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Gran Telescopio Canarias – One of the world’s largest optical reflecting telescope in La Palma
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Gran Telescopio Canarias – One of the world’s largest optical reflecting telescope in La Palma

A 10.4 meters telescope, began with the leadership of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), its preliminary observations in 2007, using 12 segments of its primary mirror, made of Zerodur glass-ceramic by the German company Schott AG. Scientific...
Traymore Hotel – The Art Deco skyscraper by the Sea in Atlantic City
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Traymore Hotel – The Art Deco skyscraper by the Sea in Atlantic City

The resort begun as a small boarding house in 1879, the hotel expanded and became one of the city's premier resorts. As Atlantic City began to decline in its popularity as a resort town, during the 1950s and 1960s, the Traymore diminished in popularity. B...
HMS Victory – The flagship of the Trafalgar Battle is being exhibited in Portsmouth
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HMS Victory – The flagship of the Trafalgar Battle is being exhibited in Portsmouth

She is best known for her role as Lord Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805. HMS Victory is a 104-gun first-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, ordered in 1758, and launched in 1765. In December 1758, Pitt the Elder,...
Dempsey vs. Carpentier – The “Fight of the Century” in Jersey City
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Dempsey vs. Carpentier – The “Fight of the Century” in Jersey City

A boxing fight between world heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey and world light-heavyweight champion Georges Carpentier. On Saturday, July 2, 1921, in the contest, the strength and power of Dempsey was too much for the Frenchman, who was knocked out in the...
Sakya Monastery – The Great Tibetan Buddhist monastery and library in Sa’gya County
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Sakya Monastery – The Great Tibetan Buddhist monastery and library in Sa’gya County

As the seat of the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism, it was founded in 1073, by Khön Könchok Gyalpo. The only surviving ancient building is the Lhakhang Chenmo, an impressive structure with 16 meters high walls. Originally a cave in the mountainside the M...
Genbaku Dome – The powerful symbol of peace in Hiroshima
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Genbaku Dome – The powerful symbol of peace in Hiroshima

Originally the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall, and now commonly called the Genbaku Dome. The ruin of the hall serves as a memorial to the over 140,000 people who were killed in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945. The Produc...
Mound of Glory – The memorial complex of victory in Slabada
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Mound of Glory – The memorial complex of victory in Slabada

On August 18, 1966, the government of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic decided to construct a monument, to be named the Mound of Glory, in honor of the Soviet soldiers who fought in World War II and the liberation of Belarus. Designed by archit...
Al Jalali Fort – The guard between the gulfs in Muscat
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Al Jalali Fort – The guard between the gulfs in Muscat

The building is also known as the Ash Sharqiya Fort. It was built by the Portuguese under Philip I of Portugal in the 1580s to protect the harbor after Muscat had twice been sacked by Ottoman forces. It fell to Omani forces in 1650. During the civil wars ...
The Egtved Girl – The Nordic Bronze Age girl rests in Copenhagen
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The Egtved Girl – The Nordic Bronze Age girl rests in Copenhagen

Her burial has been dated by dendrochronology to 1370 BC. She was buried in an oak coffin that was covered by the barrow Storehøj near Egtved, west of Vejle. The coffin was found in 1921, It was sealed and transported to the National Museum of Denmark in ...
Violet Gibson – The Irish woman shoots the Fascism in Rome
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Violet Gibson – The Irish woman shoots the Fascism in Rome

On April 7, 1926, Italian Fascist leader Benito Mussolini was heading back to his car after having just given a speech in Rome to the International Congress of Surgeons. In the large crowd that had been waiting outside the capitol building in the Piazza ...
Chapelle Sainte Dévote – The Roman Catholic chapel dedicated to the patron saint of Principality in Monaco
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Chapelle Sainte Dévote – The Roman Catholic chapel dedicated to the patron saint of Principality in Monaco

The chapel, founded in the first centuries of Christianity on the tomb of the patron saint of the Principality, Saint Devota. It was first mentioned in 1070, built on the wall of the Vallon des Gaumates. Restored and enlarged by Prince Charles III, it was...
Sarmizegetusa Regia – The ancient site of the Dacians in Grădiștea de Munte
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Sarmizegetusa Regia – The ancient site of the Dacians in Grădiștea de Munte

The capital and the most important military, religious and political center of the Dacians before the wars with the Roman Empire from the 2nd century AD. Erected on top of a 1200 meters high mountain, the fortress, comprising six citadels, was the core of...

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