Colosseum Rome Italy

Located in the Eternal City Colosseum, Rome Italy, Colosseum is the real core of the Roman Grandeur. Built between 70 and 80 AD, the Colosseum was originally known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, was built to entertain the public with the train races, gladiator duels, circus, fighting wild beasts and host a banquet extraordinary. After the Grand Imperial times the Colosseum was abandoned and used for a variety of activities every day. Today it is a monument of the most respected and revered in Italy is so high that even at five per cent Euro coin. To visit the Colosseum cost about 10 Euro, and depending on your nationality and your age can receive further discounts
Colosseum is a historical relic in the form of a large theater / amphitheater which is one of the "Seven Wonders of the Medieval World." Located in the State Capital of Italy, Rome, whose original name was "Flavian Amphitheatre", founded by King Vespasian and completed by his son Titus.
The name of the Colosseum as the above is taken from the name of a statue as high as 130 feet or 40 m, Colossus.
Regarding the year of manufacture until now there are differences in beliefs. Some argue that the Colosseum was built in 79 BC, there is also an opinion that was made between the years 70-82 AD.

However, most archaeologists argue that the Colosseum was built in 70-82 AD Origin of the name Colosseum comes from a 130 foot tall statue or 40 m are called Colossus. Colosseum is set to accommodate 50,000 spectators. 

Reconstruction of the King Colosseum began in 72 AD Vespasian and completed by his son Titus in 80 AD Colosseum established close to Nero's enermous palace, the Domus Aurea has awakened after a major fire in Rome in AD 64 Some historians believe that the construction of the Colosseum is financed by way of robbing the great temple in Jerusalem by the messengers of King Herod in 64 AD

A historian Dio Cassius says that there are about 9000 wild animals have been killed in 100 days as a celebration of the inauguration and opening of the Colosseum. Floor of the Colosseum arena was covered with sand to prevent blood from flowing blood everywhere.

Colosseum at the time was the venue for a spectacular show, a fight between animals (venetaiones), a fight between prisoners and animals, the execution of prisoners (noxii), water fights (naumachiae) by flooding the arena, and the fight between gladiators (munera) . For hundreds of years it is estimated that thousands of people and animals died in the Colosseum show.

Colossus statue remade as a replacement for Nero as the parable of the Sol, the sun god, by adding a solar crown. In the middle of the year, the statue of Colossus has disappeared. An expert said that since the statue was made of copper, the statue was melted for reuse.

Apart from the name of Colossus, the Colosseum is also referred to as the Flavian Amphitheatre is not known who gave the name. In Italy, the Colosseum was named il Colosseo but other Roman languages ​​using the name Le Colisée and el Coliseo to mention the Colosseum.

Large Colosseum. With a height 48 m, length 188 m, 156 m wide and the entire building area of ​​about 2.5 ha makes the Colosseum look so big and wide. The arena is made of wood measuring 86 mx 54 m, and covered by sand. Elliptical or spherical shape of the Colosseum point to prevent the players to escape to a corner and prevents the audience to be closer to the show.

Colosseum is a very great work. The place was said to be a great and spectacular stage due to the shape and structure of the Colosseum. Even now, the Colosseum is still regarded as a great and spectacular staging. Seating at the Colosseum is divided into different levels.

Podium, the first place to sit is devoted to the Roman senators. Dedicated space for the king, resting place, where storage assets are also on this level. Below is maeniaum primum podium, which is devoted to the Roman nobility. The third level is the primum maenianum subdivided into three parts. The bottom (immum) used for the rich, at the top again (the summum), used for the common people. And finally, in the wood (maenianum secundum in legneis) is where the wooden structure at the top of the building. It was a place to stand is used for the lowly women.

After 2 years Colosseum used as a venue, Vespasian ordered the youngest child to construct an underground area (Hypogeum), two levels of underground lines in the form of interconnected tunnels and cages where gladiators and animals were placed before the fight begins. There is also provided in the form of traps a trap door that is used to prevent the entry of such animals are not planned into the arena and to keep the weapons storage area inside the Colosseum.

The Colosseum was used until the year 217, although it has been damaged due to lightning fires. Colosseum has been improved in the years 238 and gladiatorial games continued until the Christians gradually stopped the game because too many casualties.

The building used to store various types of animals until the year 524. Two earthquakes in the years 442 and 508 cause damage to the building. In the Middle Ages, the Colosseum suffered severe damage caused by the earthquake again in 847 and 1349 and used as a fortress and a church was also established there.

Many marble stones are used to coat and rebuild parts of the Colosseum has been damaged by fire. In the 16th and 17th centuries, Roman families using the Colosseum as a place of extraction of marble stone for building construction St. Peter's Basilica and the special residence of palazzi, Roman family.

