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1 University of St Andrews Tuesday 08th of December 2020 12:10:26 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 12:10:26 PM
2 An Crubh Limited Tuesday 08th of December 2020 12:17:03 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 12:22:36 PM
3 Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles Tuesday 08th of December 2020 12:19:53 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 12:22:46 PM
4 Culture Perth and Kinross Tuesday 08th of December 2020 12:21:51 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 12:21:51 PM
5 Dundee Industrial Heritage Limited Tuesday 08th of December 2020 12:37:22 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 12:37:22 PM
6 Eyemouth Museum Tuesday 08th of December 2020 12:46:11 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 12:46:11 PM
8 Groam House Museum Tuesday 08th of December 2020 01:19:55 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 01:19:55 PM
9 Lateral North Ltd Tuesday 08th of December 2020 01:20:56 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 01:20:56 PM
10 National Trust for Scotland Tuesday 08th of December 2020 01:22:14 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 01:22:14 PM
11 Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust ( Tay Landscape Partnership) Tuesday 08th of December 2020 01:24:10 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 01:24:10 PM
12 Scone Palace Tuesday 08th of December 2020 01:25:05 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 01:25:05 PM
13 Scottish Civic Trust Tuesday 08th of December 2020 01:36:34 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 01:36:34 PM
14 SEALL Tuesday 08th of December 2020 01:37:44 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 01:37:44 PM
15 Sleat Community Trading Company Limited Tuesday 08th of December 2020 01:39:03 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 01:39:03 PM
16 Taigh Chearsabhagh Tuesday 08th of December 2020 01:40:05 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 01:40:05 PM
17 The Highlanders' Museum Limited (Queen’s Own Highlanders Collection) Tuesday 08th of December 2020 01:41:06 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 01:41:06 PM
18 The Scottish Seabird Centre Tuesday 08th of December 2020 01:42:05 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 01:42:05 PM
19 Royal Scots Museum Tuesday 08th of December 2020 01:44:59 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 01:44:59 PM
20 Timespan Tuesday 08th of December 2020 01:46:04 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 01:46:04 PM
21 Skriðuklaustur Tuesday 08th of December 2020 01:47:25 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 01:47:25 PM
22 Museum Nord Tuesday 08th of December 2020 01:48:58 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 01:48:58 PM
23 Donegal County Museum Tuesday 08th of December 2020 01:51:50 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 01:51:50 PM
24 Locatify Tuesday 08th of December 2020 01:52:56 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 01:52:56 PM
25 The Cultural Heritage Agency of Iceland Tuesday 08th of December 2020 01:54:22 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 01:54:22 PM
26 Unst Heritage Centre Unst Heritage Trust and Unst Boat Haven are dedicated to the cultural heritage and history of this most northerly island in Scotland. The collection includes fine original wooden boats of various types that have been in use over the past 140 years. Tuesday 08th of December 2020 01:55:38 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 01:55:38 PM
27 Unst Boat Haven For many hundreds of years Unst has lain in the midst of one of the richest fishing grounds in the world. The small wooden boats fished for cod and ling which were cleaned, split, salted and dried on the stony beaches. The dried fish were then shipped abroad in massive quantities. Boats like the sixereen ‘FAR HAAF’ were capable of fishing thirty miles off shore., while sturdy fourereens fished nearer the coast. With the onset of sudden storms there were disastrous results. Tuesday 08th of December 2020 01:57:02 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 01:57:02 PM
28 Shetland Museum and Archives Our Five Star, award winning Museum and Archives is a multifunctional visitor attraction in the heart of Shetland's capital town of Lerwick. Begin your journey through the history of our beautiful islands here, with an enjoyable and interactive visitor experience discovering our world renowned collections. Tuesday 08th of December 2020 01:58:05 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 01:58:05 PM
29 Aros Centre Aros is a popular visitor attraction and community cultural centre offering exhibitions, cinema, live music, comedy, dance, drama, theatre, galleries and workshops. With a family friendly restaurant, gift shop and children’s play areas. We aim to give our customers great memories and fantastic experiences and to inspire individuals through an imaginative, diverse and innovative entertainment and creative learning programme. The arts programme is developed by Aros Community Theatre. Tuesday 08th of December 2020 01:59:39 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 01:59:39 PM
30 Ecomuseu Municipal do Seixal O Ecomuseu Municipal do Seixal (EMS) tem por missão investigar, conservar, documentar, interpretar, valorizar e difundir testemunhos do Homem e do meio, reportados ao território e à população do concelho, com vista a contribuir para a construção e a transmissão das memórias sociais e para um desenvolvimento local sustentável. Funcionalmente, baseia-se na gestão integrada de serviços, por que se reparte uma equipa permanente de cerca de 45 pessoas, abrangendo a investigação, a documentação, a conservação, a exposição, a difusão e a educação, centradas num vasto acervo museológico e num património muito diversificado. Territorialmente, o EMS integra oito sítios (cinco núcleos museológicos e três extensões) e gere três embarcações tradicionais de recreio. Os núcleos são sítios ou espaços de propriedade e tutela municipais, musealizados ou com aproveitamento museológico atual ou programado. As extensões são sítios ou patrimónios integrados em espaços de tutelas mistas, com parcial aproveitamento museológico. O acervo do Ecomuseu Municipal do Seixal é constituído por património cultural imóvel, por património flutuante e por bens móveis, incluindo coleções arqueológicas, técnicas e industriais, artísticas e etnográficas e fundos documentais, na sua maioria provenientes do território do concelho. Destacam-se: - as coleções arqueológicas, nomeadamente da Olaria Romana da Quinta do Rouxinol; - as coleções industriais, nomeadamente da fábrica de cortiça da Mundet & C.ª, Lda. (Seixal); - as coleções etnográficas e de cultura flúvio-marítima, nomeadamente de estaleiros navais tradicionais do estuário do Tejo; - as coleções de azulejaria (séculos XVI a XX); - as coleções e fundos documentais (imprensa local, fotografia, bibliografia e documentos variados, incluindo fundo antigo da Câmara). Para além do património material incorporado no seu acervo, o Ecomuseu Municipal do Seixal (EMS) integra e dinamiza um importante património cultural imaterial, nomeadamente através da preservação e da transmissão de técnicas e saber-fazer ligados à tipografia, à moagem, à construção naval tradicional em madeira, à navegação à vela tradicional no estuário do Tejo e à produção de energia mecânica a vapor, que no contexto do trabalho museológico estão associados respetivamente à oficina tradicional de artes gráficas no Espaço Memória –Tipografia Popular do Seixal, ao Moinho de Maré de Corroios, à oficina de modelismo naval no Núcleo Naval, às embarcações tradicionais, e ao circuito da pólvora negra, na Fábrica de Pólvora de Vale de Milhaços. Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:07:34 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:07:34 PM
31 Museu Nacional de Arqueologia Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:08:23 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:08:23 PM
32 Museu Comorcal de l'Horta Sud The museum is a center where the cultural heritage of the region of l'Horta Sud is exposed. It performs the functions of exhibition, conservation and diffusion of the ethnographic heritage of the municipalities of the south of Valencia. Among its objectives is the social and cultural dynamization of its territory based on the elements and signs of identity that have shaped the personality of the region, where the rural heritage and its landscape are fundamental. El museo expone el patrimonio cultural de la comarca de l’Horta Sud. Desempeña las funciones de exposición, conservación y difusión del patrimonio etnográfico de los municipios del sur de Valencia. Entre sus objetivos se halla la dinamización social y cultural de su territorio en base a los elementos y señas de identidad que han configurado la personalidad de la comarca, donde el patrimonio rural y su paisaje son fundamentales. l Museu Comarcal de l'Horta Sud Josep Ferrís March nace por iniciativa de la Fundación para el Desarrollo de l’Horta Sud dentro de sus programas de actuación con la finalidad de dar a conocer la cultura tradicional de la comarca que durante siglos ha constituido, sin duda, la señal de identidad que ha otorgado una personalidad propia a este territorio. En noviembre de 1995 la Fundación adquiere la propiedad de un inmueble situado en la antigua calle del Pi para instalar el museo. A partir de ese momento empieza la tarea de recogida de piezas que han aportado los vecinos de la comarca para poder configurar las colecciones. El museo, de acuerdo con la legislación autonómica vigente, fue reconocido como tal mediante orden del Concejal de Cultura, Educación y Ciencia de la Generalitat Valenciana el 28 de febrero de 1996. Para gestionar el museo se ha adoptado la forma jurídica de un consorcio, que actualmente está formado por cuatro instituciones: la Mancomunitat Intermunicipal de l’Horta Sud, el Ayuntamiento de Torrent, la Fundación para el Desarrollo de l’Horta Sud y Caixa Rural Torrent. Este consorcio se constituyó el 3 de mayo de 2000, motivo por el que la Fundación para el Desarrollo de l’Horta Sud cedió al consorcio el uso del edificio y de las colecciones aportadas hasta ese momento. Las obras de rehabilitación del inmueble finalizaron a finales del año 1999, cuando empezaron los trabajos de montaje de la exposición permanente. Las instalaciones fueron inauguradas y abiertas al público el 28 de junio de 2000 por parte del entonces Presidente . Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:09:44 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:09:44 PM
33 Municiplality Cortes de Pallas Cortes de Pallás is a municipality in the comarca of Valle de Cofrentes in the Valencian Community, Spain. Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:10:36 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:10:36 PM
34 Museu del Palmito d'Aldaia Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:12:20 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:12:20 PM
35 Museu de les Ciences Principes Felipe Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:13:25 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:13:25 PM
36 The National Museum and Art Gallery of Trinidad and Tobago Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:14:40 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:14:40 PM
37 Moruga Museum The Moruga Museum is dedicated to the prservation of the Sociohistoric culture of the People of Moruga, Trinidad and Tobago by extension the World. The collection is diverse and is not limited to items or from a region only, however, is open to collections from all cultures and eras. Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:15:31 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:15:31 PM
38 Barbados Museum and Historical Society The Barbados Museum and Historical Society (BMHS) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization with a membership of over 1,000 individuals and companies. A fourteen-member Council and the Director are responsible for its policies and operation. Nine council members are elected annually from the membership of the BMHS; the remaining five are appointed by Government. Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:16:39 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:16:39 PM
39 National Museum of Jamaica The National Museum Jamaica is the national agent for the collection, preservation and documentation of Jamaica’s material culture and aims to stimulate serious research and reflection on Jamaica’s history and contemporary life. As the repository of Jamaica’s National Collection, the National Museum Jamaica houses over 17, 000 historic, ethnographic and archaeological artefacts that are germane to Jamaica’s material culture from the prehistoric era to the contemporary. The work of the museum is focused in three areas: Preservation, Research and Communication through education programmes. Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:17:33 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:17:33 PM
40 Charles Town Maroons Cultural Centre and Museum The Maroon’s Cultural Center, nestled in rural Charles Town along a lazy rolling white water river coming down from the Blue Mountains. The Maroon’s autonomy from the island’s government dates back to centuries old treaties and remains to this day. The “Colonel “of the local Maroons has created a rustic cultural museum of artifacts, tools, instruments and documents that date back to the time of pirates and the slave trade. His main goal in creating this museum was to teach the locals their culture and restore them to their Maroon identity. Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:18:42 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:28:26 PM
41 University of West Indies Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:19:47 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:19:47 PM
42 Ecomuseo de la Cerámica Chorotega, San Vicente de Nicoya This project is a response to the need of the people of San Vicente to manage their natural and cultural resources. It is an instrument for the education, preservation and diffusion of the Cultural and Natural Heritage of San Vicente. Este museo es una iniciativa comunitaria, en la cual se ha desarrollado una exhibición que se basa en las tradiciones orales, el pasado precolombino, la vida cotidiana y la fabricación de alfarería tradicional como su base narrativa. Se combina además con visitas a los lugares tradicionales de la comunidad, y a los talleres de los alfareros del lugar. Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:21:21 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:21:21 PM
43 Museo de Cultura Popular The Museum of Popular Culture is located in the district of Santa Lucia. Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:22:19 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:22:19 PM
44 Museo Comunitario Yimba Cajc Rey Curre El museo está hecho por la comunidad y para la comunidad, donde se cuenta la memoria del pueblo con la voz y el trabajo de sus propios pobladores. En su arquitectura representa los diferentes momentos históricos de la vivienda en la comunidad y al igual que la museografía, es producto del trabajo talentoso de artesanos y constructores de Curré. Representa además una ventana al pasado precolombino, el cual se complementa con las esferas de piedra que resguardan la entrada del museo. También tiene en exposición, los orígenes de la comunidad, la vida de sus primeros pobladores y las luchas por la autonomía del territorio indígena. The museum is made by the community and for the community, where the memory of the people is told with the voice and work of its own inhabitants. Its architecture represents the different historical moments of housing in the community and, like the museography, it is the product of the talented work of artisans and builders of Curré. It also represents a window to the pre-Columbian past, which is complemented by the stone spheres that protect the entrance to the museum. It also displays the origins of the community, the life of its first settlers and the struggles for the autonomy of the indigenous territory. Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:23:30 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:23:30 PM
45 Museo Comunitario de Boruca El museo busca resaltar las técnicas ancestrales de fabricación y tejido natural de artesanía, concretamente los tejidos con hilos, bejucos y el labrado de máscaras. Además pretende revitalizar la cultura tradicional de Boruca. El inmueble mismo del museo es un ejemplo del tipo de rancho que se utilizó en la antigüedad como vivienda tradicional de los indígenas. The museum seeks to highlight the ancestral techniques of manufacturing and natural weaving of craftwork, specifically weavings with threads, vines and the carving of masks. It also aims to revitalise the traditional culture of Boruca. The museum's building itself is an example of the type of ranch that was used in ancient times as a traditional housing of indigenous people. Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:24:40 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:24:40 PM
46 Museo Nacional Sican The Museo Nacional Sicán is a museum situated in the city of Ferreñafe within easy reach, 20 Km north of the city of Chiclayo. It is along the road to the Bosque de Pómac Historical Sanctuary. The museum was inaugurated in November 2001. Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:25:45 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:29:00 PM
47 Museo Tucume El Museo Túcume se ubica en la costa norte del Perú, en la provincia de Lambayeque, depende del Sistema Nacional de Museos del Ministerio de Cultura del Perú. Desarrolla un trabajo de investigación científica y social al incorporar a las comunidades locales en un proceso permanente de acercamiento, buscando no sólo la conservación del patrimonio cultural, sino su adecuado manejo. Esta labor se desarrolla en diversos campos como la educación escolar, la exploración y aprendizaje de tecnologías ancestrales, la recuperación de las tradiciones orales, la gastronomía, saberes productivos y la revaloración de la música y danzas locales tradicionales. The Túcume Museum is located on the north coast of Peru, in the province of Lambayeque, it depends on the National System of Museums of the Ministry of Culture of Peru. It develops scientific and social research by incorporating local communities in a permanent approach process, seeking not only the conservation of cultural heritage but its proper management. This work is carried out in various fields such as school education, the exploration and learning of ancestral technologies, the recovery of oral traditions, gastronomy, productive knowledge and the revaluation of traditional local music and dances. Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:30:58 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:30:58 PM
48 Museo Despierta Hermano The museum was born in 1996 from a community-school proposal with the purpose of rescuing the mapuche culture’s memory and remember and make present the belonging of these people to the community. Currently, the museum has become a great family chest, holding objects that have been preserved and passed down for generations to be donated and shared with the new generations and thus strengthen and share the identity of all who are apart of the Malalhue community. El museo nace el año 1996, de una propuesta comunitaria-escolar, con el propósito de rescatar la memoria de la cultura mapuche, y de recordar y hacer presente la pertenencia de este pueblo a la comunidad. Actualmente el Museo se ha convertido en un gran baúl familiar, albergando objetos que se han conservado y traspasado por generaciones, para luego ser donados y compartidos con las nuevas generaciones y de esta forma fortalecer y compartir la identidad de todos quienes forman parte de la Comunidad malalhüina. Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:32:29 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:32:29 PM
49 Museo de Sitio Castillo de Niebla Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:34:03 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:34:03 PM
50 Museo de la Exploracion Rudolph Amandus Phillippi Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:35:05 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:35:05 PM
51 Museo de Art Contemporaneo Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:36:04 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:36:04 PM
52 Highlands and Islands Enterprise Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is the Scottish Government's economic and community development agency for a diverse region which covers more than half of Scotland and is home to around 450,000 people. Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:37:43 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:37:43 PM
53 Historic Environment Scotland Historic Environment Scotland (HES) (Scottish Gaelic: Àrainneachd Eachdraidheil Alba) is an executive non-departmental public body responsible for investigating, caring for and promoting Scotland’s historic environment. HES was formed in 2015 from the merger of government agency Historic Scotland with the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS). Among other duties, Historic Environment Scotland maintains more than 300 properties of national importance including Edinburgh Castle, Skara Brae and Fort George. Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:38:42 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:38:42 PM
54 National Heritage Lottery Fund Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:43:05 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:43:05 PM
55 St Andrews Preservation Trust Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:44:01 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:44:01 PM
56 Rhynie Woman Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:45:23 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:45:23 PM
57 Creative Foundation The Creative Foundation is an arts charity, which has spent 15 years using creative activity to make Folkestone a better place to live, work, play, study and visit. By mobilising the incredible artistic resources already in the town and working hand in hand with the community, our partners and stakeholders, we have established 5 main projects: the Creative Quarter, Quarterhouse, Triennial, Book Festival and Folkestone Artworks, through which we are transforming the town and surrounding area. Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:48:25 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:48:25 PM
58 Verniging Zonder Winstoogmerk Festival VZW Festival Dranouter has a 44 year tradition of using culture and local heritage as a lever for economic activities in its own (rural) areas. As such we can contribute with experience related to the subject of research within the CUPIDO project. We have developed a broad range of activities over the years and can share experience (success and losses) that we gathered over the years. We have always worked on the borderline between business, culture and tourism. Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:50:17 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:50:17 PM
59 Gemeente Heuvelland The municipality has experience of developing the area for a.o. tourism, often connected to WW 1. We try to push other values that promote the area, not the least to attract people to live and work here. We work closely with the annual folk music festival and other artist activities. Our mission is to market the municipality with a wide range of themes and work on projects that promote the rural silence, pristine nature and cultural heritage with roots in prehistory, in pottery and in art. Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:51:14 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:51:14 PM
60 Howest The university has been stimulating entrepreneurship and an entrepreneurial spirit, due to working for many years with students, teachers as well as researchers. Howest has therefore gained a vast knowledge in developing and supporting businesses in different sectors and fields of expertise. Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:52:38 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:52:38 PM
61 Gemeente Middelburg Middelburg is experienced in encouraging (young) people to start new companies, to stimulate cross-sectoral cooperation and explore new product and market combinations. The town works closely together with the Roosevelt University; both collaborate with the Erasmus University Rotterdam and the Association of City Management. Town, province, Scalda and Rabobank, started DOK 4, an incubator for innovative techno and creative start-ups. New entrepreneurs get guidance and coaching. Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:53:37 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:53:37 PM
62 Landkreis Wesermarsch Wesermarsch with a tradition in cultural heritage (North Sea spirit as a typical coastal zone region) has a strong record of museums and local arts & crafts centers. Its traditional character is technical craftsmanship/construction knowledge, which still is the case with the presence of world leading companies in aircraft and ship building. The organisation works with the interface between culture and economics, how to use and to focus local competences increasing regional attractiveness. Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:54:59 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:54:59 PM
63 Morse Municipality Morsø municipality builds further on the cultural heritage as a fishing community, in particular the (native European flat) oyster and mussel fishery. The Danish Shellfish Center resides here with researchers from DLU. The shellfish industry has been a key driver in the local economy; the municipality and others worked hard to reignite the pride & excitement around fishery, through an Oyster Premiere in October, a Shellfish festival in June as culture is promoted in the Kulturmøde each August. Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:55:57 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:55:57 PM
64 County Mayo Municipality County Mayo is a county in Ireland. In the West of Ireland, in the province of Connacht, it is named after the village of Mayo, now generally known as Mayo Abbey. Mayo County Council is the local authority. The population was 130,507 at the 2016 census. The boundaries of the county, which was formed in 1585, reflect the Mac William Íochtar lordship at that time. Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:57:40 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:57:40 PM
65 Nome Kommune The municipality has been working with commercialisation of culture businesses & cultural heritage. The project manager is experienced, specifically on culture. Nome has a tradition for hosting events, smaller activities and small festivals, has knowledge within the organisation as well a broad network that helps to lift events to a sustainable level. The municipality has good knowledge of the cultural heritage and the context of the events, and of potential business developers and start-ups. Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:59:15 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 02:59:15 PM
66 Sunne Kommun Sunne is a cultural hub with its regional Västanå Teater, culture heritage foundation of Selma Lagerlöf, garden & sculpture park Rottneros and its experimental museum Alma Löv. Sunne is a wintersport resort for nordic and down hill skiing and in summer good for forest excursions, walking, mountain biking, fishing and swimming. A culture summer week gathers famous artist and authors for seminars and events. Students from the graphical vocational school are drivers in culture activities. Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:01:28 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:01:28 PM
67 Rottineros Park Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:03:06 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:03:06 PM
68 Region Varmland Region Värmland has arranged and facilitated regional and international events to develop technological innovations, based upon virtual reality for example and other hybrid forms of storytelling. Our experience and expertise is an asset for the project, as we have knowledge of initiating and managing projects that benefit from both commercial, as well as cultural values, for entrepreneurs in the cultural sector. The region has a long tradition of business support and business innovation. Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:04:08 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:04:08 PM
69 DNR Outdoor adventure centre Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:07:38 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:07:38 PM
70 University of Dar es Saleem Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:09:21 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:09:21 PM
71 University of Dar es Saleem Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:10:50 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:10:50 PM
72 Department of Antiquities, Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malawi Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:12:36 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:12:36 PM
73 The Scottish Malawi Foundation Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:14:12 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:14:12 PM
74 Scottish Natural Heritage Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:15:28 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:15:28 PM
75 Vatnajökull National Park Vatnajökull National Park was established in 2008. It includes the national parks in Skaftafell (est. 1967) and Jökulsárgljúfur (est. 1973) along with the Vatnajökull ice cap itself and extensive areas around it. Vatnajökull National Park is characterised by diversity on all fronts, be it landscape, biosphere, cultural remains or service levels. For simplification, however, it may be placed into two categories: uninhabited highland areas with limited services and lowland areas with higher service levels. The park‘s visitor centres are all located in lowland areas. Each of them has an exhibition about the park‘s nature and cultural heritage. Each also has a souvenir shop with special emphasis on local handicraft and products. Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:18:02 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:18:02 PM
76 Muni Pomasdze Lagoon Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:20:07 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:20:07 PM
77 Watamu National Marine Park Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:21:14 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:21:14 PM
78 Foulpointe Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:22:05 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:48:40 PM
79 Sanday Heritage Centre Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:24:44 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:24:44 PM
80 St Kilda Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:26:19 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:26:19 PM
81 Ionad Hiort Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:28:04 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:28:04 PM
82 Glenshee Archaeology Project Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:31:16 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:31:16 PM
83 Tomintoul Museum & Discovery Center Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:32:38 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:32:38 PM
84 Glenlivet Distillery Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:33:40 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:33:40 PM
85 Isle Martin Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:35:07 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:35:07 PM
86 Scapa Flow Museum Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:36:02 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:36:02 PM
87 North Isles Landscape Partnership The NILPS has been specially created to support life in Orkney’s North Isles, while conserving and raising awareness of their distinctive identities, heritage and culture. To achieve this goal, the NILPS plans to deliver a range of innovative projects over the next five years, working closely with local communities. Projects will focus on everything from island life and culture, and the conservation of local knowledge, to initiatives aimed at encouraging the discovery of local landscapes. Ways in which island communities can thrive into the future will also be explored and supported. The NILPS is being supported by Orkney Islands Council, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Historic Environment Scotland, the RSPB, Scottish Natural Heritage, and The National Lottery. Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:37:53 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:37:53 PM
88 Kirkwall Museum Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:40:12 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:40:12 PM
89 Highlanders Museum Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:43:50 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:43:50 PM
