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Extinct tree grows anew from ancient jar of seeds unearthed by archaeologists

Extinct tree grows anew from ancient jar of seeds unearthed by archaeologists | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it
This tree was grown from a 2,000-year-old seed discovered at the site of Herod the Great's palace.

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Visiting The Past
Travel based on grande ideas, locations, and persons of the past.
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Exploring The Paris Metro's Eerie Ghost Stations

Exploring The Paris Metro's Eerie Ghost Stations | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it
image credit The term ghost station has come to describe any abandoned or disused station on an underground railway system, but is particularly associated with Paris, where a collection of defunct platforms and silent tunnels

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The Last Motorcycle Graveyard

The Last Motorcycle Graveyard | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it
This story is both a motorcycle lover's dream and nightmare. It comes from the depths of the internet, passed around on specialist forums and chat rooms, a t
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29 Weird Museums Preserving Our History

29 Weird Museums Preserving Our History | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it
From burnt food to PEZ memorabilia, there's a museum for everything. Start planning your summer roadtrip immediately.

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Michael Steinberger Latin Tour Dimensions - Easter Island

Michael Steinberger Latin Tour Dimensions - Easter Island | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it
Originally named Rapa Nui or Navel of the World, is the most isolated island on earth and is located in mid-Pacific. The island is an open-air museum known for over 600 gigantic statues. The ancien...

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Up from the deep

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Now buried several metres deep under the muddy ground in a former shrimp farm in Samut Sakhon province, a millennium-old ship once sailed many oceans of the world. The vessel, 25m long, had travelled from faraway lands to transport a variety of goods to cities on this part of the Earth before it sank here during the Dvaravati period (6th-11th centuries).

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The 1930s time capsule Britons who escaped to open vintage hotel ...

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The 1930s time capsule Britons who escaped to open vintage hotel in France. AN ENGLISH couple have escaped the rat race by moving to France, refurbishing a derelict hotel and turning the clock back to the 1930s.

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Visit Nature's Sleeping Beauty: The Lost Gardens of Heligan - When On Earth - Places to See, Things to Do, Gear to Get

Visit Nature's Sleeping Beauty: The Lost Gardens of Heligan - When On Earth - Places to See, Things to Do, Gear to Get | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it
If you want to know if secret gardens really do exist, look no further for England’s Lost Gardens of Heligan will likely make you...

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14 Places in Egypt You Must Visit in 2014

14 Places in Egypt You Must Visit in 2014 | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it
While Egypt may be facing political and social turmoil, Egypt's exotic, mysterious and historic locations continue to stand, receiving adventurers and explorers. If you are thinking of exploring Eg...

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Decay of asylum which was once 7,000 disturbed U.S. patients

Decay of asylum which was once 7,000 disturbed U.S. patients | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it
Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital, New Jersey, opened in 1876 and was once America's largest building, with more than 7,000 patients including folk singer Woody Guthrie.

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World map with place names swapped out for their original meanings

World map with place names swapped out for their original meanings | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it
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Chicago Century: Reading The Tribune 100 Years Later

Chicago Century: Reading The Tribune 100 Years Later | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it
Adam Webb writes this blog and reminds you that libraries are kind of amazing.
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The Most Astonishing Space-Age Buildings in Africa

The Most Astonishing Space-Age Buildings in Africa | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it
Throughout the world, the Space Age was known for its beautiful, bold architecture, full of swooshy curves and spaceship-shaped buildings. But some of the most vibrant and retro-futuristic buildings of the Space Age can be found in Africa.

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Peace and war around the Abbey of Monte Cassino

Peace and war around the Abbey of Monte Cassino | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it

How the Abbey of Monte Cassino, one of the most important western monasteries, became the site for one of the most controversial battles of World War II. [...]


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The Battle of Monte Cassino (also known as the Battle for Rome and the Battle for Cassino) was a costly series of four assaults by the Allies against the Winter Line in Italy held by the Germans and Italians during the Italian Campaign of World War II. The intention was a breakthrough to Rome. [...]