In 1749, there is a form of maintenance of the Colosseum. Pope Benedict XIVmelarang to use the Colosseum as it is extracted. In 2000 there was an outcry in Italy in order to oppose the use of the death penalty for countries around the world (in Italy, the death penalty was abolished in 1948).

Some demonstrators take place in front of the Colosseum. Since then, as a gesture against the legal capital, the local residents to change the color of the Colosseum in the evening from white to gold with a candle lighting and neon lights up the whole world at the moment where the action executions were abolished.

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Amazon River Brazil

The Amazon River is the largest river in the world with a total river flow in excess of the total flow of the next six largest rivers (up to 300 thousand cubic meters per second). Even one-fifth of the total volume of freshwater that enters the ocean comes from the Amazon River. The Amazon River also includes the second longest river after the Nile in Africa. Catchment area (drainage area) of the Amazon River is often called the Amazon Basin (Amazon Basin) in area nearly twice the size of India, or about 40 per cent of Americans. With a drainage area of ​​that size and a very large flow downstream or how the appearance of the Amazon River estuary?
The Amazon River is also a tourist spot of the lung, with a natural feel fresh. During the rainy season, the width of the estuary could reach 500 kilometers and forms the estuary of the Amazon River was changed in the last 5 years. It's very possible that a large enough river flow which can reach 125 miles into the Atlantic Ocean.
Many previous researchers have surmised that the Amazon River once flowed to the west where the flow is opposite direction to the Amazon River alirang now. Some of them were carry his part of the Amazon River is a river system proto-Congo (Zaire) which is formed when Africa and South America together in one large continent called Gondwana. But how do researchers now describe the flow of the Amazon River once flowed westward.

Beginning of an idea how Amazon River once flowed to the west is based on the discovery of several researchers from UNC (University of North Carolina) which examined the beginnings of the sedimentary rocks in the Amazon Basin

But they accidentally discover an ancient mineral grains in the central part of South America who believed these minerals come from the east. Mineral grains are zircon. The zircons have uranium and thorium content, so we can determine the age of the mineral is based on the time of clearance. Besides these minerals also have the ability to survive through geological processes such as erosion, transport and even be able also to withstand the process of metamorphosis. The results of the mineral zircon age determination could be interpreted to be roughly the age of formation of the crystallization process. Based on this information, along with professor Dr. Russell Mapes. Drew Coleman of the University of North Carolina 80% browse the Amazon Basin and collect the zircon grains that they find for its age and then measured using radiometry technique (U-Pb). And the results of these measurements that reinforce their interpretation of the Amazon River formerly flowed from east to west. Why are they so confident that based on the age of the zircon is the flow of the Amazon River was once the east-west? The discovery of zircon ages that vary between 1.4 to 2 billion years ago gave an indication that the source or origin of these zircons are from the east where old rocks 2.5 billion years ago are found in the eastern part of South America. What about the Andes? Would not be possible source of zircon from the west (Andes)? It is highly unlikely that the source of the zircons are derived from the Andes. This is due to recently formed Andes after 65 million years ago when the tectonic plates of South America and African tectonic plates have been separated due to the expansion of the existing embankment on the ocean floor between the two tectonic plates. Because of ongoing geological processes, especially in the western part of South America (Andes area), rocks in the western part is getting younger age than the rocks in the eastern part of South America.

About 50 million years ago, South American tectonic plates separate from the African tectonic plate collides with the Nazca tectonic plate from the Pacific Ocean to form the Andes Mountains are formed by the process of appointment by the tectonic plate subduction to the west of South America was and still continues to this day . The formation of the Andes is able to withstand the Amazon River flows from east to west. Amazon River and then turns into a kind of ocean in the middle of the continent that with time turn into swamps and lakes.
Andes is derived from the Quechua language means the Anti or high peak is the world's longest mountain range. Extends for more than 7000 kilometers and a width of 500 kilometers and has an average altitude of 4000 meters.
Until about Miocene where the Andes has been formed and still form capable of reversing the flow of the Amazon River from east to west was originally to be from west to east in the direction of Tinggian Purus. Purus altitude include high or altitude ancient paleo formed from north to south in the middle of South America. Purus altitude is the Amazon basin divides into two (one to the west to the Andes and one toward the Atlantic Ocean). Around the Late Miocene, or about 10 million years ago, finally able to flow through the Amazon River Purus Tinggian and at the higher Andes are formed so as to completely reverse the flow of the Amazon River to the Atlantic Ocean. Another factor that supports the reversal of the flow of the Amazon River is the decline in sea levels that Amazon originally formed lakes capable of flowing into the Atlantic Ocean as we see today.
This is the history of the Amazon River flow reversal caused by the formation of the Andes Mountains to the west of South America and South America to the east into areas that are relatively stable.
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The Palm Jumeirah-Dubai

