Source: Four most remarkable sights in the Caucasus according to Emerging Europe
Crowdfunding Campaign: First Documentary on Persian Fortress DARBAND in Russia; Payvand
Cross-Shaped Building Could Be one of the Oldest Christian Churches in the World; Rose Heichelbech; Dusty Old Thing
The building has some very interesting construction details.
Source: Cross-Shaped Building Could Be one of the Oldest Christian Churches in the World
History Tour: The 10 Oldest Cities Around the World; Natalie Smith; Baba Mail
Many like to visit museums or archeological sites, but the inhabitants of 10 of the world’s oldest cities live their lives in them!
Around the world in 50 UNESCO World Heritage Sites; MSN
VICTORIA FALLS, ZAMBIA AND ZIMBABWE
Situated on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, this 354-feet-high (108 meters) waterfall is part of the Zambezi River. It produces the largest curtain of falling water anywhere on the planet.
Year of inscription: 1989
One of the oldest continually-inhabited cities on the planet, Sana’a’s Old City is packed with stunning geometrically-patterned architecture dating back to the 11th century.
Year of inscription: 1986
Once the center of the Hanseatic League’s trading empire, today Bryggen is a bustling town famed for the colorful commercial buildings that line Vågen harbor.
Year of inscription: 1979
Featuring wooden architecture from the 18th century, this port town is the best surviving example of a planned British colonial settlement in North America.
Year of inscription: 1995
COLONIA DEL SACRAMENTO, URUGUAY
Of vital strategic importance in the colonial Portuguese-Spanish wars of the 17th and 18th centuries, the city has a beautifully preserved Old Quarter boasting winding cobbled streets with colonial-era architecture.
Year of inscription: 1995
Situated on the hills of the Tormes river, Salamanca is famous for its Romanesque, Gothic, Moorish, Renaissance and Baroque monuments.
Russia’s modern ills disturb oldest city before disputed birthday; Daniel McLaughlin; Irish Times
Derbent Letter: corruption and violence keep visitors from stunning ancient city…
Source: Russia’s modern ills disturb oldest city before disputed birthday
Dagestan: Russia’s Wild But Beguiling Southern Frontier; James Brooke; VoA News
Journalists love superlatives, and Russia’s southernmost republic, Dagestan, obliges. Of Russia’s 83 regions, Dagestan last year recorded the highest level of political violence — 53 bombings and 405 dead. Last year, Tamerlan Tsarnaev spent six months in Dagestan. Last month, world attention swiveled to Dagestan when Tsarnaev emerged as the lead suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.