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Machu Picchu travel guide Machu Picchu is the site of an ancient Inca city, high in the Andes of Peru. Located at 2,430m (8,000 ft), this UNESCO World Heritage site is often referred to as "The Lost City of the Incas". It's one of the most familiar symbols of the Incan Empire and also one of the most famous and spectacular sets of ruins in the world &mdash. Understand[edit] History[edit] These remarkable ruins became known to the scientific world in 1911, after the American archaeologist Hiram Bingham was led to the site by locals. The story of Machu Picchu is quite a remarkable one; it is still unknown exactly what the site was in terms of its place in Inca life. One thing that is clear is that it was a remarkably well hidden place, and well protected. The ruins viewed from the Guardian's Hut Machu Picchu was declared a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. Machu Picchu was built in the classical Inca style, with polished dry-stone walls. Landscape[edit] Climate[edit]

Svartsengi Blaue Lagune mit Sýlingafell im Hintergrund und Þorbjörn rechts Das Vulkansystem Svartsengi liegt in Island. Es befindet sich im Südwesten des Landes auf der Halbinsel Reykjanes nördlich des Fischerortes Grindavík. Vulkansystem Svartsengi[Bearbeiten] Das Vulkansystem liegt zwischen den Bergen Þorbjörn und Sýlingafell, auch Svartsengisfell genannt. Ein Hochtemperaturgebiet befindet sich am Fuße des Sýlingafell, weitere Quellen am Hang des Þorbjörn. Geothermalkraftwerk Svartsengi[Bearbeiten] Man nutzt die Energie dieses Vulkans seit 1978 im Svartsengi-Kraftwerk. Bláa Lónið[Bearbeiten] Der Überlauf dieses Kraftwerkes im Lavafeld wurde zunächst von Einheimischen als Bad genutzt. Siehe auch[Bearbeiten] Vulkane in Island Weblinks[Bearbeiten] [1] im Global Volcanism Program der Smithsonian Institution (englisch) Einzelnachweise[Bearbeiten] Hochspringen ↑ vgl. z.B.

Tests et évaluations de location de voiture: Avis des clients sur le prestataire World Largest Swimming Pool - San Alfonso del Mar San Alfonso del Mar is a resort located in Algarrobo, Chile featuring a 1,000m long, 19-acre outdoor pool, 250 million liters of water which holds a Guinness world record as the largest in the world. Apart from its large size, the lagoon has another spectacular feature: its waters have the transparency and intense turquoise color of tropical seas. This has been made possible thanks to an advanced technology developed by the Chilean company Crystal Lagoons, which uses water pumped from the Pacific Ocean, that is then filtered and treated for supply to the pool, built at the cost of US$3.5 million whilst the maintenance costs are said to be 1/4th of those associated to a pro golf course. Amenities San Alfonso has created a private world with activities for all family members to spend days full of enjoyment without ever leaving the resort. Getting there Arriving to this “private world” is faster and safer than ever, since the access routes have been substantially enhanced. (see map below).

HS Orka The location of the plant draws its name from a former resting place of horseback riders, which is all of the area east of the Grindavík road across the plant. The plant itself is on lava which erupted back in 1226 and it is called Illahraun. South of the powerplant is Þorbjarnarfell and east of it is Svartengisfell and Selháls between it and north of it is Baðsvellir, which is south from the plant. A drilling search for steam in Svartengis area began in in the middle of November 1971, when a 700 meter hole was scheduled to be drilled. At a depth of 250 meters the heat was around 200 °C; in the first phase three holes were drilled and the deepest one was about 400 meters. These holes were used for hot water production in the thermal energy exchange plant which was built in 1976. Today, the total production capability of the energy plant in Svartsengi is 75 MW in electrical energy and about 150 MW in thermal energy. Hot water used at Reykjanes peninsula is orginal fresh water. : Voyage en train, en avion, réservation d'hôtels et séjours The Petra Great Temple | Welcome Brown University professor emerita Martha Sharp Joukowsky is at present directing the archaeological excavations of the Great Temple at Petra, Jordan. Although the excavation is funded by Brown University as part of its programs in Anthropology and the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World (formerly the Center for Old World Archaeology and Art), it is also an international and interdisciplinary project, with the active involvement of the American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) located in Amman, and the Department of Antiquities of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Petra Great Temple Excavations Brown University, Box 1837 Providence, RI 02912, USA To begin, feel free to browse: A short history of Petra and the Nabataeans. Other Petra Great Temple Websites: Site designed by Adam Brin

Geotermisk energi på Island Geotermisk brønn utenfor Reykjavik Geotermisk energi på Island står for om lag av 5,8 % av verdens produksjon av elektrisk energi fra geotermiske kilder.[1] På grunn av den store vulkanske aktiviteten på Island utnyttes geotermisk energi i stor grad til elektrisitetsproduksjon og fjernvarme. Seks geotermiske kraftverk sto i 2006 for 26,5% av landets produksjon av elektrisitet, resten kom fra vannkraft (73,4%) og fossilt brensel (0,1%). I tillegg dekkes 45 % av oppvarmingsbehovet i landets bygninger av geotermisk varme.[2] I 2012 var total installert effekt 665,0 MW elektrisk kraft[1] og Island er det land i verden med størst andel av sin elektrisitetsproduksjon fra geotermisk energi.[2] Forbruk av primær geotermisk energi i 2004 var 79,7 Petajoule (PJ), eller 53,4 % av landets totale forbruk av primærenergi. Liste over geotermiske kraftverk på Island[rediger | rediger kilde] Referanser[rediger | rediger kilde] Eksterne lenker[rediger | rediger kilde] Orkustofnun

Times Square - Toys"R"Us Corporate Since its grand opening in November 2001, Toys“R”Us® Times Square has occupied a special position in the heart of New York City as one of the Big Apple’s top tourist attractions, welcoming hundreds of thousands of kids each year. The company’s international flagship store – aptly known as The World’s Greatest Toy Store® – boasts an astounding 110,000 square feet filled with everything from toys to trains to video games and offers unique product displays, convenient customer services and exciting features and attractions. Kids and kids at heart come from all over the world to marvel at the many attractions at The Center of the Toy Universe®, take a ride on the 60-foot Ferris wheel, hear the roar of the 20-foot animatronic T-Rex dinosaur or make themselves at home in the life-size Barbie® dollhouse. With all it has to offer, Toys“R”Us Times Square is a premier shopping destination and has been recognized within the retail industry for its creative designs and presentations.

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