Neatorama Posts Tagged "geography history"
The Great Bell of Dhammazedi...

According to legend, King Dhammazedi, the ruler of...  ...ain.It's one of the greatest mysteries of Burmese history . Scholars and treasure hunters have spent years s...  ...he says."But if we look at the three main Burmese history

https://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/13/The-Great-Bell-of-Dhammazedi/
Researchers Find Secret Tunnel Used to Escape from the Nazis...

(Photo: Ezra Wolfinger/Israel Antiquities Authority/AP)In the Ponar forest outside of Vilnius, Lithuania, the Nazis murdered and buried about 100,000 people. Later in the war, as the Red Army began to push the Germans ou...

https://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/04/Researchers-Find-Secret-Tunnel-Used-to-Escape-from-the-Nazis/
40 Years Ago Today: The Raid on Entebbe...

Today is the fortieth anniversary of one of the mo...  ...st extraordinary special forces raids in military history . It was conducted by the Israeli Defense Forces t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/04/40-Years-Ago-Today-The-Raid-on-Entebbe/
The Golden Rock Temple...

(Photo: Jason Eppink)According to legend, the Buddha gave a hermit a single strand of his own hair, which was made of gold. The hermit gave it to a local king named Tissa. In exchange, King Tissa used his magic to pull a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/02/The-Golden-Rock-Temple/
The Elevator That Goes Sideways, Up, and Down...

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A739p5HkRZ8](Video Link)Genoa, Italy is a very hilly place, so there are already many lifts and trams that carry passengers, around, up, and down. But what makes the elevator at d'Alberti...

https://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/28/The-Elevator-That-Goes-Sideways-Up-and-Down-2/
The Baobab Prison Trees of Australia...

(Photo: Marie-Louise Klaus)This is a baobab tree near Wyndham, Western Australia. Like most baobabs, it has an enormous trunk. What makes it unusual is that it has a hollow center. It's a little living cave.This proved h...

https://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/20/The-Baobab-Prison-Trees-of-Australia/
1868: US Considers Buying Iceland and Greenland...

(Photo: Kmusser)In 1867, the United States purchased Alaska from Russia, largely at the impetus of Secretary of State William Seward. It was a huge acquisition, but Seward wasn't done. He also considered buying Iceland a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2016/06/05/1868-US-Considers-Buying-Iceland-and-Greenland/
This Soccer Stadium Sits Precisely on the Equator...

(Photo: Fabián Berrío)It's called the Zerão or zero stadium. This soccer stadium is on the equator, so the name is a reference to zero degrees of latitude. One goal is in the northern hemisphere and...

https://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/06/This-Soccer-Stadium-Sits-Precisely-on-the-Equator/
In Texas, There's Statue of Jesus in Cowboy Boots...

(Photo: Library of Congress)Why? Because Texas is awesome, that's why. And here's further evidence: go to the Evergreen Cemetery in Paris, Texas. There you will find the grave of Willet Babcock (1821-1881), a wealthy res...

https://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/30/In-Texas-Theres-Statue-of-Jesus-in-Cowboy-Boots/
How the Tank Got Its Name...

(Photo: Mark Holloway)During World War I, warring...  ...he battlefield. They were mobile water tanks. The History Channel (auto-start video) explains:To keep the p...

https://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/28/How-the-Tank-Got-Its-Name/
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