Tower of Hercules: the oldest lighthouse in the world (Spain)
World’s oldest lighthouse, built in the days of Ancient Rome, stands on a small Peninsula in the vicinity of the Spanish town of La Coruna. This structure is also known as the Tower of Hercules, and is the world’s only Roman lighthouse that is open until now. The height of the tower is 57 meters, and its silhouette, towering over the Atlantic waters has long been a symbol of the city.
The walls of the tower with the track from the outside of the spiral track
Lighthouse in Spain is valued as a historic monument of national importance, and in 2009 it even included in the list of UNESCO world heritage sites. Besides the towers, the facility also comprises a sculpture Park, an ancient Roman structure near the lighthouse, numerous rock carvings and a Muslim cemetery.
Rocky shores “edge of the earth”, as once called the Peninsula, were very dangerous for navigators, therefore, approximately in the late First or early SECOND century the Romans built a tower, designed to simplify the difficult route for ships passing. Construction was led by Continue reading
The proverb “a chicken is not a bird, Poland is not abroad” in no way refers to Krakow. It is a beautiful city on the Vistula river. Just think, in Cracow is around five thousand buildings of the middle ages, and several hundred thousand works of art. Incredible magical power of the city attracts tourists from all corners of the earth. From the 14th to the 17th century Krakow was the capital of Poland. Of particular interest is the Old town. It is located in the parks ring (Planty). in 1978 Krakow included in the list of the cities protected by UNESCO. Continue reading
Mysterious places of the Earth.
A lot of mysterious and unexplored places on our planet. Many unresolved mysteries and wonders, inviting to itself. Among them, one of the major wonders of the world, the enigmatic Sphinx and the Egyptian pyramids. Who built this wonder? They say that it was built in ancient times by the gods themselves. And under the Sphinx is the tomb of a king named Harmachis and the great Treasury of secret knowledge. Such treasures generously scattered everywhere.
Even in such deserted places such as the Kola Peninsula.
District seydozero – the Holy lake of the Saami. Here in the lost corner of the Earth, at the edge of a mysterious seita, was found a hearth of ancient civilization. Among the prickly winds and high snows, thick, dark-green firs and pines slender height right up to the sky and majestic cliffs lie the ruins of once beautiful buildings. Underfoot – mosses, huge stone slabs, paved road, mazes, fairytale rocks-giants, an ancient well and the mysterious writings on the rocks. Somewhere in these parts among the swamps and mountain gorges, according to Saami, there is a mysterious hole leading underground. But it is necessary to approach him, as a person suddenly covers afraid of him, if he had invaded someone’s forbidden possession. This place is enchanted. Invisible Continue reading