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10 Fascinating Enclaves From Around The World


An enclave, with respect to countries and international borders, is a part of a state, or an entire state that is entirely surrounded by the territory of another state. Thus the only way to access the territory of that enclave is by crossing the territory of the surrounding country. The reason for the existence of each enclave is fascinating and...

10 Amazing Cultural World Heritage Sites

World Heritage Sites

A site is referred to as a World Heritage Site when it is listed by the United Nations UNESCO organization as a special cultural or physical significance. As of 2014, there are 1007 heritage sites: 779 are cultural, 197 are natural and 31 are mixed properties. The following is a list of 10 cultural heritage sites, which stand out for their beauty...

10 Awesome Obelisks From Around The World

Awesome Obelisks

An obelisk is a tall, four-sided monument which ends in a pyramid-like shape at its top. In the past, most obelisks were monolithic, but today as the obelisks grow taller, they are often composed of several stones and even concrete is used, and some obelisks can have interior spaces 1. Washington Monument, Washington DC, United States Standing...

10 Oldest Buildings In The World

Oldest Buildings In The World

The following list contains the 10 oldest freestanding recognizable buildings in the world. Most of the dates are approximations that have been concluded by radiocarbon dating. 1. Barnenez, France – around 4800 BC. The Cairn of Barnenez is considered to be a Passage grave. It is a Neolithic monument located in northern Finistère, Brittany...

10 Most Incredible Shipwrecks

Incredible Shipwrecks

A shipwreck is the remains of a ship that has wrecked, which are found either beached on land or sunken to the bottom of a body of water. Shipwrecking may be purposeful or accidental. The United Nations estimates that there are more than 3 million shipwrecks on the ocean floor. Below is a list of 10 incredible shipwrecks found on beach or land. 1...

10 Most Amazing Ghost Towns

Amazing Ghost Towns

A ghost town is an abandoned village, town or city, usually one which contains substantial visible remains. A town often becomes a ghost town because the economic activity that supported it has failed, or due to natural or human-caused disasters such as floods, government actions, uncontrolled lawlessness, war, or nuclear disasters. (Also take a...

10 Most Impressive Crusader Castles

Most Impressive Crusader Castles

This is a list of impressive castles in the eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East, founded or occupied during the crusades by the crusaders, in the 11th century till the 13th century 1. Belvoir Fortress, Israel A Crusader fortress in northern Israel, on a hill 20 km (12 mi) south of the Sea of Galilee. Construction of the castle began in 1168...

10 Most Famous Walls In The World

Most Famous Walls

1. The Great Wall Of China, China Built in the 14th century, the Great Wall Of China stretches for 8,850 kilometers!  This amazing wall was built to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire from the attacks of nomadic tribes. The Great Wall is one of the most recognized structures in the world, it is the largest man made barrier ever...

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