Cenote In Mexico

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    Author: peter from 14 November, views 1517, Educative
    Cenote In Mexico



    A cenote is a natural phenomenon, a sinkhole in the Earth’s surface. The Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico has an estimated 7,000 cenotes because it is primarily made up of porous limestone. For millions of years, rainfall slowly ate away at the limestone and a huge system of underground caves and caverns was formed. Many filled with water from rain or from the underground water table. When the roof of a water filled cave collapses, a cenote is born. The water found in a cenote may be fresh water, salt water, or both. Structurally it may be completely open, like a lake, almost completely...

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    The Festina Lente Bridge

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    Author: alice from 14 November, views 1495, Educative
    The Festina Lente Bridge



    Festina lente (Latin for "make haste slowly") is a pedestrian bridge over the Miljacka River in Sarajevo. The bridge is 38 meters long and features an unusual looping in the middle, suggesting slowing down and enjoying the view. Conceptual design for the bridge was created by three students of the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo: Adnan Alagic, Amila Hrustić and Bojana Kanlic. The bridge connects the Mak Dizdar embankment (close to the Academy) with Radic street. It was officially opened on 22 August 2012....

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    Klementinum Library Prague Czech Republic

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    Author: alice from 14 November, views 2329, Educative
    Klementinum Library Prague Czech Republic



    The Clementinum (Klementinum in Czech) is a historic complex of buildings in Prague. Until recently the complex hosted the National, University and Technical libraries, the City Library also being located nearby on Mariánské Náměstí. The Technical library and the Municipal library have moved to the Prague National Technical Library at Technická 6 since 2009. It is currently in use as the National Library of the Czech Republic. In 2005, the Czech National Library received the UNESCO Jikji prize (Memory of the World)....

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    Son Doong Cave

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    Author: jone from 14 November, views 1463, Educative
    Son Doong Cave



    Son doong cave is a cave in Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, Bố Trạch district, Quảng Bình Province, Vietnam. Currently the biggest known cave in the world, the cave is located near the Laos-Vietnam border. Inside is a large, fast-flowing underground river.
    In early August 2013, the first tourist group explored the cave on a guided tour at a cost of US$3,000 each. The group had six members from Australia, Norway, Russia and USA and spent 7 days and 6 nights for the tour. Next exploration trips will be arranged....

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    Icelandic Glacier Vatnajokull

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    Author: jone from 14 November, views 1397, Educative
    Icelandic Glacier Vatnajokull



    Vatnajökull(meaning Glacier of Rivers), also known as the Vatna Glacier, is the largest and most voluminous Icelandic glacier, and one of the largest in area in Europe. It is located in the south-east of the island, covering more than 8 percent of the country....

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    World's First Typewriters

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    Author: alice from 14 November, views 13856, Educative
    World's First Typewriters



    «Mignon 2». A.E.G., Berlin, Germany, 1905. Despite its unusual appearance, the Mignon typewriter is of a very clever design, giving a smooth and fast operation for typing. (Photo and caption by Martin Howard/Martin Howard Collection)...

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    Vardzia Cave Monastery

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    Author: peter from 14 November, views 1623, Educative
    Vardzia Cave Monastery



    Vardzia is a cave monastery site in southern Georgia, excavated from the slopes of the Erusheti Mountain on the left bank of the Mtkvari River, thirty kilometres from Aspindza. The main period of construction was the second half of the twelfth century. The caves stretch along the cliff for some five hundred metres and in up to nineteen tiers. The Church of the Dormition, dating to the 1180s during the golden age of Tamar and Rustaveli, has an important series of wall paintings. The site was largely abandoned after the Ottoman takeover in the sixteenth century. Now part of a state...

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    Antarctic Station McMurdo

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    Author: alice from 14 November, views 2378, Educative
    Antarctic Station McMurdo



    McMurdo Station is a U.S. Antarctic research centre located on the southern tip of Ross Island, which is in the New Zealand-claimed Ross Dependency on the shore of McMurdo Sound in Antarctica. It is operated by the United States through the United States Antarctic Program, a branch of the National Science Foundation. The station is the largest community in Antarctica, capable of supporting up to 1,258 residents, and serves as the United States Antarctic science facility. All personnel and cargo going to or coming from Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station first pass through McMurdo....

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    Killer Whales In McMurdo

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    Author: alice from 14 November, views 1715, Educative
    Killer Whales In McMurdo



    Dr. Lisa Ballance (NOAA Fisheries Service) with a curious calf – this is a Type C killer whale, a fish-eater....

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    [Empire de la Mort] – Dripping with Gold and Jewels

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    Author: alice from 14 November, views 1300, Educative
    [Empire de la Mort] – Dripping with Gold and Jewels



    A relic hunter dubbed [Indiana Bones] has lifted the lid on a macabre collection of 400-year-old jewel-encrusted skeletons unearthed in churches across Europe. Art historian Paul Koudounaris has hunted down and photographed dozens of gruesome skeletons in some of the world's most secretive religious establishments. Photo: Albertus in the church of St George in Burgrain, Germany. Incredibly, some of the skeletons, which took up to five years to decorate, were even found hidden away in lock-ups and containers. (Photo by Paul Koudounaris/BNPS)...

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