Records Of Malta
Maltese little. However, they managed to consolidate many of the highest world achievements.
The most hyped topic of the most ancient structures on the planet, listed in the Guinness book of records. In this popular publication States, verbatim:
The oldest free-standing structures in the world are now believed to be the megalithic temples at Mgarr and Skorba temples in Malta and Ggantija in Gozo dating from c. 3250 BC.
The Guinness Book of Records 1988. The World’s Structures, the Earliest structures.
In Russian something like this:
It is believed that the oldest Autonomous structures on Earth are the megalithic temples of Mgarr and the Sorrow in Malta and in Gozo Ggantija related about the year 3250 BC.
Other records less well known but no less interesting.
Malta has long and firmly holds the first place in the world in consumption of rabbit meat. The average Maltese eats in a year about 10 kilograms of rabbit meat.
Malta ranks first among countries where the highest percentage of children obese. [source]
Not a record, but definitely a notable achievement: Malta ranks fourth in the world in population density among independent Continue reading
Mysterious Mexican pyramid of Teotihuacan
About the famous Egyptian pyramids know everything, and many there have already visited: close to them and even inside (especially in the last fifteen years, thanks to tours). But few people remember, or may not know that in addition to the Egyptian pyramids in the world still exist pyramids of ancient Aztec and Mayan tribes, located on the territory of modern Mexico.
Even in the II – I century BC in the Americas in the center of the territory of Mesoamerica, which later became Mexico, originated the ancient city of Teotihuacan, which is inhabited by different tribes, the largest of which were the Aztecs. The city had a strategic location in the valley, which gave access to an excellent system of lakes in the Valley of Mexico, alongside a valley of Puebla and had access to the coast of Veracruz. Initially, the city occupied an area of 6 square kilometers with a population of about 10 thousand people. In later centuries, the city grew to its peak in the IV-VI centuries BC had a population of about 125 thousand people, and to the adjacent settlement of nearly 200 thousand.
From an architectural point of view, the city was a grand monumental ensemble of temples, palaces, plazas, the porch, the dais, the wide streets and avenues, stone houses with high fences, walls of temples were decorated with Continue reading