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Hattusa, capital of the Hittite Empire

Hattusa, capital of the Hittite Empire

[caption id="attachment_26548" align="aligncenter" width="441"] One of the first peace treaties of the world, between Hattushili III of Hatti and Ramesses II of Egypt © deror avi[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Hattusa was the capital of the Hittite Empire in the late Bronze Age. Its ruins lie near modern Boğazkale, Turkey, within the great loop of the Kızılırmak River. Hattusa was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1986. The landscape surrounding the city included rich agricultural fields and hill lands for pastu...

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Panama City

Panama City

[caption id="attachment_162475" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Panama City financial district © Dronepicr/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Panama City is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Panama. It has a metro population of 1,5 million, and is located at the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal, in the province of Panama. The city is the political and administrative center of the country, as well as a hub for international banking and commerce. It is considered a "beta-" world city, one of three Central Amer...

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Theme Week New Caledonia - Koné

Theme Week New Caledonia - Koné

[caption id="attachment_150832" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Cultural Center © Torbenbrinker/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Koné is a commune in the North Province. Koné is the provincial seat of the North Province. Besides Koné as the largest district are Koniambo and Tiaoué as the smallest settlements of the municipality. Ten different tribes live in the municipality of Koné. Koné is due to the humid west coast of the largest island of New Caledonia Grande Terre and also includes Île Pingiane an off the coa...

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The Lake Zurich

The Lake Zurich

[caption id="attachment_151631" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Roland zh/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Zürichsee is strictly the name of the part of the lake downstream of the dam at Rapperswil, mostly located within the canton of Zürich. The part upstream of the Rapperswil dam is called Obersee, and is shared between the cantons of St. Gallen and Schwyz. Besides Bürkliplatz in Zürich and the Seedamm, there are no bridges across the lake. The Zürichsee-Schifffahrtsgesellschaft – the Lake Zürich Navi...

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One57 in New York

One57 in New York

[caption id="attachment_191662" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - Anthony Quintano/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]One57, formerly known as Carnegie 57 and nicknamed "The Billionaire Building", is a 75-story (marketed as 90-story) supertall skyscraper at 157 West 57th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues in the Midtown neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. Upon completion in 2014, it stood at 1,005 feet (306 m) tall, making it the tallest residential building in the city for a few months until the comp...

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The Svalbard Global Seed Vault

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault

[caption id="attachment_6026" align="alignleft" width="590" caption="Mountain cutaway © Global Crop Diversity Trust"][/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a secure seedbank located on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen near the town of Longyearbyen in the remote Arctic Svalbard archipelago, about 1,300 kilometres (810 mi) from the North Pole. The facility preserves a wide variety of plant seeds in an underground cavern. The seeds are duplicate samples, or "spare" copies, of seeds held in gene banks world...

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L’Hospitalet de Llobregat in Catalonia

L’Hospitalet de Llobregat in Catalonia

[caption id="attachment_150639" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Square of the town council © Yearofthedragon/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]L'Hospitalet de Llobregat is a municipality to the immediate southwest of Barcelona in Catalonia. By population, it is the second largest in Catalonia and the sixteenth in Spain. By population density, is notable for being one of the most densely populated cities in the European Union. Its economy has improved recently, as can be seen from the city's new skyline and relocat...

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Theme Week Cyclades - Milos

Theme Week Cyclades - Milos

[caption id="attachment_153477" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Klima village © Kosant38[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Milos is a volcanic Greek island in the Aegean Sea, just north of the Sea of Crete. Milos is the southwesternmost island in the Cyclades group. The island is famous for the statue of Aphrodite (the "Venus de Milo", now in the Louvre), and also for statues of the Greek god Asclepius (now in the British Museum) and the Poseidon and an archaic Apollo in Athens. The Municipality of Milos also includes the unin...

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