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historical landmarks

The 5 Most Mysterious Temples

August 22, 2017

Ancient temples hide within them thousands of years of history and mysteries... Credit: Mystic Lands

Chand Baori: World's Largest and Deepest Stepwell

August 22, 2017

Chand Baori is the oldest stepwell in Rajhastan, India and the deepest and biggest in the entire world. Stepwells are built with steps on the side which allows people to e...

French Postman Spent 30 Years Building a Palace Made of...

June 30, 2017

The story of the Ideal Palace began in 1879. One day, while walking his mail route, French mail carrier Ferdinand Cheval was distracted by a strange-shaped stone ...

Hollow of 650-Year-Old Tree Used as a Hideout by Two Je...

April 17, 2017

The hollow trunk of this 650-year-old oak tree was used as a hideout by two Jewish brothers during World War II. In Wisniowa, Poland, there is an English oak tre...

The Story of the Lonely Tree of Tenere

March 22, 2017

It’s difficult to be certain which individual tree is the most remote, but for several decades that distinction belonged to the Tree of Ténéré, a lone acacia tree standing in the vas...

Photos of Remains of the Twin Towers in Hangar 17

January 12, 2017

At New York Kennedy Airport's airplane hangar, fewer than 30 pieces of steel linger from the debris recovered after the tragic 9/11 incident when terrorists hijacked plane...

Twin Towers Under Construction (19 Photos)

January 12, 2017

Skyscrapers arised in the 1880s, these were supported by an interior skeleton made of steel columns placed every 20 feet or the like. The exterior walls of the building, known as...

California's 1000-year-old Pioneer Cabin Tree Has Falle...

January 10, 2017

Serving as human amusement, the Pioneer Cabin tree was one among many “tunnel trees” that had been carved out. The precise age and height of this tree were not re...

The Story Behind the Picturesque Devil’s Bridge in Krom...

January 9, 2017

Devil’s bridges are numerous throughout Europe. In France alone, there are about 49 Devil’s Bridges and these can also be found also in Italy, Germany, Portugal...

Portland Castle: One of Henry VIII’s Finest Coastal For...

December 31, 2016

Portland Castle is an artillery fort constructed during the time of Henry VIII on the Isle of Portland, Dorset, in the early 1540s. The two-storey keep was buil...

Passage du Gois: A Disappearing Road in France

December 16, 2016

Passage du Gois is a causeway in the Bay of Bourgneuf, linking the island of Noirmoutier to the mainland in the department of Vendée, in France. But the 4,150-meter long caus...

The Medieval Portugal Village Built Inside, Around, and...

December 12, 2016

Monsanto sits on the edge of a mountain not far from Serra da Estrela, and in this mountaintop village, homes are sandwiched between, under and even in the 200-to...

The Spectacular Devetashka Cave: A Bulgarian Landmark W...

November 17, 2016

The first written evidence of Devetashka cave is from 1877 by British traveler J. Baker. The cave has been rediscovered by a Bulgarian scientist in 1921 G. Katzar...

6 Things You May Not Know About Michelangelo's Sistine ...

November 17, 2016

On November 1, 1512, the majestic ceiling frescoes adorning Rome’s Sistine Chapel were unveiled to the public. Painted by a rising young sculptor named Michelange...

A California Town Where the Dead Outnumber the Living b...

November 9, 2016

Colma, a quiet town in California is home to 1,700 living residents and over 1.5 million dead ones. Most of the town’s forever-silent population are people who li...

Mont Saint-Michel: A Medieval Village Stuck In Time

November 7, 2016

Mont Saint-Michel wasn't always an island. In pre-historic times, it stood in dry lands. However, as tides rose, erosion reshaped the coast... Credit: Great Big Story

A Bar Inside a 6000-Year-Old Tree

November 5, 2016

In South Africa people built an actual bar inside a hollowed out tree called Sunland Big Baobab. According to the pub's website, the venue is the widest documented baobab, carbon-dated to...

Devil's Nose Road - The Most Difficult Railway in The W...

October 25, 2016

When Ecuador President General Eloy Alfaro took office in 1895, he announced that a new railway line would be built in the Andes -- connecting the coastal city of...

Monumental Mistakes in Famous Monuments in History

October 3, 2016

The Four Corners Monument The Four Corners Monument marks the point where the states of Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico meet. For a century, tourists have venture...

How Long Did Famous Structures Take to Build?

October 1, 2016

Information about history of famous buildings across the centuries, dates and names of architects included, as well as less-known fascinating info. H/T Visually

The Secret Room Behind Mount Rushmore

September 19, 2016

Mt. Rushmore may be one of the most recognizable landmarks on the planet, but it has been harbouring a little-known secret for decades. According to The Sun, this iconic stone sculptu...

21 Vintage Photos Of The Construction Of The Iconic Eif...

August 12, 2016

The construction of the Eiffel Tower started on January 28, 1887. A little more than two years later, the iconic tower was finished in record time. It was conside...

In 1850, a Farmer Found a Secret Village Older Than The...

August 1, 2016

In a small bay in Scotland, a well-kept secret is hidden among the green hills. For millennia, no one knew that this place ever existed. Time and weather buried ...

100-Year-Old Theater Converted into a Grand Bookshop

July 19, 2016

Inside the building of a 100-year-old theater is the most stunning bookshop you’ll ever see. Photo: Wikiwand Grand Splendid Theater, now converted into a bookshop call...

Alternative Designs For London's Tower Bridge

July 12, 2016

Opened on June 30th, 1894, London's Tower Bridge is one of the world's most recognisable crossings. Yet the distinctive blue bascules and Gothic adornments weren't the only de...

Amazing Vintage Photos of Famous U.S. Landmarks While T...

June 25, 2016

We’ve been seeing famous landmarks and iconic buildings in their completed glory. But these photos of them under construction give us a whole new appreciation of ...

10 Black and White Photos (with Colorized Versions) of ...

May 18, 2016

A collaborative project entitled "The Paper Time Machine" highlights an incredible series of colorized historical photos. The photos colorization was done by Jord...

The World's 20 Most Iconic Landmarks Photographed Befor...

May 5, 2016

Take a look at 20 of the world's most iconic landmarks decades before they became the famous destinations that they are today. These rare photographs give us awes...