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10 Historic Prisons From Around The World

Normally, a prison is not a place you’d want to visit, and definitely not a tourist attraction. But some historic prisons around the world have become famous landmarks and are even considered a must-see attractions. Here’s a list of ten historic and Infamous prisons which are open to the public 1. Alcatraz Island, California –...

10 Most Famous Tombs In The World

Visiting a cemetery is never an experience we’re looking for, and it’s rarely that a cemetery visit can count as a tourist attraction (with some exceptions like the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris or the Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires). But some graves standout from the rest. The next list includes ten world famous tombs and...

10 Monuments Destroyed By War

Following is a list of ten sites and landmarks with historical, archaeological or religious significant that were destroyed by war in recent history. Some of these sites were damaged during nearby fighting, while others were demolished on purpose by radical extremists 1. The Ancient City of Bosra, Syria – Bosra was the captial of the Arabian...

10 Destinations For History Enthusiasts

Every place has a history, but some places have a profound history that changed and shaped the world we see today. Some places have hundreds and thousands of years of history, staring at you from every corner of the city. Before you is a list of 10 destinations that every history enthusiast must visit 1. Rome, Italy – Rome is heaven for...

10 Countries With Most Cultural 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 2015, there are 1031 heritage sites: 802 are cultural, 197 are natural and 32 are mixed properties. The following is a list of the countries that have the most cultural heritage sites...

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 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...

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