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Medieval castle in Trakai

Sunday, 3 September 2017 22:21:13 Europe/London

Trakai Island Castle is an island castle located in Trakai, Lithuania.

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The Terracotta Army – Qin Shi Huang Emperor of China

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 23:25:55 Europe/London

The Terracotta Army is a collection of sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210–209 BCE and whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife.Read More
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Having learned the skill of collecting water, the inhabitants of Petra also mastered the art of working with stone. The very name 'Petra' means 'stone' in Greek. And Petra really was a city of stone, with nothing like it in the whole of the Roman empire. The Nabataeans, who built the city, patiently hewed houses, tombs and temples from blocks of stone.

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