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

Svaneti,Georgia

The Svans are usually identified with the Soanes mentioned by Greek geographer Strabo, who placed them more or less in the area still occupied by the modern-day Svans. The province had been a dependency of Colchis, and of its successor kingdom of Lazica (Egrisi) until AD 552, when the Svans took advantage of the Lazic … More Svaneti,Georgia

Ghardaïa, Algeria

The M’Zab valley, in limestone plateau, as inscribed under the UNESCO Heritage List, is a unique conglomeration of five cities confined in area of 75 km² situated 600 km to the south of Algiers, the capital of Algeria. Original architecture of the semi desert valley is dated to early 11th century ascribed to the Ibadis … More Ghardaïa, Algeria

Elora Caves,Maharashtra,India

  Ellora (\e-ˈlȯr-ə\, Kannada: ಏಲಪುರ Marathi: वेरूळ Vērūḷa) is an archaeological site 29 km (18 mi) north-west of the city of Aurangabad in the Indian state of Maharashtra, built by the Rashtrakuta dynasty. It is also known as Elapura (in the Rashtrakuta literature-Kannada). Well known for its monumental caves, Ellora is a World Heritage Site.[1] Ellora represents … More Elora Caves,Maharashtra,India