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Öland

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Wed, 05/04/2022 - 20:35

Öland is the second largest Swedish island and is located in the Baltic Sea. With a length of 137 km and a maximum width of 16 km, it has an area of ​​about 1347 km². The island has been six kilometers long since 1972 with the mainland town of Kalmar
 Connected to Öland Bridge, which is also the longest bridge in Sweden.

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Ale's Stones - Stone ship in Sweden

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Fri, 04/29/2022 - 19:43

Ales stenar (English "Ale's Stones") is a so-called stone ship near the town of Kåseberga in the Swedish municipality of Ystad. At 67 meters long and 19 meters wide, this construction is one of the largest preserved ship settings in Scandinavia.
 
59 sandstones up to 3 meters high were placed here in the shape of a ship on a hill about 37 meters high around the 6th century AD. An urn containing fragments of burned human bones and charcoal was found in the complex.

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The Externsteine

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Thu, 04/28/2022 - 20:48

Located in the north-east of North Rhine-Westphalia, in the southern part of the Lippe district, the Externsteine ​​have enchanted the people living here and also visitors for thousands of years and serve as the basis for many myths, fairy tales and sagas. The connection to pagan rituals of the Germans is often a topic and on Walpurgis Night and the winter and summer solstices this rock formation becomes the focus of visitors from all over the world who are looking for or want to strengthen their spiritual experiences here.

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Dolmen in Jejudo

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 04/17/2022 - 13:36

The burial of people in dolmens is not unique to Europeans. Similar constructions can be found around the world, built or used from the Early Stone Age to the Bronze Age. The building types presented in this article come from the island of Jejudo, which lies between Korea and Japan and belongs to South Korea.

The dolmens shown can be viewed at Jeju Stone Park. A visit to this museum guarantees a well-documented journey into the past.

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Megalithic complex Newgrange

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sat, 04/16/2022 - 12:51

Newgrange (Irish: Sí an Bhrú) is the present name of a Neolithic passage grave on the River Boyne in County Meath, Ireland. The complex was built around 3150 BC. and is considered one of the most important megalithic complexes in the world. The complex has a diameter of 90 meters and in its center is the burial chamber, which can be reached through a narrow passage from the entrance.

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Atomic bomb over Nagasaki

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 02/27/2022 - 14:18

The second atomic bomb dropped by the Americans over Japan was nicknamed Fat Man and when it was dropped on August 9, 1945 in Nagasaki, it killed 36,000 people immediately and countless later, who ultimately died as a result of the radioactivity.

Nagasaki was chosen by the Americans because, in addition to its economic importance, the location of the city and its surrounding mountain slopes promised the maximum destructive effect of the dropped atomic bomb.

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Atomic bomb over Hiroshima

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Fri, 02/25/2022 - 18:28

Visiting Hiroshima during one of our longer trips to Japan moved us deeply. It is not possible to walk past the "Atomic Bomb Dome" of the former Chamber of Commerce and Industry building without shuddering inwardly. The shock wave of the nuclear explosion hit this dome almost vertically at a height of 600 meters, so that parts of its construction resisted.

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Nagasaki after the World War

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Thu, 02/24/2022 - 18:05

Originally an insignificant fishing village, Nagasaki experienced a sustained boom with the arrival of the Portuguese in the mid-16th century. This is considered to be the first contact between Europeans and Japanese ever. The missionary F. Xavier founded the basis for the Jesuit missionary work there and soon Christian churches and nursing homes were established. This went hand-in-hand with the growing prosperity of the small town, which did not go unnoticed by the mighty of Japan, and thus not without consequences for the peaceful community of Nagasaki.

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