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Information about amazing places can be accessed also through more than 260 articles about continents and countries as well as through 28 articles about different types of landmarks - such as waterfalls, megaliths or geysers.

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Jordan: Petra

Al Khazneh, Petra in Jordan
Al Khazneh, Petra. / Sylvain L., / CC BY 2.0

There are hundreds of magnificent ancient cities around the world but none is similar to Petra. This amazing city was developed by Nabateans in the labyrinth of narrow cliff canyons and some of the most beautiful structures were directly cut in the sansdstone cliff.

April 12, 2015

Iraq: Nimrud

Ruins of Nimrud in the early 20th century, Iraq
Ruins of Nimrud in the early 20th century. / Gaston Maspero, / public domain

It was almost 3 millenia ago when Nimrud was a sophisticated and splendid city - the capital of the great Assyrian Empire.

Early 21st century has been shocking and sad in the history of this city - there are reports that the remnants of the city have been deliberately levelled with bulldozers in March 2015.

March 17, 2015

Afghanistan: Shrine of Ali in Mazar-i-Sharif

Shrine of Ali in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan
Shrine of Ali / Steve Evans, , CC BY 2.0

One of the most beautiful buildings in Afghanistan is Blue Mosque - Shrine of Ali in Mazar-i-Sharif. Many Afghanis believe that here is buried one of the most important persons in the history of Islam - Ali ibn Abi Talib. But some consider that this is the grave of... Zoroaster.

March 2, 2015

Pakistan: Mingora emerald mines (Swat emeralds)

Emeralds from Mingor Mine, Pakistan
Emeralds from Mingor Mine. Crystal is some 10 mm large. / Parent Géry, / CC BY-SA 3.0

It seemed that the gorgeous emeralds from of Mingora (Pakistan) were discovered fairly recently - in 1958. Recent finds though show that these stones were mined some 2500 years ago and as a jewels served for the rich and powerful in Ancient Rome, in the area of present day France!

February 22, 2015

Uzbekistan: Kalta Minor, Khiva

Kalta Minor in Khiva, Uzbekistan
Kalta Minor in Khiva / Fulvio Spada, / CC BY-SA 2.0

One of the last great buildings in the great Khanate of Khiva was Kalta Minor. This had to be the tallest structure in Khiva and even in the whole Central Asia. Works ended abruptly in 1855, leaving this beautiful minaret unfinished.

January 27, 2015

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