Daily Archives: 6 March, 2013


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Located in Gansu Province, China, Maijishan Grottoes is an amazing example of ancient rock cave architecture consisting of more than 7,000 Buddhist sculptures and about 1000 square meters of murals. Maijishan Grottoes means wheat stack mountain, it is 142 meters high. Maijishan is a few miles south of the Silk […]

The Maijishan Grottoes — masterpiece of cave architecture


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An oblong crystal found in the wreck of a 16th-century English warship is a sunstone, a near-mythical navigational aid said to have been used by Viking mariners, researchers said on Wednesday. The stone is made of Iceland spar, a transparent, naturally-occurring calcite crystal that polarizes light and can get a […]

Scientists Think They Have Found The Mythical ‘Sunstone’ Vikings Used ...