90 Shetland Bus Friendship Society 'The Shetland Bus', was a Shetland based boat operation to and from Norway, that took place during the Second World War (1939 - 1945). The website is dedicated to all those who gave of their lives in the extremely hazardous boat trips between Shetland and Norway, to assist the Norwegian resistance movement. The conditions under which they operated, the difficulties of crossing the North Sea at night, with no lights and far from any possible help, can scarcely be imagined today. Always present in the minds of those on board would have been the threat of discovery and the risk of being shot at by German planes or boats, and possibly captured when they finally reached the Norwegian coast. Pictures, words and some audio files are available on this website, so please feel free to look around. A waltz (a 792k WAV file) was even written in honour of the extraordinary achievements. The 'HITRA' on a recent visit to Scalloway, in Shetland The project was initiated by, and has been coordinated by, Colin Nicol who is head of history at the Scalloway Junior High School. Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:45:14 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:45:14 PM
91 Wick Heritage Museum The Wick Heritage Museum can be found in a rather small, nondescript house near the harbour of the far north-Scotland town of Wick. But don't let its size fool you as this museum is housed in a tardis-like building that's way bigger than you might at first imagine. The museum is dedicated to keeping the history of this quiet fishing town alive through a series of exhibitions that take visitors into the past with photos, Caithness glass displays, life-size fishing boats and restored machinery. As you explore the 20+ rooms that head off in all directions you'll discover an array of fascinating objects and lovingly restored artworks as well as several enthusiastic volunteers, all of which add up to making the Wick Heritage Museum a surprisingly good tourist attraction Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:46:34 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:46:34 PM
92 Grampian Transport Museum Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:47:39 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:47:39 PM
93 Deetour Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:47:55 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:52:31 PM
94 Gordon Highlanders Museum Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:53:48 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:53:48 PM
95 Crammond Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:54:57 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:54:57 PM
96 Abernethy Museum Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:56:05 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:56:05 PM
97 Tech Fulcrum Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:58:06 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 03:58:06 PM
98 North Uist Historical Society (CEUT) Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:02:14 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:02:14 PM
99 Fife Council Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:03:30 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:03:30 PM
100 Fife Cultural Trust Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:04:42 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:04:42 PM
101 Visit Scotland Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:08:40 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:08:40 PM
102 Covesea Lighthouse Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:12:07 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:12:07 PM
103 Burghead Visitor Centre Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:13:47 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:13:47 PM
104 Berwick Marine Reserve Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:14:46 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:14:46 PM
105 West Highland Museum Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:15:42 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:15:42 PM
106 The Queens & PWRR Regimental Museum Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:16:59 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:16:59 PM
107 Edinburgh City Museum Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:18:24 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:18:24 PM
108 Dundee Transport Museum Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:19:58 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:19:58 PM
109 Bailies of Bennachie Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:21:00 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:21:00 PM
110 Tay Landscape Partnership Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:23:34 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:23:34 PM
111 Museums of the University of St Andrews Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:24:39 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:24:39 PM
112 Finlaggan Visitor Centre Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:25:36 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:25:36 PM
113 John Muir Trust Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:26:43 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:26:43 PM
114 Holy Trinity Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:28:34 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:28:34 PM
115 Pop In the City Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:30:43 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:30:43 PM
116 Fife Pilgrim Way Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:31:45 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:31:45 PM
117 Elie Earlsferry History Society Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:32:39 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:32:39 PM
118 Pinkie Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:33:38 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:33:38 PM
119 Scottish Civic Trust Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:34:46 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:34:46 PM
120 Curious St Andrews Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:35:49 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:35:49 PM
121 Visual Impairment - CVI Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:39:52 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:39:52 PM
122 University of St Andrews - Eden campus Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:43:07 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:43:07 PM
123 University of St Andrews - Museum Gallery Studies exhibitions Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:44:14 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:44:14 PM
124 University of St Andrews - Geosciences - Callanish Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:45:23 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:45:23 PM
125 Perth Museum and Art Gallery Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:46:43 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:46:43 PM
126 Bishnupur Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:48:19 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:48:19 PM
127 Broadlands Farm Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:54:00 PM Tuesday 08th of December 2020 04:54:00 PM
128 St Andrews Cathedral Priory - 1318 St Andrews Cathedral was once the largest and most important church in Scotland. In the late fifteenth century the chronicler Walter Bower described St Andrews Cathedral as ‘the lady and mistress of the whole kingdom’. There has been a religious site in St Andrews since the early Middle Ages. In the 1160s work began on a vast new cathedral, replacing the church now known as St Rule’s. The rebuilt cathedral was eventually consecrated in July 1318 in the presence of King Robert the Bruce. St Andrews Cathedral served as a major religious centre until 1559, when it was ‘reformed’ by Protestant activists who made a bonfire of its religious images. In the years after the Reformation the cathedral gradually fell into ruins. When Dr Samuel Johnson visited in the 1770s he commented on the ‘poor remains’ of a formerly ‘spacious and majestic building’. This reconstruction shows the cathedral in about 1318. It was created by researchers at the University of St Andrews. The cathedral site is now managed by Historic Scotland, and a version of the reconstruction can be seen in their visitor centre. Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 02:23:13 PM Tuesday 30th of March 2021 10:04:28 AM
129 St Andrews Cathedral Priory St Andrews Cathedral was once the largest and most important church in Scotland. In the late fifteenth century the chronicler Walter Bower described St Andrews Cathedral as ‘the lady and mistress of the whole kingdom’. There has been a religious site in St Andrews since the early Middle Ages. In the 1160s work began on a vast new cathedral, replacing the church now known as St Rule’s. The rebuilt cathedral was eventually consecrated in July 1318 in the presence of King Robert the Bruce. St Andrews Cathedral served as a major religious centre until 1559, when it was ‘reformed’ by Protestant activists who made a bonfire of its religious images. In the years after the Reformation the cathedral gradually fell into ruins. When Dr Samuel Johnson visited in the 1770s he commented on the ‘poor remains’ of a formerly ‘spacious and majestic building’. This reconstruction shows the cathedral in about 1318. It was created by researchers at the University of St Andrews. The cathedral site is now managed by Historic Scotland, and a version of the reconstruction can be seen in their visitor centre. Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 02:28:22 PM Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 02:29:32 PM
130 St Andrews Castle - 1520 St Andrews Castle, Scotland, c1520 Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 02:33:05 PM Tuesday 30th of March 2021 10:04:09 AM
131 St Andrews Castle St Andrews Castle, Scotland, c1520 Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 02:34:25 PM Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 02:34:45 PM
132 St Salvator's College - 1559 St Salvator's Quad is one of the best known landmarks in St Andrews. For more than five centuries the tall tower of St Salvator's has dominated the local skyline. Yet much of the rest of the design of St Salvator's Quad has been completely transformed in the years since Bishop James Kennedy established a College dedicated to Christ the Saviour in 1450. Now researchers from the University of St Andrews and Smart History take a first look at creating a new 3D digital reconstruction of St Salvator's College as it may have appeared in its medieval heyday. This reconstruction of St Salvator's is the first phase in a wider project to digitally reconstruct the appearance of the whole burgh of St Andrews just before the upheavals of the Protestant Reformation permanently changed the townscape of Scotland's religious capital. Digital Reconstruction and video - Sarah Kennedy - Head of Virtual Visualisations - Smart History Historical Research - Dr Bess Rhodes - - Head of Historical Research - Smart History This phase of the project has been funded by St Andrews University Research Impact. impact.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/ Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 02:37:15 PM Monday 29th of March 2021 04:45:28 PM
133 St Salvator's College St Salvator's Quad is one of the best known landmarks in St Andrews. For more than five centuries the tall tower of St Salvator's has dominated the local skyline. Yet much of the rest of the design of St Salvator's Quad has been completely transformed in the years since Bishop James Kennedy established a College dedicated to Christ the Saviour in 1450. Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 02:38:33 PM Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 02:38:33 PM
134 Holy Trinity Church - 1559 Holy Trinity 1559 Holy Trinity Church in St Andrews has played a major role in Scotland’s religious life since the Middle Ages. It was central to the events of the Scottish Reformation. Indeed, it was at Holy Trinity that the 16th century Protestant leader John Knox first preached in public. Yet even before this, Holy Trinity was a significant Catholic church. In the 1520s Archbishop James Beaton described it as the most important parish church in the country. Over the generations the buildings of Holy Trinity have undergone major changes. Indeed the church was almost completely rebuilt (barring the tower) at the start of the 20th century. This reconstruction of Holy Trinity as it may have appeared in 1559 was created by the Smart History team in St Andrews (led by Dr Alan Miller). It is based on research into historical images and written records (including property documents) undertaken by Dr Bess Rhodes, Peryn Westerhof Nyman, and Chelsea Reutcke. The digital reconstruction was created by Sarah Kennedy. A virtual reality version of the reconstruction can be experienced as part of the Divine and Human exhibition at Holy Trinity Church, South Street, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9NL (which runs until 31 October 2019). The reconstruction was funded by St Andrews Community Trust. Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 02:40:11 PM Monday 29th of March 2021 04:27:17 PM
135 Holy Trinity Church Holy Trinity Church in St Andrews has played a major role in Scotland’s religious life since the Middle Ages. It was central to the events of the Scottish Reformation. Indeed, it was at Holy Trinity that the 16th century Protestant leader John Knox first preached in public. Yet even before this, Holy Trinity was a significant Catholic church. In the 1520s Archbishop James Beaton described it as the most important parish church in the country. Over the generations the buildings of Holy Trinity have undergone major changes. Indeed the church was almost completely rebuilt (barring the tower) at the start of the 20th century. Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 02:42:25 PM Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 02:42:25 PM
136 Market Street - 1565 For over 800 years Market Street has been the commercial heart of the burgh of St Andrews. This reconstruction shows Market Street during the middle of the sixteenth century – a time when St Andrews was a significant trading centre and the religious capital of Scotland. The reconstruction was created by Smart History and the Open Virtual Worlds Team at the University of St Andrews. It is part of an ongoing project to represent digitally the burgh of St Andrews at the time of the Scottish Reformation. During the Middle Ages, Market Street was a place where local residents met to exchange goods, gossip, and watch the punishment of wrongdoers. Funding for the Market Street reconstruction was provided by the St Andrews Community Trust and the University of St Andrews’ Covid-19 Restarting Research Funding Scheme. This work was funded as part of 'Enabling Heritage Response to COVID-19 through Virtual Reality Exhibits, Virtual Museum Infrastructure and Capacity Building'. Music: Tavern Loop One by Alexander Nakarada at serpent sound studios Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 02:45:23 PM Tuesday 30th of March 2021 10:22:18 AM
137 Market Street For over 800 years Market Street has been the commercial heart of the burgh of St Andrews. This reconstruction shows Market Street during the middle of the sixteenth century – a time when St Andrews was a significant trading centre and the religious capital of Scotland. The reconstruction was created by Smart History and the Open Virtual Worlds Team at the University of St Andrews. It is part of an ongoing project to represent digitally the burgh of St Andrews at the time of the Scottish Reformation. During the Middle Ages, Market Street was a place where local residents met to exchange goods, gossip, and watch the punishment of wrongdoers. Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 02:46:21 PM Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 02:46:21 PM
138 St Andrews Harbour - 1921 A short clip depicting St Andrews Harbour in 1921. A collaborative project with the St Andrews Preservation Trust. This is a work in progress and part of a broader project. Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 02:48:33 PM Monday 29th of March 2021 04:42:28 PM
139 St Andrews Harbour Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 02:49:09 PM Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 02:49:09 PM
140 Edinburgh - 1544 In May 1544 an English army gathered on the outskirts of Edinburgh. Led by the Earl of Hertford (brother to Henry VIII’s third wife Jane Seymour) the English had orders to ‘burn Edinburgh town’, and leave the Scottish capital ‘so razed and defaced’ that ‘there may remain forever a perpetual memory of the vengeance of God’. Fortunately for the residents of Edinburgh, the English failed to fully achieve their aims. A combination of Edinburgh’s natural geographic advantages, and determined defence by gunners based at the Castle, frustrated much of the English efforts. After harrying the Scottish capital for less than two weeks Hertford’s forces withdrew. The English claimed that following their assaults on Edinburgh ‘neither within the walls nor in the suburbs was left any one house unburnt beside the innumerable bodies, pillages and spoils that our soldiers brought from thence’. The reality was probably more complicated. Although Holyrood and the Canongate seem to have sustained significant damage, the extent of destruction in the heart of the burgh of Edinburgh is debatable. The Edinburgh 1544 Project reconstructs the appearance of the Scottish capital on the eve of these momentous events. Inspired by a drawing in the British Library made by the English military engineer Richard Lee (who accompanied Hertford’s expedition, and took part in the sack of Holyrood), the reconstruction visualises the historic burghs of Edinburgh and the Canongate as they may have appeared just before Hertford’s forces arrived. You can explore the groundbreaking reconstruction of sixteenth-century Edinburgh both via this website, and our Virtual Time Binoculars, a new virtual reality app for iOS and android devices. Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 02:50:14 PM Monday 29th of March 2021 04:25:40 PM
141 Edinburgh Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 02:50:49 PM Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 02:50:49 PM
142 Eyemouth Fort - 1557 A digital reconstruction of Eyemouth Fort. In the 1980’s Dr David Caldwell conducted excavations at the fort, with his knowledge and archaeological evidence, along with historical research undertaken in the School of History we have created a virtual representation of how we believe the fort may have looked in 1557. The Eyemouth model recreates the English and French fortifications above the town. Constructed during the ‘Rough Wooing’ in the sixteenth century Eyemouth Fort played a pivotal role in the relationship between Scotland, England and France. All that remain today are the enormous earthworks, and it can be difficult to understand the remains without seeing them from the air. We made this digital reconstruction as part of the Virtual Histories Project for Eyemouth Museum. Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 02:52:47 PM Monday 29th of March 2021 04:57:22 PM
144 Abernethy - 1072 In 1072 the small Scottish village of Abernethy was the site of a meeting between the King of Scots, Malcolm Canmore, and William of Normandy (who had recently conquered England). In a show of force William brought a fleet of ships up the River Tay, and Malcolm made an oath of loyalty to the English ruler. Exactly what Malcolm believed he was promising is still debated by historians. At this time Abernethy was an important religious centre, and home to a community of Culdees or Céli Dé (which means ‘client of God’ in Gaelic). The Culdees were Christian holy men who followed a form of religious life developed in Ireland during the Early Middle Ages. Today Abernethy is famous for its tall early medieval round tower – an extraordinary survival from the time of the Culdees. There is only one other tower of this type in Scotland (at Brechin Cathedral), although they are more common in Ireland. The tower probably served as a bell tower and treasury. Researchers from the University of St Andrews’ Open Virtual Worlds team and Smart History collaborated with the Tay Landscape Partnership and Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust to recreate how Abernethy might have looked in the 1070s. The resulting digital reconstruction shows the tower, church, and dwellings of the Culdees and their tenants. An interactive virtual reality version of the reconstruction can be explored at the Museum of Abernethy. Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 02:56:20 PM Tuesday 30th of March 2021 04:00:26 PM
145 Abernethy Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 02:57:19 PM Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 02:57:19 PM
146 Perth - 1440 Perth is the perfect place to live in Medieval times. It’s a rich and influential city. It sits at important cross roads for trade in Scotland. The River Tay is still deep enough for ships to arrive, it is the lowest possible crossing point without much danger, and it is easy to reach by road from the West, the South and the North. Perth was built on commerce, royal patronage and the hard work of its citizens, manufacturing high value goods out of material from the land around. Leather was used to create the finest gloves, wool and flax to make linen and clothing, and salmon was exported wide and far. What luxury the citizens needed was imported by ship and road from across Scotland, Scandinavia, England, the Baltic states, France and the Low Countries bordering the North Sea. Life was good with wine from France, timber from the Baltic, pottery from Holland and France, and other goods from across Europe. Perth was one of the five wealthiest cities in Scotland and prestigious enough for the kings to hold parliament here 14 times in the 15th century. The citizens took pride in what they had achieved. Life was good in town – if it wasn’t for the repeated times of flooding, washing away houses and bridges, water being contaminated by cess pits, or lives being threatened by epidemics (plagues, water-borne diseases) running through the densely built up settlement. The ground was soggy, and when houses were demolished, they built new ones on top. Buried material is still found today and is in very good condition, telling us a lot about life in Medieval Perth. Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 03:19:38 PM Monday 29th of March 2021 04:34:50 PM
147 Perth Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 03:20:07 PM Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 03:22:27 PM
148 Moredun Top Hillfort - 50 Hillforts feature regularly on the landscape of the Ochil and Sidlaw hills and a number have been excavated and studied in the past. Many of those studies were undertaken by Victorian archaeologists, who had no access to carbon dating, but the sites are likely to have been used over a wide time-frame. Though the occupants of each are likely to have been power-brokers within the local area, none straddled the land like those who ruled from Moncreiffe Hill. The stronghold would have been ideal for security and defence, offering commanding views of approach by land or water. Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 03:25:07 PM Monday 29th of March 2021 04:32:26 PM
149 Moredun Top Hillfort Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 03:31:35 PM Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 03:31:35 PM
150 Forteviot Pictish Cemetery - 850 Forteviot was once a Royal Pictish Kingdom. It is where King Kenneth McAlpin united the gaels and picts. This is a reconsturction of a cemetery created by the picts. The Picts created their cemetery a short distance away from an older ceremonial site, probably reflecting the continued imortance of this location. Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 03:36:29 PM Monday 29th of March 2021 04:26:33 PM
151 Forteviot Pictish Cemetery Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 03:38:47 PM Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 03:38:47 PM
152 Cottown Clay House - 1850 Earth houses have a long history in the British Isles. Today many people still admire the picturesque mudwall or ‘cob’ cottages of Devon and Somerset. However, earth was also a popular building material in parts of Scotland, with mudwall dwellings once being common in Dumfriesshire, Angus, and the Carse of Gowrie (beside the River Tay). In the Carse of Gowrie local clays were used for building from pre-historic times through to the nineteenth century. Today about forty clay buildings survive in the Carse of Gowrie. The former school house at Cottown is a particularly fine example of the type of clay building that was once common in the Carse. The Cottown School House was begun in the mid-eighteenth century. However, like many vernacular buildings its form evolved over time. The University of St Andrews’ Open Virtual Worlds team and Smart History collaborated with the Tay Landscape Partnership and Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust on a representation of the buildings at Cottown as they may have appeared in the nineteenth century. The Cottown School House is now cared for by the National Trust for Scotland. Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 03:40:08 PM Tuesday 30th of March 2021 04:17:21 PM
153 Cottown Clay House Buildings that were “made out of the ground upon which they stood” were once the most common vernacular structures in parts of Scotland. Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 03:41:13 PM Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 03:41:13 PM
154 Illicit Whisky Still - 1820 The Illicit Still Experience engages audiences in the area’s unique history in illegal whisky creation and smuggling. The area is now known for famous – and legitimate – distilleries as well as for it’s beautiful and rugged countryside. Using the latest in VR technology, the exhibit aims to immerse visitors into the virtual lost landscape of Ballanloan, a township in the middle of the whisky trade in the 1800’s. The exhibit lets visitors explore in the open world of the virtual environment as well as learn about the whisky making process. It also has a modern tour of locations that can be found today in the landscape. The creation of the interactive was to educate visitors about the history before discovering the landscape in the area for themselves. It also allows entry to locations that may not be easily accessed by all guests to Tomintoul. Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 03:42:11 PM Tuesday 30th of March 2021 10:22:44 AM
155 Illicit Whisky Still Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 03:43:06 PM Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 03:43:06 PM
156 Lair Longhouses, Glenshee - 800 This video was created in conjunction with Perth & Kinross Heritage Trust and the University of St Andrews, School of Computer Science, Open Virtual Worlds Research Team as a Student Project in the Summer of 2019. For more information on the project, visit http://pkht.org.uk/projects/current-projects/glenshee/. Glenshee, in north-east Perth and Kinross, is a beautiful and distinctive landscape that is remarkably rich in archaeological remains - from prehistoric stone circles and burial cairns to Pictish longhouses, and the fermtouns and sheilings of the 19th century. The Glenshee Archaeology Project was developed by Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust and delivered in partnership with Northlight Heritage between 2012 and 2017. Through ‘citizen science’, the project aimed to address the neglected narrative of north-east Perth and Kinross, uncover the fascinating story of prehistoric and early historic life in Glenshee and share this with residents and visitors. The initial thrust of the project was concerned with the so-called 'Pitcarmick' style buildings in the uplands around the glen and investigated several rare Pictish turf and stone longhouses dating to around 500-1000 AD. It also explored related features of the wider landscape, such as clearance cairns, trackways and boundaries. The Pitcarmick buildings were first identified in the uplands of north-east Perthshire in the late 1980's (RCAHMS 1990). Their date, function and relationship to other archaeological sites remains poorly understood, as very few have been excavated, the notable exception being the site in Strathardle (Carver et al 2013) from which the group takes its name. The site-type is important as early medieval buildings are rarely found elsewhere in Scotland, with the exception of Viking settlement in the Outer Isles (ScARF 2010). Like Pitcarmick, the Lair site comprises a relatively dispersed settlement of long-houses around an earlier prehistoric settlement (itself consisting of round houses of probable late Bronze Age or possibly Iron Age date). These are all set around a ring-cairn of probable earlier Bronze Age date. Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 03:44:24 PM Monday 10th of May 2021 03:03:35 PM
157 Lair Longhouses, Glenshee Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 03:51:38 PM Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 03:53:59 PM
158 Bennachie Colony - 1850 During the early nineteenth century crofters driven out from their original homes settled on common land at Bennachie in Aberdeenshire. They established a community which became known as the Bennachie colony. The inhabitants of the colony undertook work such as quarrying, building dry stone walls, and small-scale farming. In the mid-nineteenth century more than 50 people lived at Bennachie. However, they were technically regarded as squatters. During the late nineteenth century local landlords made efforts to clear the community. The person to live in the colony was George Esson, who died in 1939. Researchers from the University of St Andrews’ Open Virtual Worlds team and Smart History worked with the local conservation group the Bailies of Bennachie to represent the appearance of the colony at its height in the mid-nineteenth century. The project also recorded stories about the community. A trail app is available to guide visitors around Bennachie, linking the modern landscape with representations of its historic appearance .Using historical research, digital reconstructions, archaeology, stories song and theater, the app reveals the lives of these incredible people for current and future generations to appreciate. The project was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 03:52:50 PM Tuesday 30th of March 2021 04:05:49 PM
159 Bennachie Colony Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 03:53:42 PM Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 03:53:42 PM
160 Caen Highland Township - 1813 During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries the inhabitants of many small farming communities in the Scottish Highlands were forced to leave their homes. Under the guise of improvement landlords drove out traditional subsistence farmers and created a much less densely occupied landscape. One of the communities affected by this process of ‘clearance’ was the township of Caen in Sutherland. Caen was located in the lower part of the Strath of Kildonan. This area was cleared particularly brutally by representatives of the Duke of Sutherland between 1813 and 1819. Several families resisted the clearances and soldiers were sent from Fort George to maintain order. Today only a few foundations indicate where a thriving farming community once stood. This reconstruction shows the Caen township as it may have looked in 1813, just before the families who lived and worked here were forced out from the Strath of Kildonan. Project collaboration with University of St Andrews and Timespan Museum and Archive as part of the CINE project. Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 03:55:54 PM Monday 29th of March 2021 04:28:36 PM
161 Caen Highland Township Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 03:57:13 PM Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 03:57:13 PM
162 Kildonan - Iron Age During the Iron Age the Strath of Kildonan in Sutherland was home to many small farming communities. The relatively mild climate of this period enabled the cultivation of barley, wheat, and oats, and the keeping of horses, sheep, and cattle. Although much of the land had been cleared for agriculture, areas of woodland survived (providing shelter for deer, wild boar, and wolves). The Iron Age residents of Kildonan lived in circular roundhouses, made of stone and turf, with conical thatched roofs. Hut circles from these long ago dwellings can still be seen today. More than 350 hut circles have been identified in Kildonan. The roundhouses provided shelter for humans and animals. They were focused around a central hearth, with bays for sleeping and stalls for animals towards the walls of the house. Roundhouses were common throughout the British Isles. However, many of the roundhouses in Kildonan have specific regional variations – including passageways in the walls. This reconstruction shows how roundhouses near Caen in the Strath of Kildonan may have looked about 2000 years ago. The dwellings are set within a wider landscape, which was already profoundly shaped by human activity. Partial deforestation, and the impact of growing crops and grazing animals, made this Iron Age environment far from its original wild state. A project between Timespan Museum, a cultural organisation in Helmsdale, a village in the very northeast of Scotland, local, global and planetary ambitions to weaponise culture for social change and the University of St Andrews as part of CINE project. CINE - a collaborative digital heritage project between 9 partners and 10 associated partners from Norway, Iceland, Ireland and Scotland. The Lead Partner is Museum Nord. The project is funded by the Northern and Arctic Periphery Programme. Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 03:58:10 PM Monday 29th of March 2021 04:30:04 PM
163 Kildonan Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 04:00:49 PM Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 04:00:49 PM
