Intriguing lost cities around the world
Skara Brae Scotland
. More a village than a city, this prehistoric set of ruins in Orkney is of a small farming settlement over 5000 years old. It was discovered in 1850 after a wild storm revealed the stone remnants. Excavations (and more storms) showed the village had at least eight stone cottages, complete with beds, hearths and shelves. It seems erosion brought the village closer to the sea, until it was abandoned and left to the enshrouding sands for four millennia. Today, erosion continues to threaten the site, and visits in winter depend on weather conditions.
. Babylon, settled around 2500 BC, became a great centre of the Mesopotamian world 500 years later, when Hammurabi, the king of the Babylon empire, made it his capital. It was destroyed in the 6th century BC by the Assyrians, and then left to fall into ruin in the 2nd century BC, following the death of Alexander the Great. The ruins of Babylon conjure images of a biblical past: the tower of Babel; the beautiful hanging gardens...and there s that certain disco song that just won t leave your head.
. Founded by an ancient Indian King sometime around the 7th century BC, Taxila (or Takshashila) is a tale of three lost cities. The first was built on a hill, later known as Bhir Mound. In an Old Testament style confusion of begats and political intrigue, the city was lost to a new Taxila, known as Sirkap, built by Greek invaders. It enjoyed a period of significance in the world of philosophy and the arts, which continued under the Kushans, who took over and refounded Taxil as Sirsukh. Eventually, the city was lost to the Huns in the 6th century, who destroyed it and left it in ruins. Visit the site today, about 30km northwest of Islamabad. The Taxila Museum houses all manner of artifacts, which help you get a feel for the complex history of this once great city.
. Here was a town basking in glory, a major seaport and one of the largest cities in medieval Britain, said to have been the capital of East Anglia ?but all built on sand. In the late 13th century a storm blew in, demolishing a good part of the town. Coastal erosion chipped in and before you could say cursed city , only a few cottages remained. Tales of haunted beaches abound, and at low tide you might well hear the muted tolling of church bells beneath the waves.
. At the foot of the Chiapas mountains in southwestern Mexico, Palenque is an archaeologist s treasure trove. The city appears to have existed at least since 100 years BC. Five hundred years later it became a major population centre of Classic Mayan civilisation, complete with myth and legend: child kings, invasions, decapitations, court intrigue and finally the abandonment of the city.
. Crumbling stone temples in the python grip of jungle vines, a flash of turmeric colored robes disappearing into the alcoves of ancient temples. Angkor has its fair share of tourists, but its size means you ll easily find a place to get lost in the distant past. The great city was enormous, new research suggesting it covered 3000 sq km. Built by a succession of Khmer god kings from AD 900 to 1200, it had a population close to one million, and was the capital of the Khmer empire. It s been suggested that climate change caused the city to be abandoned some 500 years ago.
. Way out west, in the desert dominated state of Western Australia, you ll find a town if not fully lost, so close to being a ghost as makes no difference. Officially no longer a town, and not receiving government services, this place supported an asbestos mining industry until the mid 1960s, when health concerns over the lung clogging stuff spelt its demise. To fully experience it, take a long drive north from the state s capital, Perth. A lonely drive to a lonely place!
. In the Sierra Nevada mountains east of Yosemite National Park, California s largest ghost town, Bodie, stands in an intentional state of arrested decay. As you walk down the empty main streets past the skeletal remains of banks, boarding houses and brothels, you might get the impression that the hurly burly gold miners and red light madams just packed up and caught the last stagecoach out yesterday. A national historic landmark, Bodie now harbors over 200 buildings and historic structures that could take you all day to explore.
. Like nearby Pompeii, Herculaneum was lost to a river of Vesuvian lava and ash in AD 79. An upper class town, home to members of the imperial family, it was uncovered about 250 years ago and remains a treasure trove for archaeologists. The pyroclastic flow that enveloped the city carbonised organic matter, preserving structures and human bodies. Most enticing, though, are the hundreds of scrolls found in the Valley of the Papyri, text from the only ancient library to have survived into modern times.
