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 ..
Xanadu was the capital of Kublai Khan’s Yuan dynasty in China, before he decided to move his throne to the Jin dynasty capital of Zhōngdū, which he renamed Dàdū, present-day Beijing. Shangdu (Xanadu) was visited by the Venetian traveler Marco Polo in about 1275 and was destroyed in 1369 by the Ming army under Zhu ..
Simien National Park, in northern Ethiopia, is a spectacular landscape, where massive erosion over millions of years has created jagged mountain peaks, deep valleys and sharp precipices dropping some 1,500 m. The national park was established in 1969 and is recognised and protected under national protected areas legislation. The property requires an effective management presence ..
Sewell Mining Town was built by the Braden Copper company in 1905 to house workers at what was to become the world’s largest underground copper mine, El Teniente. The town was founded in 1904 by the Braden Copper Company to extract copper from the El Teniente mine, and, in 1915, it was named after the ..
Sangay National Park is a national park located in the Morona Santiago, Chimborazo and Tungurahua provinces of Ecuador. In 1992, it was added to the List of World Heritage in Danger due to illegal poaching, extensive grazing, unplanned road construction and encroachment of the park’s perimeter. It was removed from the UNESCO list of endangered ..
No Doubt is an American rock band from Anaheim, California, that formed in 1986. Since 1995, the group has consisted of vocalist Gwen Stefani, guitarist and keyboardist Tom Dumont, bassist and keyboardist Tony Kanal, and drummer Adrian Young. The group’s next album, Return of Saturn (2000), despite the Top 40 hit single “Simple Kind of ..
Wuyi Mountains are a mountain range located in the prefecture of Nanping, in northern Fujian province near the border with Jiangxi province, China. The world heritage site has a total area of 99,975 hectares that is divided into four core parts: the Nine-Bend Stream Ecological Protection Area (36,400 ha) in the center, flanked by the Wuyishan ..