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Maracanã Stadium – The opening of brazil’s Legendary home in Rio de Janeiro
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Maracanã Stadium – The opening of brazil’s Legendary home in Rio de Janeiro

The construction of Maracanã was criticized for the expense and for the chosen location of the stadium. The competition for the design and construction was opened by the municipality of Rio de Janeiro in 1947, with the construction contract awarded to eng...
Church by the Sea – The chicken church in Madeira Beach
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Church by the Sea – The chicken church in Madeira Beach

With porthole windows that look like eyes set just above four small red tile awnings that look like a beak, two wings and a tail, the architecture of the nondenominational church in the city of Madeira Beach uncannily resembles a cartoon chicken. The Chu...
Hassan II Mosque – The Africa’s largest functioning mosque in Casablanca
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Hassan II Mosque – The Africa’s largest functioning mosque in Casablanca

The mosque stands on a promontory looking out to the Atlantic Ocean. Completed in 1993, it was designed by Michel Pinseau under the guidance of King Hassan II and built by Moroccan artisans from all over the kingdom. The building dimensions are 200 meter...
Lucy Australopithecus – The extinct specie of australopithecine is being exhibited in Addis Ababa
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Lucy Australopithecus – The extinct specie of australopithecine is being exhibited in Addis Ababa

A 3.2 million-year old fossil skeleton of a human ancestor, was discovered in 1974 in Hadar, a site in the Awash Valley in Ethiopia, by paleoanthropologist Donald Johanson of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Hundreds of fossilized bones represent...
Bardo National Museum – The second largest museum of the African continent in Tunis
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Bardo National Museum – The second largest museum of the African continent in Tunis

The museum houses one of the largest collections of Roman mosaics in the world, thanks to excavations at the beginning of 20th century in various archaeological sites in the country including Carthage, Hadrumetum, Dougga and Utica. From the Roman era, the...
Zeugma Mosaic Museum – One of the world’s largest mosaic museum in Gaziantep
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Zeugma Mosaic Museum – One of the world’s largest mosaic museum in Gaziantep

The museum's mosaics are focused on Zeugma, which is said to have been founded as Seleucia by Seleucus I Nicator, a general in Alexander the Great’s army. The 30,000 m2 museum has some of the most beautiful mosaics of the world from the ancient city. The...

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