. It s never enough for a great city to be destroyed only once. After 900 years exerting power in North Africa and southern Europe, Carthage succumbed to the wrath of the Roman Empire (needled for so long by the elephant led armies of Hannibal). Later rebuilt by the Romans and raised to new glory, it once again found itself at the nexus of conflict and was destroyed by Arab Muslims expanding their own sphere of control. Today, on the outskirts of Tunis, you can visit the crumbling remains of Roman baths, temples, and villas being absorbed by the sprawl of the city.
What to Eat in Orissa
. Puffed rice is a type of puffed grain made from rice; usually made by heating rice kernels under high pressure in the presence of steam, though the method of manufacture varies widely.
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Climb a Mountain for a Cup of Tea China
. This terrifying Heavenly Stairs lead up Mt. Hua Shan, which is more than 7,000 feet high. The reason for making this pilgrimage is clear
Rules to play Skeet Shooting
. A nonmagnifying device on the front or rear end of a firearm to assist aim.
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Active in the Office Seated side bend
. The sides of the torso rarely lengthen in everyday activities yet need to do so to maintain good posture. Sit tall on a supportive chair, feet flat on the floor, tailbone weighted heavily on the chair. Exhaling, draw your abdominal muscles toward you
Why did Pharaohs need pyramids
. Pharaohs were Egyptian kings who wanted the construction of pyramids as places of burial. In fear that their dead remains would be robbed, thus enclosed structures known as pyramids came into existence.
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. Hackers can break into accounts and send messages that look like they are from your friends, but arent. Use caution while clicking links that you receive in messages. They could hold a virus in them or they could lead you to a phishing site.
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Third Party camera apps
. As mentioned before, your phones camera has limited functions. Consider getting a third-party camera app to overcome those limitations. Some apps like Camera+ (iOS) and ProCapture Free (Android) have additional features alongside the normal phone set
Rules to play Aquatics
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. As much money asJeff Hardyhas made inside and outside of the pro wrestling industry, the truth of the matter is that he should have even more wealth. Hardys battles with personal demons cost him multiple runs in the WWE even at times when he proved t
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. Onions are being used for treatment of many ailments. onions are also surprisingly high in flavonoids. For example, on an ounce for ounce basis, onions rank in the top 10 of commonly eaten vegetables in their quercetin content. The flavonoid content
Precautions while using Overhead Projectors
Cover the transparency when you are done using it
. With an opaque piece of cardboard (I usually mount a solid sheet of paper on one of my transparency frames). You may also turn off the projector completely, but beware, this can cause the projector bulb to burn out sooner. Overheating of projectors m
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. The Moment The Hurt Locker helmer Kathryn Bigelow becomes the first woman to be awarded Best Director. About time! It took until the 82nd Academy Awards. Why Its Great In her acceptance speech, Bigelow staunchly and rightly refuses to make a big d
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Replace or fix anything that is broken cracked molding rotting or in any kind of disrepair
. Care for your home the way you care for yourself Often if we are not caring for ourselves our homes reflect this as well They are a mirror to our inner and outer worlds and if we pay attention will give us profound clues to where our lives are! Mold
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. The high protein and low fat/calorie content make this vegetable ideal to be included in a weight loss diet. Its rich nutrients keep your body cells satiated, preventing cravings and bingeing. They are also rich source of minerals like copper, calci
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Eating from Scratch
. When you cook meals from fresh, you can be sure you are preserving all the natural ingredients. Rather than seeing cooking as a chore, regard it as part of a healthy lifestyle, keeping you in touch with the seasons and allowing you to switch off from
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Keep your model warm
. It is summer in the Northern hemisphere, but trying to keep a subject in the cold will backfire 100% of the time. Nobody looks good with frostbitten ears and a red nose. Also, keep a few spare batteries in a pocket because batteries die fast in the w
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Benefits of Cinnamon
. For those of you who are pregnant or lactating, refrain from using medicinal doses of cinnamon or cinnamon bark. Cinnamon tea should also be avoided by those suffering from ulcers. Essential oil of cinnamon is toxic when consumed beyond a certain amo
. This fuzzy little fruit has about 65 milligrams of vitamin C per servingnearly as much as an orange. Its also rich in potassium and copper and contains more fiber per ounce than a banana which makes it a good
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How to Clean Jewelry
Carefully pour the water over your jewelry
. Be very careful not to spill or splash by pouring too rapidly boiling water can cause serious burns. When all of the jewelry is completely submerged, youve added enough water.
