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10 Mysterious Facts About Babylon

Babylon was one of the most significant cities within the ancient Mesopotamian empire, situated on a broad plain between two rivers, the Tigris and the Euphrates. The main part of the city was built on the banks of the Euphrates river, divided onto its left and right bank. Babylon was first a small Semitic Akkadian settlement, dating back to 2300 BC, which only later was expanded and gained its political meaning. The town first became independent with the onset of the Amorite Babylonian Dynasty in 1894 BC. The Amorite king, Hammurabi, also…

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10 Captivating Facts about Tikal

Tikal was an ancient Mayan city, the ruins of which can be found in the jungle of Guatemala, near Belize. Today it is recognized as one of the largest Mayan sites and one of the best-preserved examples of an early to late classical period Mayan cities. It is studied extensively by archaeologists from all over the world, helps raise money for the preservation of the nearby rainforests and was also established as the Tikal National Park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here is a selection of ten unusual facts…

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10 Astounding Facts about Petra, Jordan

Petra, Jordan continues to be a city puzzling archeologists and enticing tourists. First of all, it has been entirely carved out of sandstone. Second of all, it shows the evidence of once being a large luxurious metropolis in the middle of the desert. How did its citizens manage to salvage water? Why was the city carved, not built? These are just a few questions posed incessantly by the avid researchers of the city of Petra. Here are some totally unbelievable facts about the „rose-red city half as old as time”….

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10 Mysterious Facts About Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is one of the most intriguing places on the planet. Being one of the last remaining Inca sites as well as an example of excellent craftsmanship, it continues to be a tourist magnet and an archeological puzzle. Hidden away in the Andes Mountains, the village made a lucky escape from many conquistadors and self-righteous explorers. Today, many are astonished at its elaborate construction solutions and overall good shape, despite the passing years. Here are some amazing facts about the nearly last Inca site in existence. 1. Machu Picchu…

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10 Groundbreaking Facts About Stonehenge

Situated in England, on the Salisbury Plain, 80 miles southwest of London, Stonehenge continues to puzzle all generations. The awe-inspiring structure with mythical origins still holds many mysteries, and it never seizes to fascinate both tourists and archeologists alike. The true purpose of the site still remains a mystery. But, nevertheless, we have learned something about it. Here are a some of the confirmed facts and theories about the mythical monument. Spoiler: They include both Charles Darwin and Merlin the Wizard. Stonehenge was built in phases. Archeological studies have shown…

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5 Amazing Facts About Angkor Wat

1. It is the biggest temple complex in the world. Angkor Wat, which translates literally as „temple city”. Built in the late 12th century by the Khmer King Suryavarman II, is actually not just one temple, but a collection of temples, spreading around a vast area of over 162.6 hectares (1,626,000 m2; 402 acres). Originally a Hindu site built to honor the god Vishnu, it then became a Buddhist religious landmark. Today Angkor Wat is the sole reason to visit Cambodia for over 50% of tourists coming here every year. It’s…

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