164 Helmsdale - 1890 During the nineteenth century the village of Helmsdale in Sutherland was one of the largest centres for herring fishing in Scotland. The village and harbour were built around 1818 as part of efforts at economic development by the Sutherland Estate. The new fishing port was intended to provide employment and housing for families who had been forcibly driven out from farms in the Kildonan area during the Highland clearances. This reconstruction shows how Helmsdale may have looked in about 1890, when the herring trade was still thriving. Fish was unloaded on the shore and then taken along to the curing yards, where it was processed and packed into barrels for transport to other parts of the United Kingdom and overseas. Herring from Helmsdale was sent as far away as the West Indies – where in the early nineteenth century it formed part of the diet of slaves working on the plantations. The modern Timespan centre is on the site of the nineteenth century curing yard represented in this reconstruction. Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 04:01:46 PM Monday 29th of March 2021 04:27:37 PM
165 Helmsdale Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 04:02:24 PM Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 04:02:24 PM
166 Finlaggan - 1450 "In the late medieval period, Loch Finlaggan in Islay of the Inner Hebrides was an important power base. The two islands of Eilean Mor (or Large Isle) and Eilean na Comhairle (or Council Isle) on the loch were the site of a major residence of the Lords of the Isles, who governed the Hebrides and parts of mainland Scotland and Ulster. A complex of buildings spanned the two islands, connected by a causeway, and served as the administrative and ceremonial centre. Research has revealed the comfort and wealth of the area, with dogs wearing decorative collars, and the Lords and their followers enjoying music, imported wine and board games. The lordship was traditionally held by the MacDonald family, who rule stretched from Antrim in Ireland to the north east of Scotland. Drawing on the findings of the Finlaggan Archaeological Project, researchers at the University of St Andrews and Smart History have created a new digital reconstruction of Finlaggan as it may have appeared in the fifteenth century – in the latter phase of its medieval glory days. During this period, the Scottish kings were trying to reign in the influence of the MacDonalds. In the 1490s, for instance, James IV sent a military expedition to sack Finlaggan, destroying many of the buildings. The site subsequently sank into obscurity. Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 04:04:15 PM Monday 10th of May 2021 01:50:12 PM
167 Finlaggan ase. The two islands of Eilean Mor (or Large Isle) and Eilean na Comhairle (or Council Isle) on Loch Finlaggan were the site of a major residence of the Lords of the Isles – who governed the Hebrides and parts of mainland Scotland and Ulster. Since the early 1990s, the Finlaggan Archaeological Project (led by Dr David Caldwell), in collaboration with the National Museum of Scotland and the Finlaggan Trust, has been seeking to understand Finlaggan’s extraordinary past – uncovering evidence of this site’s residential, administrative, and ceremonial significance. Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 04:05:18 PM Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 04:05:18 PM
168 Skye - Jurassic Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 04:06:19 PM Monday 29th of March 2021 04:41:39 PM
169 Skye Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 04:09:00 PM Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 04:09:00 PM
170 Fethaland Fishing Station - 1890 Using archaeological survey data and PointCloud scan data, we have created an accurate 3D interactive reconstruction of Fethaland fishing station as it would have looked in 1890, this gives a better understanding of the history of this site and presents data in a fun interactive way. The site of this old fishing station is being lost to coastal erosion, and the model is a way of preserving this part of our history, before it is lost to the sea. Fethaland lies within two bays at the northern tip of Northmavine and is the farthest north point of Shetland mainland. Fethaland, has a long history of human settlement, spanning from prehistoric times right up until the twentieth century, when the fishing station, established during the 15th and 16th centuries, became redundant. This haaf (deep-sea) fishing station was at one time the busiest in Shetland, with around 60 boats operating from here. The season was short: from June until August. The workers were accommodated in lodges. These huts were drystone with roofs of wood and turf that were removed at the end of each season to protect them from damage by winter storms. The fish were split open and dried on the pebble beach before being exported to market. From the 17th century herring was also brought ashore and salted. This Virtual Histories Project has been a collaboration between The University of St Andrews, Open Virtual Worlds Group based at School of Computer Science, School of History, and the SCAPE Trust and Shetland Museum & Archive. Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 04:09:53 PM Monday 29th of March 2021 04:58:10 PM
171 Fethaland Fishing Station Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 04:11:00 PM Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 04:11:00 PM
172 St Kilda - 1880 St Kilda was declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1986 for its natural heritage, and extended in 2004 to include its surrounding marine environment and in 2005 to recognise its importance as a cultural landscape. St Kilda is one of the few World Heritage Sites to hold mixed status for its natural and cultural qualities. St Kilda is of Outstanding Universal Value for its exceptional natural beauty and significant habitats. It is unique in the very high bird densities that occur in a relatively small area, linked to its range of complex and varied ecological niches. The complex ecological dynamic in the marine zones is essential to the maintenance of both marine and terrestrial biodiversity. The cultural landscape is an outstanding example of land use resulting from a type of subsistence economy based on the products of birds, agriculture and sheep farming and reflecting age-old traditions. The built structures and field systems, the cleits and the traditional stone houses bear testimony to over two millennia of human occupation in extreme conditions. The National Trust for Scotland owns the archipelago of St Kilda and manages it, in partnership with Scottish Natural Heritage, Historic Scotland, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council), Ministry of Defense and its agents QinetiQ. Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 04:11:57 PM Monday 29th of March 2021 04:44:18 PM
173 St Kilda Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 04:12:50 PM Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 04:12:50 PM
174 Skriðuklaustur Monastery - 1550 The Skriðuklaustur cloister was the last one to be founded during Iceland’s Catholic period, i.e. shortly before the country’s 16th-century Reformation. It was thus active for less than six decades, and could scarcely be said to have flourished for more than about four decades. The deed of gift is still preserved whereby the couple Sesselja Þorsteinsdóttir and the local sheriff Hallsteinn Þorsteinsson, who lived on the other side of this valley at Víðivellir ytri, donated Skriða farm as the site for a cloister. Although this deed was signed on 8 June 1500, it is considered certain that the cloister was founded sooner, probably in 1493 when Stefán Jónsson, bishop at Skálholt, came on his first visitation to this valley. A legend tells of a 15th-century miracle here in the valley of Fljótsdalur. As was often the case, the Valþjófsstaðir priest rode his horse along the valley in order to attend to a dying parishioner. When he arrived, he discovered that he had lost everything he needed for the last sacrament, Extreme Unction, so a farm boy was sent looking. Following the well-worn trail, he was passing below the farmhouses at Skriða when he noticed the wine chalice standing full of wine on a grassy hummock, with the paten over it holding the bread. This was considered to be a miracle which, according to the legend, was commemorated by building a chapel here, with its altar located where the hummock had been. Somewhat later, the cloister was founded here. Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 04:13:58 PM Monday 29th of March 2021 04:40:57 PM
175 Skriðuklaustur Monastery Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 04:15:04 PM Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 04:15:04 PM
176 Spartan Basilica - 550 The Laconia Acropolis Virtual Archaeology project (LAVA) is a co-operative archaeological learning environment developed to address the need for students to be able to engage with realistic archaeological excavation scenarios. The practice of fieldwork lies at the heart of archaeology yet poses particular problems for the learning of the subject. The opportunities for students to gain real-world fieldwork experience are limited. Even when available the roles that students can play, and responsibilities that they can take, are constrained. The system helps students collaborate in exploring virtual archaeological excavations and facilitates them in constructing an improved understanding of the subject. Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 04:16:23 PM Tuesday 30th of March 2021 10:03:45 AM
177 Spartan Basilica Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 04:18:09 PM Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 04:18:31 PM
178 Dunscaith Castle - 1300 Our Dunscaith reconstruction is part of an exclusive video ' Skye Story' created for the AROS Centre on Skye. Cupido started 1st of September 2018. The project's overall objective is to develop new business opportunities in the cultural and cultural heritage sector around the North Sea, to reinforce the economic position, competitiveness and social cohesion of local rural communities in areas with a declining population. CUPIDO intends to strengthen a viable and sustainable future economy, based on the social historic role and core qualities and values of the involved regions, cities and local communities. CUPIDO is co-funded by the North Sea Region Programme 2014-2020. The partnership has 14 partners from 7 regions in 6 countries around the North Sea. All in regions with an ageing population, due to both urbanisation and changing demography, and with municipalities that struggle to maintain a basic level of services and common functions. The new approach is to lift forward culture as a driver in local & regional development policies and to explore its potential. Culture in the context of CUPIDO is cultural activities (art, dance, music) as well as cultural heritage. The project's overall objective is to develop new business opportunities in the cultural and cultural heritage sector around the North Sea, to reinforce the economic position, competitiveness and social cohesion of local rural communities in areas with a declining population. The project intends to strengthen a viable and sustainable future economy, based on the social historic role and core qualities and values of the involved regions, cities and local communities. CUPIDO is mainly about the commercialisation of the cultural sector that contributes towards creating vibrant, sustainable rural municipalities/communities that attract people to live, work and enjoy life. The project offers its partners an opportunity to jointly share resources, knowledge and expertise to commercialise the cultural sector. It enables insight into new business approaches, stimulates the development of products and services, and aims at an average of five new start-ups per area and support to existing SME's. Follow CUPIDO in social media #cupidoNSR Thursday 24th of December 2020 01:04:27 PM Monday 29th of March 2021 04:23:48 PM
179 Dunscaith Castle Thursday 24th of December 2020 01:05:20 PM Thursday 24th of December 2020 01:06:36 PM
180 Viking Dockyard on Skye - 800 On the isle of Skye, archaeologists have discovered evidence of a 12th century Viking dockyard, this is what it may have looked like. This project has been part of CUPIOD, a wider project in conjunction with the AROS Centre, Skye. We have reconstructed various time periods telling the evolution of the Isle of Skye. Full video available to view at the AROS Centre, Portree, Skye, Scotland as part of the 'Skye Story'. Thursday 24th of December 2020 01:07:33 PM Monday 29th of March 2021 04:45:53 PM
181 Loch na h-Airde - Viking Dockyard on Skye Thursday 24th of December 2020 01:08:21 PM Thursday 24th of December 2020 01:08:21 PM
182 Berwickshire Marine Reserve The Berwickshire Marine Reserve was established in the 1980s to protect the remarkable coastal waters between Eyemouth and St Abbs Head. This area of the Scottish coastline is home to a remarkable mix of marine life, including grey seals, bottlenose dolphins, and minke whales. Underwater kelp forests are home to many species of fish and extraordinary creature such as sea urchins, starfish, and sea slugs. To highlight the diversity of underwater habitats the Berwickshire Marine Reserve collaborated with the University of St Andrews’ Open Virtual Worlds team and Smart History on a digital representation of three different marine environments. The team digitally represented a kelp forest, a sandy sea-floor, and a more rocky marine environment. The underwater models were informed by a Seabed Interpretation Project undertaken by the University of St Andrews and Blue Marine Foundation. Previews of the digital environments can be viewed on YouTube. A fuller virtual reality experience has been created for use at St Abbs Visitor Centre and to demonstrate at schools and community events. The project received funding from the Scottish Borders Local Action Group. Tuesday 29th of December 2020 11:53:09 AM Tuesday 30th of March 2021 04:07:30 PM
183 Berwickshire Marine Reserve Tuesday 29th of December 2020 11:53:54 AM Tuesday 29th of December 2020 11:53:54 AM
184 Dun an Sticir - Iron Age The site of Dun an Sticir on North Uist forms a reminder of how different societies adapted and reused structures over time. About 2000 years ago a broch was built on a man-made island in Loch an Sticir. Brochs were relatively tall circular buildings which were used as dwellings and defensive structures by the inhabitants of Northern and Western Scotland during the Iron Age. Dun an Sticir appears to have continued to be inhabited during the Viking period. In the High Middle Ages the (by then very ancient) broch was converted into a small hall or tower house. The Open Virtual Worlds team and Smart History worked with Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre to create a reconstruction of how Dun an Sticir may have appeared during the Iron Age. Tuesday 29th of December 2020 02:23:30 PM Tuesday 30th of March 2021 04:20:02 PM
185 Dun an Sticer Tuesday 29th of December 2020 02:24:58 PM Tuesday 29th of December 2020 02:24:58 PM
186 Mosfell - 1063 Working with the Mosfell Archaeological Project (MAP) – members of the MAP Project Davide Zori Phd and Professor Jesse Byock. Mosfell is in the region East of Reykjavik, Iceland. In 2007, (Scandinavian Section, and the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA) was awarded a five-year grant from Arcadia, administered by CMRS, to complete and document the research of the first eleven years of the Mosfell Archaeological Project (MAP), an interdisciplinary research project employing the tools of archaeology, history, anthropology, forensics, environmental sciences, and saga studies. MAP is constructing a comprehensive picture of human habitation and environmental change in the Mosfell region of western Iceland during the Middle Ages. The story of how the archaeological research into the farm at Hrísbrú, which was the home of the Mossfellsdælingar – a powerfull Viking family of leaders, warrioirs, farmers and legal specialists, can be illuminated through the stories found in the later Sagas and other historical writings of the Icelanders. Using the data that was gathered during that time, we have created a 3D reconstruction scale model of the site as it would have been around 1063. Tuesday 29th of December 2020 02:31:46 PM Monday 29th of March 2021 04:33:13 PM
187 Mosfell Tuesday 29th of December 2020 02:32:27 PM Tuesday 29th of December 2020 02:32:27 PM
188 Scone Abbey – 1390 The precise location of Scone Abbey had long remained a mystery, but in July 2007 archaeologists pinpointed the location using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) technology, Scone Abbey’s structure was revealed to be larger than had been imagined and the exact location was found to be in what is now a garden area in front of Scone Palace and Moot Hill. Using the data gathered by archaeologist Oliver O’Grady and working with historical experts Prof Richard Fawcett and Prof Richard Oram we created a 3D virtual model to help us better understand the Scone Abbey site. This reconstruction is part of the larger project entitled ‘Royal Scone: parliament, inauguration and national symbol’. Professor Richard Oram, project leader and Professor of Environmental and Medieval History at the University of Stirling said: “Despite Scone’s importance in Scottish identity and Scotland’s history, there is currently limited understanding of the site, the function of its components, and the nature of the activities undertaken there. This project will assemble a network of researchers in archaeology, architectural history, legal and political history – including representatives from Historic Scotland – to develop a wider and more accurate picture of what royal Scone was like.” In 2007 Dr O’Grady conducted archaeological research on the site of Scone, which revealed most of surviving ground-plan of the medieval abbey church and also the original form of the Moot Hill royal assembly mound and its enclosures. He explains, “This project is a great opportunity to cut through all the myths surrounding Scone and create a new informed account of Scone’s place in our national story and international heritage sites.” Tuesday 29th of December 2020 02:39:15 PM Monday 29th of March 2021 04:59:18 PM
189 Scone Abbey Tuesday 29th of December 2020 02:40:09 PM Tuesday 29th of December 2020 02:40:09 PM
190 Holyrood Palace - 1544 The abbey of Holyrood was founded in the twelfth century. During the late Middle Ages the monastery’s guest house gradually evolved into a royal residence. In the early 1500s King James IV ordered the creation of a new palace next to the original religious buildings. His son, James V (the father of Mary Queen of Scots), continued the building work, creating an impressive Renaissance residence. In May 1544 the English sacked both the palace and abbey. The Earl of Hertford, who commanded the English forces, boasted that he left Holyrood Abbey ‘wholly burnt and desolate’. Designed by the University of St Andrew's spin out company Smart History, Edinburgh 1544 provides a unique window into the capital around the time of the birth of Mary Queen of Scots. The app combines a top down view of 1544 Edinburgh with stereoscopic and 360 degree images to take the visitor on a journey of exploration. Tuesday 29th of December 2020 03:08:27 PM Tuesday 30th of March 2021 10:09:44 AM
191 Holyrood Palace Tuesday 29th of December 2020 03:10:05 PM Tuesday 29th of December 2020 03:10:05 PM
192 Trinity College - 1544 Trinity College and Hospital was founded by Mary of Gueldres (wife of James II) in the mid-fifteenth century. It functioned both as a community of priests and a shelter for the poor and sick of Edinburgh. The church was meant to be a large Gothic building, but only the choir and transepts were ever completed. The famous Trinity altarpiece by Hugo van der Goes is probably from this church. The Hospital survived the Reformation, but was demolished in the nineteenth century to make way for Waverley Station. Fragments of the church building were reconstructed on a new site as Trinity Apse. Tuesday 29th of December 2020 03:12:17 PM Tuesday 30th of March 2021 10:12:50 AM
193 Trinity College Tuesday 29th of December 2020 03:14:35 PM Tuesday 29th of December 2020 03:14:35 PM
194 St Giles Kirk - 1544 St Giles’ was the most important church in the burgh of Edinburgh (although it was not a cathedral until the 1630s). In 1544 St Giles’ was still a Catholic Church. It was lavishly decorated with statues and stained glass, and housed the altars of the local craft guilds. The feast day of St Giles (on 1st September) was marked by a religious procession along the Royal Mile. In 1558 Protestant Reformers disrupted the religious festivities, throwing a statue of St Giles to the ground, and smashing it upon the paving stones. Two years later Scotland officially rejected Catholicism, and St Giles’ became a Protestant place of worship. Tuesday 29th of December 2020 03:16:24 PM Tuesday 30th of March 2021 10:11:27 AM
195 St Giles Kirk Tuesday 29th of December 2020 03:18:07 PM Tuesday 29th of December 2020 03:19:14 PM
196 Netherbow Port - 1544 The Netherbow Port was a great gateway controlling access to Edinburgh from the Canongate (then a separate burgh). In May 1544 it was attacked by the English, who blew the gates open with a culverin (a type of cannon with a relatively long-range). The Netherbow was remodelled in the 1570s, and a central tower seems to have been added around this date. The gateway was eventually demolished in the mid-eighteenth-century as it was a hindrance to traffic. Tuesday 29th of December 2020 03:22:13 PM Tuesday 30th of March 2021 10:10:41 AM
197 Netherbow Port Tuesday 29th of December 2020 03:22:48 PM Tuesday 29th of December 2020 03:22:48 PM
198 Cowgate - 1544 The Cowgate lies towards the southern side of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town. It probably developed as a street in the early fourteenth century. By the sixteenth century Cowgate was considered one of the more prosperous parts of Edinburgh. The writer and theologian Alexander Alesius (who was born in Edinburgh in 1500) claimed that Cowgate was where ‘the nobility and chief men of the burgh reside’. In the early sixteenth century the archbishop of St Andrews had a residence there, which survived until Victorian times. In 2017 the University of St Andrews’ Open Virtual Worlds team and Smart History created a digital representation of Cowgate in the sixteenth century. The video shows housing and then the churchyard which ran down the hill from the back of St Giles’ Kirk. The reconstruction was part of a wider project imagining the appearance of Edinburgh in 1544 (the year of a major attack by an English army led by the Earl of Hertford). The project was funded by Innovate UK. A virtual reality version of the reconstruction can be explored with the free Edinburgh 1544 app. Tuesday 29th of December 2020 03:24:08 PM Tuesday 30th of March 2021 04:18:39 PM
199 Cowgate Tuesday 29th of December 2020 03:24:58 PM Tuesday 29th of December 2020 03:24:58 PM
200 West Bow - 1544 The West Bow was a steep z-shaped street which formed the main route between the Royal Mile and the Grassmarket. The narrow road was shadowed by buildings with projecting galleries and overhanging upper storeys. By the early nineteenth-century the properties in the West Bow had fallen on hard times, and in 1829 it was remarked that ‘few will regret their removal, to make room for modern improvements’. Only a few years later much of the West Bow was demolished to make way for the newly created Victoria Street. Tuesday 29th of December 2020 03:27:10 PM Tuesday 30th of March 2021 10:13:09 AM
201 West Bow Tuesday 29th of December 2020 03:28:06 PM Tuesday 29th of December 2020 03:29:00 PM
202 Grassmarket - 1544 The Grassmarket area is first recorded in the fourteenth century, when it was referred to as ‘the street called Newbygging under the castle’. By the 1470s the area was known as ‘Westirmart’, and seems to have been associated with the sale of timber, hats, and shoes. At the far end of the Grassmarket stood the gateway known as the West Port, which was in existence by at least 1509, and formed the western boundary of the burgh. Tuesday 29th of December 2020 03:29:59 PM Tuesday 30th of March 2021 10:08:51 AM
203 Grassmarket Tuesday 29th of December 2020 03:30:44 PM Tuesday 29th of December 2020 03:30:44 PM
204 St Andrews Garden Tuesday 29th of December 2020 03:42:48 PM Monday 29th of March 2021 04:42:05 PM
205 St Andrews Garden Tuesday 29th of December 2020 03:44:37 PM Tuesday 29th of December 2020 03:44:37 PM
206 Harlem - 1920 The Virtual Harlem Project is a virtual representation of Harlem, NY as it existed during the 1920s Jazz Age. Created by Dr Bryan Carter @bcmini In 2012, the Virtual Harlem Project was ported to Open Sim. The project is currently housed by us, Open Virtual Worlds @standrewsovw at the University of St. Andrews. Wednesday 30th of December 2020 04:04:20 PM Tuesday 30th of March 2021 10:21:28 AM
207 Harlem Wednesday 30th of December 2020 04:05:35 PM Wednesday 30th of December 2020 04:05:35 PM
208 Brora Salt Pans - 16th and 18th century Salt production was an important industry in early modern Scotland. During the late sixteenth century Jean Gordon, Countess of Sutherland, ordered the construction of salt pans at the coastal site of Brora. Nearby coal deposits provided fuel for sea-water to be heated and salt extracted. In 2009 a community archaeology project excavated the Brora Salt Pans. The site was scanned and digital reconstructions created showing the probable appearance of the pans in the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. At the time of the dig the site was under threat from coastal erosion. Sadly, bad storms in 2012 and 2013 have now washed away the majority of the archaeological remains – highlighting the importance of recording at risk locations before they are destroyed. The Brora Salt Pans project was a collaboration between Clyne Heritage Society, the SCAPE Trust, Timespan Museum and Arts Centre, and the University of St Andrews. Wednesday 30th of December 2020 04:11:00 PM Tuesday 30th of March 2021 04:15:05 PM
209 Brora Wednesday 30th of December 2020 04:11:34 PM Wednesday 30th of December 2020 04:17:16 PM
210 St Andrews Tolbooth - 1565 View St Andrews lost Tolbooth from Market Street Wednesday 30th of December 2020 04:20:24 PM Monday 29th of March 2021 04:43:35 PM
211 St Andrews tolbooth Wednesday 30th of December 2020 04:22:16 PM Wednesday 30th of December 2020 04:22:16 PM
212 Callanish Site 10 - Neolithic The Isle of Lewis has an extraordinarily rich pre-historic landscape, with monuments dating back more than 5,000 years to the Neolithic period. The area around Callanish appears to have been a particularly important Neolithic ritual centre, with a concentration of impressive standing stones. The most famous of these is a cross-shaped arrangement of stones now known as Callanish I. The surrounding landscape contains the remains of several other megalithic structures, including the former stone circle now called Callanish X or Na Dromannan. The stones at Callanish X now lie on their sides but are thought to have once stood upright. These stones have now been scanned as part of the Calanais Virtual Reconstruction Project. Using 3D models of the stones and drone footage of the surrounding landscape the Open Virtual Worlds team and Smart History created a digital reconstruction of how the stones may have appeared when they were in their original locations. The Calanais Virtual Reconstruction Project was a collaboration between Urras nan Tursachan (the trust which runs the Calanais Visitor Centre), the University of Bradford, and the University of St Andrews. The project was led by Dr Richard Bates from the University of St Andrews’ School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and was funded by Highlands and Islands Enterprise. Wednesday 30th of December 2020 04:24:16 PM Tuesday 30th of March 2021 04:16:05 PM
213 Callanish Site 10 Wednesday 30th of December 2020 04:27:32 PM Wednesday 30th of December 2020 04:27:32 PM
214 Linlithgow Palace - 1560 The ruins of Linlithgow Palace are situated in the town of Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland, 15 miles (24 km) west of Edinburgh. The palace was one of the principal residences of the monarchs of Scotland in the 15th and 16th centuries, and the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. Although maintained after Scotland’s monarchs left for England in 1603, the palace was little used, and was burned out in 1746. It is now a visitor attraction in the care of Historic Scotland. An earlier reconstruction of Linlithgow Palace undertaken by Education Scotland and Historic Scotland is now being developed further by ourselves, we have further developed the Palace model and added more detailed terrain data. Wednesday 06th of January 2021 01:49:08 PM Tuesday 30th of March 2021 10:21:47 AM
215 Linlithgow Palace Wednesday 06th of January 2021 01:49:54 PM Wednesday 06th of January 2021 01:49:54 PM
216 IS5110 2021 Thursday 11th of February 2021 09:02:24 AM Thursday 11th of February 2021 09:02:24 AM
217 The Xagħra Twin Seated Figure Twin figurine found in the Xagħra Stone Circle on the island of Gozo (Malta), dated between 4,100 and 2,500 BC. Thought to represent fertility, the left figurine is holding a baby figure. Currently at the Ġgantija Temples Interpretation Centre. Photographed on: 27/06/2020 Thursday 11th of February 2021 09:55:27 PM Thursday 18th of March 2021 03:25:47 PM
219 Museums at the University of St Andrews - Bridges The Bridges Collection was donated to the University of St Andrews by Mrs Bridges of St Andrews. Several cultural periods of Cyprus are represented by the artifacts in the collection. The Bronze and Iron Ages (particularly the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age) are very well represented with a variety of terracotta polished ware bowls, jugs and a sizable collection of figurines including masks and plank figurines commonly associated with this period in Cyprus. These periods have a large number of artifacts and therefore separate pages are available to view them in more detail. This digital collection was created by Catherine Cruickshank and was made possible by a collaboration between several departments within the University of St Andrews: School of Classics, Open Virtual Worlds (School of Computer Science), Museum Collections and School of Art History. Wednesday 03rd of March 2021 10:53:53 AM Wednesday 03rd of March 2021 10:53:53 AM
221 Bell Wednesday 03rd of March 2021 11:14:11 AM Wednesday 03rd of March 2021 11:20:14 AM
222 Bell Terracotta fashioned into an anthropomorphic figurine. Red painted geometric design and inside a small hole can clearly be seen where a thread could be tied to hold a bell. Bronze Age. Wednesday 03rd of March 2021 11:14:55 AM Wednesday 03rd of March 2021 11:14:55 AM
223 Plank Wednesday 03rd of March 2021 11:55:45 AM Wednesday 03rd of March 2021 12:00:31 PM
224 Plank Plank Figurine. Anthropomorphic design with a halo. Terracotta red painted geometric design which is well preserved. Plank figurines were commonly found in grave contexts in Cyprus. Late Bronze Age/Early Iron Age. Wednesday 03rd of March 2021 11:56:26 AM Wednesday 03rd of March 2021 11:56:26 AM
225 Whorl Wednesday 03rd of March 2021 04:49:57 PM Wednesday 03rd of March 2021 04:57:13 PM
226 Whorl White on black ceramic spindle whorl with incised geometric design typical of the period. The white decoration is thought to be a paste which was used to infill the incisions. Spindle whorls are often found in grave contexts suggesting that there was a connection between the importance of domestic implements and the afterlife (Knapp, 1999). Bronze Age. Wednesday 03rd of March 2021 04:51:30 PM Wednesday 03rd of March 2021 05:00:32 PM
227 Redware Bowl Wednesday 03rd of March 2021 05:04:31 PM Thursday 04th of March 2021 09:33:44 AM
228 Redware Bowl Red polished hand made bowl with loop on the rim for threading an attachment to a belt or bag. Thought to be a drinking vessel or multi-purpose bowl. Bronze Age. Wednesday 03rd of March 2021 05:09:59 PM Wednesday 03rd of March 2021 05:09:59 PM
229 St Salvator's Chapel, St Andrews The Chapel was founded by Bishop James Kennedy in 1450, and consecrated in October 1460. After this time the Chapel has evolved and been altered into the building as it stands today. Thursday 04th of March 2021 10:29:01 AM Thursday 04th of March 2021 10:29:01 AM
230 St Giles Kirk St Giles’ was the most important church in the burgh of Edinburgh (although it was not a cathedral until the 1630s). In 1544 St Giles’ was still a Catholic Church. It was lavishly decorated with statues and stained glass, and housed the altars of the local craft guilds. The feast day of St Giles (on 1st September) was marked by a religious procession along the Royal Mile. In 1558 Protestant Reformers disrupted the religious festivities, throwing a statue of St Giles to the ground, and smashing it upon the paving stones. Two years later Scotland officially rejected Catholicism, and St Giles’ became a Protestant place of worship. Music by the Edinburgh Renaissance Band - Ane Lessone upone the first psalme. Digital Reconstruction and video - Sarah Kennedy - Head of Virtual Visualisations - Smart History Historical Research - Dr Bess Rhodes - - Head of Historical Research - Smart History Thursday 04th of March 2021 11:10:54 AM Thursday 04th of March 2021 11:10:54 AM
231 Collaborators Thursday 04th of March 2021 01:52:11 PM Thursday 04th of March 2021 01:55:52 PM
232 Reconstructions Map Thursday 04th of March 2021 01:52:57 PM Thursday 04th of March 2021 01:56:03 PM
233 Map Key Friday 05th of March 2021 11:07:41 AM Friday 05th of March 2021 11:07:41 AM
234 Edinburgh Monday 08th of March 2021 01:44:46 PM Monday 08th of March 2021 01:44:46 PM
235 Logo Thursday 18th of March 2021 03:20:42 PM Thursday 18th of March 2021 03:20:42 PM
236 Place Thursday 18th of March 2021 03:21:01 PM Thursday 18th of March 2021 03:21:01 PM
