The Lykov Family

The Lykov Family

Transcript In 1978, a Soviet helicopter pilot flying over the forests of Siberia made an incredible discovery. Not far from the border of Mongolia, up the side of a mountain, he saw a clearing and signs of human habitation.  The location was far removed from any other humans. In fact, it was almost 250 kilometers …

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Damnatio Memoriae

Damnatio Memoriae

Transcript The ancient Romans had a practice called Damnatio Memoriae, which was to banish someone’s memory from public life. It was also sometimes known as oblivion. It called for the complete deletion of the person’s name or image from all statues, inscriptions, coins, and texts.  While the practice neither began nor ended with the Romans, …

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Ibiza, Biodiversity and Culture

Ibiza, Biodiversity and Culture UNESCO World Heritage Site

Overview The Ibiza, Biodiversity and Culture UNESCO World Heritage Site is a collection of four cultural and natural sites on the islands of Ibiza and Formentera. It is unique among world heritage sites in that there is little which connects the sites together other than geography. The cultural sites represent totally different civilizations and periods …

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Everything You Wanted to Know About UNESCO World Heritage Sites But Never Bothered To Ask

As you may have noticed, I have a slight fetish about visiting world heritage sites. To date I have visited over 375 of sites and I have made a point of featuring each one I visit as a daily photo. Some of them are incredible and some are……less than incredible. I’ve had several people ask …

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