Lion Man of the Hohlenstein Stadel More than 30 000 years ago, at the beginning of the upper paleolithic age, the suebian mountains have been part of the living area of the early anatomically modern humans (Homo sapiens sapiens). They crossed the valleys marked by the ice age in small groups tracking animals like mammoth, reindeer and wild horse. In the caves we find evidence of their residence, as traces of campfire, tools, weapons and jewelry made out of stone, bone, antler and ivory. Furthermore, in four caves several small figures have been discovered. This statuette masterly sculptured out of a mammoth tusk reconciles animal and human attributes. The fantastic creature of the lion man represents a unique relic which refers to the intellectual and religious state of mind of the humans during the last ice age.
Capitolium.org - Imperial Forums Official Website - Rome, Italy Benvenuto al sito ufficiale dei Fori Imperiali di Roma per l'anno del giubileo 2000. Questo progetto partì nel 1999 per celebrare il traguardo del nuovo millennio dell'area archeologica dei Fori Imperiali e Romani, vicini al Colosseo di Roma. Questo sito web fu creato con il patrocinio del Comune di Roma e del suo sindaco, grazie alla sponsorizzazione di Canon e Microsoft Italia. Il sito contiene oltre 1.000 documenti. Benvenuti a Roma! Benvenuti nel più grande cantiere moderno dell’antichità, nella più vasta area di scavo, di studio e di ricerca aperta in questo momento al mondo. Per questo è nato questo sito, la voce ufficiale degli scavi. Qui potrete trovare i dettagli tecnici degli scavi e dei ritrovamenti, il racconto storico dell’età degli Imperatori, la riproposizione di momenti della vita quotidiana degli antichi romani, immagini dal vivo e d’archivio. E' una ricchezza che deve essere messa a disposizione degli studiosi ma soprattutto del grande pubblico.
Visited Sites Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Tour & Exhibition - Visit for Free with a London Pass Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre is an open-air playhouse built as a reconstruction of the building where the great playwright penned many of his plays. The Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Tour and Exhibition introduces visitors to all aspects of the Globe, historical and contemporary, including Sam Wannamaker's epic struggle to recreate the theatre from the 1599 original. Highlights: Reconstruction of the original Elizabethan playhouse built In 1599Authentic timber frame building with an open-air stageTo maintain the true sense of a Shakespearean play and experience, there are no spotlights, microphones, speakers or amplification and all music is performed live on period instruments Did you know: Don't miss: Exhibitions There are a number of temporary and permanent exhibitions and galleries at the Globe throughout the year. Open air stage The stage is open to the elements which can make drizzly performances in the summer even more exciting (no umbrellas allowed!) Sam Wannamaker Theatre
Apollo 11 Cave 27,000 year-old stone slab drawings from the Apollo 11 Cave in Namibia. The Apollo 11 Cave is an archeological site in the ǁKaras Region of south-western Namibia, approximately 250 kilometres (160 mi) southwest of Keetmanshoop. The name given to the surrounding area and presumably the cave by the Nama people was “Goachanas”. However, the cave was given its name by German archaeologist Wolfgang Erich Wendt who was working in the cave when he heard of the Apollo 11 crew's successful return to Earth on July 24, 1969. The cave contained some of the oldest pieces of mobile art ever discovered in southern Africa, associated with charcoal radiocarbon dated from 27,500 to 25,500 BP. Art was also found near the cave in the form of engravings, on the banks of a riverbed, and on a large limestone boulder located 150m from the cave. See also Caves of Namibia References Further reading John C. External links Coordinates:
Gothic Dreams - An Appreciation of Spiritual & Architectural Leg here is no mistaking the invitation. Standing before a Gothic cathedral, you are called forth to a visual exploration. But, where does one begin to look, and how? There are new images vying for the eye's attention at every turn. It is as if, with firm intention, no single space was left vacant or absent of ornament! And, such vibrant images! The more time we spend within these elder structures the more our curiosity becomes intrigued by the sense of intent which cathedral explorers so often seek to comprehend.
Eden Project The Eden Project (Cornish: Edenva) is a visitor attraction in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Inside the artificial biomes are plants that are collected from all around the world. The project is located in a reclaimed Kaolinite pit, located 1.25 mi (2 kilometres) from the town of St Blazey and 5 kilometres (3 mi) from the larger town of St Austell, Cornwall. The complex is dominated by two huge enclosures consisting of adjoining domes that house thousands of plant species, and each enclosure emulates a natural biome. Design and construction The project was conceived by Tim Smit and designed by architect Nicholas Grimshaw and engineering firm Anthony Hunt and Associates (now part of Sinclair Knight Merz). Site Panoramic view of the geodesic biome domes at the Eden Project Layout Biomes Inside the tropical Biome The hexangle structure looking from the inside At the bottom of the pit are two covered biomes: The Tropical Biome The Core The Core Seed 'seed'
Price Guide and Tipping Tipping is appreciated but not always appropriate in London. There are some situations where it is customary, for example in restaurants. Here are a few guidelines, although ultimately tips (or gratuities) are discretionary and depend on the quality of the service you receive. Tipping in London's Restaurants It is customary to leave 10-15% of the bill when eating out. However, restaurants often add on a service charge (usually 12.5%), especially if you're in a large group, so it's worth checking your bill if you don't want to tip twice. Top tip: Although restaurants (and other businesses) should make their policy clear, it's worth checking with your waiter that he/she will personally receive your tip rather than the company – particularly if you're paying by credit card. Tipping in Bars and Pubs People generally do not tip in pubs in London. Tipping in Hotels in London Like restaurants, most London hotel bills include a service charge, usually 10-12%. Tipping Taxi Drivers
Apollo 11 (ca. 25,500–23,500 B.C.) and Wonderwerk (ca. 8000 B.C.) Cave Stones The earliest history of rock painting and engraving arts in Africa is uncertain. Increasing archaeological research in Africa demonstrates that many sites remain to be discovered. In addition, artworks on exposed rock walls are vulnerable to damaging weather and harsh climates, and although many do survive, only tentative steps have been made toward direct dating techniques. Much more easily datable are painted and engraved rocks that have been buried deliberately, or that have fallen off the wall and become submerged in soil. Radio-carbon dating provides an estimate of when these rocks were buried, although it is still not possible to determine how old the images were before burial. The seven slabs of rock with traces of animal figures that were found in the Apollo 11 Cave in the Huns Mountains of southwestern Namibia have been dated with unusual precision for ancient rock art.
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