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10 Worst Aviation Accidents In History

The following is a list of the 10 deadliest aviation accidents in history. The list excludes deliberate aviation catastrophes like the September 11 terror attacks 1. Pan Am flight 1736 and KLM flight 4805 – On 27 March 1977 two Boeing 747 aircrafts collided on the runway of Los Rodeos airport in Tenerife island. 583 died and only 61 survived...

10 Mesmerizing Prehistoric Cave Paintings

Ancient cave paintings tell us some of what it was like for the people that thousands and thousands of years ago. These paintings can be found in countries all around the world, and the one thing they all have in common is their depictions of the animal life that existed during the time. Many of the cave paintings are so detailed and well...

10 Most Incredible Lost Cities

A lost city is a city that became uninhabited and its location has been forgotten. The search for such lost cities fascinated explorers and adventurers since the 15th century and led to the development of archaeology! A lost city should not be confused with ghost towns – cities that were recently abandoned due to different circumstances and...

10 Most Beautiful Roman Theaters

After listing the most beautiful Roman amphitheaters (which are full circular structures), it’s now time to list the most beautiful Roman theaters – the semi circular structures with large stage in front. Much like the amphitheaters, the Roman theaters were built all over the Roman empire and can still be seen today all over Europe and...

10 Most Beautiful Roman Amphitheaters

This list is about Roman amphitheaters – full circular theaters, and does not include the semi-circular Roman theaters. The Ancient Romans built large amphitheaters all over the Roman empire. About 230 Roman Amphitheaters are found all over the area that was under Roman regime. The amphitheaters were used for different events such as...

10 Most Beautiful Roman Aqueducts In The World

An aqueduct is a man-made watercourse that was built to convey water from one place to another. During the prime years of ancient Rome the Romans built many such aqueducts all over Europe, in order to bring water from different sources into their cities. When needed, they built bridges as part of the artificial watercourse. The water was then used...

10 Most Mysterious Places On Earth

The following is a list of 10 mysterious places from around the globe. Places that include structures that are obviously man made, but it’s unclear either who built them, how they were built, or for what purpose. Many legends and hypotheses are created around those places – so without further ado – here are the 10 most mysterious...

10 Most Incredible Man Made Barriers

Building a barrier to protect oneself and one’s interests is not a new notion and has been around for thousands of years. The following is a list of amazing man made barriers that were built with enormous investments both financial and in man labor, and took years to complete. These barriers were built as borders between countries, to stop...

10 Most Notable Pyramids In The World

1. The Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt – The Great Pyramid Of Giza is the oldest and largest between the 3 pyramids of Giza. It is also the oldest and the only still standing structure of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Great Pyramid was built around 2560 – 2540 BC, with a height of 146.5 metres (481 ft). The Pyramids of Giza...

10 Creepiest Places In The World

1. The Island of the Dolls, Mexico – The island of dolls is a small island in Xochimilco district, in Mexico. The island is famous for having old broken dolls tied to tree branches and trunks. They were hung there by the sole, and now deceased resident of the island called Julián Santana Barrera. He claimed that he collected the dolls from...

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