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Colosseum – Great Amphitheater

Nearly 2,000 years after its construction, the Colosseum was elected as modern wonder of the world, with Machu Picchu, Taj Mahal, Petra, the Great Wall, Chichen Itza and Jesus Statue in Rio de Janeiro. The greatest amphitheater of antiquity and ruin times stood in the crowded center of Rome, the hills shelter Esquilin, Palatine and Caelian. Without it, the once mighty imperial city would be hard to imagine: the architectural splendor of the Colosseum testified to Roman builders and sophisticated genius of a people cruel conqueror.

Colosseum story can be heard in numerous documentaries, read history books, encyclopedias viewed, sites and collections or exhibitions of pictures. Even when you enter its arched corridors, hit by wind and sun, and listen to explanations of the guide, you seem to know better arena and fights between gladiators. Listen – to how much time? – That none of the modern stadiums failed to emulate the engineering model of the Colosseum arena. That for many shows organized by the Roman ruling class, are similar in magnitude and importance with the great game of football (and beyond …) today, although with different purposes. Imagining and over 55,000 people filling the ranks of the huge amphitheater and frantically aclamând favorite Gladiator victory, while politicians and nobles welcomes together for profitable investment, and members of the gladiator schools are up to November shows attractive, you can think that in 2000 years, some things remain unchanged.

So, for a short journey in the history of the Colosseum, we chose to mix a few interesting facts among several personal photo album, thus reminding you of the amphitheater was and still is an architectural marvel of Rome and the world .
construction of the Colosseum was started by Emperor Vespasian in 72 to 73 years (after the victory of the Jews, the riots of 70) and completed by his son Titus in 80. His brother, Domitian, completed arena in 81-83, with other walls underground tunnels used by the slaves and animals. It is said that in five years of uninterrupted, Hebrew prisoners raised amphitheater called “Flavian”, after the ruling family whose plans have been carried out successfully so. The name “Colosseum” has become popular for two reasons: arena was enormous, and its position close to the Colossus of Nero was an enormous statue of the former king, whose palace with ( Domus Aurea ) was destroyed by the successors to buildings make way for us.

elliptical, Colosseum measures 187 meters and 155 meters high focus on the small axis, while the arena itself is 76/44 m amphitheater facade rises to 49 meters and is formed of three floors traversing stone in combination with other materials (stone mortar and tied with iron clasps), each with one 80 spring floor, over which was added a fourth with windows. In fact, the walls that today are seen inside the old amphitheater.

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Scris de pe Aprilie 25, 2012 în History, Society, Uncategorized


Lima – Between Present and Past

Lima – Between Present and Past.

Between the Andes and the Pacific golden desert slopes at yeasty, Lima is changed into an elegant metropolis, subtly perfumed with essences old colonial centuries. Founder Pizarro seems to be forgotten in a corner of the city, and the glorious history of the conquest of Peru by the conquistadors in the shadow is wonderful precolumbian gold jewelery and valuable pre-Inca ceramics.

LIMA - between present and past

  How few rivers in the mountains slide directly in the capital, their waters with those of the waterways, make life lovely gardens, palm trees and parks thin on high cliffs. architecture punctuate modern financial areas of Lima hot and traditional markets bordering the mall s bold . In the quiet neighborhood of villas, archaeologists digging in the sandy soil of newly discovered sites inside buildings. And every day, increasing by building makeshift outskirts of poor Peruvians dreaming of a better life in the capital.

This is Lima, nearly 500 years after his birth.

Good time

In the summer months, from December to April, Lima is warm, serene, flowering, while in winter (June-October) is covered with clouds and a persistent fog, called Garu, taking place in the desert rain the ocean. However, temperatures fall below 12 º C and not exceed 29 º C often, and only moisture could be uncomfortable for tourists.

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Scris de pe Aprilie 16, 2012 în History, Nature, Travel


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Ghost Ship Will be Bombed and Sunk | Video

Ghost Ship Will be Bombed and Sunk | Video.

U.S. officials no longer at risk: Coast Guard will destroy the ghost ship floating adrift near the coast of Alaska. Fishing vessel without crew on board, was carried by the waves 7,500 km after the tsunami in Japan in March last year.


nava phantomThe vessel is in total darkness, engines do not work, no crew on board , for which floats on a lead where currents, representing a danger to other boats that travel in the area. Fishing vessel, was called the ghost ship of the Japanese tsunami has reached about 300 km from the coast of Alaska, now floating adrift in the middle of an ocean transportation corridor. “Our main concern is the other ships. We want to minimize risks, we do everything to avoid a collision “ , said David Mosley, a spokesman for the coast guard said on BBC.

