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Urbis Romae – Braun 1612

Rome by Georg Braun - print

Map of ancient Rome - Aurelian Walls

Walls of Rome: blue shows Servian Walls, red shows Aurelian walls.

Joseph Wright of Derby, 1734-1797

Joseph Wright (of Derby) - Roman Ruins: Part of the Colosseum

In 79 AD, Mt. Vesuvius exploded w/the energy of 1000 nuclear bombs. It killed about 16,000 people as rock ash poured out of it at a rate of more than a million tons per second. It was so devastating that it has become an icon of the terror of an active volcano. NASA Photo

2013's Best and Most Beautiful Photos of the Universe

ACTIVE volcano Mt Vesuvius sits just a few kilometers from the large city of Naples. Photo taken New Years Day 2013 on the ISS by Astronaut Chris Hadfield.

3/31/2016 Lyon Lyon, France, 45.7626909, 4.8390297   The city of Lyon is the third largest city in France and is situated at the convergence of the Rhône and Saône Rivers. A section of the city, split by the Rhône, is seen in this Overview. Lyon is often recognized as the birthplace of cinema - pioneered by the Lumière brothers here in 1895 - as well as a major culinary center.

The city of Lyon is the third largest city in France and is situated at the convergence of the Rhône and Saône Rivers. A section of the city, split by the Rhône, is seen in this Overview. Lyon is often recognized as the birthplace of cinema -.

I have walked the streets of the world's oldest settlement in  Arbil / Kurdistan

JOJO POST STAR GATES: IRAN- Erbil, Kurdistan is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in history. The first mention of Erbil in literary sources comes from the archives of Ebla, recording two journeys to Erbil (Irbilum) by a messenger from Ebla

Grammichele, rebuilt after the 1693 earthquake as an ideal Baroque geometric city, Sicily

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