Heard and McDonald Islands are an Australian external territory and volcanic group of barren Antarctic islands, about two-thirds of the way from Madagascar to Antarctica. The group’s overall size is 372 square kilometers in area and it has 101.9 km of coastline. Evidence from microfossil records indicates that ferns and woody plants were present on Heard ..
Greater Blue Mountains Area is a World Heritage Site in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia. Spread across eight adjacent conservation reserves, it constitutes one of the largest and most intact tracts of protected bush land in Australia. It also supports an exceptional representation of the taxonomic, physiognomic and ecological diversity that eucalypts ..
Grand Canal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the longest canal or artificial river in the world and not to mention a famous tourist destination. The Grand Canal was renovated almost in its entirety between 1411 and 1415 during the Ming dynasty (1368–1644). A magistrate of Jining, Shandong sent a memorandum to the throne ..
The earliest rock carvings in Dazu County date back to AD 650, in the early years of the Tang dynasty, but the main period began in the late 9th century. In 892 Wei Junjing, Prefect of Changzhou, pioneered the carvings at Beishan, and his example was followed after the collapse of the Tang dynasty. The ..
Quito is the capital city of Ecuador, and at an elevation of 9,350 feet, it is the highest official capital city in the world. It is also the capital of the Pichincha province and the seat of the Metropolitan District of Quito. The canton recorded a population of 2,239,191 residents in the 2010 national census. ..
Potosí became an “Imperial City” following the visit of Francisco de Toledo in 1572. It and its region prospered enormously following the discovery of the New World’s biggest silver lodes in the Cerro de Potosí south of the city. The major colonial-era supplier of silver for Spain, Potosí was directly and tangibly associated with the ..
Soame Jenyns was born on the 1st of January 1704 and died on the 18th of December 1787, he was an English writer. He was born in London, and was educated at St John’s College, Cambridge. In 1742 he was chosen M.P. for Cambridge shire, in which his property (Bottisham Hall, which he inherited from ..