English is the language of Shakespeare and the language of Chaucer. It's spoken in dozens of countries around the world, from the United States to a tiny island named Tristan da Cunha. It reflects the influences of centuries of international exchange, including conquest and colonization, from the Vikings through the 21st century. Here are 25 maps that explain the English language. #English #language #map
Zermatt, Switzerland. Zermatt is surrounded by a range of mountains, among which the highest of Switzerland: Monte Rosa, but it is famous for the Matterhorn. It was one of the last alpine mountains to be conquered (in 1865), and the first expedition that reached the top ended dramatically (only 3 of the 7 climbers survived).
You're a REAL book lover if you think about the literature and the philosophical and scientific works- housed here that were destroyed and it just pisses you off!!http://www.strangehistory.net/2014/04/29/12-burning-libraries-book-lovers-beware/
Hattusa, in ancient Turkey, was first settled by the Hatti people, but when conquered ca. 1600 BCE, it became the capital of the Hittite Empire. In keeping with the militaristic ethos of the Hittites, by 1300 BCE, it was magnificently fortified. Situated on advantageous terrain, it was surrounded by double walls. On the ridge on the upper right is the "Acropolis" - the royal palace district. The city was destroyed in 1180 BCE during the Bronze Age Collapse.
Chan Chan ruins, Peru. The largest Pre-Columbian city in South America. Chan Chan was constructed by the Chimor (the kingdom of the Chimú), a late intermediate period civilization which grew out of the remnants of the Moche civilization. The adobe city of Chan Chan, the largest in the world, was built around AD 850 and lasted until its conquest by the Inca Empire in AD 1470. It was the imperial capital where 30,000 people lived.