Ietas (or Iaitas or Iaeta or Ietae or Jetae), was an ancient town of the interior of Sicily, in the northwest of the island, not very far from Panormus (modern Palermo), in the modern comune of San Giuseppe Jato whose name reflects the ancient town's.
Visit the "Ancient City" near Bangkok, Thailand - a place which better should be called "Ancient Siam" or "Mini Thailand". The entire area has the shape of the country, and the countries favorite and most famous buildings are placed in their positions - sometimes even in their original seizes, but always true to scale.
Himera (Greek: Ἱμέρα), was an important ancient Greek city of Sicily, situated on the north coast of the island, at the mouth of the river of the same name (the modern Grande), between Panormus (modern Palermo) and Cephaloedium (modern Cefalý). Its remains lie within the borders of the modern comune of Termini Imerese.
On May 14, 2004, the morning overpass of the Terra satellite over the Persian Gulf captured this image of a large dust storm spreading a veil of dust over the water and the countries surrounding the shores: (clockwise from top left corner) Iraq, Iran, United Arab Emirates, Saudia Arabia, and Kuwait.
Kharg Island is Iranís primary oil export terminal in the Persian Gulf. This rocky limestone island is unique because it is one of the few islands in the Persian Gulf with freshwater which has collected within the porous limestone. In addition to its commercial and strategic importance, the freshwater has biological importance, supporting populations of gazelles.
Can you imagine an Ancient Chinese coin of nearly 100 meters-high? Here it is, in the (of course!) Chinese city of Shengyang, North-East of the country. The Fangyuan Mansion, is realy name is a financial office building in yuebin street, Shenhe District.
The satellite view is not quite good, but if you observe its shadow...
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The "Boscoincittŗ" (literally "Wood in the city") is a public park property of the city of Milano.
It is the first example of city reforestation and it has been created in 1974, thanks to the association "Italia Nostra",
It extends for about 110 hectares and it contains forests, city water glades, paths, course, gardens. The main information and offi...
The Colossus of Rhodes was a statue of the Greek god Helios, erected in the city of Rhodes on the Greek island of Rhodes by Chares of Lindos between 292 and 280 BC. It is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Before its destruction, the Colossus of Rhodes stood over 30 meters (107 ft) high, making it one of the tallest statues of the ancient world.
Mayapan is a site located on the Yucatan Peninsula forty-seven kilometers southeast of Merida, the capital of the State of Yucatan, Mexico. The ruins are linked to the end of the Post Classic Period, considered the last of the pre-Hispanic development of the Mayans. Mayapan is said to have been founded in 1007 by Kukulkan. Although the city was founded in 1007, the city was not dominant until...
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