Church of San Juan Parangaricutiro, Michoacán, Mexico

On February 20, 1943, a new volcano began to rise from a cornfield, erupting and slowly consuming two villages in lava and ash. It’s said that, as Parícutin erupted, the San Juan Parangaricutiro church bells danced, two miles away. The bells sounded, the ground rumbled, and the lava began to flow. It took a year for … More Church of San Juan Parangaricutiro, Michoacán, Mexico

Germa (Garama) ,Libya

Germa, known in ancient times as Garama, is an archaeological site in Libya and was the capital city of the Garamantes. The Garamantes were a Berber people living in the Fezzan in the northeastern Sahara Desert, originating from the Sahara’s Tibesti region. Garamantian power climaxed during the 2nd and the 3rd centuries AD, often in … More Germa (Garama) ,Libya

Isfahan,Iran

  Prehistory The history of Isfahan can be traced back to the Palaeolithic period. In recent discoveries, archaeologists have found artifacts dating back to the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze and Iron ages. Pre-Islamic era Isfahan at the end of 6th century (top), consisting of two separate areas of Sassanid Jay and Jewish Yahudia. At 11th … More Isfahan,Iran

Deadvlei,Namibia

      Deadvlei is a white clay pan located near the more famous salt pan of Sossusvlei, inside the Namib-Naukluft Park in Namibia. Also written DeadVlei or Dead Vlei, its name means “dead marsh” (from English dead, and Afrikaans vlei, a lake or marsh in a valley between the dunes). The pan also is … More Deadvlei,Namibia