241 Guoqing Temple The Guoqing Temple is a Buddhist temple on Mount Tiantai, in Taizhou, Zhejiang Province, China. Originally built in 598 during the Sui Dynasty, and renovated during the reign of the Qing Yongzheng Emperor (r. 1722–1735). It was the initial site for the creation of the Tiantai school of Mahayana Buddhism, founded by Zhiyi (538–597 AD). In 598, according to Master Zhizhe's last wish, the ruler of Sui dynasty (581–618) built Guoqing Temple on Mount Tiantai. The Tiantai sect is the first Chinese Buddhist sect to evolve from the original Buddhism after it was spread to China. Its founder, Master Zhizhe, lived on Mount Tiantai in Zhejiang for a long time - hence the name Tiantai sect. In the Tang dynasty (618–907), a large number of Japanese diplomats came to China. In the second year of the Zhenyuan Period, namely AD 804, the eminent Japanese monk Saichō came with the diplomats. He learned the Tiantai doctrine in Guoqing Temple on Mount Tiantai introduced by Lu Chun, prefectural governor of Ningbo, Zhejiang. One year later, Saicho returned to Japan. Since then, the Guoqing Temple became the cradle of the Tiantai sect in Japan. This mountain temple is the site where indigenous Chinese Buddhism branched away from Buddhist teachings and doctrine commonly found in India. From there, the Tiantai sect of Buddhism spread to both Korea and Japan during the Tang Dynasty (618–907 AD). The tall brick Guoqing Pagoda built at the temple in the year 597 AD is still standing, making it one of the oldest surviving brick pagodas in China Thursday 08th of April 2021 03:00:34 PM Monday 26th of April 2021 07:03:12 PM
244 Mogao Cave Mogao Caves, a site of great historic interest, lots of temples carved into the rockside. Thursday 08th of April 2021 03:10:06 PM Thursday 08th of April 2021 03:21:05 PM
245 Dunhuang_Mogao_Ku_2013.12.31_12-30-18.jpg Thursday 08th of April 2021 03:16:07 PM Thursday 08th of April 2021 03:18:44 PM
246 Giant's Causeway Friday 16th of April 2021 11:34:35 AM Friday 16th of April 2021 12:07:48 PM
247 Giant's Causeway Out of all of the many attractions that can be found in Northern Ireland, few, if any, are more famous and more renowned than the Giants Causeway. The Giant's Causeway is a location that would fit well into a fantasy novel or movie due to its alien appearance. It consists of roughly 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns that were formed in ancient times due to a number of volcanic eruptions that occurred over 50 million years ago. The name however comes from local legends that tell of an Irish giant who constructed the causeway, which was then destroyed when the giant got into a fight with another giant, who happened to be Scottish. In the current year, the Giants Causeway is a World Heritage site and receives hundreds of thousands of visitors a year and is often considered the most popular tourist attraction in Northern Ireland. Friday 16th of April 2021 11:40:15 AM Friday 16th of April 2021 11:42:53 AM
248 Notre Dame Friday 16th of April 2021 11:48:09 AM Friday 16th of April 2021 12:07:44 PM
249 Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris It could be argued that the pinnacle of architectural design from medieval times can be found at the heart of the city of Paris. Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, more commonly known simply as Notre-Dame, is a Catholic Cathedral that began construction around the year 1163 and took 182 years to complete. Even after 1345, changes and modifications were made to it to keep it preserved. It’s design was a pioneer for many different architectural techniques such as the flying buttress technique and the rib vault architecture. It is well known around the world due to its magnificent architecture and design and in 1991, was commissioned as a world heritage site by UNESCO due to its significance in the heritage sector. Friday 16th of April 2021 11:53:14 AM Friday 16th of April 2021 11:53:14 AM
250 Gowrie House Memorial Plaque Friday 16th of April 2021 11:56:48 AM Friday 16th of April 2021 12:07:41 PM
251 Gowrie House Gowrie House is an intriguing piece of lost heritage. It was an old townhouse located in Perth, Scotland beside the River Tay and was constructed in the early 1520s. It was owned by the Ruthven family, an infamous yet noble family who held great power and wealth around the county. The most significant event to occur at the Gowrie House was a peculiar assaiantion attempt on King James VI of Scotland which took place on the 5th of August 1600. This event is known as the Gowrie Conspiracy and it involved the king being lured to Gowrie House by Alexander Ruthven who then tried to take the king's life, however both Alexander Ruthven and the 3rd Earl of Gowrie were subdued and murdered. The strange thing about this story is that it cannot be corroborated and most of the story was King James VI’s account. Many think the king had made the story up as there was a lot to gain from murdering the Ruthvens. Gowrie House was demolished in 1807 and the Sheriff court was built in its place. The only tangible thing left to acknowledge it is a plaque on the side of the courthouse. Friday 16th of April 2021 12:03:36 PM Friday 16th of April 2021 12:09:17 PM
252 Museo Lagomar One of Lanzarote’s most spectacular private properties, majestically formed around the same rocks from which it was built, a volcanic quarry with natural labyrinths and caves. A truly spectacular work of art created by Nature from the molten lava which once flowed down these same slopes of the ancient volcano above LagOmar. Originally conceived by César Manrique and designed by the artist Jesús Soto for the British developer Sam Benady with an architectural vision which could evoke mental imagery from the arabian nights mythology. In the early 1970s actor Omar Sharif came to Lanzarote to film “The Mysterious Island”, he visited LagOmar, fell in love with it and bought it. San Benady knowing Sharif’s reputation as a card player challenged him to a game of Bridge. Sharif accepted the challenge, not realizing that Benady was also a champion Bridge player, and allegedly lost the house. In 1989 architects Dominik von Boettinger from Germany and Beatriz van Hoff from Uruguay bought the house and initiated the last phase of development. They sought the advice of local artists and created a vernacular architecture inspired by the elements and the island’s capricious topography. The existing caves were refurbished using wood and artifacts from local shipwrecks, for the beams and lights. Local flora was incorporated in the design: cactus, palm, aloes and bougainvillea, to form an oasis within the rock. They used glass, washed concrete and pebbles to generate circular patios, the lake, cascades and a series of curvaceous spaces avoiding all forms of square tiling whatsoever. Monday 19th of April 2021 02:49:07 PM Saturday 24th of April 2021 09:37:55 AM
253 Museo Lagomar One of Lanzarote’s most spectacular private properties, majestically formed around the same rocks from which it was built, a volcanic quarry with natural labyrinths and caves. A truly spectacular work of art created by Nature from the molten lava which once flowed down these same slopes of the ancient volcano above LagOmar. Originally conceived by César Manrique and designed by the artist Jesús Soto for the British developer Sam Benady with an architectural vision which could evoke mental imagery from the arabian nights mythology. In the early 1970s actor Omar Sharif came to Lanzarote to film “The Mysterious Island”, he visited LagOmar, fell in love with it and bought it. San Benady knowing Sharif’s reputation as a card player challenged him to a game of Bridge. Sharif accepted the challenge, not realizing that Benady was also a champion Bridge player, and allegedly lost the house. In 1989 architects Dominik von Boettinger from Germany and Beatriz van Hoff from Uruguay bought the house and initiated the last phase of development. They sought the advice of local artists and created a vernacular architecture inspired by the elements and the island’s capricious topography. The existing caves were refurbished using wood and artifacts from local shipwrecks, for the beams and lights. Local flora was incorporated in the design: cactus, palm, aloes and bougainvillea, to form an oasis within the rock. They used glass, washed concrete and pebbles to generate circular patios, the lake, cascades and a series of curvaceous spaces avoiding all forms of square tiling whatsoever. Monday 19th of April 2021 02:54:52 PM Saturday 24th of April 2021 09:37:39 AM
254 Museo Lagomar One of Lanzarote’s most spectacular private properties, majestically formed around the same rocks from which it was built, a volcanic quarry with natural labyrinths and caves. A truly spectacular work of art created by Nature from the molten lava which once flowed down these same slopes of the ancient volcano above LagOmar. Originally conceived by César Manrique and designed by the artist Jesús Soto for the British developer Sam Benady with an architectural vision which could evoke mental imagery from the arabian nights mythology. In the early 1970s actor Omar Sharif came to Lanzarote to film “The Mysterious Island”, he visited LagOmar, fell in love with it and bought it. San Benady knowing Sharif’s reputation as a card player challenged him to a game of Bridge. Sharif accepted the challenge, not realizing that Benady was also a champion Bridge player, and allegedly lost the house. In 1989 architects Dominik von Boettinger from Germany and Beatriz van Hoff from Uruguay bought the house and initiated the last phase of development. They sought the advice of local artists and created a vernacular architecture inspired by the elements and the island’s capricious topography. The existing caves were refurbished using wood and artifacts from local shipwrecks, for the beams and lights. Local flora was incorporated in the design: cactus, palm, aloes and bougainvillea, to form an oasis within the rock. They used glass, washed concrete and pebbles to generate circular patios, the lake, cascades and a series of curvaceous spaces avoiding all forms of square tiling whatsoever. Monday 19th of April 2021 02:57:02 PM Saturday 24th of April 2021 09:39:42 AM
255 Museo Lagomar Monday 19th of April 2021 03:08:35 PM Monday 19th of April 2021 03:08:35 PM
256 Museo Lagomar Monday 19th of April 2021 03:08:37 PM Tuesday 20th of April 2021 07:41:32 AM
257 Museo Lagomar Monday 19th of April 2021 03:08:40 PM Saturday 24th of April 2021 09:26:51 AM
258 -2.yaml Thursday 22nd of April 2021 01:12:57 PM Thursday 22nd of April 2021 01:51:54 PM
259 Makapan Valley Together with Taung Skull Fossil Sites, Sterkfontein, Swartkrans, Kromdraai, and Environs, Makapan Valley is currently protected as National Heritage sites. And they are collectively called Fossil Hominid Sites of South Africa, also dubbed the 'Cradle of Humankind'. It is an important palaeontological site of human origin which is located about 300km to the northeast in Limpopo Province. The archaeological caves are essential as evidence of human occupation and evolution. The traces and wealth of animal and hominid fossil here prove that the early hominids can be dated back to 3.3 million years. Makapansgat limeworks is the oldest of the cave sites in Makapan Valley which dates back to 4.0 million years until about 1.6 million years ago. Abundant of fossile bones was found here. Thursday 22nd of April 2021 01:13:05 PM Thursday 22nd of April 2021 02:27:27 PM
260 Makapan Valley Thursday 22nd of April 2021 01:48:45 PM Thursday 22nd of April 2021 02:32:13 PM
261 Reconstruction Map Key Thursday 22nd of April 2021 01:50:43 PM Thursday 22nd of April 2021 01:50:43 PM
262 Collaborations Map Key Thursday 22nd of April 2021 01:53:04 PM Thursday 22nd of April 2021 01:53:04 PM
263 Map Key Thursday 22nd of April 2021 01:56:07 PM Thursday 22nd of April 2021 01:56:07 PM
264 IS5110 Map Key Thursday 22nd of April 2021 02:01:55 PM Thursday 22nd of April 2021 02:01:55 PM
265 Lake Nakuru National Park The Kenya Lake System, which is located in the Great Rift Valley, covers three of Africa’s most spectacular lakes. The gross area is about 320 km2. It has a complicated and changeable landform, steaming and hot spring, and massive flocks of flamingos for its inhabitants. Lakes Nakuru, one of the parts of the Kenya Lake System, is designated National Park and also the protecting habitats of many wild species, and most of them are endangered. Kinds of birds flourish this place, as do warthogs, baboons, black rhino, the greater kudu and so many mammal animals. The most famous species here are flamingos. At the most time of the year, up to 4 million Lesser Flamingos live here, which make the lake a significant wildlife spectacle. Thursday 22nd of April 2021 04:16:37 PM Thursday 22nd of April 2021 04:21:18 PM
266 Lake Nakuru National Park Thursday 22nd of April 2021 04:20:11 PM Thursday 22nd of April 2021 04:20:35 PM
267 Nairobi National Museums The National Museums of Kenya (NMK) is a state corporation and it manages all the regional museums, sites and monuments in Kenya. It is established by an Act of Parliament, the Museums and natural heritage. Nairobi National Museum and the headquarters of NMK are located on Museum Hill together. The purpose of NMK is to enhancing knowledge, appreciation, respect and sustainable utilization of these resources for the benefit of Kenya and the world, for now, and posterity. Nairobi National Museum aims to interpret Kenya’s rich heritage and offers a one-stop for visitors to sample the country’s rich heritage both for education and leisure. In addition to the museum, visitors are treated to a variety of shopping and dining facilities, as well as botanical gardens that offer a serene environment. Thursday 22nd of April 2021 05:08:34 PM Thursday 22nd of April 2021 05:18:06 PM
269 Digital Giza A vitual environment endeavored to present the archaeological documentation of the largest collection of information, media, and research materials ever assembled about the Pyramids and related sites on Egypt’s Giza Plateau. Friday 23rd of April 2021 01:18:09 AM Friday 23rd of April 2021 10:34:15 PM
270 Mohenjo Daro Indus Valley Civilization Friday 23rd of April 2021 01:32:26 AM Saturday 24th of April 2021 01:29:22 AM
271 The Great Pyramids Of Egypt The Giza Pyramids, built to endure an eternity, have marvelled the world since 4,500 years. The monumental tombs are relics of Egypt's Old Kingdom era, remarking an incredible feat of engineering and well defined architectural achievements. Mysteries of the Pyramids have always fascinated visitors and scholars to explore the mythology that led the pharaohs construct these formidable structures, which proved to be the some of the most indestructible pieces of architecture, and the only intact wonder among the Seven Wonders of Ancient World. In these decorated tombs one can visualize the wonderful scenes of every aspect of life in ancient Egypt. Giza is not just about how Egyptians died but how they lived. Tomb art includes depictions of ancient farmers working their fields and tending livestock, fishing and fowling, carpentry, costumes, religious rituals, and burial practices. The unbelievable intelligence behind the architecture of these Pyramids makes these structures even more elegant. Some of the stone blocks used to build the pyramids weigh in excess of 70 tons i.e. more than an elephant. There are more than 100 pyramids spread over the Giza Plateau. Napolean Boneparte once claimed a wall around France can be built from the pyramids. Friday 23rd of April 2021 02:38:38 AM Saturday 24th of April 2021 11:11:07 PM
272 The Sphinx and Pyramid of Giza "The Sphinx and Pyramid of Giza" by Sam and Ian is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 Friday 23rd of April 2021 09:58:23 PM Friday 23rd of April 2021 10:09:02 PM
273 Giza Plateau Friday 23rd of April 2021 10:25:02 PM Friday 23rd of April 2021 10:25:02 PM
274 Mystical Mohenjo Daro Friday 23rd of April 2021 11:14:13 PM Saturday 24th of April 2021 01:10:49 AM
275 Mystical hertiage of Indus Valley Civilization : Mohenjo Daro Saturday 24th of April 2021 01:15:49 AM Saturday 24th of April 2021 01:20:51 AM
276 Mystical Mohenjo Daro | Indus Valley Civilization A brief history of one of the oldest civilizations, the Indus Valley Civilization, which is well known for its mesmerizing and sophisticated urban architecture. Saturday 24th of April 2021 01:23:43 AM Saturday 24th of April 2021 03:08:02 AM
277 Mohenjo Daro Mohenjo Daro is the best preserved city of the great ancient culture of Indus Valley Civilization. A miniature bronze statuette of a nude female, known as "The Dancing girl" artifact found in Mohenjo daro reveals that the Indus Valley civilization is more than 4500 years old, contemporaneous with Egyptian and Mesopotamian civilizations. On the UNESCO World Heritage List, Mohenjo Daro has been listed as an archaeological site of immense historical significance. A well-planned street grid and an elaborate drainage system hint that the occupants of the ancient Indus civilization city of Mohenjo Daro were skilled urban planners with a reverence for the control of water. The Great Bath of Mohenjo Daro is referred to as the "earliest public water tank of the ancient world". The awe-inspiring archaeological site of Mohenjo Daro is nothing less than an absolutely thrilling and amazing walk through the 5,000-year-old culture. Saturday 24th of April 2021 01:32:29 AM Saturday 01st of May 2021 02:14:52 AM
278 Macquarie Island Macquarie Island is a subantarctic island owned by Tasmania, Australia, lying in the Southwestern Pacific Ocean, about halfway between New Zealand and Antarctica. Macquarie is recognised as the only place in the world where rocks from Earth’s mantle are actively exposed above sea level (a result of geologic activity). The island is part of the ocean crust formed in water six kilometres deep at a spreading ridge (known as Macquarie Ridge) in Miocene times, probably 600,000 years ago, and raised to its present height by the pressure of the Indian-Australian plate against the Pacific plate. The island is home to large variety of flora and fauna, with huge congregations of penguins and seals. Astonishingly, the island is the breeding ground for the Royal Penguins, an endemic species. Macquarie Island and its outlying islets are one of the most aesthetically pleasing and geologically unique places in the world. Saturday 24th of April 2021 03:55:19 AM Sunday 25th of April 2021 05:56:53 AM
279 Views_of_Macquarie_Island.ppt A visual representation of the Island Saturday 24th of April 2021 04:44:26 AM Sunday 25th of April 2021 05:52:36 AM
280 Views_of_Macquarie_Island-1.ppt A visual representation of the Island Saturday 24th of April 2021 04:44:28 AM Sunday 25th of April 2021 05:51:40 AM
281 Macquarie Island Australia Looking north at the isthmus on Macquarie Island. Saturday 24th of April 2021 05:02:07 AM Sunday 25th of April 2021 05:49:34 AM
282 Macquarie Island Australia - 1 Macquaire Island is the only place where rocks from the earth's mantle rise above the sea. Saturday 24th of April 2021 05:05:19 AM Sunday 25th of April 2021 05:50:02 AM
283 The Roman theatre of Philippopolis The Roman theatre of Philippopolis (Latin: Theatrum Trimontense; Bulgarian: Пловдивски античен театър) is one of the world's best-preserved ancient Roman theatres, located in the city centre of modern Plovdiv, Bulgaria. It was constructed in the 90s of the 1st century A. D., probably during the reign of Domitian. The theatre could host up to 7,000 spectators when it was built, but it is being used to this day for classical, pop and rock concerts, theatrical plays, and various other art performances.Ttoday its seating capacity is 3500 seats. Saturday 24th of April 2021 09:46:47 AM Saturday 24th of April 2021 10:15:15 AM
284 The Roman theatre of Philippopolis Saturday 24th of April 2021 09:50:48 AM Saturday 24th of April 2021 09:50:48 AM
285 Ancient Stadium of Philipopolis Saturday 24th of April 2021 09:57:35 AM Saturday 24th of April 2021 10:03:31 AM
286 Ancient Stadium of Philipopolis The Stadium of Philippopolis is an ancient Roman Imperial Stadium, built by Emperor Hadrian in the beginning of the 2nd century AD, at the time Philippopolis was the capital of the Thracia Roman Province. Unfortunately, today the only uncovered and preserved part is the northern curved part of the stadium (sphendone), the rest lying buried under the city centre - main shopping and cultural districts. Saturday 24th of April 2021 09:59:20 AM Saturday 24th of April 2021 10:10:37 AM
287 Ancient Stadium of Philipopolis 1 Saturday 24th of April 2021 10:08:03 AM Saturday 24th of April 2021 10:08:03 AM
288 Ancient Stadium of Philipopolis 2 Saturday 24th of April 2021 10:09:58 AM Saturday 24th of April 2021 10:09:58 AM
289 The Roman Theatre of Philippopolis 1 Saturday 24th of April 2021 10:12:11 AM Saturday 24th of April 2021 10:12:11 AM
290 The Roman theatre of Philippopolis 2 Saturday 24th of April 2021 10:12:53 AM Saturday 24th of April 2021 10:12:53 AM
291 The Roman theatre of Philippopolis 4 Saturday 24th of April 2021 10:13:17 AM Saturday 24th of April 2021 10:13:17 AM
292 The Roman theatre of Philippopolis 5 Saturday 24th of April 2021 10:13:46 AM Saturday 24th of April 2021 10:13:46 AM
293 Château de Chillon (Chillon Castle) HISTORY: Chillon Castle in its current form is the result of several centuries of construction and redevelopment. The excavations carried out from the end of the 19th century, particularly those led by archaeologist Albert Naef (1862-1936), indicate that the site has been occupied since the Bronze Age. The rocky island on which the castle sits constituted both a form of natural protection and a strategic positioning to control passage from the north to the south of Europe. The castle took on the oval shape of the genuine island upon which it was built. It is approximately 100m long and 50m wide. It also took its name from the rock; the word ‘Chillon’ meant ‘rocky platform’ in an ancient language. The history of the castle is marked by three great periods: those of the Savoy family, the Bernese bailiffs and the Canton of Vaud. COLLECTIONS: As an exceptional heritage monument, Chillon Castle has around 300 items on display throughout. With the exception of the furniture, weapons and armour, all of the items exhibited here were found during the archaeological digs carried out at the castle from 1896 to 1903. The collections belong to the Cantonal Museum of Archaeology & History of Lausanne under the name ‘fonds Chillon’ (Chillon Collection). In 1842, the Society for the History of Francophone Switzerland (SHSR) suggested setting up an antique museum in one of the castle halls. The Assocation for the Restoration of Chillon Castle was eventually founded in 1887. It put the society’s ideas into writing, building both the creation of a museum exhibiting the diverse periods of Vaudois history and the restoration of the castle into its statute. The state released funds for the purchase of various items for the collection. Ten years later, Chillon was literally stripped bare and archaeological excavations revealed hundreds of everyday objects dating from the Middle Ages to the 17th century. These collections remained at the castle until 2007. A substantial inventory was then taken and a new visitor itinerary created. The Chillon Castle Foundation – to which the Association passed the baton in 2002 – made the decision to place the focus on the castle’s architecture. Most of the objects were repatriated into storage at the Cantonal Museum, but a small selection was kept on display as part of the visitor itinerary, with the aim of illustrating the castle’s history. Saturday 24th of April 2021 12:04:02 PM Saturday 24th of April 2021 12:21:51 PM
294 Chillon Castle picture Saturday 24th of April 2021 12:07:17 PM Saturday 24th of April 2021 12:10:30 PM
295 Chillon1 Saturday 24th of April 2021 12:16:41 PM Saturday 24th of April 2021 12:16:41 PM
296 Chillon2 Saturday 24th of April 2021 12:19:03 PM Saturday 24th of April 2021 12:21:01 PM
297 Chillon3 Saturday 24th of April 2021 12:20:03 PM Saturday 24th of April 2021 12:20:03 PM
298 Macquarie Island Views Saturday 24th of April 2021 03:47:31 PM Sunday 25th of April 2021 05:50:29 AM
299 Views of Macquarie Island Saturday 24th of April 2021 03:53:43 PM Sunday 25th of April 2021 05:51:03 AM
300 Views of Macquarie Island (Australia) Saturday 24th of April 2021 04:24:00 PM Saturday 24th of April 2021 04:24:00 PM
301 Views of Macquarie Island (Australia) Views of the an oceanic island in the Southern Ocean, Macquarie Island, recognised as World Heritage by UNESCO Saturday 24th of April 2021 04:24:07 PM Sunday 25th of April 2021 08:17:38 PM
302 West Lake-img Sunday 25th of April 2021 11:26:45 PM Monday 26th of April 2021 12:17:48 AM
303 West Lake West Lake is a freshwater lake in Hangzhou, China. It has influenced poets and painters throughout Chinese history for its natural beauty and historic relics, and it has also been among the most important sources of inspiration for Chinese garden designers. Over 2,000 years ago, West Lake was still a part of the Qiantang River. Due to soil sedimentation, the feet of Wu Mountain and Baoshi Mountains, the surrounding mountains on the northern and southern sides of the lake, gradually stretched to form shoal heads. Later, these sand spits slowly merged into a bank, to which a lagoon emerged to the west; this was the old West Lake of the Qin and Han dynasties. The renown west lake relies on the work of the poet and government official Bai Juyi in the Tang dynasty(785-804). He ordered the construction of a stronger and taller dyke, with a dam to control the flow of water, providing water for irrigation and mitigating the drought problem. He ordered the construction of a causeway named Baisha Causeway to allow crossing part of the lake on foot, instead of requiring the services of a boat. The scenery of the lake is further expended at the beginning of the Song dynasty(1086–1094). Another great poet, Su Shi, ordered dredging of the lake and piled up all the mud into another causeway, in the style of Bai Causeway, but much wider and nearly three times as long: he also planted willow trees along its banks. The Kangxi and Qianlong emperors of the Qing dynasty in 17-18th century toured South China and stopping by Hangzhou many times; which helped to expedite the revamping and rehabilitation of West Lake. The Kangxi Emperor visited Hangzhou five times, and wrote the names of "Ten Scenic Spots of West Lake" selected in the Southern Song dynasty. The local governor then inscribed the emperor's handwriting onto stelae and built pavilions over them. The work created the spot we can see today. Monday 26th of April 2021 12:14:32 AM Monday 26th of April 2021 12:16:33 AM
304 Albert_Dock_Liverpool Monday 26th of April 2021 02:34:36 PM Monday 26th of April 2021 03:20:51 PM
305 Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool The Royal Albert Dock is a complex of dock buildings and warehouses in Liverpool, England. Designed by Jesse Hartley and Philip Hardwick, it was opened in 1846 and was the first structure in Britain to be built from cast iron, brick, and stone, with no structural wood. As a result, it was the first non-combustible warehouse system in the world. At the time of its construction, the dock was considered to be revolutionary in its design because ships were loaded and unloaded directly from or to the warehouses. Two years after it opened it was modified to feature the world's first hydraulic cranes. Today the Albert Dock is one of Liverpool's most important tourist attractions and a vital component of the city's UNESCO world heritage Maritime Mercantile City. As well as being the number one tourist attraction in Liverpool, the Albert Dock is also the most visited multi-use attraction in the United Kingdom outside London, with in excess of four million visitors per year. Monday 26th of April 2021 03:17:04 PM Monday 26th of April 2021 03:26:41 PM
306 Guoqing Temple Monday 26th of April 2021 06:49:35 PM Monday 26th of April 2021 06:49:35 PM
307 The great wall of China The Great Wall of China is an ancient wall in China. The wall is made of cement, rocks, bricks, and dirt. It was finished in 1878[1] and it was meant to protect the north of the empire of China from enemy attacks. It is the longest structure humans have ever built. It is about 21,196 kilometers long, 9.1 metres (30 feet) wide and 15 metres high. The earlier sections on the wall are made of compacted dirt and stone. Later in the Ming Dynasty they used bricks. There are 7,000 watch towers, block houses for soldiers and beacons to send smoke signals. The First Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang also called Shi Huangdi, started the Qin Dynasty. The Xiongnu tribes in the north of China were his enemies. The land in some parts of China is easy to cross, so Qin Shi Huang started building the Great Wall to make it more difficult for the Xiongnu to invade China. Other dynasties in China had worked more on the wall and made it longer. The Han, Sui, Northern and Jin Dynasties all repaired, rebuilt or expanded the Great Wall. During the Ming Dynasty, major rebuilding work took place. Sections of the wall were built with bricks and stone instead of earth. It took more than 2000 years for building and completion of the Great wall. Thursday 29th of April 2021 03:05:55 PM Thursday 29th of April 2021 03:14:51 PM
308 The Great Wall of China The Great Wall of China is an ancient wall in China. The wall is made of cement, rocks, bricks, and dirt. It was finished in 1878[1] and it was meant to protect the north of the empire of China from enemy attacks. It is the longest structure humans have ever built. It is about 21,196 kilometers long, 9.1 metres (30 feet) wide and 15 metres high. The earlier sections on the wall are made of compacted dirt and stone. Later in the Ming Dynasty they used bricks. There are 7,000 watch towers, block houses for soldiers and beacons to send smoke signals. The First Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang also called Shi Huangdi, started the Qin Dynasty. The Xiongnu tribes in the north of China were his enemies. The land in some parts of China is easy to cross, so Qin Shi Huang started building the Great Wall to make it more difficult for the Xiongnu to invade China. Other dynasties in China had worked more on the wall and made it longer. The Han, Sui, Northern and Jin Dynasties all repaired, rebuilt or expanded the Great Wall. During the Ming Dynasty, major rebuilding work took place. Sections of the wall were built with bricks and stone instead of earth. It took more than 2000 years for building and completion of the Great wall. Thursday 29th of April 2021 03:11:11 PM Thursday 29th of April 2021 03:21:06 PM
309 1127071802_16125758741931n.png Thursday 29th of April 2021 03:35:21 PM Thursday 29th of April 2021 03:35:21 PM
310 Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor The Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor (Qin Shi Huang) is located in Lintong District, Xi'an, Shaanxi province of China. This mausoleum was constructed over 38 years, from 246 to 208 BC, and is situated underneath a 76-meter-tall tomb mound shaped like a truncated pyramid. The layout of the mausoleum is modeled on the Qin capital Xianyang, divided into inner and outer cities. The circumference of the inner city is 2.5 km (1.55 miles) and the outer is 6.3 km (3.9 miles). The tomb is located in the southwest of the inner city and faces east. The main tomb chamber housing the coffin and burial artifacts is the core of the architectural complex of the mausoleum. Thursday 29th of April 2021 03:35:31 PM Thursday 29th of April 2021 03:47:53 PM
311 1632222000-1.jpeg The Terracotta Army is part of a much larger necropolis. Ground-penetrating radar and core sampling have measured the area to be approximately 98 square kilometers (38 square miles). The necropolis was constructed as a microcosm of the emperor's imperial palace or compound,[citation needed] and covers a large area around the tomb mound of the first emperor. The earthen tomb mound is located at the foot of Mount Li and built in a pyramidal shape, and is surrounded by two solidly built rammed earth walls with gateway entrances. The necropolis consists of several offices, halls, stables, other structures as well as an imperial park placed around the tomb mound. Thursday 29th of April 2021 03:53:16 PM Thursday 29th of April 2021 03:53:16 PM
312 Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area As a national park, Huanglong is protected by national and local laws and regulations. These laws and regulations include the Environment Protection Law, Law of China on the Protection of Wildlife, Regulation on National Park in China, Sichuan Provincial Regulation on World Heritage Protection, promulgatedin 2004, and Regulation on Implementing Sichuan Provincial Regulation on World Heritage Protection promulgated by Aba Autonomous Prefecture. These ensure the long-term management and conservation of the property. Thursday 29th of April 2021 04:00:29 PM Thursday 29th of April 2021 04:00:29 PM
313 Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area Situated in the north-west of Sichaun Province, the Huanglong valley is made up of snow-capped peaks and the easternmost of all the Chinese glaciers. In addition to its mountain landscape, diverse forest ecosystems can be found, as well as spectacular limestone formations, waterfalls and hot springs. The area also has a population of endangered animals, including the giant panda and the Sichuan golden snub-nosed monkey. Thursday 29th of April 2021 04:01:39 PM Thursday 29th of April 2021 04:03:52 PM
314 Panaromic view of Mohenjo-daro The panaromic views of the excavated ruins of Mohenjo-daro. Saturday 01st of May 2021 02:05:19 AM Saturday 01st of May 2021 02:07:15 AM
315 Jiuzhai Valley Jiuzhai Valley (Jiuzhaigou) in southwestern China. A long valley running north to south, Jiuzhaigou was inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1992 and a World Biosphere Reserve in 1997. It belongs to the category V (Protected Landscape) in the IUCN system of protected area categorization. Wednesday 05th of May 2021 05:52:26 PM Wednesday 05th of May 2021 06:16:37 PM
