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Megalithic Complexes. There are several well known 'concentrations' of megaliths in Europe which qualify for the title of 'megalithic complex'; Names such as the ' Boyne-valley ', the ' Orkneys ', ' Carnac ', Malta , Silbury/Avebury and Evora in Portugal are some of the better known, but their context and relationship (if any) remains largely unknown.
The first Christian communities (1st century) This map is part of a series of 17 animated maps showing History of Christianity . 4 are currently available online Independence for India and Pakistan Clement Attlee, the Labour Prime Minister who replaced Winston Churchill in July 1945, soon realised that independence for India was inevitable, but disagreements among the Indian politicians made the negotiations very difficult.
The world’s single largest online collection of historical maps launched earlier this week at Old Maps Online . By the end of the year, the site aims to have 60,000 maps available for public access. Cooperating institutions include the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, the Czech Republic’s Moravian Library and the San Francisco Bay Area’s David Rumsey Map Collection.
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Our planet is filled with many wonderful geographical and geological anomalies and mysteries .
America's Poor: A Regional Look at Poverty In America | MintLife Blog | Personal Finance News & Advice - StumbleUponLast month, the Census Bureau released what is arguably one of the most alarming statistics of the year: In 2009, the number of Americans living in poverty reached its highest level in 51 years. The poverty rate was 14.3%, up from 13.2% in 2008, much – if not all – of that increase attributed to the recession. So where are America’s poor? In this interactive infographic, we take a regional look at poverty.
Map: The World's Most Expensive Cities | MintLife Blog | Personal Finance News & Advice - StumbleUponWhich are the world’s most expensive cities? The cities included on this interactive map are from a 2009 study by the UBS, which tracked the ups and downs of various places in the wake of the financial crisis. Many cities have changed ranks, with some cities become more, and others becoming less expensive.
These maps tell strange and fascinating tales. Look closely and you’ll find imagined lands, Queen’s tantrums, utopias and children’s puzzles. You’ll see Adam and Eve, a moon maiden, a symbolic knight, and wealthy show-offs. You’ll also discover the secrets of military campaigns, and read of urban rioters and scheming prisoners. You may think of maps as realistic, factual illustrations. While some maps deliberately set out to deceive, others simply show a selective view and reflect only the interests of the people who made them.
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The Harvard Map Collection is one of the oldest and largest collections of cartographic materials in the United States with over 500,000 items.
Map users Across the US - 2005 Tim Thompson's journal of his bicycle trip across the U.S. Satellite tracking of eagles Four immature Bald Eagles are being tracked using satellites.
Originally, a landmark literally meant a geographic feature used by explorers and others to find their way back or through an area. Now, a landmark includes anything that is easily recognizable, such as a monument or a building, or any other spot to designate places that might be of interest to tourists. A few examples are the Statue of Liberty, Uluru, the Taj Mahal, Mount Everest, and the Eiffel Tower. When we see one of those, everyone knows in which part of the world they are located. Here are 50 landmarks for you to recognize. Are you ready for a trip around the world?
The Library of Congress Search by Keyword | Browse by Geographic Location Index | Subject Index | Creator Index | Title Index The Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress holds more than 4.5 million items, of which Map Collections represents only a small fraction, those that have been converted to digital form.
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