Friday, July 31, 2020

Taxila - Pakistan

From the ancient Neolithic tumulus of Saraikala to the ramparts of Sirkap (2nd century B.C.) and the city of Sirsukh (1st century A.D.), Taxila illustrates the different stages in the development of a city on the Indus that was alternately influenced by Persia, Greece and Central Asia and which, from the 5th century B.C. to the 2nd century A.D., was an important Buddhist centre of learning.

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Rhodes - Greece

Rhodes is a Greek island and municipality in the Aegean Sea, in the Greek administrative region of South Aegean, in the regional unit of the same name.
Since the 2011 reclassification, the municipality has covered the entire island and has over 115,000 inhabitants.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Hanover - Germany

Hanover is the capital of the German state of Lower Saxony.
The city is located on the Leine and has 523,642 inhabitants.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Site of Palmyra - Syria

An oasis in the Syrian desert, north-east of Damascus, Palmyra contains the monumental ruins of a great city that was one of the most important cultural centres of the ancient world. From the 1st to the 2nd century, the art and architecture of Palmyra, standing at the crossroads of several civilizations, married Graeco-Roman techniques with local traditions and Persian influences.

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White mulberry

The white mulberry is a plant from the mulberry family.
The species is native to China.
Since this is the main mulberry for the silkworm, the species is also planted outside China in many areas with a suitable climate.

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Monday, July 27, 2020

Røros Mining Town - Norway

Røros Mining Town and the Circumference is linked to the copper mines, established in the 17th century and exploited for 333 years until 1977. 
The site comprises the Town and its industrial-rural cultural landscapes; Femundshytta, a smelter with its associated area; and the Winter Transport Route. 
Completely rebuilt after its destruction by Swedish troops in 1679, Røros contains about 2000 wooden one- and two-storey houses and a smelting house. 
Many of these buildings have preserved their blackened wooden façades, giving the town a medieval appearance. 
Surrounded by a buffer zone, coincident with the area of privileges (the Circumference) granted to the mining enterprise by the Danish-Norwegian Crown (1646), the property illustrates the establishment and flourishing of a lasting culture based on copper mining in a remote region with a harsh climate.

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Reims - France

Reims is a city in northeastern France.
The city is located halfway between Paris and Luxembourg.
It is a city with a long history, famous for its cathedral and the champagne that comes from it.
Obsolete names are Belts in Dutch and Rheims in French.

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Sunday, July 26, 2020

Redwood National and State Parks - USA

Redwood National Park comprises a region of coastal mountains bordering the Pacific Ocean north of San Francisco. 
It is covered with a magnificent forest of coastal redwood trees, the tallest and most impressive trees in the world. 
The marine and land life are equally remarkable, in particular the sea lions, the bald eagle and the endangered California brown pelican.

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The baseball plant (Euphorbia obesa)

This particular looking plant is in danger of extinction.
This is because many plant lovers want an Euphorbia obesa for its appearance.
Because of this, unfortunately, there are still few to be found in nature.
Despite the fact that the plant is endangered in its natural habitat, you can regularly encounter it in people's homes.
In recent years, increasing attention has been paid to protecting the Euphorbia obesa.
For example, the plant is cultivated in botanical gardens to ensure that plant lovers do not get them from nature, but buy from them.

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Saturday, July 25, 2020

Paphos - Cyprus

Paphos has been inhabited since the Neolithic period. 
It was a centre of the cult of Aphrodite and of pre-Hellenic fertility deities. 
Aphrodite's legendary birthplace was on this island, where her temple was erected by the Myceneans in the 12th century B.C. 
The remains of villas, palaces, theatres, fortresses and tombs mean that the site is of exceptional architectural and historic value. 
The mosaics of Nea Paphos are among the most beautiful in the world.