Secrets of the world-famous attractions
• The secrets of world-famous attractions
Everyone knows the tourist information about famous historical places. Boring, is not it? Recently, readers of one of the most popular sites were assigned to dig up some strange, unexpected and clearly not dull facts about the sights, long known to everyone.
The Great Sphinx at Giza in Egypt was on the shoulders covered with sand at least to the 14th century BC. He was finally excavated only in 1936.
In 2017, scientists using a new imaging technology have opened up a huge 30-meter gap in the Great Pyramid of Giza. They plan to send miniature robots to learn more about this intriguing "emptiness" and uncover the secrets that she can conceal.
Fountain "Fallen Angel" in Madrid, which is a statue of Lucifer cast out of heaven, "accidentally" turned out to be at around 666 meters above sea level.
In the sixties of the last century of Abu Simbel temple in Egypt was cut into blocks and moved about 200 meters, and then re-assembled. This was done to save the monument from flooding during the construction of the Aswan Dam.
In 1814, during the American Revolutionary War, British troops opened fire on the White House. Even now, one can see traces of a fire 200 years ago.
"The building of vertical assembly" NASA at Cape Canaveral, intended for the final assembly of spacecraft and launch vehicles, so huge, that has its own special weather. In wet days at the ceiling, the present rain clouds.
The sheet metal from which the original inscription has been made "HOLLYWOOD" in the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles, California, rusting in the warehouse until the artist Bill Mack bought it in 2007. He restored the letter H and the rest of the material used for a series of portraits of movie stars.
The locals are constantly hauling bricks from the Great Wall. They use them to build or sell at village markets for a few dollars.
St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, was built through the sale of indulgences, the special instrument of the forgiveness of sins that priests betrayed repentant believers for a fee.
One of the greatest figures adorning the Washington National Cathedral, is a helmet of the main character of the first "Star Wars" Darth Vader.
After the successful restoration of the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, which lasted more than ten years and was intended to save the world-famous historical monument from collapsing, the building again took the same position in which it was in 1838. It is expected that it will stand as yet, at least 200 years.
The lowest point of the United States, Death Valley, located just an hour away from the highest point of the country. Mount Whitney height of 4418 meters above sea level, is located in the same county as the Valley of Death.
At the top of Mount Everest has a mobile connection 3Gi 4G.
In the United States Supreme Court building has its own basketball court, located on the floor above the courtroom. As in English, the word "court" means both "Court" and a sports court, a local humorists call this site "The highest court."
On the Japanese island of Itsukushima is forbidden to have children and die. This measure is intended to preserve the sanctity of the Temple, Shinto shrine, which gave the island its name.
The accuracy of the London Big Ben is achieved by the UK pennies, and in the literal sense of the word. To ensure the correctness of the course, the coins are set at the top of the pendulum, which affects the length of the stroke and the frequency of oscillation. Addition or removal of one penny changing the clock speed to 0, 4 seconds per day.
about an inch, it was decided to replace the London Bridge, as he plunged into the water in 1967 (about 2, 5 cm) every eight years. Popular song "London Bridge is falling down" proved to be prophetic. The bridge was purchased by American entrepreneur Robert McCulloch 2, 46 million dollars, transported and installed in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
In 1923, the archaeologist found under the world famous Stonehenge bottle of port. She left the other archaeologist in 1802, enclosing a note to welcome the future "diggers".
The area of Torre Argentin, where Julius Caesar was assassinated ... now serves as a "reserve" for the hundreds of stray cats.
The Eiffel Tower in Paris, painted in three different shades. In order to counter the effect of atmospheric perspectives Parisian sky, the upper part of the tower is painted in a light golden color, and the bottom - in darker.