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317 Five Flower Lake Five-Color Pond is one of the smallest bodies of water in Jiuzhaigou lakes. Despite its very modest dimensions and depth, it has a richly colored underwater landscape with some of the brightest and clearest waters in the area. According to legend, the pond was where Goddess Semo washed her hair and God Dage came daily to bring her water. Wednesday 05th of May 2021 06:02:00 PM Wednesday 05th of May 2021 06:22:46 PM
318 Potala Palace The Potala Palace, winter palace of the Dalai Lama since the 7th century, symbolizes Tibetan Buddhism and its central role in the traditional administration of Tibet. The complex, comprising the White and Red Palaces with their ancillary buildings, is built on Red Mountain in the centre of Lhasa Valley, at an altitude of 3,700m. Also founded in the 7th century, the Jokhang Temple Monastery is an exceptional Buddhist religious complex. Norbulingka, the Dalai Lama's former summer palace, constructed in the 18th century, is a masterpiece of Tibetan art. The beauty and originality of the architecture of these three sites, their rich ornamentation and harmonious integration in a striking landscape, add to their historic and religious interest. Wednesday 05th of May 2021 09:54:42 PM Wednesday 05th of May 2021 09:59:59 PM
320 Valley of the Kings The Valley of the Kings, also known as the Valley of the Gates of the Kings, is a valley in Egypt where, for a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC, rock-cut tombs were excavated for the pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom (the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Dynasties of Ancient Egypt). It buried the most well-known Egyptian pharaohs including Ramesses II, Hatshepsu. The famous tomb of the golden king Tutankhamun is also located in the valley of the Kings. Wednesday 05th of May 2021 10:13:27 PM Wednesday 05th of May 2021 10:17:14 PM
322 Hongcun Thursday 06th of May 2021 10:33:16 PM Thursday 06th of May 2021 10:33:16 PM
323 Hongcun Thursday 06th of May 2021 10:33:20 PM Thursday 06th of May 2021 10:33:20 PM
324 Hongcun Thursday 06th of May 2021 10:33:22 PM Thursday 06th of May 2021 10:33:22 PM
325 Hongcun Thursday 06th of May 2021 10:40:45 PM Thursday 06th of May 2021 10:40:45 PM
326 Hongcun Thursday 06th of May 2021 10:40:51 PM Thursday 06th of May 2021 10:40:51 PM
327 Hongcun Thursday 06th of May 2021 10:40:55 PM Thursday 06th of May 2021 10:40:55 PM
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330 Hongcun Hongcun Village, located in Huangshan City, Anhui Province, is an ancient village with a large number of historical buildings in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The village was built during the Shaoxing reign of the Southern Song Dynasty. The main buildings in Hongcun are residences and private gardens, as well as public facilities such as academies and ancestral halls. The architectural complex is very complete. And it has a complete water supply system, which not only regulates the temperature of Hongcun but also beautifies the environment. Water in the middle of the formation of a half-moon - shaped moon marsh, in the south of the formation of the bow - shaped South Lake, constitute the unique style of Hong Cun. Hongcun is a typical representative of Huizhou B&B and one of the most important tourist towns in China. In 2003, Hongcun was awarded the title of "Famous Historical and Cultural Village of China".() Thursday 06th of May 2021 11:38:34 PM Thursday 06th of May 2021 11:56:06 PM
331 Anhui_Province_Hongcun Thursday 06th of May 2021 11:41:27 PM Thursday 06th of May 2021 11:50:29 PM
333 Terracotta Army The Terracotta Army is located in Xiyang Village, Lintong District, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China. According to current research, the terracotta warriors and horses are located about 955.5 meters east of Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor and have the meaning of guarding the mausoleum. In 1987, Terracotta Army was added to the World Heritage List. The Tombs Qin Shi Huang built for himself, including the Terracotta Army, survived for more than 2,000 years because they were not recorded in history books. The terracotta warriors are filled with ancient paintings, and the technology of cold weapons has been hailed as a marvel. Friday 07th of May 2021 12:34:12 AM Friday 07th of May 2021 12:40:55 AM
334 Terracotta_Pano Friday 07th of May 2021 12:35:37 AM Friday 07th of May 2021 12:37:59 AM
336 Forbidden City The Forbidden City was built in 1406 and completed in 1420. It is located in the center of the central axis of Beijing. Now as a museum, the Palace Museum houses many court objects of the Ming and Qing dynasties. It is a national first-class museum in China. There were altogether 24 emperors in the Palace Museum, who witnessed many years of vicissitudes. Many countries have also broadcast documentaries about the Forbidden City, to show people the history and culture of the Forbidden City, art culture, value culture and so on. Friday 07th of May 2021 03:13:09 PM Friday 07th of May 2021 03:13:09 PM
337 The_Forbidden_City Friday 07th of May 2021 03:14:42 PM Friday 07th of May 2021 03:17:04 PM
340 Market Street, St Andrews: A 16th Century Scottish Town For over 800 years Market Street has been the commercial heart of the burgh of St Andrews. This reconstruction shows Market Street during the middle of the sixteenth century – a time when St Andrews was a significant trading centre and the religious capital of Scotland. The reconstruction was created by Smart History and the Open Virtual Worlds Team at the University of St Andrews. It is part of an ongoing project to represent digitally the burgh of St Andrews at the time of the Scottish Reformation. During the Middle Ages, Market Street was a place where local residents met to exchange goods, gossip, and watch the punishment of wrongdoers. Funding for the Market Street reconstruction was provided by the St Andrews Community Trust and the University of St Andrews’ Covid-19 Restarting Research Funding Scheme. This work was funded as part of 'Enabling Heritage Response to COVID-19 through Virtual Reality Exhibits, Virtual Museum Infrastructure and Capacity Building'. Tuesday 11th of May 2021 12:49:25 PM Tuesday 11th of May 2021 12:52:41 PM
341 John Honey Building The home of the Open Virtual Worlds group at St Andrews University. Thursday 13th of May 2021 04:20:23 PM Thursday 13th of May 2021 04:20:23 PM
342 John Honey Thursday 13th of May 2021 04:28:33 PM Thursday 13th of May 2021 04:28:33 PM
353 Dujiangyan_1 Friday 14th of May 2021 04:42:16 PM Friday 14th of May 2021 04:46:13 PM
354 Dujiangyan The Dujiangyan is an ancient irrigation system in Dujiangyan City China. Originally constructed around 256 BC by the State of Qin as an irrigation and flood control project, it is still in use today Friday 14th of May 2021 04:42:42 PM Friday 14th of May 2021 04:42:42 PM
355 Mount Qingcheng_1 Friday 14th of May 2021 06:19:22 PM Friday 14th of May 2021 06:42:17 PM
356 Mount Qingcheng Mount Qingcheng is a mountain which can be considered one of the birthplaces of Taoism and one of the most important Taoist centres in China. As a centre of the Taoist religion it became host to many temples. Friday 14th of May 2021 06:23:33 PM Friday 14th of May 2021 06:23:33 PM
357 Jinsha site_1 Friday 14th of May 2021 06:32:15 PM Friday 14th of May 2021 06:41:12 PM
358 Jinsha site The Jinsha site was accidentally discovered in 2001 during real estate construction. Ivory, jade artifacts, bronze objects, gold objects and carved stone objects were found at the site. Jinsha did not have a city wall. Jinsha culture (1200–650 BC) was a final phase of Sanxingdui culture and represents a relocation of the political center in the ancient Shu Kingdom. Friday 14th of May 2021 06:37:19 PM Friday 14th of May 2021 06:37:19 PM
359 Suzhou Imperial Kiln Ruins Park & Museum of Imperial Kiln Brick Suzhou Imperial Kiln Ruins Park & Museum of Imperial Kiln Brick is the first museum in China to display the "Imperial Kiln Brics". Suzhou Imperial Kiln Ruins Park & Museum of Imperial Kiln Brick, is the ancient bricks specially made for the royal family, the Imperial Palace is built with Suzhou royal kiln gold bricks. In the Ming and Qing Dynasties, the gold bricks in the imperial kiln were the square bricks of the royal palace. Because of the complicated production process and high cost, the cost of a gold brick in the late Qing Dynasty was 9 yuan and 6 cents of silver, equivalent to 1 stone meter. The royal kiln brick is a wonderful work in the kiln brick firing industry in China. The production technology is complicated and there are more than 20 processes, among which the main processes are mud selection, mud training, billet making, kiln loading, firing, scenting water, kiln, grinding, etc. Road working procedure, ring ring closely, a substandard, all the previous efforts are wasted. With the fall of the feudal dynasty, the former royal kilns began to produce ordinary bricks and tiles, and the technology of making gold bricks was on the verge of being lost. In 2006, the State Council listed the manufacturing process of the gold bricks in the royal kiln as the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage protection list, and the ancient kiln site was listed as the provincial cultural relic protection unit. Finally, the kiln has been freed from the state of existence and has a government umbrella to protect it. Suzhou Imperial Kiln Ruins Park & Museum of Imperial Kiln Brick has become the only designated brick for the renovation of ancient royal buildings such as the Palace Museum of the Imperial Palace in Beijing and the Temple of Heaven. Tian 'anmen Square, the Hall of Prayer for Good Plains of the Temple of Heaven, the Summer Palace, Beihai Park, and the Garden of King Gong's Palace all use Lu Mu Imperial Kiln Brick, and have also gone across the ocean, exports the United States New York Ming Xuan and Xichun Garden, Singapore Yunxiu Garden, Japan Ikeda City Hexagonal Pavilion and many other domestic and foreign classical architecture. My family lives near the Suzhou Imperial Kiln Ruins Park & Museum of Imperial Kiln Brick, where I often read books, just like talking with ancient masters, which is very comfortable. Saturday 15th of May 2021 06:54:16 PM Saturday 15th of May 2021 06:54:16 PM
360 Suzhou Imperial Kiln Ruins Park & Museum of Imperial Kiln Brick Suzhou Imperial Kiln Ruins Park & Museum of Imperial Kiln Brick is the first museum in China to display the "Imperial Kiln Brics". Suzhou Imperial Kiln Ruins Park & Museum of Imperial Kiln Brick, is the ancient bricks specially made for the royal family, the Imperial Palace is built with Suzhou royal kiln gold bricks. In the Ming and Qing Dynasties, the gold bricks in the imperial kiln were the square bricks of the royal palace. Because of the complicated production process and high cost, the cost of a gold brick in the late Qing Dynasty was 9 yuan and 6 cents of silver, equivalent to 1 stone meter. The royal kiln brick is a wonderful work in the kiln brick firing industry in China. The production technology is complicated and there are more than 20 processes, among which the main processes are mud selection, mud training, billet making, kiln loading, firing, scenting water, kiln, grinding, etc. Road working procedure, ring ring closely, a substandard, all the previous efforts are wasted. With the fall of the feudal dynasty, the former royal kilns began to produce ordinary bricks and tiles, and the technology of making gold bricks was on the verge of being lost. In 2006, the State Council listed the manufacturing process of the gold bricks in the royal kiln as the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage protection list, and the ancient kiln site was listed as the provincial cultural relic protection unit. Finally, the kiln has been freed from the state of existence and has a government umbrella to protect it. Suzhou Imperial Kiln Ruins Park & Museum of Imperial Kiln Brick has become the only designated brick for the renovation of ancient royal buildings such as the Palace Museum of the Imperial Palace in Beijing and the Temple of Heaven. Tian 'anmen Square, the Hall of Prayer for Good Plains of the Temple of Heaven, the Summer Palace, Beihai Park, and the Garden of King Gong's Palace all use Lu Mu Imperial Kiln Brick, and have also gone across the ocean, exports the United States New York Ming Xuan and Xichun Garden, Singapore Yunxiu Garden, Japan Ikeda City Hexagonal Pavilion and many other domestic and foreign classical architecture. My family lives near the Suzhou Imperial Kiln Ruins Park & Museum of Imperial Kiln Brick, where I often read books, just like talking with ancient masters, which is very comfortable. Saturday 15th of May 2021 06:58:53 PM Saturday 15th of May 2021 06:58:53 PM
361 Suzhou Imperial Kiln Ruins Park & Museum of Imperial Kiln Brick Suzhou Imperial Kiln Ruins Park & Museum of Imperial Kiln Brick is the first museum in China to display the "Imperial Kiln Brics". Suzhou Imperial Kiln Ruins Park & Museum of Imperial Kiln Brick, is the ancient bricks specially made for the royal family, the Imperial Palace is built with Suzhou royal kiln gold bricks. In the Ming and Qing Dynasties, the gold bricks in the imperial kiln were the square bricks of the royal palace. Because of the complicated production process and high cost, the cost of a gold brick in the late Qing Dynasty was 9 yuan and 6 cents of silver, equivalent to 1 stone meter. The royal kiln brick is a wonderful work in the kiln brick firing industry in China. The production technology is complicated and there are more than 20 processes, among which the main processes are mud selection, mud training, billet making, kiln loading, firing, scenting water, kiln, grinding, etc. Road working procedure, ring ring closely, a substandard, all the previous efforts are wasted. With the fall of the feudal dynasty, the former royal kilns began to produce ordinary bricks and tiles, and the technology of making gold bricks was on the verge of being lost. In 2006, the State Council listed the manufacturing process of the gold bricks in the royal kiln as the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage protection list, and the ancient kiln site was listed as the provincial cultural relic protection unit. Finally, the kiln has been freed from the state of existence and has a government umbrella to protect it. Suzhou Imperial Kiln Ruins Park & Museum of Imperial Kiln Brick has become the only designated brick for the renovation of ancient royal buildings such as the Palace Museum of the Imperial Palace in Beijing and the Temple of Heaven. Tian 'anmen Square, the Hall of Prayer for Good Plains of the Temple of Heaven, the Summer Palace, Beihai Park, and the Garden of King Gong's Palace all use Lu Mu Imperial Kiln Brick, and have also gone across the ocean, exports the United States New York Ming Xuan and Xichun Garden, Singapore Yunxiu Garden, Japan Ikeda City Hexagonal Pavilion and many other domestic and foreign classical architecture. My family lives near the Suzhou Imperial Kiln Ruins Park & Museum of Imperial Kiln Brick, where I often read books, just like talking with ancient masters, which is very comfortable. Saturday 15th of May 2021 07:04:26 PM Saturday 15th of May 2021 07:04:26 PM
362 Suzhou Imperial Kiln Ruins Park & Museum of Imperial Kiln Brick Suzhou Imperial Kiln Ruins Park & Museum of Imperial Kiln Brick is the first museum in China to display the "Imperial Kiln Brics". Suzhou Imperial Kiln Ruins Park & Museum of Imperial Kiln Brick, is the ancient bricks specially made for the royal family, the Imperial Palace is built with Suzhou royal kiln gold bricks. In the Ming and Qing Dynasties, the gold bricks in the imperial kiln were the square bricks of the royal palace. Because of the complicated production process and high cost, the cost of a gold brick in the late Qing Dynasty was 9 yuan and 6 cents of silver, equivalent to 1 stone meter. The royal kiln brick is a wonderful work in the kiln brick firing industry in China. The production technology is complicated and there are more than 20 processes, among which the main processes are mud selection, mud training, billet making, kiln loading, firing, scenting water, kiln, grinding, etc. Road working procedure, ring ring closely, a substandard, all the previous efforts are wasted. With the fall of the feudal dynasty, the former royal kilns began to produce ordinary bricks and tiles, and the technology of making gold bricks was on the verge of being lost. In 2006, the State Council listed the manufacturing process of the gold bricks in the royal kiln as the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage protection list, and the ancient kiln site was listed as the provincial cultural relic protection unit. Finally, the kiln has been freed from the state of existence and has a government umbrella to protect it. Suzhou Imperial Kiln Ruins Park & Museum of Imperial Kiln Brick has become the only designated brick for the renovation of ancient royal buildings such as the Palace Museum of the Imperial Palace in Beijing and the Temple of Heaven. Tian 'anmen Square, the Hall of Prayer for Good Plains of the Temple of Heaven, the Summer Palace, Beihai Park, and the Garden of King Gong's Palace all use Lu Mu Imperial Kiln Brick, and have also gone across the ocean, exports the United States New York Ming Xuan and Xichun Garden, Singapore Yunxiu Garden, Japan Ikeda City Hexagonal Pavilion and many other domestic and foreign classical architecture. My family lives near the Suzhou Imperial Kiln Ruins Park & Museum of Imperial Kiln Brick, where I often read books, just like talking with ancient masters, which is very comfortable. Saturday 15th of May 2021 07:06:26 PM Saturday 15th of May 2021 07:06:26 PM
363 Suzhou Imperial Kiln Ruins Park & Museum of Imperial Kiln Brick Suzhou Imperial Kiln Ruins Park & Museum of Imperial Kiln Brick is the first museum in China to display the "Imperial Kiln Brics". Suzhou Imperial Kiln Ruins Park & Museum of Imperial Kiln Brick, is the ancient bricks specially made for the royal family, the Imperial Palace is built with Suzhou royal kiln gold bricks. In the Ming and Qing Dynasties, the gold bricks in the imperial kiln were the square bricks of the royal palace. Because of the complicated production process and high cost, the cost of a gold brick in the late Qing Dynasty was 9 yuan and 6 cents of silver, equivalent to 1 stone meter. The royal kiln brick is a wonderful work in the kiln brick firing industry in China. The production technology is complicated and there are more than 20 processes, among which the main processes are mud selection, mud training, billet making, kiln loading, firing, scenting water, kiln, grinding, etc. Road working procedure, ring ring closely, a substandard, all the previous efforts are wasted. With the fall of the feudal dynasty, the former royal kilns began to produce ordinary bricks and tiles, and the technology of making gold bricks was on the verge of being lost. In 2006, the State Council listed the manufacturing process of the gold bricks in the royal kiln as the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage protection list, and the ancient kiln site was listed as the provincial cultural relic protection unit. Finally, the kiln has been freed from the state of existence and has a government umbrella to protect it. Suzhou Imperial Kiln Ruins Park & Museum of Imperial Kiln Brick has become the only designated brick for the renovation of ancient royal buildings such as the Palace Museum of the Imperial Palace in Beijing and the Temple of Heaven. Tian 'anmen Square, the Hall of Prayer for Good Plains of the Temple of Heaven, the Summer Palace, Beihai Park, and the Garden of King Gong's Palace all use Lu Mu Imperial Kiln Brick, and have also gone across the ocean, exports the United States New York Ming Xuan and Xichun Garden, Singapore Yunxiu Garden, Japan Ikeda City Hexagonal Pavilion and many other domestic and foreign classical architecture. My family lives near the Suzhou Imperial Kiln Ruins Park & Museum of Imperial Kiln Brick, where I often read books, just like talking with ancient masters, which is very comfortable. Saturday 15th of May 2021 07:07:57 PM Saturday 15th of May 2021 07:07:57 PM
364 Shadow Puppets China is the hometown of Shadow Puppets. Shadow Puppet has a history of more than two thousand years. It is the crystallization of the wisdom of generations of folk artists. It combines painting, sculpture, literature, music and stage performance, and is known as the “living fossil” of Chinese folk art. In The General History of Cinema, Georges Sardur of France called Chinese Shadow Puppets the forerunner of films. In his book The People's Theater, Hun Silou declared that “the source of sound films cannot but praise Chinese shadow play as the ancestor of the mountains”. Shadow Puppets, also known as "shadow play" or "lantern play", is a traditional opera form in which stories are performed by cutting images out of animal skins or cardboard and using lights to illuminate the cut images. It is popular in a wide range and forms different types and schools due to the different sounds performed in different places. There are various theories about the origin of shadow play, among which the most popular one is that Emperor Wudi of the Han Dynasty asked a magician to conjure up spirits by illusionization because he missed the dead Mrs. Li. In fact, the origin of shadow play is closely related to the ancient shadow play, folk shadow play, ancient carving, folk paper-cut modeling, worship belief and so on. The country attaches great importance to the protection of intangible cultural heritages. On May 20, 2006, it was listed in the first batch of national intangible cultural heritages list approved by the State Council. On June 8, 2007, hubei yunmeng shadow puppetry art troupe and shandong bb0 fan zheng an shadow puppetry studio won the first cultural heritage day award issued by the national ministry of culture. In 2011, China successfully applied for the World Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Saturday 15th of May 2021 07:13:41 PM Saturday 15th of May 2021 07:13:41 PM
365 Shadow Puppets China is the hometown of Shadow Puppets. Shadow Puppet has a history of more than two thousand years. It is the crystallization of the wisdom of generations of folk artists. It combines painting, sculpture, literature, music and stage performance, and is known as the “living fossil” of Chinese folk art. In The General History of Cinema, Georges Sardur of France called Chinese Shadow Puppets the forerunner of films. In his book The People's Theater, Hun Silou declared that “the source of sound films cannot but praise Chinese shadow play as the ancestor of the mountains”. Shadow Puppets, also known as "shadow play" or "lantern play", is a traditional opera form in which stories are performed by cutting images out of animal skins or cardboard and using lights to illuminate the cut images. It is popular in a wide range and forms different types and schools due to the different sounds performed in different places. There are various theories about the origin of shadow play, among which the most popular one is that Emperor Wudi of the Han Dynasty asked a magician to conjure up spirits by illusionization because he missed the dead Mrs. Li. In fact, the origin of shadow play is closely related to the ancient shadow play, folk shadow play, ancient carving, folk paper-cut modeling, worship belief and so on. The country attaches great importance to the protection of intangible cultural heritages. On May 20, 2006, it was listed in the first batch of national intangible cultural heritages list approved by the State Council. On June 8, 2007, hubei yunmeng shadow puppetry art troupe and shandong bb0 fan zheng an shadow puppetry studio won the first cultural heritage day award issued by the national ministry of culture. In 2011, China successfully applied for the World Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Saturday 15th of May 2021 07:15:41 PM Saturday 15th of May 2021 07:15:41 PM
366 Kunqu Opera Kunqu Opera is one of the oldest operas in China and a treasure of traditional Chinese culture and art. Kunqu Opera was born in Kunshan, Jiangsu Province, China in the mid-14th century. With a history of more than 600 years, Kunqu Opera has inspired and nurtured many local operas, so it is called "the mother of all operas". Kunqu Opera was listed by UNESCO as a "Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity" in 2001. The most attractive thing about Kunqu Opera is two points. First, it is highly literary. Audiences who love classical literature will easily understand the beauty and elegance of Kunqu Opera. The second point is that the performance of Kunqu Opera is comprehensive and well-rounded, combining poetry, singing, dancing and drama. Saturday 15th of May 2021 07:31:51 PM Saturday 15th of May 2021 07:31:51 PM
367 Kunqu Opera Kunqu Opera is one of the oldest operas in China and a treasure of traditional Chinese culture and art. Kunqu Opera was born in Kunshan, Jiangsu Province, China in the mid-14th century. With a history of more than 600 years, Kunqu Opera has inspired and nurtured many local operas, so it is called "the mother of all operas". Kunqu Opera was listed by UNESCO as a "Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity" in 2001. The most attractive thing about Kunqu Opera is two points. First, it is highly literary. Audiences who love classical literature will easily understand the beauty and elegance of Kunqu Opera. The second point is that the performance of Kunqu Opera is comprehensive and well-rounded, combining poetry, singing, dancing and drama. Saturday 15th of May 2021 07:33:16 PM Saturday 15th of May 2021 07:33:16 PM
368 Great Serpent Mound Located on a plateau along the Ohio Brush Creek the Great Serpent Mound is an ancient effigy mound reaching 411 metres in length, resembling a giant snake. Archaeologists to this day still debate the origin of the mound, with some claiming that radiocarbon studies show it to be more than 2000 years old, dating back to the Adena culture in the 4th century BC. What is potentially most fascinating about the Serpent Mound is that the serpent’s open mouth perfectly aligns with the summer solstice sunset, while the tail points to the winter solstice sunrise. It is for this reason that the heritage is considered to have been of temporal significance in order to mark dates; however it may also have held spiritual significance as graves and burial sites were discovered near the mound. Saturday 15th of May 2021 08:19:16 PM Saturday 15th of May 2021 08:19:16 PM
369 Great Serpent Mound Saturday 15th of May 2021 08:22:23 PM Saturday 15th of May 2021 08:22:23 PM
370 Cave of Altamira and Paleolithic Cave Art of Northern Spain Saturday 15th of May 2021 08:46:06 PM Saturday 15th of May 2021 08:46:06 PM
371 Cave of Altamira The Cave of Altamira, located in the Spanish region of Cantabria, contains some of the oldest wall art known to man, with some of the paintings dating as far back as the Upper Palaeolithic period over 36,000 years ago. Around 13,000 years ago a rock fall sealed the cave’s entrance, preserving its contents until a nearby tree fell and disturbed the fallen rocks. Discovered in 1868, the cave was investigated further by a local nobleman that, alongside the art, unearthed a number of animal bones and stone tools. Due to its isolation from external climactic influences, the cave’s wall art is particularly well preserved in comparison to other prehistoric art that has been discovered. Saturday 15th of May 2021 08:46:36 PM Saturday 15th of May 2021 08:46:36 PM
372 Machu Picchu Saturday 15th of May 2021 09:23:44 PM Saturday 15th of May 2021 09:23:44 PM
373 Machu Picchu Machu Picchu is a citadel built by the Inca’s during the 15th century, located on a mountain ridge approximately 2420 metres above sea level. Most archaeologists believe that the site was built as an estate for Pachacuti, the Inca emperor at the time, however it was abandoned a century later during the Spanish conquest. Because of the high status of the citadel, it was mostly home to members of Pachacuti’s lineage, religious elite, and highly specialised artisans. It was thought to have housed up to 1000 inhabitants when at its peak. In terms of farming and agriculture Machu Picchu thrived, utilising hundreds of incredibly well engineered man-made terraces, built to ensure good drainage and soil fertility. Saturday 15th of May 2021 09:24:08 PM Saturday 15th of May 2021 09:24:08 PM
374 Machu Picchu Saturday 15th of May 2021 09:25:46 PM Saturday 15th of May 2021 09:25:46 PM
375 Machu Picchu Machu Picchu is a citadel built by the Inca’s during the 15th century, located on a mountain ridge approximately 2420 metres above sea level. Most archaeologists believe that the site was built as an estate for Pachacuti, the Inca emperor at the time, however it was abandoned a century later during the Spanish conquest. Because of the high status of the citadel, it was mostly home to members of Pachacuti’s lineage, religious elite, and highly specialised artisans. It was thought to have housed up to 1000 inhabitants when at its peak. In terms of farming and agriculture Machu Picchu thrived, utilising hundreds of incredibly well engineered man-made terraces, built to ensure good drainage and soil fertility. Saturday 15th of May 2021 09:32:43 PM Saturday 15th of May 2021 09:32:43 PM
376 Buddha Statues Buddhist statues in the caves at Pak Ou Sunday 16th of May 2021 11:53:51 AM Sunday 16th of May 2021 09:42:42 PM
377 Pak Ou Caves At the junction of the Mekong and Ou rivers in Laos, near the World Heritage town of Luang Prabang, lie two cliff caves accessible by boat. Thousands of Buddha statues have been placed in these caves. For centuries, people from local towns deposited their old Buddha statues and other Buddhist relics here, making this place a very important religious site. During Laos’ New Year in April, locals visit these caves to wash in the river water and care for the statues. Most of the statues are wooden, resin, or animal bones decorated in reds, blues, and golds. This is a unique religious site as these are images of the Buddha that were once used but now have been discarded. Still, even in their final place, they create an air of worship and spirituality. The lower cave, Tham Ting, is also a place for burning offerings. The bigger and deeper upper cave, Tham Theung, is accessible from several steps along the cliffside. Sunday 16th of May 2021 11:54:17 AM Sunday 16th of May 2021 09:46:47 PM
378 Caves at Pak Ou The lower cave at Pak Ou Sunday 16th of May 2021 12:03:32 PM Sunday 16th of May 2021 09:42:38 PM
379 Gedi Ruins Ruins of the walled city at Gedi Sunday 16th of May 2021 12:40:55 PM Sunday 16th of May 2021 12:40:55 PM
380 Gedi Ruins Mosque The Great Mosque ruins at Gedi Sunday 16th of May 2021 12:43:15 PM Sunday 16th of May 2021 12:43:15 PM
381 Gedi Ruins Palace The palace at the Gedi Ruins Sunday 16th of May 2021 12:44:56 PM Sunday 16th of May 2021 12:44:56 PM
382 Ruins of Gedi The Gedi city (also written as Gede) was a trade city on the East coast of Kenya between the 11th and 16th centuries. The double-walled city supported an estimated population of 2,500 people. The ruins show that the people were Muslims, with three mosques found in the city. Pillar tombs have been found in the design of medieval Swahili coastal settlements. Surviving stone houses indicate that elite families lived within the inner wall of the city. These houses are built with coral stones from the Indian Ocean, in contrast with the thatched-roofed mud buildings which were present between the outer and inner walls. Ruins of a Palace where the city's sheikh lived are also present. Several artefacts were found that shed light on the people who lived there, including shells used as currency for trade, beads, and pottery. Chinese and Asian ceramics were also found highlighting the importance of this town as an East African trade centre. Sunday 16th of May 2021 01:00:44 PM Monday 17th of May 2021 03:10:51 PM
383 Totora Reed Boat Traditional boat near the Uros islands, made from totora reeds, used to travel to the Peruvian mainland and for touristic purposes Sunday 16th of May 2021 08:37:43 PM Sunday 16th of May 2021 08:37:43 PM
384 Uros Floating islands Uros floating islands in Lake Titicaca Sunday 16th of May 2021 08:39:06 PM Sunday 16th of May 2021 08:39:06 PM
385 Dwelling on the floating islands of Uros, Lake Titicaca, Peru The houses and islands are made from reeds Sunday 16th of May 2021 08:40:35 PM Sunday 16th of May 2021 08:40:35 PM
386 Uros Floating Islands at Lake Titicaca The Uros people live on floating islands in Lake Titicaca, Peru. They have been building these islands from reeds and straw since pre-Incan times. Originally, they were used as a means of defence, moving from land onto them and floating towards the middle of the lake at the sign of an attack. Lake Titicaca is the largest lake in South America, located in Peru and Bolivia, and the highest navigable lake in the world. Although most of the population now live in the town of Puno, on the mainland, some still live on the islands as their families before them. They live a traditional modest life: fishing, building boats, and creating souvenir crafts. Their aim is to preserve the culture of the Uros people and showcase it to the many tourists who visit their islands. The islands are also an opportunity for scientists and students to work on sustainability projects, such as developing filters which help remove pollutants from the water. These islands serve as an example of developing new technologies to preserve cultural heritage. Sunday 16th of May 2021 09:26:40 PM Monday 17th of May 2021 03:44:10 PM
387 Small Buddha Statues Some of the small Buddha statues found at the caves Sunday 16th of May 2021 09:46:19 PM Sunday 16th of May 2021 09:46:19 PM
388 "Treasury" (Al Khazneh) at Petra. Sunday 16th of May 2021 10:19:52 PM Sunday 16th of May 2021 10:19:52 PM
