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Latest Landmarks

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Latest Curiosities

Sunomata Castle: The Castle That Was Built on a Single Night

Dec 2, 2020

Sunomata Castle stands at the confluence of the Sai and Nagara rivers, in the city of Ōgaki in Gifu Prefecture. It’s a typical Japanese cast...

The Yukon Square Inch Land Rush of 1955

Dec 1, 2020

Marketers give away freebies all the time to generate buzz and promote their products. Usually these freebies are cheap trinkets like toys, ...

Hostile Façades

Nov 27, 2020

The old city of Segovia, about 90 km north of Madrid, is best known for its aqueduct , but this historic city is full of architectural curio...

The Great Glass Slab at Beth Shearim

Nov 26, 2020

In a cave adjacent to an ancient cemetery near Beit She'arim, an old Jewish town in northern Israel, there lies a huge slab of glass app...

The Wine Cellars of Hercegkút

Nov 25, 2020

The Tokaj wine region in northeastern Hungary has been producing wine since Roman times. Tokaj’s wines were historically prized throughout E...

The Great Bed of Ware

Nov 25, 2020

For much of human history, sleeping arrangements were very informal. You heaped a pile of straw or leaves on the floor, covered it with anim...

Charles Crocker’s Spite Fence

Nov 24, 2020

Back when San Francisco's luxurious destination Nob Hill was just another neighborhood in the newly incorporated city, a young German im...

The Lost Villages of The Port of Antwerp

Nov 21, 2020

In the middle of the Port of Antwerp, in Belgium, surrounded by an endless sea of shipping containers, stands an old church tower on a small...

George Cayley: The Man Who Invented Flight

Nov 19, 2020

History credits Orville and Wilbur Wright for flying the world’s first aircraft, but it was Yorkshire Baronet Sir George Cayley who first pr...

How Alexander Turned The Island of Tyre Into a Peninsula

Nov 17, 2020

The city of Tyre in southern Lebanon is one of the oldest cities in the world. Originally founded by settlers from the nearby city of Sidon ...