Benefits of Celery
. Celery is a very rich source of antioxidants. The vegetable contains the following phytonutrients: phenolic acids, flavonols, dihydrostilbenoids, flavones, furanocoumarins, and phytosterols. Its leaves are rich source of flavonoid antioxidants such a
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The Rope Braid
. The rope like braid is yet another trendy and sophisticated version of the usual braid.
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Homemade Christmas Food Gifts
. Like the salts on the previous slide, sugars are super easy to infuse. Give them to your pastry loving friends along with a recipe for poundcake or sugar cookies.
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. Ever notice that Adidas symbol looks like a mountain? Well, that s exactly what it s supposed to mean. The three stripes, which was part of the original logo in 1967, never really meant anything. It was just supposed to be unique. In the 90s, thoug
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North Cape in Norway
. North Cape is a cape on the northern coast of the island of Mager
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. Tony Stark has got nothing on this guy. He looks totally ready for action doesn t he? One positive is that he could fall from a great height and be relatively unscathed. A negative is that he could fall from a great height and have the wind take him
Albania Teachers Day March 7
. In 1887, the first secular school which taught lessons in Albanian was opened on this day in the small city of Korce. All schools had previously functioned under the supervision of the Catholic Church in northern and middle Albania the Orthodox Churc
The Shape and Material of a Lens
. Refraction: The main or principal focus of a lens, that is, the point at which rays parallel to the base line AB meet, depends upon the shape of the lens. For example, a thick lens, such as A, focuses the rays very near to the lens; B, which is not s
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. Facebook has an application that shows how strong the password you are using, really is. Make sure you always choose a password that nobody else will guess. Avoid using obvious things like your date of birth, name, boyfriends name and so on. Instead
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. In November 2006, Cruise and Paula Wagner announced that they had taken over United Artists film studio.Cruise acts as a producer and star in films for United Artists, while Wagner serves as UAs chief executive. Production began in 2007 of Valkyrie,
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. Not only was Prince Humperdinck an enemy of true love, his life sucking machine was enough to give any kid nightmares. But with a little help from their friends, good triumphed over evil and Wesley and Buttercup were free to liveas they wished.
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. Testing and activation shall be performed to make sure the component s operation once energized. Testing traces on test forms should be kept for assessment to later regular maintenance tests. The potential breakdowns of the equipment drawn out from
Greatest Oscar Moments
That ll Be The Day
. The Moment Cancerstricken John Waynes appearance at the 51st Academy Awards to present Best Picture allowed Hollywood to give the Duke a rousing sendoff a mere two months before his death. Why Its Great A genuinely emotional moment, not least for W
Dont put cotton swabs into your ear canals
. Everyone loves Q-Tips and most people think theyre made for the ears, but theyre not, Dr. Alexiades says. Contrary to popular belief, the ear is self-cleaning and the presence of earwax is actually a good thing. Wax is normal. Its the sign of a healt
Tips to get ready for New Year
What to wear
. Most Chinese people will also wear new clothes for the New Year celebration to honour the birth of fresh, new energy. Many will also wear clothing in specific colors to win the favors of the ruling zodiac sign and animal of the New Year.