389 Petra (The Rose City) The Jordan City was an important crossroads between Syria-Phoenicia, Arabia and Egypt. Being settled since prehistoric times, the archaeological site locates in a mountain-surrounded basin between the Dead Sea and the Red Sea. It was built by Nabataean caravans in approximately 5th century BC, which shows a magnificent fusion of ancient Eastern traditions and architecture of Hellenistic. The city is half exposed, half covered by rosy-coloured rock, and it is one of the most popular signature tourist attractions of Jordan. However, the collapse of old structures as well as erosion from water bring challenge to its conservation. Sunday 16th of May 2021 10:20:29 PM Sunday 16th of May 2021 10:20:29 PM
390 Angkor As one of the most important archaeological places in South-East Asia, Angkor Archaeological Park extends over 400 km2 and includes the splendid remains of successive capitals of Khmer Empire, crossing the 9th and the 15th century. The immovable, tangible heritage is located in Cambodia’s northern province of Siem Reap, and consists of forested area, hydraulic structures, as well as well-decorated temples such as Temple of Angkor Wat and the Bayon Temple. With impressive monuments, several different ancient urban plans and large water reservoirs, the site is a unique concentration of features testifying to an exceptional civilization. Temples as exemplars of Khmer architecture, are closely linked to their geographical context as well as being imbued with symbolic significance. Sunday 16th of May 2021 10:26:29 PM Sunday 16th of May 2021 10:41:28 PM
391 Angkor Chau Say Tevoda Sunday 16th of May 2021 10:40:33 PM Sunday 16th of May 2021 10:40:33 PM
392 Luoyang Longmen Grottoes Longmen Grottoes, near Luoyang, China Sunday 16th of May 2021 11:37:08 PM Sunday 16th of May 2021 11:37:08 PM
393 Longmen Grottoes The Longmen Grottoes and shrines contain the largest and finest collection of Chinese art from the late Northern Wei dynasty to the Tang dynasty (316-907 AD). All these works of art reflect the religious themes of Buddhism and represent the highest peak of Chinese stone carving art. Located on both sides of Yihe, south of the ancient capital of Luoyang, Longmen Grottoes is made up of more than 2,300 caves and niches carved into a kilometer-long cliff of steep limestone. The statues include nearly 110,000 Buddhist statues, more than 60 stupas and 2,800 inscriptions on stone tablets. Luoyang was the capital of the late Northern Wei Dynasty and the early Tang dynasty. The most concentrated carving period was from the late 5th century to the middle 8th century. Sunday 16th of May 2021 11:37:25 PM Sunday 16th of May 2021 11:37:25 PM
394 The Magura Cave (The Rabisha Cave) The Magura Cave is located in northeastern Bulgaria, 17 km from Belogradchik, in the limestone Rabisha burial mound (altitude 461 meters). It is one of the largest and most beautiful caves in Bulgaria. It consists of a main gallery and three side branches. The overall length of the cave is approximately 2500 meters. The temperature in the cave is a constant 12 degrees Centigrade, year-round. It is most visited during the summer months. According to geological studies, The Magura Cave began to take shape about 15 million years ago. In one of the caverns, prehistoric paintings have been discovered, carved into the walls and decorated with bat guano (droppings). The paintings depict the silhouettes of women, men dancing and hunting, people wearing masks, animals, stars, tools, and plants. The paintings date from different eras – the early Paleolithic, the Neolithic, the later Neolithic, and the beginning of the Bronze Age. A solar calendar from the late Neolithic found there is the earliest solar calendar discovered in Europe. It is painted on the walls of the sanctuary hall and depicts 5 festivals and 366 days. The Magura Cave was recognized as a natural landmark by Decree 666 on 3 May 1960. The cave offers one of the richest collections of geological formations, of all shapes and sizes – stalactites, stalagmites, columns, Geodesic formations, cave pearls, and flows of “cave milk”. Monday 17th of May 2021 03:43:54 PM Monday 17th of May 2021 03:43:54 PM
395 The Magura Cave (The Rabisha Cave) Monday 17th of May 2021 03:47:51 PM Monday 17th of May 2021 03:47:51 PM
396 Baba Vida Fortress Baba Vida is a medieval fortress in the town of Vidin in the northwestern part of Bulgaria and it is the town's proudest landmark. It consists of two concentric curtain walls and about nine towers of which three are preserved to their full medieval height, including the original battlements, and is said to be the only entirely preserved medieval castle in the country. Baba Vida was Vidin's main defensive installation during the Middle Ages and was also the most important defensive point of the nortwestern Bulgaria. It withstood an eight-month-long siege by Byzantine forces in 1356. Today, Baba Vida castle functions as a museum. Being a popular tourist attraction, the fortress is being kept in repair. Monday 17th of May 2021 04:48:17 PM Monday 17th of May 2021 04:48:17 PM
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398 Belogradchik Rocks The Belogradchik Rocks are a group of uniquely shaped sandstone rock formations located on the western slopes of Stara Planina (Balkan Mountains) near the town of Belogradchik. The town itself is situated in the northwest Bulgaria. The rocks have different colours varying from red to yellow and some of the bigger ones reach up to 200 meters in height. As mentioned before, the rocks have unique shapes and are often associated with interesting legends. A lot of them are named after the people or objects they resemble. The Belogradchik Rocks are a Natural Landmark in Bulgaria and are a big tourist attraction in the northwest region alongside The Magura Cave. Furthermore, they are the only habitat of the critically endangered Bulgarian endemic plant Hieracium belogradcense. Monday 17th of May 2021 06:02:24 PM Monday 17th of May 2021 06:02:24 PM
399 Belogradchik Rocks Monday 17th of May 2021 06:07:33 PM Monday 17th of May 2021 06:07:33 PM
400 Prince Kung's Mansion Monday 17th of May 2021 07:28:32 PM Monday 17th of May 2021 07:28:32 PM
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407 Prince Kung's Mansion Prince Gong Mansion is a first-class museum of guogaijia in China and a national AAAAAA tourist attraction. It is the largest palace complex in the Qing Dynasty, and its predecessor was the residence of Heshen, an official of the Qianlong Dynasty in the Qing Dynasty, and the residence of Yonglin, brother of Emperor Jiaqing in the Qing Dynasty. As the mansions of the princes of the Qing Dynasty, Prince Gong Mansion has neat architectural layout, excellent craftsmanship and staggered pavilions, which fully reflects the magnificent and rich style of the royal family and the simple and elegant charm of the folk Qing Dynasty. Prince Gong Mansion composed by mansion and garden two parts, north and south grow about 330 meters, thing width more than 180 meters, cover an area of an area of about 61120 square meter, among them mansion covers an area of 32260 square meter, the garden covers an area of 28860 square meter. Monday 17th of May 2021 10:21:35 PM Monday 17th of May 2021 11:05:16 PM
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410 Ceahlău Massif Mountain Range Monday 17th of May 2021 11:40:56 PM Monday 17th of May 2021 11:40:56 PM
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412 Yu Garden Yu Garden is located in the northeast of the Old Town Hall of Shanghai, bordering Fuyou Road in the north, Anren Street in the east and Shanghai Old Town God Temple in the southwest. It was built in the Jiajing Period of the Ming Dynasty and was a private garden in the Ming Dynasty.In the Ming Dynasty Wanli period covers an area of more than 30 acres.Yuyuan Garden was opened to the public in 1961 and was listed as a key cultural relic under national protection by China's State Council in 1982.There are more than 40 ancient buildings in the garden, such as the ear hall, the iron lion, the fast building, the moon building, the jade Linglong building, the jade water gallery, the listening tao pavilion, the Hanbi building, the inner garden observation hall, the ancient stage, as well as the rockery and the pond.Sansui Hall is located at the front gate of Yuyuan Garden. Monday 17th of May 2021 11:41:24 PM Monday 17th of May 2021 11:49:55 PM
413 Ceahlău Massif Monday 17th of May 2021 11:48:56 PM Monday 17th of May 2021 11:48:56 PM
414 Ceahlău Massif Mountain Range The Ceahlău Massif is one of the most famous mountains of Romania. It is part of the Bistriţa Mountains range of the Eastern Carpathians division, in Neamţ County, in the Moldavia region. The two most important peaks are Toaca (1904 m altitude) and Ocolaşul Mare (1907 m altitude). Monday 17th of May 2021 11:49:07 PM Monday 17th of May 2021 11:49:07 PM
415 Ceahlău Massif Mountain Range The Ceahlău Massif is one of the most famous mountains of Romania. It is part of the Bistriţa Mountains range of the Eastern Carpathians division, in Neamţ County, in the Moldavia region. The two most important peaks are Toaca (1904 m altitude) and Ocolaşul Mare (1907 m altitude). Monday 17th of May 2021 11:52:23 PM Monday 17th of May 2021 11:52:23 PM
416 Château Comtal de Carcassonne Carcassonne Castle is a historical and architectural marvel. With a strategical positioning so great its land has served fortified villages, towns, and cities over the past 2300 years. It has seen sieges, fires, crusades, papal visits, royal visits, and has at times been the capital of the Aude region in France. Where it differs from other castles other than its huge size, is its ability to grow throughout the ages. Most castles built in the 11th century have fallen into disrepair or even ruins, Carcassonne City has not only grown, but most extraordinarily, is still inhabited. Not only does this beastly construction strike wonder into those driving by, it actively receives up to 4.5 million visitors a year, which puts it in the top 5 most visited national monuments in France. For the country that receives more tourism than any other country in the world, this is no small feat. Monday 17th of May 2021 11:52:36 PM Monday 17th of May 2021 11:52:36 PM
417 Ceahlău Massif Mountain Range The Ceahlău Massif is one of the most famous mountains of Romania. It is part of the Bistriţa Mountains range of the Eastern Carpathians division, in Neamţ County, in the Moldavia region. The two most important peaks are Toaca (1904 m altitude) and Ocolaşul Mare (1907 m altitude). Monday 17th of May 2021 11:53:04 PM Monday 17th of May 2021 11:53:04 PM
418 Danube Delta The waters of the Danube, which flow into the Black Sea, form the largest and best preserved of Europe's deltas. The Danube Delta hosts over 300 species of birds as well as 45 freshwater fish species in its numerous lakes and marshes. The 580,000 hectare delta is home to massive amounts of waterbirds of all kinds, most notably pelicans of two species, herons, storks, cormorants and terns. It is a favourite staging area for passage migrants and also wintering grounds for masses of migrating waterbirds from the steppes, the boreal forests and the tundras further north. Tuesday 18th of May 2021 12:10:37 AM Tuesday 18th of May 2021 12:10:37 AM
419 Danube Delta Tuesday 18th of May 2021 12:15:50 AM Tuesday 18th of May 2021 12:15:50 AM
420 Danube Delta The waters of the Danube, which flow into the Black Sea, form the largest and best preserved of Europe's deltas. The Danube delta hosts over 300 species of birds as well as 45 freshwater fish species in its numerous lakes and marshes.The 580,000 hectare delta is home to massive amounts of waterbirds of all kinds, most notably pelicans of two species, herons, storks, cormorants and terns. It is a favourite staging area for passage migrants and also wintering grounds for masses of migrating waterbirds from the steppes, the boreal forests and the tundras further north. Tuesday 18th of May 2021 12:16:57 AM Tuesday 18th of May 2021 12:16:57 AM
421 Danube Delta The waters of the Danube, which flow into the Black Sea, form the largest and best preserved of Europe's deltas. The Danube delta hosts over 300 species of birds as well as 45 freshwater fish species in its numerous lakes and marshes.The 580,000 hectare delta is home to massive amounts of waterbirds of all kinds, most notably pelicans of two species, herons, storks, cormorants and terns. It is a favourite staging area for passage migrants and also wintering grounds for masses of migrating waterbirds from the steppes, the boreal forests and the tundras further north. Tuesday 18th of May 2021 12:17:06 AM Tuesday 18th of May 2021 12:17:06 AM
422 Retezat Mountains The Retezat Mountains (Romanian: Munții Retezat, Hungarian: Retyezát-hegység) are one of the highest massifs in Romania, being part of the Southern Carpathians. The highest peak is Peleaga (Vârful Peleaga), at an altitude of 2,509 metres (8,232 ft). Other important peaks are Păpușa (Vârful Păpușa, "the Doll Peak") and Retezat Peak (Vârful Retezat). The name means "cut off" in Romanian. Tuesday 18th of May 2021 12:28:50 AM Tuesday 18th of May 2021 12:28:50 AM
423 Retezat Mountains The Retezat Mountains (Romanian: Munții Retezat, Hungarian: Retyezát-hegység) are one of the highest massifs in Romania, being part of the Southern Carpathians. The highest peak is Peleaga (Vârful Peleaga), at an altitude of 2,509 metres (8,232 ft). Other important peaks are Păpușa (Vârful Păpușa, "the Doll Peak") and Retezat Peak (Vârful Retezat). The name means "cut off" in Romanian. Tuesday 18th of May 2021 12:29:04 AM Tuesday 18th of May 2021 12:29:04 AM
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426 Xitang The ancient town Xitang is located in Jiashan County, Jiaxing City, Zhejiang Province, 11 kilometers away from the county seat of Jiashan. It is one of the six ancient towns south of the Yangtze River.Take the train from Shanghai to Jiashan after getting off, take the minibus to Xitang 3.5 yuan.Xitang is an ancient town with a history of one thousand years.As early as the Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States Period, it was the intersecting place of Wu and Yue, so it was known as "Yue Jiao" and "Yue Jiao People's House".The Yuan Dynasty initially formed the market.The biggest difference between Xitang and other ancient water towns lies in the fact that all the riverside streets in the ancient town have corridors-nearly a kilometer in length, just like the long corridors-in the Summer Palace.Traveling in Xitang, you don't get wet in rainy days, and you don't get sunburnt in sunny days. Tuesday 18th of May 2021 12:39:55 AM Tuesday 18th of May 2021 12:42:17 AM
427 Carcassonne Castle Tuesday 18th of May 2021 12:55:17 AM Tuesday 18th of May 2021 12:55:17 AM
428 The Pyrenees The Pyrenees mountains in the south of France are one of the most beautiful and understated regions on the planet. From when they are covered in snow in the winter to when there are only small patches in the autumn these mountains delight all those who see them. The Pyrenees have succeeded in keeping a low profile compared to the Alps, the majority of the Pyrenees fall within national park limits, the home of over 50 brown bears, bearded vultures, lynxs, wolves and over 4000 other fascinating species. Pollution remains low, technological advancement lags behind the rest of Europe, and the culture is vibrant and joy inducing. Tuesday 18th of May 2021 05:41:28 AM Tuesday 18th of May 2021 05:41:28 AM
429 Snowy Pyrenees Tuesday 18th of May 2021 05:56:31 AM Tuesday 18th of May 2021 05:56:31 AM
430 Changi War Museum This museum is a hugely important and informative museum documenting the happenings of the second world war in Singapore. It is built on the site of a Japanese prison during the Japanese occupation of Singapore. The history the museum imparts is truly both heart-breaking and fascinating as Singapore’s involvement as a British colony in the war is rarely mentioned or taught in Europe. Many Europeans and Americans as well as Singaporeans have ancestors who were in Singapore at the time, and a museum of such quality and intensity should be visited by all. Tuesday 18th of May 2021 06:22:23 AM Tuesday 18th of May 2021 06:22:23 AM
431 Changi Museum Tuesday 18th of May 2021 06:25:47 AM Tuesday 18th of May 2021 06:25:47 AM
433 Pillars.glb Tuesday 18th of May 2021 10:59:22 AM Tuesday 18th of May 2021 10:59:22 AM
434 Giant Wild Goose Pagoda The Great Wild Goose Pagoda, also known as the Great Cien Temple Pagoda, is located in the southern suburb of Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China, and is a masterpiece of Buddhist architecture from the Chinese Tang Dynasty. It is famous for the story of the Tang Monk (Xuan Zang) who came to India to collect the scriptures. Here he presided over the temple, led the translation of Buddhist scriptures and founded a Buddhist sect. It houses a number of Buddhist classics, including the Mahaparinirvana Sutra, as well as various precious Buddha statues and relics. The most famous and magnificent Buddhist temple in Chang'an City of the Tang Dynasty, Ci'en Temple was built by royal decree during the Tang Dynasty, and was a temple built under the auspices of the royal family, with a distinguished status and grand scale. Tuesday 18th of May 2021 03:22:41 PM Tuesday 18th of May 2021 03:22:41 PM
435 Giant Wild Goose Pagoda Tuesday 18th of May 2021 03:25:03 PM Tuesday 18th of May 2021 03:25:03 PM
436 The Toshodaiji Temple It is located in Gojo-cho, Nara City, Nara Prefecture in Japan. The temple was built by the Chinese monk Kanzen in the Tang Dynasty and is known as a temple of Sino-Japanese friendship. It has been listed as a national treasure of Japan, and in 1998, it was listed as a World Heritage Site as part of the "Cultural Heritage of Nara, the ancient capital. Tuesday 18th of May 2021 03:35:09 PM Tuesday 18th of May 2021 03:35:09 PM
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438 The Potala Palace, Lhasa The Potala Palace, located on Mount Maburi in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, is a magnificent fortress-style Tibetan Buddhist complex built in the early 7th century by the Tubo king Songtsen Gampo for his wife, Princess Wencheng from the Tang Dynasty of ancient China.' Potala' is the translation of the Sanskrit word 'potalaka', meaning 'island of light', and is the resident dojo of Bodhisattva Kuan Shi Yin in Buddhism. Potala Palace consists of three parts, the red palace in the center, the east connected to the white palace, the west connected to the Zha Xia, the three through each other. The palace in the plane is made up of many rectangular houses put together, the structure is very complex. The main colors of the palace are red, white and yellow, symbolizing majesty, tranquility and perfection, its color and style have distinctive Tibetan Buddhist characteristics. Tuesday 18th of May 2021 03:54:30 PM Tuesday 18th of May 2021 03:54:30 PM
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440 Chac Mool One of the most advisable cenotes to visit is Chac Mool. It is located on Highway 307, also known as Ruta de los Cenotes, just 22 kilometers from Playa del Carmen. After having traveled through a dirt road, youe arrive at the main access of this ecological sanctuary. In addition to being one of the places of greatest natural attraction in Quintana Roo and in general in the entire Yucatan peninsula, this cenote, whose name in the Mayan language means "Jaguar's Claw" stands out for its wild beauty, its enormous potential for diving and the enigma that emerges from its deep caves. To access this cenote, one of the most popular on the region, you descend a rock staircase. Tuesday 18th of May 2021 06:39:49 PM Wednesday 19th of May 2021 12:17:01 PM
441 Suzhou Museum Suzhou Museum, which is a marvelous combination of the modern and ancient style of architecture, designed by one of the world's most famous architects, Ieoh Ming Pei. This cultural heritage is precious not only result from those valuable relics preserved in this museum, but also from the impressive architecture itself created by the crystal of human wisdom. Founded in 1960, originally located in the former residence of Zhong Wang, an important general during the Taiping Rebellion. In 2006 the museum moved to its present location. It is one of the most visited museums in the world, with 2,340,000 visitors in 2018. Tuesday 18th of May 2021 10:49:24 PM Wednesday 19th of May 2021 01:14:48 AM
442 Phoenix Hall The Byodoin Temple was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage as one of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto in 1994. Being one of the World Heritage sites, the Byodoin Temple buildings and Buddha statues have a long history of about 1000 years. Phoenix Hall is the most famous building of this cultural heritage. It is a combination of paintings, architecture, artifacts, and sculpture that covers the arts and history, the design style still remains the beauty of Mogao Cave to exhibit an art style that originated in Tang Dynasty. Also, in order to commemorate the cultural significance behind this heritage, Japan displays its image on its 10 yen coin, and the 10,000 yen note also features the phoenix image. Tuesday 18th of May 2021 11:14:58 PM Wednesday 19th of May 2021 12:37:13 AM
443 St Andrews Cathedral In the past, it is regarded as the headquarters of the medieval Scottish Church, as the largest church to have been built in Scotland. The ruin of St Andrews Cathedral survived today and remained as a prominent, remarkable landmark that is still clearly visible from the sea. Visiting this miracle, you might be brought to 1560 to learn how this cathedral could dominate the Scottish religion and get up close to the imposing stories behind these medieval enclosures, relics, sculptures, and so on. This is a marvel by ancient people that the artifact done by our hand and mind could overcome natural invasion and lasts for hundreds of years and even further. Tuesday 18th of May 2021 11:24:16 PM Wednesday 19th of May 2021 01:23:09 AM
444 Phoenix Hall The Byodoin Temple was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage as one of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto in 1994. Being one of the World Heritage sites, the Byodoin Temple buildings and Buddha statues have a long history of about 1000 years. Phoenix Hall is the most famous building of this cultural heritage. It is a combination of paintings, architecture, artifacts, and sculpture that covers the arts and history, the design style still remains the beauty of Mogao Cave to exhibit an art style that originated in Tang Dynasty. Also, in order to commemorate the cultural significance behind this heritage, Japan displays its image on its 10 yen coin, and the 10,000 yen note also features the phoenix image. Wednesday 19th of May 2021 12:35:58 AM Wednesday 19th of May 2021 01:01:40 AM
445 St Andrews Cathedral In the past, it is regarded as the headquarters of the medieval Scottish Church, as the largest church to have been built in Scotland. The ruin of St Andrews Cathedral survived today and remained as a prominent, remarkable landmark that is still clearly visible from the sea. Visiting this miracle, you might be brought to 1560 to learn how this cathedral could dominate the Scottish religion and get up close to the imposing stories behind these medieval enclosures, relics, sculptures, and so on. This is a marvel by ancient people that the artifact done by our hand and mind could overcome natural invasion and lasts for hundreds of years and even further. Wednesday 19th of May 2021 12:48:23 AM Wednesday 19th of May 2021 01:17:17 AM
446 Suzhou Museum Suzhou Museum, which is a marvelous combination of the modern and ancient style of architecture, designed by one of the world's most famous architects, Ieoh Ming Pei. This cultural heritage is precious not only result from those valuable relics preserved in this museum, but also from the impressive architecture itself created by the crystal of human wisdom. Founded in 1960, originally located in the former residence of Zhong Wang, an important general during the Taiping Rebellion. In 2006 the museum moved to its present location. It is one of the most visited museums in the world, with 2,340,000 visitors in 2018. Wednesday 19th of May 2021 12:55:59 AM Wednesday 19th of May 2021 01:02:14 AM
447 Suzhou Museum2 Wednesday 19th of May 2021 01:14:26 AM Wednesday 19th of May 2021 01:14:26 AM
448 St Andrews Cathedral Wednesday 19th of May 2021 01:22:36 AM Wednesday 19th of May 2021 01:22:36 AM
449 Yinshan Rock Carving The Yinshan Mountain, located in the western part of Inner Mongolia, was the hub of Chinese northern nomadic culture in history. Not only has it witnessed the rise and fall of different ancient nomadic groups, but it reserved the trace of their living with their petroglyphs created through 10 historical stages. Among 50,000 paintings which have been found so far, the earliest one can be dated back to 10,000 years ago. The long history and rich content made it a valuable source for historical study. However, due to vandalism, natural erosion and a lack of continued protection, a lot of paintings are in peril. Wednesday 19th of May 2021 08:48:28 AM Wednesday 19th of May 2021 08:48:28 AM
450 Yinshan Rock Carving Wednesday 19th of May 2021 09:03:13 AM Wednesday 19th of May 2021 09:03:13 AM
451 Yinshan Wednesday 19th of May 2021 09:07:02 AM Wednesday 26th of May 2021 06:31:23 AM
452 Chinese Shadow Art (from Wang's Shadow Museum) The Shadow puppetry is a form of theatrical performance with over 1000 years of history. The puppets used in performance are made from animal skins. The material is usually semi- transparent and dyed in multiple colours, so they would appear colourful when casted onto the screen. From Tang dynasty to Qing dynasty, the shadow puppetry remains one of the people’s favourite forms of art as it kept reinventing itself to survive. Although it has never disappeared from Chinese people’s life, it has lost the position as the popular way of entertainment nowadays. As one of the major national intangible heritage, the shadow art has received sufficient funds and support from the government. Dedicated museums such as the Wang’s Shadow Museum has been established. Online performance and master classes are hosted on a regular basis. In 2020, the Google arts and culture started leveraging emergent technologies such as the TensorFlow to enable users to experience the art more interactively using gestures. Digital exhibition has also been curated, drawing people’s attention to the old form of art with creative communication. Videos posted on video-sharing platforms received positive feedbacks, with one being viewed by more than 1 million users. Wednesday 19th of May 2021 09:20:52 AM Wednesday 19th of May 2021 09:20:52 AM
453 Performing Wednesday 19th of May 2021 09:22:04 AM Wednesday 26th of May 2021 06:51:42 AM
454 Shadow Puppet Wednesday 19th of May 2021 09:22:49 AM Wednesday 26th of May 2021 06:52:28 AM
455 Designing Wednesday 19th of May 2021 09:23:28 AM Wednesday 26th of May 2021 06:52:53 AM
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458 Chac Mool Wednesday 19th of May 2021 12:27:52 PM Wednesday 19th of May 2021 12:30:14 PM
459 Day of the Dead The Calaveras Festival is one of the most important attractions in Aguascalientes. Year after year, in late October and early November, the city turns into a colorful celebration of the deceased. This colorful Festival arises with the aim of rescuing and preserving the traditions of the Day of the Dead and within its festive framework, it pays tribute to one of the plastic artists with worldwide recognition: José Guadalupe Posada, illustrious engraver and draftsman born in Aguascalientes. Posada is the creator of the "Calavera Garbancera" - which Diego Rivera would later name "La Catrina" -, a figure that adorns this festival and is a symbol of the festive tradition of death in Mexico. Wednesday 19th of May 2021 12:39:10 PM Friday 21st of May 2021 05:48:20 PM
460 Day of the Dead Festival Wednesday 19th of May 2021 12:40:07 PM Friday 21st of May 2021 05:47:53 PM
461 Humberstone Wednesday 19th of May 2021 03:53:48 PM Wednesday 19th of May 2021 03:53:48 PM
462 Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works The Santiago Humberstone and Santa Laura are two old Saltpeter Works administered by the Corporation Museo del Salitre and declared National Monuments and Cultural Heritage of Humanity. They are located in Pozo Almonte, Tarapacá Region, in Chile. Located 48.1 kilometers east of Iquique city, they are national monuments and, since July 17, 2005, they have been UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Both Saltpeter Works, although originally operated separately, are nowadays the main reflection of the period of splendor and contrasts that the region experienced between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. Santa Laura, in its best period, had a population of 425 inhabitants, while Humberstone surpassed 3700 inhabitants. Both Saltpeter Works had theaters, churches, swimming pools, tennis courts, small houses, medical clinics, and bars that guaranteed a “normal” life for the workers and their families beyond the factory. Wednesday 19th of May 2021 04:17:44 PM Wednesday 19th of May 2021 04:17:44 PM
463 AhuTongariki15Moais Wednesday 19th of May 2021 04:28:18 PM Wednesday 19th of May 2021 04:28:18 PM
464 Rapa Nui National Park Much has been written about what is considered "the most island island", due to its remote location in the Pacific Ocean. The gigantic volcanic stone statues, known as moai, the still undeciphered writing of the Rongo Rongo symbols, and the history of some inhabitants who were about to disappear, have originated the myth of Easter Island. The island was discovered on Easter Sunday in 1722, and taken over by Chile in 1888. Its fame and World Heritage status arise from the 887 extant stone statues known by the name "moai", whose creation is attributed to the early Rapa Nui people who inhabited the island around 300 AD. The moai in the park are of varying height from 2 to 20 meters (6 to 65 ft). The volcanic rock formations quarried for sculpting are a distinctive yellow-brown volcanic tuff found only at the Ranu Raraku on the southeast side of the island. Some of the moai were also carved from red scoria. The ceremonial shrines where they are erected for offering worship are known as "ahu". Of impressive size and form, they are normally built close to the coast and parallel to it. Wednesday 19th of May 2021 05:36:50 PM Wednesday 19th of May 2021 05:36:50 PM
465 Valparaiso Wednesday 19th of May 2021 05:55:10 PM Wednesday 19th of May 2021 05:55:10 PM
466 Valparaíso Valparaíso is a port city on the coast of Chile. It is known for its towering funiculars and its colorful houses on cliffs. La Sebastiana, which used to be the flamboyant home of Chilean Nobel Prize poet Pablo Neruda, now functions as a museum and offers expansive views of the Pacific. During the 19th century, a large influx of European immigrants left their mark on the city's architecture and cultural institutions. Most of these buildings are around Plaza Sotomayor, located in the center of the city. Due to its architectural wealth developed mainly at the end of the 19th century, 6 in 2003 its historic center was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. Many of the neighboring sectors of the port are inaccessible by means of collective transport and the funicular lifts fulfill the task of connecting the upper part of the city with the plan, in addition to being tourist references. The first, which was powered by steam, was built on Cerro Concepción in 1883 and on Cerro Cordillera, in 1887. Wednesday 19th of May 2021 06:04:47 PM Wednesday 19th of May 2021 06:04:47 PM
467 Burns Cottage TEST Wednesday 19th of May 2021 10:22:13 PM Wednesday 19th of May 2021 10:22:13 PM
468 Robert Burns Birthplace Museum Robert Burns - born in Alloway, Ayrshire, Scotland in 1759 - is considered the national poet of Scotland and was voted "The Greatest Scot" of all time in 2009. The small, traditional cottage he was born and raised in is an important landmark for the village of Alloway and is visited by many fans and admirers of Burns. The cottage museum contains over 5,000 Burns artefacts including his handwritten manuscripts. Tourists can walk in the footsteps of the great poet, celebrate his legacy, and eat traditional Scottish food such as haggis, neeps and tatties in the museum café. Using the cottage museum as a base point, visitors can explore throughout the village of Alloway and view important village landmarks in the life of Burns along the way. Wednesday 19th of May 2021 11:43:48 PM Wednesday 19th of May 2021 11:43:48 PM
469 Volubilis, Morocco Volubilis is an ancient archaeological site in Morocco and a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is one of the largest and most important sites in Morocco as it’s ruins date back to 3BC and were inhabited for over ten centuries. According to World Monuments Fund, the city was extremely wealthy due to its production of agricultural products such as grain and olive oil. However, the Romans who occupied it abandoned a portion of Volubilis in 285. It was then inhabited by the founder of Fez, Idris I, who was the first Islamic ruler in Morocco. This helped Volubilis gain momentum and reach the potential it once had. Not long after, it was abandoned again and has been managed by various archaeologists since. About two decades ago, the World Monuments Fund offered financial assistance through the Robert W. Wilson Challenge Program to establish a database to consolidate all available research into a multilingual, multimedia archive. Conservation initiatives have been conducted with a view of focusing on main elements such as mosaics. A monitoring process to examine soil conditions, activity and relative humidity levels has been developed. An architectural survey was carried out and photographed by students at the National Institute of Archaeology and Heritage of Morocco. Wednesday 19th of May 2021 11:46:35 PM Wednesday 19th of May 2021 11:46:35 PM
