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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
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
Facts about Victoria Falls in Zambia

Facts about Victoria Falls in Zambia

Flanked by the African nations Zimbabwe and Zambia, the Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River, plummet gloriously down from a height of about 110 m. This waterfall is known to the local tribesmen as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’, or the ‘Storm that Thunders’ in their native language. It is because when the 1,708 m wide sheet of water(…)

Published On: Friday, October 4th, 2013
Luxor Temple

Luxor Temple

If for whatever reason you’re only able to do one thing in Luxor, make sure it is the Temple of Luxor! The Temple of Luxor is a vast and sprawling complex and a fine example of Egypt’s ongoing history. Construction is believed to have commenced under Amenhotep III during the 18th dynasty of Ancient Egyptian(…)

Published On: Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
Temple of Hathor

Temple of Hathor

  The Temple of Hathor is located in the village of Dendera, some 40 miles north of Luxor on the west bank of the Nile. Though its architecture is typical of other temples from the Graeco-Roman Period, it’s one of the best preserved of these remaining temples due to its late construction. The temple is(…)

Published On: Tuesday, August 20th, 2013
Temple of Hatshepsut

Temple of Hatshepsut

The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut celebrates the life of a woman that Egyptologists hail as the first female pharoah. Her temple, known as Djeser-Djeseru (Splendor of Splendors), sits at the heart of the Deir el-Bahri (Northern Monastery) complex of mortuary temples and tombs. Located along the west bank of the Nile, opposite the city of Luxor or(…)

Published On: Monday, August 19th, 2013
Abu Simbel Temples

Abu Simbel Temples

The mammoth monuments that are the temples of Abu Simbel were hidden to the world until Johan Ludwig Burckhardt came across the site in 1813 and discovered a portion of a temple facade covered over the centuries by sand. Four years later, Italian explorer Giovanni Battista Belzoni visited the same place and was able to(…)

Published On: Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
The Great Pyramid of Giza

The Great Pyramid of Giza

The Great Pyramid of Giza is the only structure on the list of Ancient Wonders of the World that to this day is still pretty much all intact. It is the oldest and largest of the three Pyramids of Giza. According to Egyptologists, the pyramid was built as a tomb for Pharaoh Khufu (Cheops in(…)

Published On: Friday, August 2nd, 2013