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The abbey of Saint-Ouen, Rouen, France

July 29th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The abbey of Saint-Ouen in Rouen is one of the major monuments of Rouen, and an example of Gothic architecture in Normandy.

Formerly "abbey of Saint-Ouen," it was a Benedictine monastery, the most powerful of Normandy. The work started in 1318 have been hampered by the Hundred Years War and were completed in the fifteenth century.

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The building of the Palace of the Baron Empain, Cairo, Egypt

July 18th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The building of the Palace of the Baron Empain* in Cairo, Egypt.

(*) - Édouard Louis Joseph, Baron Empain (20 September 1852 - 22 July 1929) was a wealthy Belgian engineer, entrepreneur, financier and industrialist, as well as an amateur Egyptologist.

[Source: Wikipedia]

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Castle ruins, Smolen, Poland

July 18th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Castle ruins in Smolen, Poland.

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The Castle of the Pomeranian Dukes, Slupsk, Poland

July 18th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

the Castle of the Pomeranian Dukes – a seat of Museum of Mid-Pomerania.

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Ruins of palace complex in Jakubowice Konińskie, Poland

July 18th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Ruins of palace complex in Jakubowice Konińskie.

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Romanesque church of Virgin Mary, Inowroclaw, Poland

July 18th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Romanesque church of Virgin Mary dating back to the end of 12th century or beginning of 13th century, built from granite stones and brick. In 1834 destroyed by fire, partially reconstructed in 1950s.

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Ancient Roman Circus of Antinopolis, Egypt

July 11th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Ancient Roman Circus of Antinopolis, Egypt.

Antinopolis was a city founded at an older Egyptian village by the Roman emperor Hadrian to commemorate his deified young lover, Antinous, on the east bank of the Nile, not far from the site in Upper Egypt where Antinous drowned in 130 A.D. Antinopolis was a little to the south of the Egyptian village of Besa (Βῆσσα), named after the goddess and oracle of Besa, which was consulted occasionally even as late as the age of Constantine I. Antinopolis was built at the foot of the hill upon which Besa was seated. The city is located nearly opposite of Hermopolis Magna.

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The Tramontano Castle / Castello Tramontano, Italy

July 11th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Tramontano Castle that was begun in the early sixteenth century by Gian Carlo Tramontano, Count of Matera, is probably the only other structure that is above ground of any great significance outside of the sassi. However, the construction remained unfinished after his assassination in the popular riot of 29 December 1514. It has three large towers, while twelve were probably included in the original design. During some restoration work in the main square of the town, workers came across what was believed to be the main footings of another castle tower. However, on further excavation large Roman cisterns were unearthed. Whole house structures were discovered where one can see how the people of that era lived. Found under the main square of the modern city was a large underground reservoir, complete with columns and a vaulted ceiling.

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