470 coverimage2-2.jpeg Wednesday 19th of May 2021 11:48:26 PM Wednesday 19th of May 2021 11:48:26 PM
471 Reconstruction of 3,000-year-old Ceramic Lion The Semitic Museum at Harvard University used 3D printers and 3D scanning technology to reconstruct a ceramic lion that was shattered around 3,000 years ago when Assyrians destroyed Nuzi, an ancient Mesopotamian city situated in modern Iraq. The Harvard team shot sculpture fragments from hundreds of angles to create 3D reproductions of each artefact, then combined them to shape a partially complete 3D image of the original artefact. The process is known as "photogrammetry" which is a photo modelling technique commonly used to create 3D reproductions of buildings, artefacts and objects. This technique is particularly useful to the digital preservation of cultural heritage as historical sites and artefacts are often damaged. The digital version was assessed and compared to scanned versions of complete artefacts found in the same environment. Any holes were identified, and absent fragments and support systems were meticulously fabricated from 3D prints and CNC carved foam. The images show the complete lion and fragments of the Nuzi lion during the photo modelling process. Wednesday 19th of May 2021 11:50:28 PM Wednesday 19th of May 2021 11:50:28 PM
472 Reconstruction of 3,000-year-old Ceramic Lion Wednesday 19th of May 2021 11:51:08 PM Wednesday 19th of May 2021 11:51:08 PM
473 Lights Show in Rome An increasing amount of tourist attractions in Rome are using multiple methods of digital preservation and promotion. The excavated spaces now contain modern technology including high-resolution projectors which supplement the existing remains with meticulously precise light displays that highlight interesting features that are long gone. This has outlined and restored significant missing details of buildings, paintings, mosaics and frescoes as reported in the Apollo Magazine. Amongst the tourist attractions, the ruins of ancient Roman houses discovered under Palazzo Valentini have been publicly exhibited, contributing to Rome's extremely extensive historical and cultural legacy. As stated on the Palazzo Valentini website, a team of art historians, archaeologists, and architects from the Provincial Administration, collaborated on a project to study, preserve, and publicly display these excavations. Glimmering lights fill the marble bathtub of the ancient home in the cellar, bringing light and vibrant colours back to what was, until recently, a gloomy underground environment. The history of "Domus" has been recreated by an expert team of specialists using interactive replications and reconstructions, graphics, and video clips projected onto old buildings that once belonged to rich families. Various elaborate mosaics, wall decorations, relics, paving stones, and other items were included in the houses. Other sites use VR and AR reconstructions which immerse the viewer in a constructed 3D model of the existing ruin using headsets. To provide the feeling of complete immersion in the 3D reconstruction, a couple of stereoscopic screens and motion sensors are used to map and refresh the view to create a seamless experience. The digital restoration of Trajan's column allows visitors to look closely at bas-reliefs which explain the history of Trajan's military campaign: the liberation of Dacia, now in Romania. This is a perfect example of how cultural heritage can be regenerated and transformed by careful and intentional digital preservation and promotion to enrich and educate all visitors through modern methods. Wednesday 19th of May 2021 11:54:14 PM Wednesday 19th of May 2021 11:54:14 PM
474 lightsshow.jpeg Wednesday 19th of May 2021 11:55:50 PM Wednesday 19th of May 2021 11:55:50 PM
475 Robert Burns Birthplace Museum Thursday 20th of May 2021 12:01:09 AM Thursday 20th of May 2021 12:01:09 AM
476 Geylang township, Singapore Geylang is a township and planning region in the tiny Asian island state of Singapore. Geylang as a place is a contradiction because it represents many of the quintessential things which makes Singapore Sinagpore. However, it also represents things which are totally at odds with most people’s perception of Singapore. For example, it is home to one of the earliest Malay settlements on the island; Geylang Serai. Malay, Indian, and Chinese entrepreneurs set up business here in the 19th century, and the area today is famous for its excellent food and wonderfully preserved traditional ‘shophouse’ architecture. Therefore, it is important historically and reflects the ethnic diversity of the current population. However, it is also a red-light district and considered to be one of the seediest areas of the otherwise sterile state. Thursday 20th of May 2021 12:21:05 AM Thursday 20th of May 2021 12:21:05 AM
477 Geylang_Road_Shophouses.jpg Thursday 20th of May 2021 12:22:14 AM Thursday 20th of May 2021 12:22:14 AM
478 Geylang Road Shophouses Thursday 20th of May 2021 12:38:01 AM Thursday 20th of May 2021 12:38:01 AM
479 The Roman Baths of Bath The Roman Baths - which gives name to the city of Bath, Somerset, England - are an architectural marvel and one of the most well-preserved ‘thermae’ outside of Rome. A ‘thermae’ is an ancient Roman Bath house, and the one found in the city of Bath was built by the rulers of Roman Britain sometime during the first century. The baths reflect the, at times tremulous, history of the island, as the original baths were left in ruins when the Roman Empire collapsed in the 5th century. However, they would go on to be redeveloped several times in the Middle Ages, which reflects the resurgence of interest in the classic world that was developing throughout Europe during this time period. Thursday 20th of May 2021 12:59:29 AM Thursday 20th of May 2021 12:59:29 AM
480 1034px-Roman_Baths_in_Bath_Spa__England_-_July_2006.jpg Thursday 20th of May 2021 01:00:50 AM Thursday 20th of May 2021 01:00:50 AM
481 Geylang township, Singapore Geylang is a township and planning region in the tiny Asian island state of Singapore. Geylang as a place is a contradiction because it represents many of the quintessential things which makes Singapore Sinagpore. However, it also represents things which are totally at odds with most people’s perception of Singapore. For example, it is home to one of the earliest Malay settlements on the island; Geylang Serai. Malay, Indian, and Chinese entrepreneurs set up business here in the 19th century, and the area today is famous for its excellent food and wonderfully preserved traditional ‘shophouse’ architecture. Therefore, it is important historically and reflects the ethnic diversity of the current population. However, it is also a red-light district and considered to be one of the seediest areas of the otherwise sterile state. Thursday 20th of May 2021 01:03:03 AM Thursday 20th of May 2021 01:03:03 AM
482 Geylang township, Singapore Geylang is a township and planning region in the tiny Asian island state of Singapore. Geylang as a place is a contradiction because it represents many of the quintessential things which makes Singapore Sinagpore. However, it also represents things which are totally at odds with most people’s perception of Singapore. For example, it is home to one of the earliest Malay settlements on the island; Geylang Serai. Malay, Indian, and Chinese entrepreneurs set up business here in the 19th century, and the area today is famous for its excellent food and wonderfully preserved traditional ‘shophouse’ architecture. Therefore, it is important historically and reflects the ethnic diversity of the current population. However, it is also a red-light district and considered to be one of the seediest areas of the otherwise sterile state. Thursday 20th of May 2021 01:03:05 AM Thursday 20th of May 2021 01:03:05 AM
483 Geylang_Road_Shophouses-2.jpg Thursday 20th of May 2021 01:04:32 AM Thursday 20th of May 2021 01:04:32 AM
484 Zhangjiajie National Forest Park Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is a national forest park located in Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province, China. It is one of several national parks within the Wulingyuan Scenic Area. Wulingyuan's unique quartz sandstone peaks are rare at home and abroad and are known as the "Three Thousand Strange Peaks". In the core scenic area of 217.2 square kilometres, there are 3103 quartz sandstone peaks, which are distributed between 500 and 1100 metres above sea level, ranging from a few tens of metres to 400 metres in height. The peaks are shaped like people, gods, immortals, birds, beasts and things, with many variations, and these abrupt rocky peaks and rocks stretch for thousands of hectares. Whenever the weather is clear or rainy, the valley is filled with clouds and mist, and the sea of clouds is sometimes thick and sometimes light, with the rocky peaks appearing and disappearing. Thursday 20th of May 2021 01:05:26 AM Thursday 20th of May 2021 01:05:26 AM
486 -1.xml Thursday 20th of May 2021 01:14:48 AM Thursday 20th of May 2021 01:14:48 AM
487 Geylang township, Singapore Geylang is a township and planning region in the tiny Asian island state of Singapore. Geylang as a place is a contradiction because it represents many of the quintessential things which makes Singapore Sinagpore. However, it also represents things which are totally at odds with most people’s perception of Singapore. For example, it is home to one of the earliest Malay settlements on the island; Geylang Serai. Malay, Indian, and Chinese entrepreneurs set up business here in the 19th century, and the area today is famous for its excellent food and wonderfully preserved traditional ‘shophouse’ architecture. Therefore, it is important historically and reflects the ethnic diversity of the current population. However, it is also a red-light district and considered to be one of the seediest areas of the otherwise sterile state. Thursday 20th of May 2021 03:47:36 AM Thursday 20th of May 2021 03:47:36 AM
488 The Forbidden City Thursday 20th of May 2021 10:09:30 AM Thursday 20th of May 2021 10:09:30 AM
489 Zhangjiajie National Forest Park Thursday 20th of May 2021 10:21:42 AM Thursday 20th of May 2021 10:21:42 AM
490 The chime bells of Marquis Yi of Zeng Thursday 20th of May 2021 10:21:48 AM Thursday 20th of May 2021 10:29:26 AM
491 The chime bells of Marquis Yi of Zeng Bianzhong (pronounced [pi̯ɛ́n t͡ʂʊ́ŋ]) is an ancient Chinese musical instrument consisting of a set of bronze bells, played melodically. China is the earliest country to manufacture and use musical chimes. They are also called Chime Bells.[1] These sets of chime bells were used as polyphonic musical instruments and some of these bells have been dated at between 2,000 to 3,600 years old. They were hung in a wooden frame and struck with a mallet. Using a wooden hammer and a rod to beat the bronze bell can make different pitch. Along with the stone chimes called bianqing, they were an important instrument in China's ritual and court music going back to ancient times. The chime bells of Marquis Yi of Zeng are the most numerous, the largest, the best preserved, the most complete and the widest musical instruments in the ancient chime bells discovered so far. It proves that in the spring and Autumn period and the Warring States period (5th century BC), China already had the concept of seven sound scales and absolute pitch, indicating that the culture and technology of the Zhou Dynasty had reached a very high level. Thursday 20th of May 2021 10:22:06 AM Thursday 20th of May 2021 10:22:06 AM
492 Zhangjiajie National Forest Park Thursday 20th of May 2021 10:23:44 AM Thursday 20th of May 2021 10:23:44 AM
493 Fujian tulou The Fujian Tulou consist of 46 ancient buildings scattered in Fujian and Guangzhou Province of China. Tulou is a particular circle or triangle shape building that originated from the Song and Yuan dynasty. It was developed and fully built during the Ming and the republic of China period. The oldest Tulou is over 600 years old, and the youngest Tulou is only 30 years since it built. In Chinese, "Tu" means soil, and "Lou" means building. The material of Tulou is based on stone and soil-applied with bamboo woods. Ancient people built it around the rice field and tea field. The usage of Tulou is as a dwelling house, for a single Tulou will allow around 800 residents to live in. Besides, it is also acting as a protection mechanism from the bandits. The solid walls and the circle shape without too many windows outside will perfectly protect residents from the bullets attack. Now Tulou is still a life circle for the local residents, the culture and the tradition inside of Tulou are still alive. Thursday 20th of May 2021 10:27:47 AM Thursday 20th of May 2021 10:27:47 AM
494 祈年殿 the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest Thursday 20th of May 2021 10:30:08 AM Thursday 20th of May 2021 10:30:08 AM
495 THE Thursday 20th of May 2021 10:38:02 AM Thursday 20th of May 2021 10:38:02 AM
496 Image of Fujian Tulou Image of Fujian Tulou Thursday 20th of May 2021 10:39:51 AM Thursday 20th of May 2021 10:39:51 AM
497 The Temple of heaven The temple of heaven is the place for emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties to "worship heaven" and "pray for Valley", which is located in the east of Zhengyang gate. The altar is round in the north and square in the south, implying that "the sky is round and the place is square". The whole altar is divided into two parts, the inner altar and the outer altar, with a total area of 273 hectares. The temple of heaven was first built in 1420, the 18th year of Yongle in Ming Dynasty. It was added and rebuilt by Jiajing in Ming Dynasty and Qianlong in Qing Dynasty. After the founding of new China, the state invested a lot of money in the protection and maintenance of the temple of heaven. With its profound cultural connotation and magnificent architectural style, the temple of heaven has become a portrayal of the ancient oriental civilization. The temple of heaven is a collection of architectural skills of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. It is a treasure of ancient Chinese architecture and the world's largest architectural complex for worshiping heaven. In 1998, it was recognized as "world cultural heritage" by UNESCO. Thursday 20th of May 2021 10:59:49 AM Friday 21st of May 2021 07:09:58 PM
498 the Temple of heaven - the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest the vedio of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest,the temple of heaven Thursday 20th of May 2021 11:38:15 AM Thursday 20th of May 2021 11:38:15 AM
499 ditan.jpeg Ditan, also known as Fangze altar, is the second largest of the five altars in the ancient capital of Beijing. It was built in the ninth year of Jiajing (1530 A.D.) in the Ming Dynasty. It is located on the east side of Andingmen gate, corresponding to the temple of heaven, and across the river from Yonghe palace, Confucius Temple and Guozijian. Ditan is a solemn, simple and elegant royal temple. It is the place where the emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties worship the God "huangdizhi". It is also the largest existing altar in China. With a total area of 37.4 hectares, the altar is square in shape. The whole building is simple, dignified and unique. From the whole to the part, it is designed in accordance with the traditions and symbolic legends of ancient China, such as "round sky and place", "green sky and yellow earth", "south and north sky", "dragon and phoenix" and "heaven and earth". There are many ancient buildings in Ditan, such as fangzetan, huangzhishi, Zaishu Pavilion, zhaigong, shenku and so on. Thursday 20th of May 2021 12:08:19 PM Thursday 20th of May 2021 12:08:19 PM
500 Ditan Park Ditan, also known as Fangze altar, is the second largest of the five altars in the ancient capital of Beijing. It was built in the ninth year of Jiajing (1530 A.D.) in the Ming Dynasty. It is located on the east side of Andingmen gate, corresponding to the temple of heaven, and across the river from Yonghe palace, Confucius Temple and Guozijian. Ditan is a solemn, simple and elegant royal temple. It is the place where the emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties worship the God "huangdizhi". It is also the largest existing altar in China. With a total area of 37.4 hectares, the altar is square in shape. The whole building is simple, dignified and unique. From the whole to the part, it is designed in accordance with the traditions and symbolic legends of ancient China, such as "round sky and place", "green sky and yellow earth", "south and north sky", "dragon and phoenix" and "heaven and earth". There are many ancient buildings in Ditan, such as fangzetan, huangzhishi, Zaishu Pavilion, zhaigong, shenku and so on. Thursday 20th of May 2021 12:10:53 PM Friday 21st of May 2021 07:03:10 PM
501 Yungang Grottoes Yungang Grottoes is located at the southern foot of Wuzhou Mountain, about 16 kilometers west of Datong City, Shanxi Province, China. With a history of 1,500 years, Yungang Grottoes is the first Buddhist art treasure house carved by a nation and a dynasty into an imperial style after Buddhism art was spread to China. It is a historical monument of the integration of Chinese and Western cultures in the 5th century. The Yungang Grottoes were inscribed on the World Cultural Heritage List by the United Nations in 2001. The Yungang Grottoes were built between the 2nd year of Xing 'an (453) and the 19th year of Taihe (495) of the Northern Wei Dynasty, and were the first large-scale grottoes in China to be excavated under the leadership of an imperial dignitary. The grottoes are excavated from the mountain. There are more than 1,100 Buddhas and more than 51,000 Buddhas, the largest of which is 17 meters high and the smallest of which is only 2 centimeters high. It represents the great achievements of Buddhist art in China during the 5th and 6th centuries. It was the first peak of the development history of Chinese Buddhist art. Thursday 20th of May 2021 12:38:44 PM Thursday 20th of May 2021 12:38:44 PM
502 Yungang Grottoes Yungang Grottoes is located at the southern foot of Wuzhou Mountain, about 16 kilometers west of Datong City, Shanxi Province, China. With a history of 1,500 years, Yungang Grottoes is the first Buddhist art treasure house carved by a nation and a dynasty into an imperial style after Buddhism art was spread to China. It is a historical monument of the integration of Chinese and Western cultures in the 5th century. The Yungang Grottoes were inscribed on the World Cultural Heritage List by the United Nations in 2001. The Yungang Grottoes were built between the 2nd year of Xing 'an (453) and the 19th year of Taihe (495) of the Northern Wei Dynasty, and were the first large-scale grottoes in China to be excavated under the leadership of an imperial dignitary. The grottoes are excavated from the mountain. There are more than 1,100 Buddhas and more than 51,000 Buddhas, the largest of which is 17 meters high and the smallest of which is only 2 centimeters high. It represents the great achievements of Buddhist art in China during the 5th and 6th centuries. It was the first peak of the development history of Chinese Buddhist art. Thursday 20th of May 2021 12:38:52 PM Thursday 20th of May 2021 12:38:52 PM
503 Yungang Grottoes Yungang Grottoes is located at the southern foot of Wuzhou Mountain, about 16 kilometers west of Datong City, Shanxi Province, China. With a history of 1,500 years, Yungang Grottoes is the first Buddhist art treasure house carved by a nation and a dynasty into an imperial style after Buddhism art was spread to China. It is a historical monument of the integration of Chinese and Western cultures in the 5th century. The Yungang Grottoes were inscribed on the World Cultural Heritage List by the United Nations in 2001. The Yungang Grottoes were built between the 2nd year of Xing 'an (453) and the 19th year of Taihe (495) of the Northern Wei Dynasty, and were the first large-scale grottoes in China to be excavated under the leadership of an imperial dignitary. The grottoes are excavated from the mountain. There are more than 1,100 Buddhas and more than 51,000 Buddhas, the largest of which is 17 meters high and the smallest of which is only 2 centimeters high. It represents the great achievements of Buddhist art in China during the 5th and 6th centuries. It was the first peak of the development history of Chinese Buddhist art. Thursday 20th of May 2021 12:38:56 PM Thursday 20th of May 2021 12:38:56 PM
504 Ritan Park Thursday 20th of May 2021 01:33:14 PM Thursday 20th of May 2021 01:33:14 PM
505 Kumbum Monastery Thursday 20th of May 2021 01:35:26 PM Thursday 20th of May 2021 01:35:26 PM
506 Kumbum Monastery Thursday 20th of May 2021 01:35:31 PM Thursday 20th of May 2021 01:35:31 PM
507 Ritan Park Ritan Park, also known as ‘chaoritan’, is located in the southeast of Chaoyang Gate in Beijing. It is the place where the emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties offered sacrifices to the sun, the God of Ming Dynasty. It was originally built by Xiao Yingdi of the royal guards of Ming Dynasty in 1530. To the west of the altar, a square platform is made of white stone. The surface of the altar is red glazed in the Ming Dynasty to symbolize the sun. Due to its use and history, Ritan Park is an indispensable part of China's cultural heritage. Thursday 20th of May 2021 01:35:32 PM Friday 21st of May 2021 07:02:11 PM
508 Butter Sculpture Thursday 20th of May 2021 01:36:18 PM Thursday 20th of May 2021 01:40:58 PM
509 Mural Thursday 20th of May 2021 01:37:01 PM Thursday 20th of May 2021 01:39:46 PM
510 Pile Embroidery Thursday 20th of May 2021 01:37:51 PM Thursday 20th of May 2021 01:39:07 PM
511 Kumbum Monastery Kumbum Monastery is also called Ta'er Temple (Tibetan: སྐུ་འབམ་ྱམསཔགིང་) is located in lushar Town, Huangzhong County, 25 km southwest of Xining City, Qinghai Province, China. Founded in 1560, it is one of the six temples of Gelu sect in Tibetan Buddhism and the birthplace of zongkaba, the founder of Gelu sect. It is the activity center of Tibetan Buddhism in Northwest China, and enjoys a high reputation in China and Southeast Asia. The central government of all dynasties highly praised the religious status of Ta'er temple. Butter flower, murals and embroidery are known as the "three unique arts of Ta'er Temple". In addition, many Buddhist classics and academic monographs on history, literature, philosophy, medicine and legislation are also collected in the temple. The Buddhist activities held every year "four Dharma meetings" are more lively and extraordinary. The tular temple is also vivid and famous for its crispy sculpture. Thursday 20th of May 2021 01:38:03 PM Thursday 20th of May 2021 01:44:23 PM
512 Yungang Grottoes 1 Yungang Grottoes is located at the southern foot of Wuzhou Mountain, about 16 kilometers west of Datong City, Shanxi Province, China. With a history of 1,500 years, Yungang Grottoes is the first Buddhist art treasure house carved by a nation and a dynasty into an imperial style after Buddhism art was spread to China. It is a historical monument of the integration of Chinese and Western cultures in the 5th century. The Yungang Grottoes were inscribed on the World Cultural Heritage List by the United Nations in 2001. The Yungang Grottoes were built between the 2nd year of Xing 'an (453) and the 19th year of Taihe (495) of the Northern Wei Dynasty, and were the first large-scale grottoes in China to be excavated under the leadership of an imperial dignitary. The grottoes are excavated from the mountain. There are more than 1,100 Buddhas and more than 51,000 Buddhas, the largest of which is 17 meters high and the smallest of which is only 2 centimeters high. It represents the great achievements of Buddhist art in China during the 5th and 6th centuries. It was the first peak of the development history of Chinese Buddhist art. Thursday 20th of May 2021 01:50:16 PM Thursday 20th of May 2021 01:50:16 PM
513 Sword of Goujian Thursday 20th of May 2021 01:59:18 PM Thursday 20th of May 2021 01:59:18 PM
514 Sword of Goujian Goujian sword, the king of Yue in the spring and Autumn period, is a bronze weapon of Yue in the late spring and Autumn period. It was made about 2500 years ago. It is a first-class cultural relic in China. It was unearthed from tomb 1 of Wangshan Chu tomb group in Jiangling County, Jingzhou City, Hubei Province in 1965 and is now collected in Hubei Provincial Museum. In the spring and Autumn period, the sword of Goujian, king of Yue, is 55.7 cm long, 8.4 cm long and 4.6 cm wide. The head of the sword is turned out into a hoop shape, with 11 concentric circles with an interval of only 0.2 mm cast inside. The body of the sword is covered with regular black diamond pattern. There is a bird seal inscription of "Yue Wang Jiu (Gou) shallow (Jian) self acting sword" near the front. The front of the sword case is inlaid with blue glass, The back is inlaid with turquoise. Goujian sword, the king of Yue in the spring and Autumn period, embodies the highest level of short weapon manufacturing at that time. It is known as "the first sword in the world". It is a treasure in bronze weapons. It is of great value to study the history of Yue and understand the bronze casting technology and characters in ancient China Thursday 20th of May 2021 02:03:50 PM Thursday 20th of May 2021 02:03:50 PM
515 Yungang Grottoes Yungang Grottoes is located at the southern foot of Wuzhou Mountain, about 16 kilometers west of Datong City, Shanxi Province, China. With a history of 1,500 years, Yungang Grottoes is the first Buddhist art treasure house carved by a nation and a dynasty into an imperial style after Buddhism art was spread to China. It is a historical monument of the integration of Chinese and Western cultures in the 5th century. The Yungang Grottoes were inscribed on the World Cultural Heritage List by the United Nations in 2001. The Yungang Grottoes were built between the 2nd year of Xing 'an (453) and the 19th year of Taihe (495) of the Northern Wei Dynasty, and were the first large-scale grottoes in China to be excavated under the leadership of an imperial dignitary. The grottoes are excavated from the mountain. There are more than 1,100 Buddhas and more than 51,000 Buddhas, the largest of which is 17 meters high and the smallest of which is only 2 centimeters high. It represents the great achievements of Buddhist art in China during the 5th and 6th centuries. It was the first peak of the development history of Chinese Buddhist art. Thursday 20th of May 2021 02:09:45 PM Thursday 20th of May 2021 02:44:31 PM
516 Dongting Lake Thursday 20th of May 2021 04:04:45 PM Thursday 20th of May 2021 04:04:45 PM
517 -1.xml Thursday 20th of May 2021 04:04:54 PM Thursday 20th of May 2021 04:04:54 PM
518 -1.xml Dongting Lake, known as Yunmeng, Jiujiang and Chonghu in ancient times, is located on the south bank of Jingjiang in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River. The name of Dongting Lake began in the Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States Period. It was named after Dongting Mountain (now Jun Mountain) in the lake. Dongting Lake was once known as "Eight Baili Dongting" in ancient times. In the late 1990s, according to calculations by the water conservancy department, it had an area of ​​2579.2 square kilometers (2740 square kilometers), which is generally called China’s second largest freshwater lake; if the four waters of Hunan, Zi, Yuan, and Li and the "four mouths of the Yangtze River" are added The floodway area of ​​more than 1,300 square kilometers (1,18,780 square kilometers), the two together, is 3879.2 square kilometers (or 4040 square kilometers). The perimeter of the lake basin is 803.2 kilometers, with a total volume of 22 billion cubic meters, of which the volume of natural lakes is 17.8 billion cubic meters and the volume of river channels is 4.2 billion cubic meters. Dongting Lake is an important storage lake in the Yangtze River Basin, with a strong flood storage capacity. It has made countless floods in the Yangtze River ridden, and the Jianghan Plain and the three towns of Wuhan have been able to survive the floods safely. Dongting Lake is an important strategic place in history and the birthplace of Chinese traditional culture. There are many scenic spots in the lake area. The historical sites represented by Yueyang Tower are important tourism and cultural resources. It is also the birthplace of traditional Chinese agriculture, a well-known land of fish and rice, and the most important commodity grain and oil base, aquatic product and breeding base in Hunan Province and even the whole country. Thursday 20th of May 2021 04:06:44 PM Thursday 20th of May 2021 04:06:44 PM
519 Dongting lake Thursday 20th of May 2021 04:15:42 PM Thursday 20th of May 2021 04:15:42 PM
520 Dongting Lake Dongting Lake, known as Yunmeng, Jiujiang and Chonghu in ancient times, is located on the south bank of Jingjiang in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River. The name of Dongting Lake began in the Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States Period. It was named after Dongting Mountain (now Jun Mountain) in the lake. Dongting Lake was once known as "Eight Baili Dongting" in ancient times. In the late 1990s, according to calculations by the water conservancy department, it had an area of ​​2579.2 square kilometers (2740 square kilometers), which is generally called China’s second largest freshwater lake; if the four waters of Hunan, Zi, Yuan, and Li and the "four mouths of the Yangtze River" are added The floodway area of ​​more than 1,300 square kilometers (1,18,780 square kilometers), the two together, is 3879.2 square kilometers (or 4040 square kilometers). The perimeter of the lake basin is 803.2 kilometers, with a total volume of 22 billion cubic meters, of which the volume of natural lakes is 17.8 billion cubic meters and the volume of river channels is 4.2 billion cubic meters. Dongting Lake is an important storage lake in the Yangtze River Basin, with a strong flood storage capacity. It has made countless floods in the Yangtze River ridden, and the Jianghan Plain and the three towns of Wuhan have been able to survive the floods safely. Dongting Lake is an important strategic place in history and the birthplace of Chinese traditional culture. There are many scenic spots in the lake area. The historical sites represented by Yueyang Tower are important tourism and cultural resources. It is also the birthplace of traditional Chinese agriculture, a well-known land of fish and rice, and the most important commodity grain and oil base, aquatic product and breeding base in Hunan Province and even the whole country. Thursday 20th of May 2021 04:17:08 PM Thursday 20th of May 2021 04:17:08 PM
521 humen.jpg Thursday 20th of May 2021 04:42:17 PM Thursday 20th of May 2021 04:42:17 PM
522 Humen Fort old site Thursday 20th of May 2021 04:43:10 PM Thursday 20th of May 2021 04:43:10 PM
523 Humen Fort old site Thursday 20th of May 2021 04:44:05 PM Thursday 20th of May 2021 04:44:05 PM
524 Humen Fort old site Thursday 20th of May 2021 04:44:53 PM Thursday 20th of May 2021 04:44:53 PM
525 Humen Fort old site Thursday 20th of May 2021 04:46:05 PM Thursday 20th of May 2021 04:46:05 PM
526 Humen Fort old site The old site of Lin Zexu Yanyan Pond and Humen Fort, located at No. 113 Jiefang Road, Humen Town, Dongguan City, Guangdong Province, consists of Lin Zexu Yanyan Pond, Humen Fort, Jingyuan Fort, Shajiao Fort, Weiyuan Fort, etc. In the 19th year of Qing Daoguang (1839), the imperial commissioner of the Qing Dynasty Lin Zexu built a smoke-selling pool and presided over the destruction of a large amount of opium seized in the pool; the Humen Fort was located on both banks of the Pearl River Estuary, and it was in the 20th year of Qing Daoguang (1840), England The Opium War to invade China was launched in Guangdong. On February 25th in the 21st year of Daoguang in the Qing Dynasty (1841), the British army attacked Humen, and the admiral Guan Tianpei of the Guangdong Navy led the army to fight bravely. Historical evolution: In the fifth year of Jiaqing in the Qing Dynasty (1800), the Shajiao Fort that formed the Humen Fort was officially completed. In the 14th year of Daoguang in the Qing Dynasty (1834), after Guan Tianpei served as the admiral of the Guangdong Navy, he began to rectify and strengthen the defense of Humen Haikou. Shajiao and Dajiao Fortress were changed to lookout command platforms, and a Wanghai Tower was built on the top of Shajiao Mountain, in front of the building. Put up a high pole and send soldiers to look around day and night. In May of the 19th year of Daoguang in the Qing Dynasty (1839), Lin Zexu, the governor of Guangdong and Guangxi, built two smoking pools for the destruction of drugs on the South Beach of Humen Town, Dongguan City, Guangdong Province. In the same year, the Jingyuan Fort, which formed the Humen Fort, was built. On January 7th in the 21st year of Daoguang in the Qing Dynasty (1841), the Battle of Shajiao was defeated. Chen Liansheng and other Qing soldiers died as martyrs. The Shajiao Fort was destroyed by the British army. On February 26 of the same year, the Qing army was defeated in the Battle of Humen, Jingyuan fort fell, and the British army destroyed it. In the twenty-third year of Daoguang in the Qing Dynasty (1843), the Shajiao Fort, Jingyuan Fort was restored. In the sixth year of Xianfeng in the Qing Dynasty (1856), the Shajiao Fort was once again destroyed by the British army. During the reign of Guangxu (1883--1889), large-scale restoration and expansion of the Shajiao Fortress were carried out, and they were successively located in Baicao Mountain, Fishing Mountain, Lun Mountain, Centipede Mountain, Qishan Mountain, Guishan Mountain, Baihe Mountain, Lion Mountain, and Xiangshan Mountain. 10 new forts were built on Phoenix Mountain. Lin Zexu's smoking pool and the former Humen Fort site participated in the construction of education for all, patriotism and education bases with the people, which is a monument of Dongguan's history and culture. Thursday 20th of May 2021 04:47:37 PM Thursday 20th of May 2021 04:47:37 PM
