There are 878 Heritage Sites
The World Heritage List includes 878 properties forming part of the cultural and natural heritage which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal values.
Top Contributor of Indian independence
It is accredited by historians of today that Subash Chandra Bose made a huge contribution to India than any other National leader that includes Gandhi, the Father of Indian Nation.
Last ancient wonder
The only ancient wonder that stands strong among the seven ancient wonders of the world is the the Great Pyramids of Giza
Oldest dated rocks
The oldest dated rocks is found in the National Parks which are nearly 2.7 billion years old! They are part of layered deformed metamorphic gneiss on Mt. Owen in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.
St Basil architect blinded
The Cathedral of St. Basil in Moscow is an outstanding monument to Ivan IV. But legend tells that Ivan later had the architect blinded so he could never again create anything so beautiful.
2 billion year old Granite
The granite from which the presidents' carvings, at Mt. Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota, were created is two billion years old.
Lincoln Memorial built of 3 basic rocks
Did you know that the three basic rock types was used in the construction of the Lincoln Memorial
Smallest mammoth fossils
The smallest mammoth fossils was found in North America in the National Park. The dwarf mammoth skeletons are found in Channel Islands in NP.
Worlds largest stone statue
The largest stone statue is "The Great Sphinx of Giza" in Egypt. Mystery abouts its built date still remains unsolved. Some say 2500 years ago and some argue at that time with the limited tools available creating such a statue is impossible.
Egyptians are the first greatest artists
Did you know that the first greatest artists are actually the Egyptians, with their sketches of how to build the pyramids. And how they have carved the illustration of their daily life.
India rich in ancient ruins
Did you know there are at present more than 3650 ancient monuments and archaeological sites and remains of national importance. Out of them 27 sites are identified by World Heritage Sites in India.
Deepest archaeological dig
The deepest archaeological dig was made by Heinrich Schliermann
in 1870. He found the legendary city of Troy at 53ft in the coastal town of
Dawn of Ceasar cipher
Julius Caesar was the first to encode communications, using what has become known as the Caesar Cipher.
Biggest Archaeological dig ever
A network of 140 trenches makes the dig on the site of the 2012 London Olympic Park the biggest British archaeological site ever, with a 4,000 year old flint axe its greatest discovery to date.
Oldest dated gold in Britain
The two gold hair tresses buried along with Amesbury Archer
is are the oldest securely dated gold still found in Britain (dated to around 2,400BC).
Khajuraho renowned for its erotic art
What makes Khajuraho renowned is the erotic art that covers the external outlook. Most of the carvings are about the everyday life - women putting make-up, farmers, potters, musicians, dancers, sex, etc
The first cylinder seal was the Sumerian Cuneiform Cylinder Seal, Iraq, 3000 BCE. Cylinder seals were used to protect vessels, clay envelopes and storeroom door latches from tampering.
Ancient Lost Army Cambyses II
Has the lost army of Cambyses II been found? The Persian army of 50,000 soldiers allegedly perished in a sandstorm in ancient Egypt 2500 years ago. Archaeologists have located a valley of bones they think may belong to the mythical army.
Worlds Oldest Ropes Exposed
4,000 year-old rope was found on the Red Sea. Over 30 coils of ropes lie on the ground as if they had just been left there. astoundingly, these ropes were stored in the same way as these days sailors store their shipping cords
Spartan women born to rule
Did you know that the first ever female to Win Gold at the Olympics was a Spartan. A Spartan Woman's Greatest Honour Was to Die During Childbirth
Napoleons battle plans
Napoleon Bonaparte was a military and a political leader whose actions greatly influenced the political system of Europe in the 19th century. Napoleon constructed his battle plans in a sandbox.
The shortest war ever.
The shortest war on record was fought between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.They fired just 500 shells, 4,100 machine gun rounds and 1,000 rifle rounds during the engagement.
The oldest dog
The oldest dog lived 29 years!!Bluey was an Australian cattle dog born on June 7, 1910.He have lived until November 14, 1939 making him 29 years 6 months and 12 days old when he passed.He was owned by Les and Esma Hall and lived in Australia
New Madrid Earthquake
An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 in New Madrid caused parts of the Mississippi River to flow backwards.
The oldest walled city Jericho
The Jericho is the world's oldest walled city, with evidence of stone fortifications dating back nearly 9,000 years; long before the "walls came tumblin down" events depicted in the Bible. Archaeological digs have turned up traces of habitation that are even older: up to 11,000 years ago!
Alaskas archeological sites
There are more than 12,000 prehistoric archaeological sites in Alaska. Being only 0.5% of landmass of Alaska, The Kodiak archipelago holds over 900 sites which talks 7500 years of rich human and prehistoric population.
French archaeologists have discovered the remains of a 4,000-year-old queen's pyramid south of Cairo, complete with texts of special prayers previously found only with kings.
Most influenced person in human history
A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History by Michael H. Hart.The first person on Hart's list is the Prophet of Islam Muhammad.Hart asserted that Muhammad was "supremely successful" in both the religious and secular realms.
Earliest recorded person in history
The earliest recorded person in history that most present day scholars agree really existed is JESUS.
The pyramids count in egypt
There are actually 118 pyramids in Egypt.The 118th pyramid was unearthed by Egypt's most famous archaeologist Zahi Hawass, as he and his team uncovered the 4,300-year-old tomb of the 6th Dynasty queen Sesheshet in November last year.
The site Parthenon had to be cleared of hundreds of dinosaur bones (then called giants' bones) before construction.The Parthenon is temple on the athenian Acropolis dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena.Its construction began in 447 BC
Oldest Leather Shoe
The world's oldest leather shoe ,has been found in an Armenian cave.The shoe was likely tailor-made for the right foot of its owner, who could have been a man or a woman-not enough is known about Armenian feet of the era to say for sure.
Long island and American Indians
The first people on Long Island were American Indians.The prehistoric Indians of Long Island left no written records.we do not know the names of the Indian tribes or the languages which they spoke.
World Oldest City
Tell Brak the World Oldest City.Pottery sherds from Syria's Tell Brak show that the Bronze Age city developed from a central core surrounded by satellite communities.Tell Brak seems to have grown from the outside in.
Archeologist do not dig for dinosaurs
Archaeology is delt with digging, but archaeologists do not dig for dinosaurs.Paleontologists, who are in the field of geology,dig up dinosaur bones. Paleontologists tell us that dinosaurs went extinct about 65 million years ago.
The Brazen Bull
Also known as the Sicilian Bull,it was designed in ancient Greece.A solid piece of brass was cast with a door on the side that could be opened and latched.The victim would be placed inside the bull and a fire set underneath it until the metal became literally yellow as it was heated.