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#628 : Exploring the remains of Afrosiab, Ancient Samarkand

#628 : Exploring the remains of Afrosiab, Ancient Samarkand

Nico March 5, 2021 0

Idea #628 – Exploring the remains of Afrosiab, Ancient Samarkand The historic city of Samarkand, located in a large oasis in the Zeravchan Valley in northeastern Uzbekistan, is considered the crossroads of world cultures,

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#395 – Visiting the Qutb Minar the highest tower in India

#395 – Visiting the Qutb Minar the highest tower in India

Nico March 4, 2021 0

Idée #395 – Visiting the Qutb Minar and its buildings Qûtb Minâr or Qutb Minar (“tower of the victory”) is the highest Indian minaret, and the third in the world. Qûtb Minâr, the highest

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#637 : Visiting the ancient citadel of Toprak Qala in Ouzbekistan

#637 : Visiting the ancient citadel of Toprak Qala in Ouzbekistan

Nico March 4, 2021 0

Idea #637 – Visiting the ancient citadel of Toprak Qala in Ouzbekistan The lands between the city of Urgench, the capital of Khorezm province, and the Aral Sea have been inhabited for thousands of

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#368 : Climbing the stairs to the Lion of the Maidens of Sigiriya

#368 : Climbing the stairs to the Lion of the Maidens of Sigiriya

Nico March 3, 2021 0

Idea #368 – Visiting Sigiriya Citadel in Sri Lanka Sigiriya, the “lion rock” is a major archaeological site in Sri Lanka. Former royal capital, the site has been occupied at least since the 2nd

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#240 : Discovering the secret Thracian graves

#240 : Discovering the secret Thracian graves

Nico March 3, 2021 0

Idea #240 – Exploring the Thracian tombs in Bulgaria The historic and archaeological reserve of Sboryanovo covers the part the West of the plateau of Ludogorie, along the river Krapinets, between the villages of

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#611 : Visiting the remains of the city of Uzgen in Kirghizstan

#611 : Visiting the remains of the city of Uzgen in Kirghizstan

Nico March 3, 2021 0

Idée #611 – Visiting the remains of the city of Uzgen in Kirghizstan According to Chinese chronicles, Uzgen was founded in the second century BC, making it one of the oldest Kyrgyz cities. Known

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#578 : Hiking up to the grave of the Monastery in Petra

#578 : Hiking up to the grave of the Monastery in Petra

Nico February 27, 2021 0

Idea #578 – Hiking up to the grave of the Monastery in Petra Deir (from Arabic al-Deir, “the monastery”) is the Petra’s biggest building. Its function is bound in one funeral rite, probably that

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#609 : Exploring the remains of the Balasagun city in Kirghizstan

#609 : Exploring the remains of the Balasagun city in Kirghizstan

Nico February 24, 2021 0

Idea #609 – Exploring the remains of the Balasagun city in Kirghizstan Balasagun is an ancient Sogdian town located in present-day Kyrgyzstan, in the Chu River Valley between Bishkek and Yssyk Kul Lake. It

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#20 : Visiting Manneken Pis

#20 : Visiting Manneken Pis

Nico February 22, 2021 0

Idée #20 – Spending a Week end in Brussels Brussels, capital of Belgium, cabbage, waffles, birthplace of the Manneken Pis chti, and its Grand Place, listed as World Heritage by UNESCO … The first

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#390 : Discovering the living Chola’s temples

#390 : Discovering the living Chola’s temples

Nico February 19, 2021 0

Idea #390 – Discovering the living Chola’s temples The big Chola’s temples constitue an exceptional testimony of the architecture and the policy of the Chola’s empire and the Tamils’ civilization in South India. The

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#603 : Exploring the remains of the Parthe city of Abiverd in Turkmenistan

#603 : Exploring the remains of the Parthe city of Abiverd in Turkmenistan

Nico February 18, 2021 0

Idea #603 – Exploring the remains of the Parthe city of Abiverd in Turkmenistan Abiverd seems to be the site of the ancient Dara, parthia city located in the province of Ahal in southern

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#512 : Visiting the archeological site of Areni1 in Armenia

#512 : Visiting the archeological site of Areni1 in Armenia

Nico February 17, 2021 0

Idea #512 – Visiting the archeological site of Areni1 in Armenia Areni-1 is an archaeological cave situated next to the village of Areni in Armenia along the river Arpa in the region of Vayots Dzor.

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#563 : Going to the Christ’s baptism site in Bethanie

#563 : Going to the Christ’s baptism site in Bethanie

Nico February 16, 2021 0

Idée #563 – Going to the Christ’s baptism site in Bethanie Bethanie beyond the Jordan, in 9 km from Dead Sea, is one of two places where John the Baptist baptized, and where he

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# 117: Going on a pilgrimage to the megalith of Stonehenge

# 117: Going on a pilgrimage to the megalith of Stonehenge

Nico February 16, 2021 0

Idea # 117 – Visit the megaliths of Stonehenge Stonehenge, whose name means ” suspended stones “, is one of more beautiful megalithic monuments of Europe. It was set up as several successive stages,

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# 273: Visiting the ancient city of Asclepius, god of medicine

# 273: Visiting the ancient city of Asclepius, god of medicine

Nico February 15, 2021 0

Idea # 273 – Visiting the ancient city of Butrint The antique city of Butrint is situated on a peninsula of the lake of Butrint, in the south extremity of Albania. It was necessary

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