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Ring of fortresses Namur

Ring of fortresses Namur

There are nine old fortresses in the enforced postion of Namur. They have been built between 1888 and 1892 for the first worldwar.
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Prehistory in Corsica  Cucuruzzu

Prehistory in Corsica Cucuruzzu

Located in Alta Rocca, the pianu of Levie is a high place of prehistory and history of Corsica .Indeed the same sites occupied by the first hunters of the Neolithic era were it close still in the the time of the ground of the lords of ROCCA, in full Middle Age, nearly ten thousand years later.
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Goree Island, Senegal

Goree Island, Senegal

The Island of Goree was a transit island for slave market from where many Black slaves where deported to the Americas.
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Plague Pit

Plague Pit

The black death first arrived in Aberdeen in 1350. Three hundred years later, in 1646, a quarter of the population was killed by the plague.
The magistrates of Aberdeen in 1585 even set up three gibbets to try to save the city.
"that in case any infected person arrive or repair by sea or land to this Burgh, or in case any indweller of this Burgh receive, house or harbour, or...
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Iraq, Mother of civilization

Iraq, Mother of civilization

Bombs and guns (whatever reason stands for) will never change history... Here is the birth place of our civilization !
Rating of 3.7512/05/20051,328Google Earth Logo
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4.19 revolution monument

4.19 revolution monument

1960.4.19 a democratic revolution occurred in seoul.
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National memorial board

National memorial board

We are praying for fallen patriots at National Memorial Board in Seoul
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Jongmyo

Jongmyo

Jongmyo is the term used for a place where memorial services are performed for deceased kings.
The first Jongmyo of the dynasty was erected in Seoul in 1395, and the main hall, Jeongjeon, contained 7 rooms, One room was used for the memorial tablets of one king and his queen.
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The Korean Folk Village

The Korean Folk Village

The Korean Folk Village, which was opened on the 3rd October, 1974, as an open-air folk museum and international tourist attraction for both Korean and foreign visitors. It is the home of the true Korean heritage where many features of the Korean culture have been collected and preserved for succeeding generations to see and learn about.
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Sand Creek Massacre

Sand Creek Massacre

Sand Creek Massacre,(also known as the Chivington Massacre) was an infamous incident where 150 Cheyenne and Arapaho were killed. Before dawn on November 29, 1864, more than 700 soldiers, mostly volunteer Colorado State militia, attacked a Native American encampment on Sandy Creek in south-eastern Colorado. Even though Chief Black Kettle waved an American and white flag, the solders killed old ...
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World Social Forum - Forum Social Mundial

World Social Forum - Forum Social Mundial

Cities and countries all over the world that has held any edition of the World Social Forum or any Regional, Local or Thematic Social Forum, from 2001 to 2006.
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CIA World Factbook

CIA World Factbook

This is _not_ a duplicate of the 'Flags of the World', as it focuses mainly on information as well as on clickable resources, the flags are only for orientation. Additionaly all icons are included in the file.

This placemark displays the flags of all countries and territories listed in the CIA World Factbook and, when clicking on the flag, shows the background info from the book....
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Poveglia Island

Poveglia Island

Poveglia Island is a tiny island located between Venice and Lido in the Venetian Lagoon, Italy. It has an unfortunate history and is considered by some to be a hot spot for ghosts. During Roman times it was used to isolate thousands of plague victims and during the three occasions when the black death spread through Europe, the island was effectively used as a plague pit — it was considered an ...
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UNESCO Patrimoine Mondial

UNESCO Patrimoine Mondial

Version française de la liste du patrimoine mondial
Rating of 3.2511/19/2005844Google Earth Logo
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UNESCO World Heritage List

UNESCO World Heritage List

UNESCO's complete World Heritage List (812 sites, as of Nov. 2005).
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Village of the Gauls Asterix and Obelix in Armorica

Village of the Gauls Asterix and Obelix in Armorica

Here the adventures of the famous Gauls Asterix and Obelix took place, resisting the roman occupation.
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Nisida Island-Near Posillipo,Italy

Nisida Island-Near Posillipo,Italy

The tiny island off the tip of Cape Posillipo is named Nisida. The original Greek settlers of the area called this small island Nesis. The Romans called it Nisida. It is here that Brutus plotted the assassination of Julius Caesar, and it is here that Cicero says apud illum multas horas in Néside—that he had a long talk with Brutus after the assassination to discuss the future of Rome. In the 18...
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Birthplace of founder of Los Angeles

Birthplace of founder of Los Angeles

This are placemarks of the birthplace and grave of Fra Juniper Serra. He was the founder of many californean cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, ...
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Maximo Gomez Monument,Havana, Cuba

Maximo Gomez Monument,Havana, Cuba

Maximo Gomez born 1836 - died 1905. As commander in chief of the Cuban revolutionary forces, Maximo Gomez y Baez led his armies through the defeat of the Ten Years' War (1868 -1878) as well as their triumph in the Cuban revolution against Spain 20 years later.
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Iroquois Village, Milton

Iroquois Village, Milton

This fifteenth century Iroquoian village was reconstructed on the original site, after a study of sediment from Crawford Lake led to its discovery.
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Golden Pavilion, Kyoto

Golden Pavilion, Kyoto

The Kinkakuji temple of the Golden Pavilion was constructed in Kyoto's northern hills in 1398 by Yoshimitsu, the third Ashikaga shogun, it was once part of a much larger villa complex.
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Konrad Zuse Zentrum , Berlin

Konrad Zuse Zentrum , Berlin

Konrad Zuse (June 22, 1910 in Berlin – December 18, 1995) was a German engineer and computer pioneer. His greatest achievement was the completion of the first functional tape-stored-program-controlled computer, the Z3, in 1941. The Z3 is sometimes claimed to be "first computer" as such, though this depends on complex and subtle definitional issues, as the machine was not truly general-purpose i...
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Hotel Palestine, Baghdad

Hotel Palestine, Baghdad

The "famous" Hotel Palestine at the river Tigris in the center of Bagdad. During the second Gulf War home of many foreign reporters. Shot by an american tank on April 8, 2003. Two european journalists were killed.

More information at:
http://prairieweather.typepad.com/big_blue_stem/2005/03/regarding_48200.html
http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=05/...
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Drakes Island, Plymouth

Drakes Island, Plymouth

Drake's Island is a 2.6 ha island lying in Plymouth Sound. It was from here that Drake sailed in 1577 to return in 1580 having circumnavigated the world. In 1583 Drake was made governor of the island.
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Royal Citadel, Plymouth

Royal Citadel, Plymouth

Plymouth's Royal Citadel was built in the late 1660s as King Charles II decided it was necessary after the Dutch Wars of 1664-67 to realise the importance of Plymouth as a channel port.
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