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Monte_Cassino 

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We Shall Overcome -- Ida B. Wells Barnett House

We Shall Overcome -- Ida B. Wells Barnett House | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it

Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862-1931), journalist, civil rights advocate, suffragist


Ida Bell Wells-Barnett lived in Chicago in this late-19th-century Romanesque Revival style stone residence while fighting to end lynching, segregation and the economic oppression of African Americans. She and her husband bought the building in 1919 and lived there until 1929.

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UK: The book that saved Britain's canals

UK: The book that saved Britain's canals | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it

Yorkshire Post He was also passionate about Britain's industrial heritage long before it became fashionable.”


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These 1861 Photos Helped Convince Abraham Lincoln to Preserve Yosemite for the Public

These 1861 Photos Helped Convince Abraham Lincoln to Preserve Yosemite for the Public | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it
Stanford University celebrates the National Park's 150th anniversary with some retro photos

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Technological advancements in photography were massively influential in creating an environmental preservation movement.  These are just as captivation now as they were 150 years ago. 

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D-Day 70th anniversary brings good news for D-Day Museum redevelopment plans

D-Day 70th anniversary brings good news for D-Day Museum redevelopment plans | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it

During the week when the thoughts of many are turning towards the momentous events of June 6 1944 and the Normandy invasion, the museum commemorating the D-Day landings has received a green light for ambitious redevelopment plans.

The D-Day Museum in Portsmouth has been given initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a £4.1 million redevelopment that promises to tell the D-Day story to modern museum visitors.

It can now work on fully developed proposals to compete for a final award from the Fund in two years’ time, with the focus on a transformation of its building and displays well ahead of D-Day 75 in 2019.

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BAUHAUS masterhouses by Walter Gropius restored in Dessau - designboom | architecture & design magazine

BAUHAUS masterhouses by Walter Gropius restored in Dessau - designboom | architecture & design magazine | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it
at the bauhaus art school, two original buildings designed by walter gropius have been restored and reinterpreted by german practice BFM architekten.

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In pictures: A look inside abandoned Heyford US Air Force base in Oxfordshire -

In pictures: A look inside abandoned Heyford US Air Force base in Oxfordshire - | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it
Urban explorer Darmon Richter visits abandoned Upper Heyford US Air Force base in Oxfordshire (In pictures: A look inside abandoned Heyford US Air Force base in Oxfordshire http://t.co/JDECKdA7BQ)...

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Make Yourself at Home in a Georgian Town House

Make Yourself at Home in a Georgian Town House | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it
History and floor plan of Regency era town houses in London and other English cities.

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Google Lat Long: Go back in time with Street View

Google Lat Long: Go back in time with Street View | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it

If you’ve ever dreamt of being a time traveler like Doc Brown, now’s your chance. Starting today, you can travel to the past to see how a place has changed over the years by exploring Street View imagery in

Google Maps for desktop. We've gathered historical imagery from past Street View collections dating back to 2007 to create this digital time capsule of the world.


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Abandoned Shopping Malls Show Changing Face of Suburbia

Abandoned Shopping Malls Show Changing Face of Suburbia | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it

In his new book Black Friday, photographer Seph Lawless documents how the shifting economy has brought about the demise of these old symbols of American commercialism.


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Art Deco influence in Shanghai's shikumen | Shanghai Street Stories

Art Deco influence in Shanghai's shikumen | Shanghai Street Stories | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it
This explains why the next World Congress on Art Deco will be held in Shanghai in 2015, the first time in the region (if you do not include Australia). The first Art Deco Congress was initiated by Miami Design Preservation ...

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Gambling At The Stardust Was An Out Of This World Experience

Gambling At The Stardust Was An Out Of This World Experience | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it
Via Gambling At The Stardust Was An Out Of This World Experience @ Dames of Chance. It’s for sale, click for details.
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Greece protests over government plans to sell off historic national buildings

Greece protests over government plans to sell off historic national buildings | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it
Angry demonstrations in Athens after public buildings around the Acropolis and other landmarks included in privatisation list

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