The Palm Jumeirah is an artificial island built by land reclamation by Nakheel, a company owned by Dubai government. we know that Dubai is a city with a variety of very beautiful buildings. The Palm Jumeirah is one of three islands called The Palm Islands which will increase Dubai's coastline by 520 km. The Palm Jumeirah is the smallest of three Palm Islands (Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali and Palm Deira) are currently under development by Nakheel. It is located on the Jumeirah coastal area in the emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), you might ask "why is it called palm", the artificial island called Palm because its shape resembles the shape of palm trees
The Palm Jumeirah is a palm tree-shaped island with coverage of a trunk, a crown with 17 leaves, and a crescent-shaped island is 11 kilometers mengelilingiya and establish breakwaters.

The island will be very beautiful when seen from the air, this island has an area of ​​5 km x 5 km and a total area larger than 800 football fields. The island is connected with the Dubai crown by a 300-meter bridge and the crescent island connected to the upper end of the palm by a subsea tunnel. been increasing tourism in Dubai, The Palm Jumeirah can be said to be one of the world's major resort. The Palm Island itself is considered as the 'Wonder of the World to-8'. This island will double the Dubai coastline,
If you have been to Dubai, please visit to The Palm Jumeirah, an artificial island that is amazing...

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Siesta Beach, Sarasota Florida

Siesta Beach is the number one beach in the List of Top Beach in 2110, produced by coastal expert Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, director of Florida International University Laboratory for Coastal Research.

This beach is located in Sarasota, Florida, Siesta Beach in Sarasota amazing because this beach has the best and whitest sand in the world, and I can not deny this claim; white sand is almost pure quartz crystal. In addition, the beautiful blue water beautifully clean and very clear, so it is fun to swim at the beach.

This beach has hundreds of meters wide, interesting and Beachcombers volleyball player as well as those who just want to find a place to bask under the sun. Waves at Siesta Beach is usually measured in inches and gradually sloping beach into the Gulf waters, so that the area is very safe for children. The beach is very suitable for family holidays

Beautiful beaches in addition to the clear and light waves, the beach beach park complete with showers, snack bar, grills, picnic tables, shade trees, and a large parking area. Siesta Beach is a beach with no smoke, get extra points for cleanliness and environmental management.

 It's fun when we visit there during the holidays have arrived, and the water still warm enough for swimming. If you have been to America, do not forget to visit this wonderful place
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The Dubai Fountain

 Dubai, a name synonymous with the building or structure which is very magnificent, big, tall, beautiful, and so forth. Included in this post I will explain about the Dubai Fountain, a fountain that is beautiful, and everyone will be amazed at the sight

Some time ago, Emaar Properties, a company that has built many great buildings in Dubai (including the Burj Dubai), has just announced plans to build the world's largest fountain. This fountain can shoot water up to an altitude of 150 meters, or about as tall as 50 stories, and spans 275 meters, or roughly the combined larger than 2 football fields.

A total of 22 000 gallons of water will be thrown into the air in every semburannya. A spray of water will be combined with a powerful sound game and also combined with the play of light from the lamp 6600 and 50 colored projectors.

The DUbai roject is expected to cost about U.S. $ 218 million, and will complete the construction in 2009. When completed, this fountain is expected to be one center of attraction for tourists in Dubai.
The Dubai Fountain even more remarkable when the blast of water was adjusted with the accompanying music. Usually the music that accompanies the show is the music of Arabia or the music of Andrea Bocelli and pavaroti. But for this performance of The Dubai Fountain
If you have been to Dubai, a time to visit this amazing place

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Antelope Canyon Arizona

Some time ago I wrote about the beauty of the Grand Canyon of Arizona. When we think about visiting Arizona in the United States, the grandeur of the famous Grand Canyon would immediately come to mind, but in fact, Arizona has some huge canyons and other amazing that you can go and find. One is the canyon of the most frequented by tourists, especially photographers, the Antelope Canyon.  Antelope Canyon, located on the Navajo land, just outside Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, is one of the most beautiful sights and soothing on the face of the earth. The canyon was formed by erosion of Navajo sandstone. In the gorge there are magnificent gaps and narrow, just enough space for a small group of people to be able to walk on the sandy floor - and to spotlight the sunlight entering from above. In the rainy season, floods may occur in this canyon. Water is flowing slowly wearing and carrying grains of sand that has formed beautiful arches and graceful on the rock.
esides all, the wind had come to give a role in shaping the beauty of this amazing canyon.

