Forty kilometers north of Kahta, Turkey, lies Mount Nemrut, a mountain adorned with the fragments of vast statues built over 2000 years ago. The stone sculptures once stood nearly 10 meters high and depicted lions, eagles, various ancient gods, and King Antiochus I Theos, who ruled Commagene from 86 BC to 38 BC. Ruins of the bodies of several sitting figures are visible on the hill above, illuminated by moonlight. Zeus' head can be found near the above image's center, while the king's head is seen next closest to the horizon.
Mount Nemrut lies 40km north of Kahta, near Adõyaman in the Taurus Mountains. In 62 BC, King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built on the mountain top a tomb-sanctuary flanked by huge statues (8-9 meters high) of himself, two lions, two eagles and various Greek, Armenian and Persian gods, such as Hercules-Vahagn, Zeus-Aramazd or Oromasdes (associated with the Persian god Ahura Mazda the god of Zoroaster), Tyche, and Apollo-Mithras. These statues were once seated, with names of each god inscribed on them. The heads of the statues are now scattered throughout the site; the pattern of damage to the heads (notably to noses) suggests that they were deliberately damaged because of belief in iconoclasm.
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That inversion of temperature dazed many of tourists, which have started to make photos. This event may happen once at twenty years.
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Angelo Musco creates incredible by it’s scale pictures that consists of naked peoples’ bodies. Each of his picture is a collage of many photos, which is created with a help of volunteers. The biggest picture Tehom consists of 200 000 bodies.
Author was born in Italy, Naples, in 1973.
One interesting fact about him, as he was born on the 11th month of mothers pregnancy 6,5 kilograms weigh he was within a hairbreadth of death because of complicated child birth. Next 5 years he was paralyzed on right side of the body, his right hand hasn’t been moving. Of course it influenced his future work. Since 1997 he has lived and worked in New York.
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Death Valley National Park in California is home to a place called The Racetrack Playa. It is a dry lake situated 1130m above sea level, and even though it is 4.5km long, the ground is surprisingly flat, with only a 4cm height differential between the north and south ends. The mountains surrounding the Racetrackreach as high as 1731m above the lake bed. When the rains come, water rushes down the mountains and onto the lake bed, forming a shallow endorheic lake. Due to the hot temperatures of the region, the water evaporates, leaving behind a layer of soft mud.
Over time, stones have fallen from the mountainsides onto the lake bed. Some of the stones are small, though others weigh as much as 700 pounds. These gigantic rocks and boulders (known as Sailing Stones, Sliding Rocks, or Moving Rocks) are found with long trails, or racetracks, having formed behind them, extending for hundreds of meters. Since there is no evidence of human or animal intervention in the movement of these stones, one has to wonder how the phenomenon is happening.
Not only the stones move, but they move in completely different directions. Two stones could start next to one another, and start moving at approximately the same speed, but one will suddenly stop or change directions. Sometimes the sailing stones will turn around completely, moving back towards their point of origin. The tracks left behind are generally no wider that 30 cm, and less than 2.5cm deep. The longest tracks have been forming for numerous years, though to date, nobody has ever witnessed the event.
In 1972 Bob Sharp and Dwight Carey began a 7-year study, when thirty stones were named and movements monitored with stakes. During that time two stones of similar size were placed in a corral with a diameter of 1.7m, surrounded by rebar placed 64 to 76cm apart. Over the study period one of the stones moved, though the other did not. By the end of the study 28 out of the 30 selected stones had moved, and only seemed to do so in the winter. The smallest of the stones monitored was 6.5 cm in diameter, and had the longest single movement of 201m. The largest stone was approximately 320kg, though it was one of the two not to move during the seven year period. This stone had disappeared sometime before 1994, and was discovered in 1996 about 800m away.
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Mount Etna let out about ten smoke rings in the sky.
More than 5 hours volcano erupted into the mountain, it was puffing out the cinder clouds the huge white clouds of smoke rings into the sky.
This phenomena is an unique event, scientists still don’t know how to explain this rings. Perhaps the reason of this phenomena is a spherical type of volcano mine.
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Sindri is an industrial township within the Dhanbad municipal limits of the Dhanbad District of Jharkhand state.
Sindri was well known because of a large Fertilizer factory (Fertilizer Corporation of India - FCIL) conceived here in the early industrialized India.
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