America is home to some notably old structures that hold a grand history of the families that built them and the area where they stand. Leap back in time to learn about 8 of the oldest homes in America and the history that makes them unique.
We often think of a country as a sprawling landmass that contains numerous distinct regions and administrative centers. However, as we will shortly see, some countries are no more than a small dot on a map. The smallest countries in the world range from tiny island nations to ancient microstates within western Europe.
Although it's difficult to determine how many islands exist throughout the world, we do have a lot of information about the largest ones. Some of the largest islands in the world are a single country/territory whereas others are home to more than one country.
The 7 Wonders of the Modern World, also known as the New 7 Wonders of the World, are a series of monuments that have been recognized as the greatest man-made structures still in existence.
In 2000, a campaign was undertaken to vote on new world wonders that would serve as an alternative to the already established list of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. After more than 100 million total votes, the winners were finally announced in 2007.
In September of 1519, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan departed from Spain with a crew of 270 men and five of the most advanced ships that Europe had ever seen. Under the direction of King Charles of Spain, Magellan was tasked with discovering a western route to the Spice Islands, an archipelago in Indonesia.
When people think about the Maya civilization, most probably remember the 2012 doomsday scenario that the Maya supposedly predicted through their long count calendar. While there is no actual evidence to suggest the Maya...