The very famous gate of two sphinxes of Hattusa, the capital of great Hittite Empire. This is the first empire that was centered in ancient Turkey. Hattusa, the legendary city is more than 4 thousand years old!!!!! Hittites were the first every Indo-european people. Their language is related to Latin, Celtic, Germanic, Baltic languages, etc. Anatolia
The Hardy Tree: To make way for a new railway line in the mid-19th century, the writer Thomas Hardy (then a trainee architect) oversaw the excavation of the graveyard at St. Pancras Old Church in London. The coffins were removed and reburied elsewhere, but hundreds of headstones were placed around an ash tree in the churchyard. The tree has since grown in amongst the stones.
Kim Phuc was pictured in a world-famous and iconic photograph from the Vietnam war, running naked from an airborne attack, horribly burned with napalm, in June of 1972. Since then, Kim has found peace, and a message she can offer, borne of her suffering. She runs The Kim Foundation International, and she acts as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNESCO. She has transformed into a viable, visible symbol of peace and hope. Hers is an important story of resilience, courage, and forgiveness.
Meet Katrina Hodge, a corporal in the British Army and Miss England 2009. She enlisted back in 2004 after her brother challenged her to and earned the nickname “Combat Barbie” after showing up at her assigned unit wearing false eyelashes, heels and carrying a pink suitcase. In 2005 her unit, the Royal Anglian Regiment, was deployed to Iraq, where she saved the lives of her comrades from a prisoner by wrestling not one, but two rifles from him and then knocking his ass out with her bare hands.
"Pep, The Cat-Murdering Dog" was a black Labrador Retriever admitted to Eastern State Penitentiary in 1924. Prison folklore states that Governor G.Pinchot used his executive powers to sentence Pep to Life Without Parole for killing his wife’s cat. But the Governor told a different story. He said Pep had been sent to act as a mascot for the prisoners. Pep was much loved, and lived among the inmates for about a decade. The truth may never be known..
Australian model caught distracted during a photo shoot when the first plane hit tower 1. What an epic photo. It’s so weird to think that normal things were happening on 9/11. People were walking their dogs, riding their bikes, models were doing photoshoots… and the planes hit.
A forgotten profession: In the days before alarm clocks were widely affordable, people like Mary Smith of Brenton Street were employed to rouse sleeping people in the early hours of the morning. They were commonly known as ‘knocker-ups’ or ‘knocker-uppers’. Mrs. Smith was paid sixpence a week to shoot dried peas at market workers’ windows in Limehouse Fields, London. Photograph from Philip Davies’ Lost London: 1870-1945.
In the 1920s, many Americans found the flapper incredibly threatening. Flappers represented a new moral order. Although they were the daughters of the middle class, they flouted middle-class values. They shrugged off their chaperones. Worse still, they danced suggestively and openly flirted with boys. Flappers prized style over substance, novelty over tradition, and pleasure over virtue.
Victoria sank into depression after he died at age 42 of typhoid fever on December 14, 1861 at Windsor Castle. Victoria went into self-imposed seclusion for more than 25 years, not emerging until the Golden Jubilee of 1887, the celebration of her fiftieth year on the throne. An entire generation was raised without ever having seen the face of their Queen. The Golden Jubilee brought her out of her shell and she again embraced public life. but for the rest of her life she wore black.