On the island of Samos (Greece) to visit a very unusual attraction, which in ancient times was even called a wonder of the world, malinow of the tunnel. Eupalinos tunnel (Samian aqueduct) is an underground water pipe length of about one kilometre, built on the Greek island of Samos in the sixth century BC. The culvert was built by the ancient Greek engineer Eupalinus of Megara on the orders of the Samos despot Polycrates. During the reign of Polycrates, the island of Samos became a center of Maritime piracy. Fearing an attack on the island and a siege of the main city (Pythagoras), the tyrant of Samos ordered a secret water pipe to be laid under the mountain to supply the city with fresh water from a remote source. Continue reading
In the North-East of the U.S. state of Wyoming in the middle of the vast Great plains is a lonely rock with a terrible name “devil’s Tower” (“Devils Tower”), also sometimes you can hear the name “Devil’s Mountain”.
Devil’s tower in the United States
Devil’s tower is the so-called table mountain, that is, a mountain with a truncated, flat top. The top of the mountain rises about 380 meters above the plain. Geologists say that the age of this monument of nature — more than 50 million years.
Devil’s tower has a rather unusual structure: the mountain consists mainly of hexagonal columns of almost perfect shape, also sometimes there are 4 -, 5-and 7-sided columns. Continue reading
“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