Jaffa or Yafo - the former city and now (since 1949) is the oldest neighborhood in Tel - Aviv, #Israel. Jaffa is one of the most important ports of ancient Israel and the oldest settlements in the world. Archaeological excavations date the foundation of the building of towers and gates of the middle Bronze Age. The town was first mentioned in written sources of the conquest of Egypt, Pharaoh Thutmose III-th 1470 BC Jaffa is mentioned several times in the Bible: the place of sending the…

Jaffa or Yafo - the former city and now (since 1949) is the oldest neighborhood in Tel - Aviv, #Israel. Jaffa is one of the most important ports of ancient Israel and the oldest settlements in the world. Archaeological excavations date the foundation of the building of towers and gates of the middle Bronze Age. The town was first mentioned in written sources of the conquest of Egypt, Pharaoh Thutmose III-th 1470 BC Jaffa is mentioned several times in the Bible: the place of sending the…

In the 6th century Ctesiphon was one of the largest city in the world and one of the great cities of ancient Mesopotamia. Because of its importance, Ctesiphon was a major military objective for the Roman Empire and was captured by Rome, and later the Byzantine Empire, five times.  Located in Iraq, the only visible remain today is the great arch Taq-i Kisra

In the 6th century Ctesiphon was one of the largest city in the world and one of the great cities of ancient Mesopotamia. Because of its importance, Ctesiphon was a major military objective for the Roman Empire and was captured by Rome, and later the Byzantine Empire, five times. Located in Iraq, the only visible remain today is the great arch Taq-i Kisra

Chan Chan, Trujillo. Chan Chan ruins, Peru. The largest Pre-Columbian city in South America. Chan Chan was constructed by the Chimor (the kingdom of the Chimú), a late intermediate period civilization which grew out of the remnants of the Moche civilization. The adobe city of Chan Chan, the largest in the world, was built around AD 850 and lasted until its conquest by the Inca Empire in AD 1470. It was the imperial capital where 30,000 people lived.

Chan Chan, Trujillo. Chan Chan ruins, Peru. The largest Pre-Columbian city in South America. Chan Chan was constructed by the Chimor (the kingdom of the Chimú), a late intermediate period civilization which grew out of the remnants of the Moche civilization. The adobe city of Chan Chan, the largest in the world, was built around AD 850 and lasted until its conquest by the Inca Empire in AD 1470. It was the imperial capital where 30,000 people lived.

Chan Chan ruins, Peru. The largest Pre-Columbian city in South America. Chan Chan was constructed by the Chimor (the kingdom of the Chimú), a late intermediate period civilization which grew out of the remnants of the Moche civilization. The adobe city of Chan Chan, the largest in the world, was built around AD 850 and lasted until its conquest by the Inca Empire in AD 1470. It was the imperial capital where 30,000 people lived.

Chan Chan ruins, Peru. The largest Pre-Columbian city in South America. Chan Chan was constructed by the Chimor (the kingdom of the Chimú), a late intermediate period civilization which grew out of the remnants of the Moche civilization. The adobe city of Chan Chan, the largest in the world, was built around AD 850 and lasted until its conquest by the Inca Empire in AD 1470. It was the imperial capital where 30,000 people lived.

The Strange World of K-pop | Insider Look | Thousands of Americans would willingly go through hell to become a K-Pop star. The one guy who made it didn't even mean to.

The Strange World of K-pop | Insider Look | Thousands of Americans would willingly go through hell to become a K-Pop star. The one guy who made it didn't even mean to.

Constantinople, Founded by Emperor Constantine during 4th Century CE & Destroyed in 6th century & then rebuilt by Justinian.  This rebuilt city included famous Hagia Sophia church.  Constantinople, the anchor of the Byzantine Empire as far as Social & Economic aspects were concerned, was conquered in 1453 by the Ottoman Turks.  Known to have been one of the world's greatest trading hubs.

Constantinople, Founded by Emperor Constantine during 4th Century CE & Destroyed in 6th century & then rebuilt by Justinian. This rebuilt city included famous Hagia Sophia church. Constantinople, the anchor of the Byzantine Empire as far as Social & Economic aspects were concerned, was conquered in 1453 by the Ottoman Turks. Known to have been one of the world's greatest trading hubs.

Another thing to surprise us about this area of northern Poland: it is home to the largest castle in the world (by surface area). The Malbork Castle was built by the Teutonic Knights and completed in 1406 after the conquest of Old Prussia. It is a dominating presence on the banks of the Nogat river, having been expanded several times to house the number of knights who resided there and soon became the largest fortified Gothic building in Europe. Click the photo to continue reading.

Castle of Knights - Malbork, Poland in Photos

Another thing to surprise us about this area of northern Poland: it is home to the largest castle in the world (by surface area). The Malbork Castle was built by the Teutonic Knights and completed in 1406 after the conquest of Old Prussia. It is a dominating presence on the banks of the Nogat river, having been expanded several times to house the number of knights who resided there and soon became the largest fortified Gothic building in Europe. Click the photo to continue reading.

Took the cog to the observatory. Bitter cold, dense fog, sudden storms in all seasons, heavy snow and record setting winds, it truly is home of the world's worst weather. Mt. Washington, New Hampshire.

Took the cog to the observatory. Bitter cold, dense fog, sudden storms in all seasons, heavy snow and record setting winds, it truly is home of the world's worst weather. Mt. Washington, New Hampshire.

Coolest New Tourist Attractions: Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Osaka, Japan

World's Coolest New Tourist Attractions 2014

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