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 Continue Reading


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 Continue Reading

The founding date of the Church seems to be unknown, but a cross on the facade bears the dates 1900-01. The Church of San Andres Xecul has an unusual dome painted in colorful stripes, bright yellow facade, on which some 200 painted sculptures of human Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading