Documentary about the umbrellas in Mecca
Documentary about the umbrellas in Mecca to collect rain water.
6 Modern Capitals With Ancient Roots
An ancient city that manages to stay inhabited—and important—over thousands of years is a surprisingly rare occurrence. Here are six of the most fascinating examples.
Stampede Near Saudi Holy City Kills More Than 700 On Hajj Pilgrimage
A stampede among Muslim worshipers near the Saudi holy city of Mecca left more than 700 people dead and hundreds more injured Thursday at the height of the annual hajj pilgrimage — the backdrop for si...
Officials Discover Ancient Chinese Underwater City is Perfectly Preserved
Metropolis: Shi Cheng, dubbed Lion City after the Lion Mountains that surround it, has lain hidden under 131 feet of water since 1959 to generate hydroelectric power. The Lion City, otherwise known as...
Ancient and modern cities obeyed same mathematical rule
Productivity rises faster than population, regardless of culture and time frame
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Buenos Aires - Tour
Birthplace of Tango, numerous soccer legends and a great place to enjoy tasty meals and hearty wines, Argentina has much to offer to those who visit this tra...
Buenos Aires - Tango show
Tango segment from Tango and Samba Falls, my Argentina and Brazil video. To enjoy all of this film, plus 40 more free, non-commercial, streaming travel vid...
Buenos Aires - Video
A slideshow of Buenos Aires, Argentina with background tango music.
Buenos Aires - Architecture
Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires by night
Ancient cities
A city is a large and permanent human settlement. Although there is no agreement on how a city is distinguished from a town in general English language meanings, many cities have a particular administ...
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History of Addis Ababa
The history of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, formally begins with the founding of the city in the 19th century by Ethiopian Emperor Menelik II and his wife Empress Taytu Betul.
Before the advent of Addis...
History of Baku
Baku is the capital of Azerbaijan Republic, which was also the capital of Shirvan (during the reigns of Akhsitan I and Khalilullah I), Baku khanate, Azerbaijan Democratic Republic and Azerbaijan SSR a...
History of Baku - Wikipedia
History of Bangkok
The history of the city of Bangkok, in Thailand, dates at least to the early 15th century, when it was under the rule of Ayutthaya. Due to its strategic location near the mouth of the Chao Phraya Rive...
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History of Bratislava
This page gives an overview of the history of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia and the country's largest city.
In the area where present-day Bratislava lies, three skeletons of the (Epi)Pliopit...
History of Bratislava - Wikipedia
Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires (/ˈbweɪnəs ˈɛəriːz/ or /ˈaɪrɪs/, [ˈbwenos ˈaiɾes]) is the capital and largest city of Argentina, and the second-largest metropolitan area in South America, after Greater São Paulo. It is ...
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History of Bukhara
The history of Bukhara stretches back millennia. It is now the capital of the Bukhara Province (viloyat) of Uzbekistan. Located on the Silk Road, the city has long been a center of trade, scholarship...
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History of Gaborone
The history of Gaborone began with archaeological evidence in the area around Gaborone dating back to 400 BCE, and the first written accounts of Gaborone are from the earliest European settlers in the...
History of Gaborone - Wikipedia
History of Kabul

The actual origins of Kabul; who and when built it is unknown. In the Hindu book Rigveda, composed between 1700–1100 BCE, Kabul is referred to as Kubha. The book calls it an "ideal city" and is f...