The ancient city of Pompeii is one of the most fascinating archaeological sites in the world. Located just outside of Naples in southern Italy, Pompeii is renowned for its well-preserved Roman ruins — and the disaster that ironically left them intact.
Archeologists have identified Germany’s oldest public library, which may also be the oldest library in the Roman Empire’s northwest provinces. Niches in the walls appear to have stored up to 20,000 scrolls.
Sari is an Iranian city situated among the forest and the sea, with a pristine nature and a world of sights to see. It is the largest and most populous city in northern province of Mazandaran, and also the capital of the province.
Woodcarving is among the oldest arts preserved in coastal provinces of Iran. One of these provinces is Golestan in north where the abundance of wood has led to a form of woodcarving known as Laktarashi, ifpnews.com reported.
Iran's ancient village of Maymand, located around 900km south of the capital Tehran, is littered with troglodytic dwellings — cavernous, underground homes carved out of soft rock. Stone engravings found at the site are estimated to be more than 10,000 years old.
In the first part of Jonathan Swift’s book Gulliver’s Travels, Lemuel Gulliver washes ashore on the island country of Lilliput, where he encounters the Lilliputians, who stand barely taller than 15 centimeters.