Antelope Canyon consists of two separate parts, namely upper and lower Antelope. Each contains the hidden crevices of sandstone carved into the shape m. The upper Antelope Canyon is called "bighanilini Tse" by the Navajos, it means: "place where water runs through rocks", while the bottom is called "Hasdeztwazi" which means "spiral rock arches". Compared to the bottom, the top of the more frequently visited by tourists. This is due to two reasons.
First, the entrance and entire length of the canyon on the upper surface of the ground, so climbing is not required. Second, the glare of the sun more often seen at the top than at the bottom of Antelope Canyon.
Tour to Antelope Canyon will certainly be an enjoyable experience and an unforgettable, not only that, this experience would also be very expensive. therefore, you have to prepare large amounts of money because the cost of accommodation is quite expensive to place
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Niagara waterfalls Newyork USA

Let us remember the lessons when we were junior high school, Niagara Falls, Who has never heard of tourist attractions in the United States. Niagara Falls is famous for its beauty and truly shows the glory of the Creator. Niagara Falls is located on the border between the states Amerikas States namely New York and Ontario province in Canada. Known as the waterfall of Niagara is located in the Niagara River. The waterfall is within 27 miles of New York or 120 miles from Ontario, Canada. The waterfall is not very high but very wide and world-renowned and is a waterfall that has water falling most strongly in North America. This is the largest waterfall in the world, so if you have the opportunity to visit the United States or Canada, do not forget to watch the awesomeness of this Niagara Falls. Millions of people have visited this resort every day. Some people argue that Niagara Falls is better and more beautiful when viewed from Canada
If the view from the Canadian side at night, the waterfall will be highlighted by the lights that illuminate both sides. These attractions are open from morning till night.

Niagara Falls formed when the glaciers come down during the last ice age end first. Besides the beauty of the waterfall, there is often a rainbow that graced the waterfall. At that Niagara Falls was very beautiful and gorgeous looks. In Niagara Falls attractions, New York also offers tours of cruise ships, passengers will be taken down a whirlpool under a waterfall.
Aside from being a tourist attraction, Niagara Falls is also used as the largest hydroelectric power, especially in the United States. Niagara Falls also offers a wonderful game of lights at night. At the time of the winter in the United States and Canada, held winter festival of lights. At this festival, the waterfalls will be illuminated with colored lights are spectacular, there are hundreds of cool light animations. Even Disney and other world charm beragai will be shown at the festival.
You interested? Take your time to visit this place
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Disneyland Anaheim, California

Disneyland in Anaheim, California (a distance of 28 miles from Los Angeles), that is the exciting recreational park, this fantastic magic and memories can be beautiful, you know the Disney cartoon character, in the small age, I really liked the movie Disney production krtun
disneyland this is one destination that is well suited to be visited with a friend, boyfriend, or family that can be enjoyed as a place for a stroll at the same time as a vehicle to play. Disney's first established. Disneyland officially opened on July 17, 1955, which makes Disneyland became one of the most visited places in the world. 
Walt's original idea was to build a disneyland establish a place near the studio where the tourists who come to take a photo with the statue of his favorite Disney characters, like Donald Duck, taazmania, Tweety, and there are very many other disney characters and brilliant idea was developed into a small playground with a pool and a boat that can be ridden.

Initially the area was about to be named the Garden of Mickey Mouse, then the idea evolved into the larger until now better known as Disneyland. Disneyland has a very luas.Selanjutnya area at the suggestion of researchers, from Stanford Research Institute, which provides views of Walt Disney that disneyland has the potential to grow, Disney bought 730,000 m2 of orange groves and walnut trees in an area full of Anaheim, California, south of Los Angeles area .

Disneyland construction was started on July 18, 1954 and at the same time it was built is also Route 101 road construction to cope with the increased number of traffic coming towards Disneyland, then two other roads were also constructed on the toll road even before Disneyland was completed.

On July 18, 1955, the second day Disneyland opened, visitors have lined up since 2 am, it is a very extraordinary
You should know that the first three visitor Disneyland, David MacPherson, Michael Schwartner and Christine Vess awarded a lifetime admission to all the Disneyland in the world

Here is a quote from the founder of disneyland, his dedication on disneyland: To all the people who come to this happy place - welcome. Disneyland is your place. Here, whatever your age, you'll enjoy the memories of the past, and young people you will enjoy the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the brilliant ideas, dreams and real facts that have built up America ... with the expectation that the source of this happiness will be an inspiration to the whole world. Walter E. Disney, July 17, 1955

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