Historical places 1. Petra Petra (petra meaning: rock) is a historical and archaeological city in the Jordanian governorate of Ma’an that is famous for its rock cut architecture and water conduits system. Established sometime around the 6th century BC as the capital city of the Nabataeans, it is a symbol of Jordan as well as its most visited tourist attraction. It lies on the slope of Mount Hor in a basin among the mountains which form the eastern flank of Arabah (Wadi Araba), the large valley running from the Dead…
Historical monuments 1. Hawa Mahal Hawa Mahal stands upright as the entrance to the City Palace, Jaipur. An important landmark in the city, Hawa Mahal is an epitome of the Rajputana architecture. The splendid five-storey “Palace of the Winds” is a blend of beauty and splendor much close to Rajasthan’s culture. Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh built Hawa Mahal in 1779. The pyramid shape of this ancient monument is a tourist attraction having 953 small windows.
10. Pythagoras of Samos Greek Mathematician Pythagoras is consideredby some to be one of the first great mathematicians.
Top 10 Freedom Fighters in India is a article to describe top most personalities of our Indian freedom struggle. In India, freedom struggle happened almost for a centuries. Our Indian men & women faced a lot of problems by British Government & Dutch people. After a united struggle of our freedom fighters only now we can enjoy our freedom living in India. We should remember each one sacrifice their lives for our current free life. Salute to them! Here is some of the major freedom fighters in India did a…
1. 9 out of 10 people believe Thomas Edison invented the light bulb. This isn’t true; Joseph Swan did.
1. The Telephone The telephone is an instrument that converts voice and sound signals into electrical impulses for transmission by wire to a different location, where another telephone receives the electrical impulses and turns them back into recognizable sounds. In 1875, Alexander Graham Bell built the first telephone that transmitted electrically the human voice.
1. Blood Vessels in Human Body There are 62,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body – laid end to end they would circle the earth 2.5 times.
1. Bogota, Colombia While security in Colombia has improved significantly in recent years, violence by narco-terrorist groups continues to affect some rural areas as well as the capital city, Bogota. In August 2010, a car bomb exploded outside the Caracol radio station in Bogota and in October, Colombian authorities claimed that they had foiled another car bomb attack directed at the National Administrative Center in Bogota. Some criminal organizations continue to kidnap and hold civilians for ransom or as political bargaining chips. The fact that Colombia has one of the…
1. Bharati Dasan Bharati Dasan (1891-1964) was a prolific poet, playwright, lyricist and screenplay writer.
1. HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) is located less than five flying hours from half of the world’s population and is the third busiest International passenger airport in the world. In 2010, some 50.9 million passengers travelled through HKIA, connecting approximately 160 destinations, through about 900 daily flights by over 95 airlines.