (with some restoration and preservation from time to time), it reminds us of the Roman architectural expertise in the era. It is situated near the Roman Forum on the city’s main street, Via Sacra, which literally means the(…)

Published On: Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
Interesting Facts about Devils Tower

Interesting Facts about Devils Tower

Devils Tower is a gigantic natural rock formation in the Black Hills in Crook Country (Wyoming) that looks like a tall tower-shaped monument amidst a picturesque terrain. Covering an area of 1,347 acres, this 1,267 feet tall fascinating geological creation is a declared National Monument since 1906. Natively known as ‘Mato Tipila’, its name was a(…)

Published On: Tuesday, November 5th, 2013