Great Blue Hole – The world’s biggest ocean sinkhole in Belize

Analysis of stalactites found in the Great Blue Hole shows that formation took place thousands years ago. As the ocean began to rise again, the cave was flooded. The Great Blue Hole is a giant marine sinkhole off the coast of Belize. It lies near the center of Lighthouse Reef, a small atoll 70 km from the […]

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The Ancient footprints of Acahualinca in Managua

The tracks are fossil Late Holocene human footprints left behind in volcanic ash and mud, which solidified about 2, 200 years ago, shortly after the group of up to 10-15 people passed by. The distance between the footprints indicates a walking gait. Fossilized footprints of several animals are also present, but the fact that they intersect the […]

The Stone spheres of the Diquís in Palmar Sur

They are the best known stone sculptures of the Isthmo-Colombian area. The spheres are an assortment of over three hundred petrospheres found in Costa Rica, located on the Diquís Delta and on Isla del Caño. The spheres are commonly attributed to the extinct Diquis culture and are sometimes referred to as the Diquís Spheres.They are thought to […]

The Christ at El Picacho in Tegucigalpa

The massive Christ rises on the west side of Cerro El Picacho, and can be seen from far away by at least sixty percent of the population of the Central District. The reinforced concrete religious figure was artfully designed by the prestigious Honduran sculptor Mario Zamora Alcantara led by Engineer Jose Francisco Paredes and architectural design of […]

Unwanted Garbage of the Khian Sea in Gonaives

On September 5, 1986, it left Philadelphia, carrying 14,855 tons of tons of ash. The city, desperately short of landfill space, had earlier tried to get rid of the garbage by paying neighboring states to take it. The barge headed for a island in the Bahamas owned by the Amalgamated Shipping Company, which had agreed to take […]

The Atlantic side of the Panama canal in Gatun

The construction of the locks began with the first concrete laid at Gatun, on August 24, 1909, by the Philadelphia-based company Day & Zimmermann. The Gatun locks are built into a cut made in a hill bordering the lake, which required the excavation of  3,800,000 cubic metres of material, mostly rock. The locks themselves were made of […]