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. Try this blend of oils after a sports session or a long day at work. 4 tbsp sunflower oil 8 drops essential oil of lavender 4 drops essential oil of juniper 2 drops essential oil of peppermint Pour the sunflower oil into a clean, dark glass bottle, d
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A Job Interview Success
. Congratulations All that networking, cover letter writing, resume proofing, and volunteering have finally paid off and youve got yourself an interview. Now you need to be prepared to make the most of this opportunity you worked so hard to create an
Krishna Aarti Part 2
Benefits of Mushroom
. Reishi is known as Lingzhi in China, or spirit plant. It's also been called Mushroom of Immortality a nickname that kind of says it all. Reishi has been used medicinally in Asia for thousands of years. One of its more useful compounds is ganoderic a
A Cheap Well for Campers
. Pumps and their Value to Man: A two-inch galvanized iron pipe with a strong, pointed end containing small perforations is driven into the ground with a sledge hammer. After it has penetrated for a few feet, another length is added and the whole is dr
Valentines Day for Kids
Fleece Croc Scarf
. Cold days have nothing on this wild and extra cuddly neck warmer.
Obon Fesitval Japan
. Obon is a Japanese Buddhist custom to honor the spirits of ones ancestors. This Buddhist-Confucian custom has evolved into a family reunion holiday during which people return to ancestral family places and visit and clean their ancestors graves, and
. four equal horizontal bands of red (top), blue, yellow, and green; red represents the blood shed for independence, blue the Indian Ocean surrounding the island, yellow has been interpreted as the new light of independence, golden sunshine, or the bri
Annoying Habits You Should Avoid Doing in Public
Mind what you say
. Critics call it, the degradation of modern language. Our conversation is often full of phrases such as like, you know, but, actually to mention a few. Its a fairly common habit and most people are aware of how dumb and unconvincing these methods
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. Two conmen competing for the hand of a heiress get drawn into love - and into trying to save her from an evil criminal.
Rules to play Speed Skating
. The part of the blade that comes in contact with the ice forms a straight line. Mens speed skating blades are generally 42 46 cm long. The longer the blade, the faster the skate up to a point where length would become an obstacle. The underside of th
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The Grand Canyon Arizona
. At 446kilometres long and 1,800 metres deep, its grand, alright. But size isnt the only story here. Surreal rock formations, carved by the Colorado River over millions of years, yield shapes and textures that defy Photoshop. Waterfalls bisect the mig
Car Drivers Wear seat belts
. Always wear seat belts and make sure children are seated in the backseat while you drive. If possible, instal your cars with airbags as to avoid any injuries incase of an accident.
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. It is plated with gold and known as BMS Chopper. It is absolutely a stunning beauty and enthralling towatchand ride. It is priced at $500,000 and considered one of the best purchase one can ever have.
. Electricity is the set of physical phenomena associated with the presence and flow of electric charge. Electricity gives a wide variety of well known effects, such as lightning, static electricity, electromagnetic induction and electrical current. In
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. Dragonite is bipedal Pokemon, which is also draconic with light orange skin color. It evolves from Dragonair at level 55 and it is the final form of the Pokemon Dratini. It has wide eyes that are grey in color and small nostrils on a round snout. Thi
Rules to play Racquetball
. You serve to start play. The server usually gets two chances to put the ball in play. If you miss badly enough, you only get one chance.
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. Birbal Sahni (14 November 1891 ? 10 April 1949) was an Indian paleobotanist who studied the fossils of the Indian subcontinent, was also a geologist who took an interest in archaeology. He founded the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany in Lucknow
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Beauty in Embryos
. This dreamy illustration of a zebrafish embryo happens to be attached to some cool research. The compilation photo reflects a centuries old observationthat during a certain point in a vertebrate embryos development, the embryo will look just like emb
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Quit the booze
. Drinking alcohol can be extremely dangerous. Alcohol depletes the body of nutrients, increases the chances of cancer, and raises blood pressure. It can also endanger the thyroid functionality and makes one susceptible to respiratory paralysis or coma
Beautiful Glaciers in the World
Jakobshavn Glacier Greenland
. 10% of Greenlands icebergs are produced by the Jakobshavn Glacier. Many of the icebergs (like that pictured above) are of massive proportion, reaching a kilometer in height.
