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|The Column of Marcus Aurelius still stands in modern day Rome today, in the Piazza Colonna. It stands 100 feet high and bears a spiralling band of reliefs telling the pictorial tale of Aurelian's Danubian wars.|
It originally stood within the area of the temple dedicated to Marcus Aurelius.
|According to wikipedia, Bouvet Island is the spot of land furthest from any other dry land on the earth. Norway claims sovereignty.|
|The basilica was probably founded by Pope St Marcus (Mark) in 336, and is one of Rome's oldest churches. It stand on the site where St Marcus is said to have lived, and was known as the Titulus Pallacinae. |
The church was rebuilt in the 5th century, and was left facing the opposite direction.
It was reconstructed in the 8th century by Pope Adrian I (772-795), and ...
- County borders in Norway (19 counties)
- Country border on land with Sweden, Finland and Russia.
- Sea-borders (200 nm economical zone normalized) around the mainland, Svalbard, Bjørnøya, Jan Mayen and Bouvetøya (Bouvet Island, South Atlantic Ocean).
- Land- and sea-borders (200 nm economical zone normalized) around Norwegian territorial claims (not prese...
|Although only approx. 5 miles from Kiska Island, it is over 600 miles from nearest mainland; Russia.||11/07/2006||415|
|Pleasure Island Family Theme Park is an amusement park in Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire, England. Built on the site of an old zoo, construction of the park began in the late 1980s by Pleasureworld, a division of RKF. Pleasureworld also owned the Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park near Lowestoft, along with several other tourism ventures. It was announced that the new park would also carry the...||10/30/2007||466|
|Car Ferry, Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia . The only way from the main-land to the island.||09/04/2005||343|
|High Resolution satellite image and a map of Chatham island, Pacific Ocean, near New Zealand. Includes a site with information about Chatham. It is the most distant piece of land from Europe.||03/18/2006||821|
|Located in the central Aral Sea (45°0′N 59°10′E), Vozrozhdeniya Island was one of the main laboratories and testing sites for the Soviet Union government’s Microbiological Warfare Group. In 1948, a top-secret Soviet bioweapons laboratory was established here. It was here, according to just released documents, that the anthrax spores and the plague bacilli were developed and stored. ...||04/09/2006||1,067|
|Tristan da Cunha is an active volcanic island|
with rare wildlife & home to 276 British Citizens living in the world's most isolated settlement of Edinburgh of the Seven Seas, in the often hostile South Atlantic Ocean.
Description by McMaster_de:
Tristan da Cunha, a 38-square-mile volcanic outpost, is the remotest inhabited island in the world, according to the Guinn...
|Pronounced “Ki-ris-mas,” Kiritimati Island has a large infilled lagoon that gives it the largest land area (125 square miles, 321 square km) of any atoll in the world. Captain Cook named the atoll Christmas Island when he arrived on Christmas Eve in 1777. Used for nuclear testing in the 1950s and 1960s, the island is now valued for its marine and wildlife resources. It is particularly important...||10/30/2005||716|
|Peter I Island (Norwegian: Peter I Øy) is a volcanic island located near Antarctica. It was discovered by Fabian von Bellingshausen off West Antarctica on 21 January 1821. It takes its name after the Russian emperor Peter I (the Great). Ola Olstad made the first successful landing on 2 February 1929 and claimed the island for Norway. The other Antarctic territory claimed by Norway is Queen Maud...||01/17/2009||897|