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The Berlin flak towers were the first of several anti-aircraft gun towers ordered to be built by Adolf Hitler. When the British Royal Air Force bombers raided Berlin, Germany on 25 Aug 1940, which caused much embarrassment to the German leadership. One of them was the Berlin Zoo Flak Tower Professor Friedrich Tamms, the chief architect, submitted the final...

The fort of the Palamidi, in the Town of Nafplio which has been preserved in excellent condition, is one of the greatest achievements of Venetian fortification architecture. The hill of Palamidi, which takes its name from the Homeric hero Palamidis, does not seem to have been systematically fortified until the second Venetian occupation. The construction of the...

For centuries, historians and archaeologists have puzzled over the many mysteries of Stonehenge, the prehistoric monument that took Neolithic builders an estimated 1,500 years to erect. Located in southern England, it is comprised of roughly 100 massive upright stones placed in a circular layout. Whi1e many modern scholars now agree that Stonehenge was once a burial...

The oldest computer in the world which continues to fascinate the scientists. Greece has been named the cradle of the western civilization. Various significant discoveries throughout the past centuries have confirmed this fact. A great discovery in 1901, near the island of Antikythera, brought to light a bunch of attractive artefacts. Among the archaeological objects of different...

Jagdtiger’s (Hunting Tiger) development started in February of 1943 and on October 20th of 1943, wooden mock-up was presented to Adolf Hitler. Jagdtiger’s role was to support infantry and combat armored vehicles at long ranges. Two prototypes, one with Porsche suspension (made up of 8 roadwheels) and one with Henschel suspension (made up of 9 roadwheels) were...

Sydney Opera House (1957 - 1973) is a masterpiece of late modern architecture. It is admired internationally and proudly treasured by the people of Australia. It was created by a young architect who understood and recognized the potential provided by the site against the stunning backdrop of Sydney Harbour. Denmark’s Jørn Utzon gave Australia a challenging, graceful piece...

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