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. A healthy diet can help you look and feel your best. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins. The association between diet and acne isnt clear but some research suggests that a diet rich in vitamin C and low in unhealthy fa
Benefits of Honeydew
. Honeydew contains a substantial amount of useful minerals, such as potassium, that aid in sustaining water level in the body. It is made up of approximately 90 percent water, therefore, is a good source for quenching thirst and hydration at cellular
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. Those who may be in a fix of whether or not to attempt bungee jump or dare to do giant swing, may try zip line activities. In some of these, you sit on a harness or sky walk, while in others like flying fox in Rishikesh, you are strapped up in a flyi
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Mosaic Artichoke Salad
. An easy and flavor packed salad, featuring artichoke, peppers, olives, garlic, and more, all with a paleo friendly dressing.
. A leader of the Democratic Party, Douglas had made himself politically vulnerable when he broke with Democratic President James Buchanan and southern Democrats over the issue of Kansas statehood. Douglas opposed the admission of Kansas as a slave sta
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. Do you love avocados so much you would put slices of them on just about any food you eat? Theres no reason to feel guilty about doing this, especially because this is such a great food for you to eat. Avocados are packed full of antioxidants, includi
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. Turn this treat into a trifle by piling the ingredients in alternate layers in a 3 1/2 quart trifle bowl.
Benefits of Nectarine
. The vitamin C in fruits and vegetables, including nectarines, is considered an important antioxidant that helps promote good health and may also have the power to protect your body from certain illnesses and diseases. California Peaches, Plums and Ne
Benefits of Cardamom
Good source of Minerals
. It contains potassium, calcium and magnesium. These minerals play a role in controlling heart rates, blood pressure and are important component of body fluids and cells.
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The company he started in his garage gets sued on average once a day
. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak started Apple in his garage shortly after Wozniak came out with the Apple 1 computer. From those humble beginnings Apple has grown into one of the largest companies in the world with $350 million in market value. At that
Tips to succeed in an Interview
Be sure you are well groomed
. Men Avoid colouring your hair to make a good impression. There is nothing worse than a man trying to pass off as a younger man.Women You can mostly get away with it it is sometimes even recommended.
Know your partner well
. If there are any skeletons in your closet, speak up now. You will feel better, and you will see if your partner accepts you completely. They might have some secrets to share too.
Protect your teeth from injury
. Wear a mouthguard or full-face helmet when playing sports.
What to Eat in Uttar Pradesh
. Petha is a translucent soft candy from North India and Pakistan (Punjab region and metros). Usually rectangular or cylindrical, it is made from the ash gourd vegetable (also known as winter melon or white pumpkin, or simply petha in Hindi and Urdu).W
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Creating Comic Pop Art
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Benefits of Star Anise
. This property of anise and anise essential oil is very commonly used to promote digestion. It has been an old practice to chew Anise seeds to serve desserts containing Anise or to have a glass of warm water with few drops of anise essential oil in
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Shut it down
. Unlike a desktop computer a laptop computer needs to be shut down when not in use. Shutting down when not in use prevents the laptop from overheating and it also needs the rest.
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. Taurus and Cancer - Friendship Compatibility Profile : When Taurus and Cancer form a friendship, it's generally a good combination. They are two positions apart within the Zodiac, and such Signs tend to have karmic ties and a good understanding of ea
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. Perspiration evaporates water from your body. It is essential to rehydrate it by replenishing it. Avoid having beverages that contain alcohol, caffeine, or lots of sugar, as they are all dehydrating. Have more of hydrating foods like watermelon or s
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Take oil one to three times a day
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