As if Stonehenge weren’t spectacular enough, an unprecedented digital survey involving aerial laser scanning, ground penetrating radar, and other geophysical and remote-sensing technologies has revealed that the iconic 5,000 year
old standing stones were part of a much broader Neolithic ceremonial landscape. Unveiled at the British Science Festival in September, the research has revealed 17 new monuments and thousands of as yet uninterpreted archaeological features, including small shrines, burial mounds, and massive pits, across nearly five square miles of the Salisbury Plain.
The research is also providing new insights into already documented features. For example, geophysical surveying of the “Cursus” a two mile long mound north of Stonehenge ,identified two massive pits that align astronomically with Stonehenge, in addition to a series of gaps in the mound. “The pits show how the Cursus, which was constructed 400 years earlier than Stonehenge, influenced the placement of the standing stones,” explains Vincent Gaffney of the University of Bradford. “We think that the gaps in the Cursus would have guided the movement of people as they processed to Stonehenge, contradicting the thinking that few people approached the standing stones.” Further, remote sensing at Durrington Walls a mile wide ritual monument close to Stonehenge revealed that it used to be associated with up to 60 huge standing stones, some of which may now lie under earthen banks. “In the past we had this idea that Stonehenge was standing in splendid isolation, but it wasn’t,” says Gaffney. “It’s absolutely huge.”
Built from 1602 to 1640by the Jesuits, the collegiate was one of the largest Catholic churches in Asia at the time, and the royalty of Europe vied with each other to bestow upon the temple the best gifts. With the decline in importance of Macau, which was overtaken as the main port for the Pearl River Delta by Hong Kong, the building’s fortunes similarly ebbed, and it was destroyed by a fire during a typhoon on the 26January 1835. The Fortaleza do Monte overlooks the ruin. In 2014 Italian historian Angelo Paratico put forward the idea that this façade is somehow connected with a sketch by Leonardo da Vinci kept at Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice.This could have been due to Francesco Melzi showing the codex to Carlo Spinola s.j. in Milan or by the architect Giacomo della Porta (connected to Leonardo’s Codex Bill Gates formerly Codex Leicester) who designed the façade of the Chiesa del Gesu’ in Rome.
Wanna try something new? Wanna dance under the desert sun?? sounds fun right? This is Nikki Beach at Marrakech, Marocco in Africa. Nikki Beach Marrakech charms by its magic concept in combination with stylish, white decors, a large pool and sounds of lazy soul and laid-back funk. If dancing and drinking only is not enough, this tropical oasis features also tennis and squash courts.
Kick back on your cabana bed, feel great and spy on the beautiful tanned people and dine on international food instead of another couscous. This poolside lounging place for wealthy Moroccans and sun-hungry travelers offers a yummy cocktail list and a perfect selection of wines.
Come here for a poolside lunch, soaking up the sun and escaping from the hurly burly of the Marrakech Medina. So what’re you guys waiting for? Join us!
First, Walking around the city is the best thing to do early in the morning, for there’s no pollution, lots of trees and they have a good scenery. Don’t forget to wear a jacket because it’s winter here. No traffics, no pollution, a little bit of smokers, well-cleaned places.
And after an hours of walking, we’re now craving for some foods, but we don’t where to go. So we ask a lot of people here where’s the best place to eat. And finally, someone led us into a fine restaurant after an hour of asking.
And now we’re here, Btw I really don’t know what kind of food they’re serving, but its really damn Good!! There’s a lot of people eating in this place, this is a eat all you can Restaurant. As you can see in the picture that there’s a lot of meat ( My gosshh meat!! hahaha!) and also the desert is so damn good but i forgot to take some pictures of it. And if we’ll have the chance to eat again in this restaurant i’ll try to take a picture of that desert that I was talking about.