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Castel del Monte: 13th-Century Citadel in Italy

By | November 23rd, 2017|Categories: Castles, Constructions, Medieval|Tags: , , |

When the Emperor Frederick II built this castle near Bari in the 13th century, he imbued it with symbolic significance, as reflected in the location, the mathematical and astronomical precision of the layout and the perfectly regular shape. A unique piece of medieval military architecture, Castel del Monte is a successful blend of elements from classical antiquity, the Islamic Orient, and north European Cistercian Gothic. Brief synthesis Castel del Monte, located in the municipality of Andria, rises on a [...]

H-4 Hercules: The Spruce Goose

By | November 22nd, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , |

The single 400,000-pound (181,436-kilogram) H-4 Hercules flying boat, built by the Hughes Aircraft Co., was the largest flying boat ever built with the widest wingspan. It was built after a U.S. government request in 1942 for a cargo and troop carrier that would not be susceptible to Axis submarines and, by substituting wood for metal in its construction, would not use critical wartime materials. Originally conceived by Henry J. Kaiser, a steelmaker and builder of Liberty ships, the aircraft [...]

Chateau Du Haut Koenigsbourg: Fortification in France

By | November 21st, 2017|Categories: Castles, Constructions, Medieval|Tags: , , |

Chateau Du Haut Koenigsbourg is a castle situated on a hilltop near Kintzheim and just west of Sélestat in Alsace (in the commune of Orschwiller). The castle is one of the most visited sites in Alsace, and in France, both for the castle itself and the far-reaching views. History of Chateau Du Haut Koenigsbourg It was as early as the 12th century that a castle first stood here because the location was easy to defend and also gave a clear [...]

Water Pollution: Lake Karachay in Russia

By | November 20th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events|Tags: , |

This Russian lake has the biggest Water pollution, she was dumped with so much radioactive waste that it has become the most polluted spot on Earth. The World War II has changed many things in the world, especially in terms of how the countries protect themselves now. Russia, always competent with America, started actively pursuing the production of nuclear power and weapons at various reactors by the end of the war. They built a secret nuclear facility that used [...]

Cité de Carcassonne: Medieval Fortification in France

By | November 19th, 2017|Categories: Castles, Constructions, Medieval|Tags: , , |

Named a World Heritage Site in 1997, Cité de Carcassonne has a history spanning more than 2,000 years. The largest former fortress in Europe, it has played a decisive role in the history of Languedoc. An Iron Age Oppidum transformed into a Roman town in the 1st Century BCE, the city-state became the possession of the powerful Viscount Trencavel who ruled over Bas-Languedoc. Situated on the right bank of the Aude, Cité de Carcassonne, a medieval village that is still [...]

Dunstanburgh Castle: Medieval Fortification in England

By | November 18th, 2017|Categories: Castles, Constructions, Medieval|Tags: , , |

Dunstanburgh Castle is, without doubt, one of the most striking and evocative medieval castles in England. The Dunstanburgh Castle sits on high cliffs on a promontory overlooking the North Sea. The striking remains are all the more evocative when you consider that they can only be reached by a mile-long footpath along the coast from Embleton to the north or a slightly longer path from Craster to the south. The Dunstanburgh Castle is the largest in terms of area in all [...]

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