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The Stone Houses in Mardin, Turkey

The Stone Houses in Mardin Mardin is one of the oldest settled areas in upper Mesopotamia. Excavations done in the 1920s discovered remains in the area that dated to 4000 BCE. The first known civilization were the Subarians who were then succeeded in 3000BCE by the Hurrians. The Elamites gained control around 2230 BCE. and…

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Niagara Fall, US

Image Source: Our Beautiful Planet Source: WIKI The Niagara Falls consist of three sections. The large Canadian falls – with their distinctive curved shape – are also known as the Horseshoe Falls. They are separated by Goat Island from the American Falls, which are separated by a small island at their south end, from the…

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The Yasin Valley : Worshigum (ورشیگوم)

Image Source: Pamir Times The Yasin Valley(یاسین ), Tehsil Yasin or Babaye-i-Yasen (بابائے یاسین) or Worshigum (ورشیگوم) is a high mountain valley in the Hindu Kush mountains, in the northwest Ghizer District in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. Yasin is separated from the Ishkoman Valley by a high mountain pass. To reach Yasin one must take the Karakoram…

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Altit Fort, Hunza : The oldest monument in the GB

Alti Fort, Hunza, Pakistan. It is an ancient fort located in Alti town in the Hunza valley, district Hunza-Nagar, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. Originally, home to ancestral rulers of the Hunza, it has now been turned into a historical and archeological site. It is assumed that this fort, particularly its Hunter Tower (Shikari Tower), is 1100 years…

Machu Picchu, Peru

Machhu Pichu, Peru : The Sacred District

Machhu Pichu, Peru It is a 15th century historical site located 2340 meters above sea level. The majority of archeologist believes that it  was constructed  as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472).  It is located on top of a  mountain above the sacred valley eighty kms northwest of Cusco via which the Urubamba river flows.…