Sunday, August 9, 2020

Arles, Roman and Romanesque Monuments

Arles is a good example of the adaptation of an ancient city to medieval European civilization. 
It has some impressive Roman monuments, of which the earliest – the arena, the Roman theatre and the cryptoporticus (subterranean galleries) – date back to the 1st century B.C. 
During the 4th century Arles experienced a second golden age, as attested by the baths of Constantine and the necropolis of Alyscamps. 
In the 11th and 12th centuries, Arles once again became one of the most attractive cities in the Mediterranean. 
Within the city walls, Saint-Trophime, with its cloister, is one of Provence's major Romanesque monuments. 

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Verona - Italy

Verona is a city in the north of Italy and the capital of the province of Verona in the Veneto region of the same name. 
The city is located east of Milan, west of Venice and Padua. 
Verona's city center has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2000. 

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua - Guatemala

Inhabited since the 2nd century A.D., Quirigua had become during the reign of Cauac Sky (723–84) the capital of an autonomous and prosperous state. 
The ruins of Quirigua contain some outstanding 8th-century monuments and an impressive series of carved stelae and sculpted calendars that constitute an essential source for the study of Mayan civilization.

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Manado - Indonesia

Manado, called Menado in colonial times, is the capital of the province of North Celebes on the island of Celebes which is part of Indonesia.
About 500,000 people live in the almost entirely Christian Manado.
It is a trading city where coffee, wood and spices are traded.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Amiens Cathedral - France

Amiens Cathedral, in the heart of Picardy, is one of the largest 'classic' Gothic churches of the 13th century. 
It is notable for the coherence of its plan, the beauty of its three-tier interior elevation and the particularly fine display of sculptures on the principal facade and in the south transept.

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Kanpur - India

Kanpur is a major city in India, located on the banks of the Ganges River in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
The city used to be called Cawnpore.

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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Tiya - Ethiopia

Tiya is among the most important of the roughly 160 archaeological sites discovered so far in the Soddo region, south of Addis Ababa. 
The site contains 36 monuments, including 32 carved stelae covered with symbols, most of which are difficult to decipher. 
They are the remains of an ancient Ethiopian culture whose age has not yet been precisely determined.

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