According to plans, fishing vessel to be destroyed and sunk, after being bombarded with guns on a destroyer , Haida Gwaii islands nearby. To participate and air force operations, which will oversee the evacuation area.

The authorities have chosen this solution because rescue ship would be too expensive and not foolproof . Although reservoirs are about 8,000 liters of fuel, experts say it is not a source of water pollution. Vessel owner has agreed to sinking.

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Scris de pe Aprilie 7, 2012 în Army, History, Military, News


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History Rose – Legends and Symbols of Roses

History Rose – Legends and Symbols of Roses.

Rose is one of the most beautiful flowers. It is considered a noble flower and not infrequently, the flower of love and elegance.



Rose can be considered as king of the flowers and that for good reason.As animals have a king, lion, so the flowers have a king, rose. Here are some legends about the appearance of the rose, the colors and spins it, close the  and certainly attract the attention of those who appreciate the flowers, as happened with me.

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History of rose  

Roses have a long and colorful history. There are fossils of roses, evidence that they existed 35 million years. Currently there are over 30,000 species of roses. Growing in the garden of these flowers began about 5000 years ago and most likely in China.

Rose is first mentioned in a note ancient Sumerian. The text says that a small number of trees was brought to the Akkadian king Sargon I, in an expedition undertaken beyond the Tigris and planted in his garden.

In Europe, responsible for bringing Rose seems to be Alexander the Great, who, after a war in Persia, brought with him many treasures, including roses. Herodotus is not but believe that Alexander the Great, but Midas, the mythical king, brought flowers on Greek soil.

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Scris de pe Aprilie 6, 2012 în Biology, Flowers, History, Nature, News, Shopping


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The Three Towers of Bihar Lost

The Three Towers of Bihar Lost.

Weather tower defense and surveillance, the knights and ladies, the nomadic invasions from the steppes of Asia has been deserted. Left behind is a literature that study today with great delight, legends that bring us closer to eternity and mysterious ruins hidden, unfortunately, here in Romania, eye stories tourists and history enthusiasts.


The three towers of Bihar lost

The three towers lost that we bring to your attention previously occupied each a place in the collective mind separately, but all had one thing in common: the voice from heaven, from height, announcing both the good and bad. The excellence of the tower had a liaison role, the crossings, transition: either by height or by function. It is an important point which provides a boundary. Tower is being input into the slot, with a bell hung who calls the faithful, either in its center, linking them to those in service to the divine. Dungeon is the tower of the castle or fortress of the best defended and most difficult to conquer the invaders, because of height. That is the ultimate protection, the transitional people retreated in time of răstrişte. Finally, sitting on a guard tower in high places often designate the boundary between a field and another, of a kingdom and another.

The three examples of towers that we have chosen are the Cri, specifically in Bihar county. The fact that they get lost, become ruins without little historical value, is the result of civic consciousness on national heritage and history that most people just prefer photos, books and speeches. The three towers are tower monastic complex of the Beius Sânnicolau tower from “Portus Crisy” or Customs Salt and Cheresig dungeon.

The ruins of the monastic complex of Beius Sânnicolau

Too pompously called “the ruins of the monastic complex of Beius Sânnicolau” tower străjuişte former monastery now only a cornfield in common hawks. List of Historic Monumentally importance as it provides a name, catalogându it as a monument of national importance (Category A), but the owner, Mayor’s hawks, they consider, although not officially recognize this burden.

Built between 1327-1424, the monument were carried out work aimed at strengthening the resistance structure of the tower, in 1933, but without respecting its architecture, brick degraded or missing pieces were replaced with stone and cement. Also many bricks were separated from the building walls, eroded its strength.

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Scris de pe Aprilie 2, 2012 în History, Travel


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A Strange Coincidence Has Led to Life on Earth?

A Strange Coincidence Has Led to Life on Earth?.

A random chance which took place about 1.9 billion years ago led to the emergence of life on Earth, say scientists.

A strange coincidence has led to life on Earth

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Scris de pe Aprilie 1, 2012 în History, Nature, News, Science, Society


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Famine in China

Famine in China.

Periods of famine have been (and, unfortunately, are) some of the darkest pages of human history. By definition, hunger is never alone, but brings specter of poverty, epidemics, the generalized confusion, despair, failure of the primary instincts of human animality.

Famine in China

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Scris de pe Martie 27, 2012 în Health, History, News, Society


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