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La Rinconada Peru highest city in the world

La Rinconada, Peru: Highest City in the World

Exactly how high is the highest city in the world? How about over 3 miles? La Rinconada Peru is a rare case: an old...

St. Francis Dam: Worst U.S. Engineering Disaster of the 20th Century

The collapse of the St. Francis Dam in 1928 is one of the worst catastrophes of the twentieth century. Today it is an engineering...
Voynich manuscript

Voynich Manuscript: World’s Most Mysterious Document?

Ever wonder what holds the title as world’s most mysterious manuscript? How about one written in the early 15th century comprising 240 pages –...
Prora KdF resort

Prora: the Colossus of Rügen

Owner of the title “longest failed beach resort of the Third Reich” belongs to Prora, a mostly abandoned collection of buildings along the Baltic...

Wadi Us-Salaam, Iraq: The Largest Cemetery in the World

In the holy city of Najaf, Iraq, an Islamic cemetery known as Wadi Us-Salaam lays claim as the largest in the world. Burial at...
Byblos Lebanon

Byblos, Lebanon: Oldest City in the World

The holder of this title incurs more debate among archaeologists and historians than one might think. However if we are to define the metric...