Witch trials – The site where witches were executed in Salem

A series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts between February 1692 and May 1693. The events in Salem became a brief outburst of a sort of hysteria, while the practice was already waning in most of Europe. More than two hundred people were accused. Thirty were found guilty, nineteen of whom […]

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Kennecott Mines – The historic mining camp in McCarthy

In the summer of 1900, prospectors Clarence Warren and Jack Smith were exploring Kennecott Glacier and came across the richest concentration of copper ore ever discovered. The samples they collected from Bonanza Peak’s magnificent green cliffs of exposed copper revealed up to 70% of pure chalcocite. The Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark includes the land and mining […]

Pražský hrad – The largest ancient castle complex in the world in Prague

The castle, built in the 9th century. It is the official office of the President of the Czech Republic. The castle was a seat of power for kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman emperors, and presidents of Czechoslovakia. Prague Castle was most likely founded in around 880 by Prince Bořivoj of the Premyslid Dynasty. It consists of a […]

Kasteel de Haar – The medieval largest castle in the Netherlands in Utrecht

The oldest historical record of a building at the location of the current castle dates to 1391. The castle remained in the ownership of the De Haar family until 1440, when the last male heir died childless. The castle then passed to the Van Zuylen family. In 1482, the castle was burned down and the walls were […]