Seven wonders of the world: lighthouse of Alexandria
The lighthouse of Alexandria is one of the wonders in the classic “Seven wonders of the world”list. The name comes from the city of Alexandria (Egypt), near which the lighthouse was built. Often use another name – Pharos lighthouse (or Pharos), as the lighthouse was located on the small island of Pharos, connected to Alexandria by a pier. The lighthouse was built in the III century BC, so that merchant ships could safely pass the reefs on the way to Alexandria Bay.
Lighthouse of Alexandria
However, the lighthouse not only served as a landmark for sailors, but was also used as an observation Outpost to defend against an attack on Alexandria from the sea. Continue reading
Seven wonders of Kuzbass: Tomsk Pisanitsa
“Tomsk Pisanitsa — – cultural, historical and natural Museum-reserve, located in a forested area on the high right Bank of the river Tom near the village of pisanaya (fifty kilometers North-West of the city of Kemerovo). The unique open-air Museum was established in accordance with the decree Of the Council of Ministers of the RSFSR on February 16, 1988.
Museum ” Tomsk Pisanitsa»
The Museum complex “Tomsk Pisanitsa” consists of Museum objects and expositions, combined with each other and with the surrounding natural landscape in one storyline, which is based on the idea of showing the ways of existence of people in this geographical area from ancient times to the recent past. Continue reading