Little Chapel – The Guernsey’s biggest tourist attraction in Saint Andrew

The chapel was originally built by Brother Déodat in March 1914. His plan was to create a miniature version of the famous grotto and basilica at Lourdes in France. After taking criticism from other brothers, Déodat demolished the chapel. He finished a second chapel in July 1914. However, when the Bishop of Portsmouth visited in 1923, he […]

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Terracotta Army – The World’s Largest group of ceramic figurines in Lintong

A collection of sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the purpose of protecting the emperor in his afterlife. The tallest figures being the generals. The sculptures include warriors, chariots and horses. The three pits containing the Terracotta Army held more than […]

Registan – The heart of the ancient city of the Timurid Empire in Samarkand

The name Rēgistan means “sandy place” or “desert” in Persian. The Registan was a public square, where people gathered to hear royal proclamations and a place of public executions. It is framed by three Islamic schools of distinctive Islamic architecture. The Ulugh Beg Madrasah (1417–1420), the Tilya-Kori Madrasah (1646–1660) and the Sher-Dor Madrasah (1619–1636). The Ulugh Beg […]

Frederiksborg Castle – The palatial complex in Hillerød

A palatial complex was built as a royal residence for King Christian IV of Denmark-Norway in the early 17th century, replacing an older castle acquired by Frederick II and becoming the largest Renaissance residence in Scandinavia. After a serious fire in 1859, the castle was rebuilt on the basis of old plans and paintings. Thanks to public […]

Las Pozas – The surrealistic group of structures in Xilitla

Created by Edward James, more than 610 above sea level, in a subtropical rainforest in the mountains of Mexico. It includes more than 80 acres of natural waterfalls and pools interlaced with towering surrealist sculptures in concrete. Las Pozas is near the village of Xilitla, San Luis Potosí, a seven-hour drive north of Mexico City. In the […]

Sun Temple – The Hindu temple in Modhera

Temple dedicated to the solar deity Surya, was built after 1026-27 CE during the reign of Bhima I of the Chaulukya dynasty. No worship is offered now and is protected monument maintained by Archaeological Survey of India. The temple complex has three components, Gudhamandapa, the shrine hall Sabhamandapa, the assembly hall and Kunda, the reservoir. The halls […]

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 […]

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 […]