527 Kulangsu Kulangsu is an island in the city of Xiamen in China. Kulangsu Island is existed since 3000 years ago, from the 8th-century people started to live on this island. In 1903 with the opening of the commercial port, this island started to become an international settlement. The architecture in Kulangsu is a fusion of styling of the Fujian and western styles. From 1843 the western-style architecture began to appear on this island. In the 20th century, the residents started hiring foreign architects to build stylish villas on the island. Although some of the buildings had slightly destroyed World War 2, most of the buildings were well preserved. Apart from this, Kulangsu is also a cradle of music. Hundreds of musicians were born and raised in Kulangsu. Almost every family on this island owns pianos in their home. So this island is also known as the island of music. This island also holds a piano museum, with many traditional pianos here. All the culture and artefact elements made Kulangsu a special exist in the city. Thursday 20th of May 2021 05:10:44 PM Thursday 20th of May 2021 05:10:44 PM
528 Zintun Thursday 20th of May 2021 05:15:13 PM Thursday 20th of May 2021 05:15:13 PM
529 Zintun Sun Moon Lake (Shao language: Zintun or Zintun a Wazaqan; Hokkien: Ji̍t-goa̍t-thâm) is a semi-natural freshwater lake and hydropower reservoir in Riyue Village, Yuchi Township, Nantou County, Taiwan; the lake is the area of ​​Taiwan’s main island The second largest lake (after Zengwen Reservoir) and the largest semi-natural lake with a reservoir for power generation. The average water surface of the lake is about 736 meters above sea level, the normal area is about 7.93 square kilometers (about 8.4 square kilometers at full water level), and the highest water depth is 27 meters. It contains rich natural ecology, but many of them are alien species. This lake is one of the main areas where the aboriginal Thao people in Taiwan live; the tribes living around the lake call it "Shuishehai". In the past, the nearby Pingpu people called the aboriginal people living in the mountains "Shalian", and the area was the largest water basin in the mountainous area, so Sun Moon Lake and its surrounding areas were named "Shuishalian". In addition, there are still names such as "Shuishe Great Lake", "Longhu", "Zhutan" and "Shuangtan". Its current name is the combined name of Sun Lake and Moon Lake. The two names come from the depiction of the water color and outline of its two major components. At the same time, the scenery of this lake has always been appreciated since ancient times, and has been listed in the eight scenic spots of Taiwan by the relevant authorities many times since the period of Japanese rule. In January 2000, the Tourism Bureau of the Ministry of Communications established the Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area. In addition to the original Sun Moon Lake specific area, its scope was expanded to Yuchi Township in the north, Shuishe Mountain in the east, Jiji Mountain in the west, and Shuili Snake Kiln in the south. Thursday 20th of May 2021 05:15:32 PM Thursday 20th of May 2021 05:15:32 PM
530 Image of Kulangsu Image of Kulangsu Thursday 20th of May 2021 05:19:58 PM Thursday 20th of May 2021 05:19:58 PM
531 Mazu belief and customs Mazu is a goddess situated believed mainly by the people in the southeast of China. Mazu was originally named Lin Mo or Lin Mo Niang, born in the Putian city Fujian province. In the legend, she helped save people in peril of the sea, kills the monsters in the sea, and helped the injured people. Tons of historical stories recorded her stories, and from the Song dynasty to the Qing dynasty, Mazu was given several honour titles from the emperors. Gradually, she became a belief of the fishermen, businessmen, and seashore people to keep them rid of natural disasters. Nowadays, Mazu is still a common belief in many provinces in China and even some people in southeast Asia. On every 23rd March of the lunar calendar, which is the Mazu’s birthday, thousands of people will come to Meizhou island, which is believed by the born place of Mazu, to celebrate the birth of Mazu. The magical thing is that generally, on Mazu's birthday, Meizhou island will always rain. People believe that it is a blessing from Mazu. Thursday 20th of May 2021 05:38:24 PM Thursday 20th of May 2021 05:38:24 PM
532 Mazu belief and customs Mazu is a goddess situated believed mainly by the people in the southeast of China. Mazu was originally named Lin Mo or Lin Mo Niang, born in the Putian city Fujian province. In the legend, she helped save people in peril of the sea, kills the monsters in the sea, and helped the injured people. Tons of historical stories recorded her stories, and from the Song dynasty to the Qing dynasty, Mazu was given several honour titles from the emperors. Gradually, she became a belief of the fishermen, businessmen, and seashore people to keep them rid of natural disasters. Nowadays, Mazu is still a common belief in many provinces in China and even some people in southeast Asia. On every 23rd March of the lunar calendar, which is the Mazu’s birthday, thousands of people will come to Meizhou island, which is believed by the born place of Mazu, to celebrate the birth of Mazu. The magical thing is that generally, on Mazu's birthday, Meizhou island will always rain. People believe that it is a blessing from Mazu. Thursday 20th of May 2021 05:39:30 PM Thursday 20th of May 2021 05:39:30 PM
533 Mazu belief and customs Mazu is a goddess situated believed mainly by the people in the southeast of China. Mazu was originally named Lin Mo or Lin Mo Niang, born in the Putian city Fujian province. In the legend, she helped save people in peril of the sea, kills the monsters in the sea, and helped the injured people. Tons of historical stories recorded her stories, and from the Song dynasty to the Qing dynasty, Mazu was given several honour titles from the emperors. Gradually, she became a belief of the fishermen, businessmen, and seashore people to keep them rid of natural disasters. Nowadays, Mazu is still a common belief in many provinces in China and even some people in southeast Asia. On every 23rd March of the lunar calendar, which is the Mazu’s birthday, thousands of people will come to Meizhou island, which is believed by the born place of Mazu, to celebrate the birth of Mazu. The magical thing is that generally, on Mazu's birthday, Meizhou island will always rain. People believe that it is a blessing from Mazu. Thursday 20th of May 2021 05:40:36 PM Thursday 20th of May 2021 05:40:36 PM
534 Image of Mazu temple Image of Mazu temple Thursday 20th of May 2021 05:56:48 PM Thursday 20th of May 2021 05:56:48 PM
535 Meizhou Island(place of Mazu belief) Mazu is a goddess situated believed mainly by the people in the southeast of China. Mazu was originally named Lin Mo or Lin Mo Niang, born in the Putian city Fujian province. In the legend, she helped save people in peril of the sea, kills the monsters in the sea, and helped the injured people. Tons of historical stories recorded her stories, and from the Song dynasty to the Qing dynasty, Mazu was given several honour titles from the emperors. Gradually, she became a belief of the fishermen, businessmen, and seashore people to keep them rid of natural disasters. Nowadays, Mazu is still a common belief in many provinces in China and even some people in southeast Asia. On every 23rd March of the lunar calendar, which is the Mazu’s birthday, thousands of people will come to Meizhou island, which is believed by the born place of Mazu, to celebrate the birth of Mazu. The magical thing is that generally, on Mazu's birthday, Meizhou island will always rain. People believe that it is a blessing from Mazu. Thursday 20th of May 2021 06:07:54 PM Thursday 20th of May 2021 06:07:54 PM
536 Image of Mazu temple Image of Mazu temple Thursday 20th of May 2021 06:09:35 PM Thursday 20th of May 2021 06:09:35 PM
537 Zhangjiajie National Forest Park Wulingyuan is a scenic and historical site in the Wulingyuan District of South Central China's Hunan Province. It was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. It is noted for more than 3,000 quartzite sandstone pillars and peaks across most of the site, many over 200 metres (660 ft) in height, along with many ravines and gorges with attractive streams, pools, lakes, rivers and waterfalls. It features 40 caves, many with large calcite deposits, and a natural bridge named Tianqiashengkong (meaning 'bridge across the sky'), which is one of the highest natural bridges in the world. The site also provides habitat for many vulnerable species, including the dhole, Asiatic black bear, and Chinese water deer. Friday 21st of May 2021 12:41:05 AM Friday 21st of May 2021 12:41:05 AM
538 Tianzishan, Wulingyuan Friday 21st of May 2021 12:44:44 AM Friday 21st of May 2021 12:44:44 AM
539 Taohuayuan The Peach Blossom Source Scenic Spot is located near Shuixi, 15 kilometres southwest of Taoyuan County in Hunan Province, 34 kilometres from Changde City. The scenic beauty spot of Taoyuan retains the remains of the Daxi culture of the Neolithic period, and is the prototype site of the "Peach Blossom Source" in the "Dictionary" and "Source of Words". The total area of the Taoyuan Scenic Spot is 157.55 square kilometres, of which 15.8 square kilometres is the main scenic area of the World Wide Peach Garden and 44.48 square kilometres is the scenic waters of the Yuanshui River where the Wuling people fished for their livelihood. The outer reserve is 96.9 square kilometres. Friday 21st of May 2021 12:55:49 AM Friday 21st of May 2021 12:55:49 AM
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541 Fenghuang County Fenghuang County has an exceptionally well-preserved ancient town that harbours unique ethnic languages, customs, arts as well as many distinctive architectural remains of Ming and Qing styles. The town is placed in a mountain setting, incorporating the natural flow of water into the city layout. Over half of the city's population belong to the Miao or Tujia minorities. It was the centre of the unsuccessful Miao Rebellion (1854–73), which created a Miao diaspora in Southeast Asia during the last two centuries. The city is revered in Miao traditions and funeral rites and is the location of the Southern China Great Wall, a fortification built by the Ming dynasty to protect the local Han Chinese from Miao attacks. Friday 21st of May 2021 01:18:08 AM Friday 21st of May 2021 01:18:08 AM
542 Fenghuang Ancient Town Friday 21st of May 2021 01:20:09 AM Friday 21st of May 2021 01:20:09 AM
543 Fenghuang Ancient Town Friday 21st of May 2021 01:21:43 AM Friday 21st of May 2021 01:21:43 AM
544 Taohuayuan Friday 21st of May 2021 01:22:34 AM Friday 21st of May 2021 01:22:34 AM
545 Early stage Tulou_Riying Lou Riying Lou build in 1297-1307, is the oldest Tulou. Friday 21st of May 2021 07:40:21 AM Friday 21st of May 2021 07:40:21 AM
546 Yuetan Park The Yuetan Park is located in the west of South Lishi Road and south of North Yuetan Street in Xicheng District, Beijing. It was built in 1530 for the Ming and Qing dynasties to worship the God of Night (Moon) and the heavenly deities on the autumnal equinox. The ancient buildings such as the Bell Tower, the Heavenly Gate and the Divine Treasury are well preserved. It is a protected cultural heritage unit in Beijing. The Temple of the Moon was established as the Temple of the Moon Park in 1955. Friday 21st of May 2021 11:01:26 AM Friday 21st of May 2021 07:03:32 PM
547 Paektu Mountain Friday 21st of May 2021 11:24:03 AM Friday 21st of May 2021 11:24:03 AM
548 Hongshan culture The Hongshan Culture is named after the Hongshan Mountain first discovered in Chifeng. It is centered on the Xilamulun River and the Laoha River, covering an area of 200,000 square kilometers, dating back to about 5,000 to 6,000 years ago and lasting for 2,000 years. The social form of Hongshan culture was in the heyday of matriarchal society, and its main social structure was a tribal group linked by female blood groups. The economy is mainly based on agriculture, and coexist with animal husbandry, fishing and hunting. Its remains coexist with the unique colored pottery and the letter-shaped pottery, and the neolithic culture of the microstone age Friday 21st of May 2021 12:25:55 PM Friday 21st of May 2021 12:25:55 PM
549 Dazu Rock Carvings Dazu Rock Carvings is located in the Dazu District of Chongqing City. It was carved in the Tang, Five Dynasties and Song Dynasties, and continued to be carved in the Ming and Qing dynasties. It is now a world cultural heritage and one of the eight largest grottoes in the world. There are 23 Dazu Rock Carvings distributed in the southwest, northwest and northeast sectors of the county. 19 places such as Baoding Mountain and Beishan are more concentrated. Among them, the Baoding Mountain cliff sculpture is the largest and the most exquisite. In addition to statues of Buddha and Taoism, there are also statues of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism in the same cave, with Buddhist statues accounting for the largest proportion. The Dazu Rock Carvings represent the highest level of world grotto art in the 9th to 13th centuries AD, and are the last monuments in the history of human grotto art. It shows the major developments and changes of Chinese grotto art style from different aspects in the Tang and Song dynasties, and has historical, artistic, and scientific values that are irreplaceable in earlier grottoes. It is famous for its grand scale, exquisite carvings, diverse subject matter, rich connotation, and well-preserved. Friday 21st of May 2021 01:29:14 PM Friday 21st of May 2021 01:29:14 PM
550 Dazu Rock Carvings Dazu Rock Carvings is located in the Dazu District of Chongqing City. It was carved in the Tang, Five Dynasties and Song Dynasties, and continued to be carved in the Ming and Qing dynasties. It is now a world cultural heritage and one of the eight largest grottoes in the world. There are 23 Dazu Rock Carvings distributed in the southwest, northwest and northeast sectors of the county. 19 places such as Baoding Mountain and Beishan are more concentrated. Among them, the Baoding Mountain cliff sculpture is the largest and the most exquisite. In addition to statues of Buddha and Taoism, there are also statues of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism in the same cave, with Buddhist statues accounting for the largest proportion. The Dazu Rock Carvings represent the highest level of world grotto art in the 9th to 13th centuries AD, and are the last monuments in the history of human grotto art. It shows the major developments and changes of Chinese grotto art style from different aspects in the Tang and Song dynasties, and has historical, artistic, and scientific values that are irreplaceable in earlier grottoes. It is famous for its grand scale, exquisite carvings, diverse subject matter, rich connotation, and well-preserved. Friday 21st of May 2021 01:39:08 PM Friday 21st of May 2021 01:39:08 PM
551 Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities) The Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities). This heritage refers to all historical sites such as temples, shrines, and castles in Kyoto, Uji, and Otsu, Shiga Prefecture, Japan. There are 17 of them thar have been included in the World Heritage List. They are recognized as an important historical and cultural treasure and protected as a typical cultural heritage of Japan. In 794 BC, the Japanese imperial family moved the capital to Heianjing. Heianjing is located in today’s Kyoto city, a city that imitates Luoyang, China. Since then until the middle of the 19th century, Ancient Kyoto remained the imperial capital of Japan, the political and cultural centre of Japan. It not only witnessed the development of Japanese wooden architecture, especially religious buildings, but also showed the world the changes in Japanese garden art. Now the Japanese garden design art has had a significant impact on landscape garden design all over the world. Friday 21st of May 2021 01:44:12 PM Friday 21st of May 2021 02:07:32 PM
552 Taj Mahal Taj Mahal is a huge mausoleum and mosque built of white marble. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to commemorate his concubine. The construction of it lasted 22 years from 1631 to 1653. Located on the right side of the Yamuna River, in the city of Agra in Uttar Pradesh, more than 200 kilometers away from New Delhi, India. It is composed of halls, bell towers, minarets, pools, etc., all built with pure white marble and inlaid with glass and agate, which has extremely high artistic value. The Taj Mahal is the representative of Indian Muslim art and one of the classic masterpieces in the world heritage. It is known as the "perfect building" and the "Pearl of India". Friday 21st of May 2021 01:53:08 PM Friday 21st of May 2021 01:53:08 PM
553 Kyoto Imperial Palace Friday 21st of May 2021 02:03:44 PM Friday 21st of May 2021 02:03:44 PM
554 Rokuon-ji Friday 21st of May 2021 02:13:02 PM Friday 21st of May 2021 02:13:02 PM
555 Kiyomizu-dera Friday 21st of May 2021 02:16:33 PM Friday 21st of May 2021 02:16:33 PM
556 Dazu Rock Carvings Friday 21st of May 2021 02:20:20 PM Friday 21st of May 2021 02:20:20 PM
557 Taj Mahal Friday 21st of May 2021 02:23:15 PM Friday 21st of May 2021 02:23:15 PM
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559 d Friday 21st of May 2021 02:28:25 PM Friday 21st of May 2021 02:28:25 PM
560 Daza Rock Cavings Friday 21st of May 2021 02:29:54 PM Friday 21st of May 2021 02:29:54 PM
561 Chapultepec Castle Chapultepec Castle is located on top of Chapultepec Hill in Mexico City's Chapultepec park. The name Chapultepec is the Nahuatl word chapoltepēc which means "hill of the grasshopper". The castle has such unparalleled views and terraces that explorer James F. Elton wrote they “can't be surpassed in beauty in any part of the world." It is located at the entrance to Chapultepec Park at a height of 2,325 meters above sea level. The site of the hill was a sacred place for Aztecs, and the buildings atop it have served several purposes during its history, including that of Military Academy, Imperial residence, Presidential residence, observatory, and since the 1940s, the National Museum of History. Chapultepec Castle, along with Iturbide Palace, also in Mexico City, are the only royal palaces in North America. Friday 21st of May 2021 05:29:13 PM Friday 21st of May 2021 05:31:52 PM
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563 Dunhuang Murals Friday 21st of May 2021 05:49:11 PM Friday 21st of May 2021 05:49:11 PM
564 Dunhuang frescoes The Dunhuang murals are located in Gansu, China, with a history of more than two thousand years. These murals exist in 552 grottoes in Dunhuang, totaling more than 50,000 square meters. The Dunhuang murals are huge in scale and exquisitely crafted. Their content mainly depicts scenes of production and labor, scenes of social life, architectural modeling, music, dance and other images of various ethnic groups in ancient times. Inspired by real life or religious stories, these murals reflect people's desire and sustenance for a better life. The drawing inspiration comes from real life or religious stories, and they all reflect people's desire and sustenance for a better life, and they are an important art treasure house. Dunhuang frescoes have high research value in history, humanities, arts and crafts. Friday 21st of May 2021 05:51:16 PM Friday 21st of May 2021 05:57:39 PM
565 Mukden Palace Friday 21st of May 2021 06:06:17 PM Friday 21st of May 2021 06:06:17 PM
566 Mukden Palace The Mukden Palace , or Shenyang Imperial Palace, was the former imperial palace of the early Manchu-led Qing dynasty. It was built in 1625, and the first three Qing emperors lived there from 1625 to 1644. Since the collapse of imperial rule in China, the palace has been converted to a museum that now lies in the center of Shenyang, Liaoning. The Mukden Palace covers an area of around 60,000 square meters, with over 300 buildings and 20 courtyards. According to its layout, it can be divided into three parts: East Section, Middle Section and West Section, and set Middle Section as the main body. The East and West Sections were built in the Nurhachi Period. The layout of the building from the Eight Banners system in the East Section is a unique feature of the Mukden Palace. It is the stereotype of the minority system reflect on the architecture of the Qing Dynasty. It fully combines the integration of the architectural features of Han, Manchu and Mongolian ethnic minority. Friday 21st of May 2021 06:08:20 PM Friday 21st of May 2021 06:08:20 PM
567 Arkaim Friday 21st of May 2021 06:19:52 PM Friday 21st of May 2021 06:19:52 PM
568 Arkaim Arkaim is an archaeological site of an ancient fortified settlement, situated in the steppe of the Southern Ural, 8.2 km (5.10 mi) north-to-northwest of the village of Amursky and 2.3 km (1.43 mi) south-to-southeast of the village of Alexandrovsky in the Chelyabinsk Oblast of Russia, just north of the border with Kazakhstan. It was discovered in 1987 by a team of archaeologists led by Gennady Zdanovich, preventing the planned flooding of the area for the creation of a reservoir. Arkaim is attributed to the early Proto-Indo-Iranian of the Sintashta culture, which some scholars believe represents the proto-Indo-Iranians before their split into different groups and migration to Central Asia and from there to Persia and India and other parts of Eurasia. The discovery of Arkaim and the Land of Towns has fueled the growth of schools of thought among Rodnovers, Rerikhians, Zoroastrians and other movements which regard the archaeological site as the second homeland of the Aryans, who originally dwelt in Arctic regions[citation needed] and migrated southwards when the weather there became glacial, then spreading from central Eurasia to the east, south and west, founding other civilisations. According to them, all Vedic knowledge originated in the southern Urals. Friday 21st of May 2021 06:20:54 PM Friday 21st of May 2021 06:20:54 PM
569 Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City The ancient city of Liangzhu is located in Zhejiang, China. It is the first Neolithic city site discovered in the lower reaches of the Yangtze River in China. The site consists of 4 parts: Yaoshan site area, Gukou high dam area, plain low dam area and city site area. These sites have become outstanding examples of early urban civilisation through the social hierarchy embodied in large earthen buildings, urban planning, water conservancy systems, and different forms of tombs. The outer water conservancy system of Liangzhu Ancient City is the earliest known large-scale water conservancy project in China and the earliest dam system in the world. Therefore, the Liangzhu site is of great significance for understanding human development and Chinese civilisation. Liangzhu Cultures age is 5300-4300 years ago, and it has continued to develop for about 1,000 years. It represents the highest achievement of rice farming in the original stage of Chinese civilisation and empirical evidence of the 5,000-year continuation of Chinese civilisation. Monday 24th of May 2021 08:29:46 AM Monday 24th of May 2021 08:29:46 AM
570 Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City Monday 24th of May 2021 08:32:16 AM Monday 24th of May 2021 08:32:16 AM
571 Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City Monday 24th of May 2021 08:42:02 AM Monday 24th of May 2021 08:42:02 AM
572 Shanghai Museum The Shanghai Museum is one of the four major museums in China and features bronze, pottery, porcelain, calligraphy and painting. The building of the Shanghai Museum is very distinctive. Its base is square, and the top is round. This shape corresponds to ancient Chinese philosophy—The sky is round while the ground is flat. The Shanghai Museums essential positioning is the Museum of Ancient Chinese Art, and its collection, exhibition, and research focus on ancient Chinese artworks. The museum is divided into 11 art galleries and three exhibition halls. Eleven galleries cover most of the main categories of Chinese art: bronzes, ancient ceramics, paintings, calligraphy, ancient sculptures, ancient jade, coins, Ming and Qing furniture, seals and ethnic minorities. Monday 24th of May 2021 08:48:21 AM Monday 24th of May 2021 08:48:21 AM
573 Shanghai Museum Monday 24th of May 2021 08:54:46 AM Monday 24th of May 2021 08:54:46 AM
574 Shanghai Museum The Shanghai Museum is one of the four major museums in China and features bronze, pottery, porcelain, calligraphy and painting. The building of the Shanghai Museum is very distinctive. Its base is square, and the top is round. This shape corresponds to ancient Chinese philosophy—The sky is round while the ground is flat. The Shanghai Museums essential positioning is the Museum of Ancient Chinese Art, and its collection, exhibition, and research focus on ancient Chinese artworks. The museum is divided into 11 art galleries and three exhibition halls. Eleven galleries cover most of the main categories of Chinese art: bronzes, ancient ceramics, paintings, calligraphy, ancient sculptures, ancient jade, coins, Ming and Qing furniture, seals and ethnic minorities Monday 24th of May 2021 08:58:17 AM Monday 24th of May 2021 08:58:17 AM
575 Old Town of Lijiang Monday 24th of May 2021 09:11:04 AM Monday 24th of May 2021 09:11:04 AM
576 Old Town of Lijiang The Old Town of Lijiang is located in the ancient city of Lijiang City, Yunnan Province, also known as Dayan Town. It is located in the middle of Lijiang Dam. It was built at the end of the Song Dynasty and the beginning of the Yuan Dynasty (late 13th century AD). It is located on the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau and covers an area of 7.279 square kilometers. The streets in the ancient city of Lijiang are built with mountains and rivers, paved with red breccia, including Sifang Street, Mufu, Wufeng Tower, Black Dragon Pool, Wenchang Palace, Wang Pizhen Memorial Hall, Xueshan Academy, Wangjiazhuang Christian Church, Fang Guoyu’s Former Residence, Baima Longtan Temple, Gu Peter’s Former Residence, Jinglian Temple, Puxian Temple, Jiefeng Building, October Literature Museum, Red Army Long March Lijiang Command Memorial Hall, Lijiang Ancient City History and Culture Exhibition Hall, Lijiang Ancient City Xu Xiake Memorial Hall and other attractions. Lijiang is one of the second batch of approved Chinese historical and cultural cities. It is one of the two ancient cities in China that has successfully declared the entire ancient city as a world cultural heritage. The ancient city of Lijiang embodies the achievements of ancient Chinese urban construction, and is one of the types of Chinese citizens with distinctive characteristics and styles. Monday 24th of May 2021 09:13:12 AM Monday 24th of May 2021 09:13:12 AM
577 Old Town of Lijiang Monday 24th of May 2021 09:22:14 AM Monday 24th of May 2021 09:22:14 AM
578 Old Town of Lijiang The Old Town of Lijiang is located in the ancient city of Lijiang City, Yunnan Province, also known as Dayan Town. It is located in the middle of Lijiang Dam. It was built at the end of the Song Dynasty and the beginning of the Yuan Dynasty (late 13th century AD). It is located on the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau and covers an area of 7.279 square kilometers. The streets in the ancient city of Lijiang are built with mountains and rivers, paved with red breccia, including Sifang Street, Mufu, Wufeng Tower, Black Dragon Pool, Wenchang Palace, Wang Pizhen Memorial Hall, Xueshan Academy, Wangjiazhuang Christian Church, Fang Guoyu’s Former Residence, Baima Longtan Temple, Gu Peter’s Former Residence, Jinglian Temple, Puxian Temple, Jiefeng Building, October Literature Museum, Red Army Long March Lijiang Command Memorial Hall, Lijiang Ancient City History and Culture Exhibition Hall, Lijiang Ancient City Xu Xiake Memorial Hall and other attractions. Lijiang is one of the second batch of approved Chinese historical and cultural cities. It is one of the two ancient cities in China that has successfully declared the entire ancient city as a world cultural heritage. The ancient city of Lijiang embodies the achievements of ancient Chinese urban construction, and is one of the types of Chinese citizens with distinctive characteristics and styles. Monday 24th of May 2021 09:29:38 AM Monday 24th of May 2021 09:29:38 AM
579 Old Town of Lijiang Monday 24th of May 2021 09:30:59 AM Monday 24th of May 2021 09:30:59 AM
580 Kiyomizu Temple Kiyomizu Temple is the main sect of Japanese Buddhism Hosang Sect (Northern Sect). It is located in Kiyomizu in the Higashiyama District of Kyoto City. It covers an area of 130,000 square meters and was built in 778. Kiyomizu Temple is named after the clear water in the temple, and down the stone steps of the Okuin is Otowa Falls. The clear spring is divided into three, representing longevity, health, and wisdom. It is regarded as having magical powers. Tourists passing by here will definitely come. Drinking a sip of water is said to prevent diseases and disasters. According to legend, after the people of Yanzhen opened the mountain in 778, it was built in 798 by the general Sakagami Tamura Maro. Most of the existing buildings were built in 1633. The main hall, designated as a national treasure, is supported by 139 columns, which resembles a huge stage, also known as the "Shimizu Stage". Below the main hall are the famous "Otowa Falls" and the "Zi'an Pagoda" that prays for smooth delivery. The latter is listed as a world cultural heritage. Kiyomizu Temple is built on Otowa Mountain and is the main temple of the Northern Buddhist Sect of Japan. The temple is surrounded by historic sites in Kyoto. Cherry blossoms are in full bloom in spring and red leaves are like fire in autumn. Monday 24th of May 2021 10:24:56 AM Monday 24th of May 2021 10:24:56 AM
581 Kiyomizu Temple Monday 24th of May 2021 10:33:17 AM Monday 24th of May 2021 10:33:17 AM
582 Kiyomizu Temple Kiyomizu Temple is the main sect of Japanese Buddhism Hosang Sect (Northern Sect). It is located in Kiyomizu in the Higashiyama District of Kyoto City. It covers an area of 130,000 square meters and was built in 778. Kiyomizu Temple is named after the clear water in the temple, and down the stone steps of the Okuin is Otowa Falls. The clear spring is divided into three, representing longevity, health, and wisdom. It is regarded as having magical powers. Tourists passing by here will definitely come. Drinking a sip of water is said to prevent diseases and disasters. According to legend, after the people of Yanzhen opened the mountain in 778, it was built in 798 by the general Sakagami Tamura Maro. Most of the existing buildings were built in 1633. The main hall, designated as a national treasure, is supported by 139 columns, which resembles a huge stage, also known as the "Shimizu Stage". Below the main hall are the famous "Otowa Falls" and the "Zi'an Pagoda" that prays for smooth delivery. The latter is listed as a world cultural heritage. Kiyomizu Temple is built on Otowa Mountain and is the main temple of the Northern Buddhist Sect of Japan. The temple is surrounded by historic sites in Kyoto. Cherry blossoms are in full bloom in spring and red leaves are like fire in autumn. Monday 24th of May 2021 10:48:44 AM Monday 24th of May 2021 10:48:44 AM
583 Kiyomizu Temple Monday 24th of May 2021 10:53:56 AM Monday 24th of May 2021 10:53:56 AM
584 Yinshan Rock Carving The Yinshan Mountain, located in the western part of Inner Mongolia, was the hub of Chinese northern nomadic culture in history. Not only has it witnessed the rise and fall of different ancient nomadic groups, but it reserved the trace of their living with their petroglyphs created through 10 historical stages. Among 50,000 paintings which have been found so far, the earliest one can be dated back to 10,000 years ago. The long history and rich content made it a valuable source for historical study. However, due to vandalism, natural erosion and a lack of continued protection, a lot of paintings are in peril. The preservation of Yinshan Rock Carving started in the 1980s and it was selected as one of the national heritage sites in 2006. However, most protection measures are still very traditional and not effective. So far, the government has been preserving the physical paintings by setting up monuments, CCTV and fences. Digital measures include taking pictures, videos and using GIS technologies to identify locations. These efforts enabled the government to understand the number, distribution, size and popular themes of paintings, but the digital preservation with advanced technologies has not yet been carried out. Tuesday 25th of May 2021 04:48:23 AM Wednesday 26th of May 2021 06:45:39 AM
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587 Chinese Longmen Grottoes The Longmen Grottes, located in the present-day Henan Province, are the epitomes of Chinese finest Buddhist art. There are over 100,000 status of the Shakyamuni Buddha and his disciples in the 2345 caves. The status varies in size, ranging from 1 inch to 57 feet. The Grottes’ history can be dated back to the Northern Wei Dynasty, and since then it has been one of the most popular venues for worship, attracting distinguished visitors including the woman emperor Wu Zetian. The Longmen Grottes was inscribed by the UNESCO’s World Heritage list in 2000, being described as “an outstanding manifestation of human artistic creativity”. Many digital preservation measures have been made since 2013. Leveraging laser scanning and VR technologies, the whole site has been reconstructed and now tourist is able to take virtual tours from any mobile devices, viewing the magnificent status without traveling around. The Longmen Grottes also built their presence on major Chinese social media platforms, which enabled them to reach all age group and entrant their awareness. They have recently developed their commodities which was trendy among younger audiences. Wednesday 26th of May 2021 06:59:10 AM Wednesday 26th of May 2021 07:38:34 AM
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