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Dinosaurs – mighty creatures

Dinosaurs - mighty creatures

Dinosaurs – mighty creatures

The word “dinosaur” is derived from two Greek words, meaning “terrible lizard.” The dinosaurs arose during the interval of geologic time known as the Mesozoic (middle life) era, often called the “golden age of reptiles” or “the age of dinosaurs.”
Species of dinosaurs ranged from chicken-sized creatures to colossal, herbivorous animals known as “sauropods”.
Dinosaurs were remarkable and impressive animals. Some species of dinosaurs were large predators, others were immense herbivores, and still others were smaller predators, herbivores, or scavengers. Most, if not all, dinosaurs laid eggs. Some dinosaurs built large nests to keep their babies together. Large dinosaurs might have lived almost 100 years.
Dinosaurs lived for about 160 million years and were the dominant terrestrial animals on Earth throughout the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods—a span of over 100 million years. The dinosaurs were the ancient cousins of today’s crocodiles, snakes, and lizards.
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Do you believe in ghosts?

Do you believe in ghosts?

Do you believe in ghosts?


There is no scientific proof that ghosts exist. But every culture in the world has stories about ghosts and haunted houses. The oldest known record of a ghost appears in an ancient tale known as The Epic of Gilgamesh, which is dated from around 2200 BC!
People believe that ghosts usually live in old and big houses and appear at night. They wear white clothes and don’t say anything. Ghosts can walk through walls. When a ghost enters a room, the room usually gets cold. Some people say that ghosts can read our thoughts.
A special kind of ghost is called a poltergeist. Poltergeist is a German word which means ‘a noisy ghost.’ They make lots of noise, move objects and sometimes throw them.
Some people believe that ghosts are people who are trapped between the living world and the world of the dead.
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Mysterious Stonehenge

Mysterious Stonehenge

Mysterious Stonehenge

The group of huge, rough-cut stones is surrounded by mystery and redolent with romance. Riddle of the Ages is called Stonehenge — place of the “hanging stones”. It is situated on the Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, a county in southwestern England. It is the most famous and probably the most remarkable of all prehistoric monuments in the country.
At the hour of dawn, when the sun rises majestically over the ancient stones, it is very beautiful.
Stonehenge always captured the imagination of writers and thinkers. Archaeologists and astronomers have disputed and argued violently among themselves as to its origin, its age and its purpose and use through the dark centuries. But many questions remain unanswered.
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Mysterious Pyramids

Mysterious Pyramids

Mysterious Pyramids


People throughout the world have built pyramids at different times. The word ‘pyramid’ comes from the Greek word pyramis which means ‘a wheat cake’. The Greeks thought that the pyramids looked like cakes.
The most famous pyramids were built in ancient Egypt more than 4,500 years ago. The pyramids of Mexico, Central America, and South America are also well known.

The Americas
Many ancient peoples of Mexico and Central and South America built pyramids. They usually used dirt and stone.
The Maya built a famous pyramid called the Castillo in what is now southeastern Mexico. The people of the ancient city of Teotihuacan, in central Mexico, built the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon.
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The Bermuda Triangle

Bermuda Triangle

Bermuda Triangle

The Bermuda Triangle, also known as Devil’s Triangle. It is one of the strangest and most mysterious places on our planet. A lot of planes, ships and helicopters disappeared in this area. They just seem to vanish into the air.
In 1492 when Christopher Columbus made his famous voyage to the New World he wrote in his log that his compass acted very strangely. He and his crew were confused by shallow areas of sea with no land nearby.
The Bermuda Triangle lies in the Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda, Florida and Puerto Rico and is about 1.3 million square kilometers in size.
It is notorious for gobbling up ships. American naval ship Cyclops was of the most famous ships which disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle. In March, 1918, during World War I, it set sail from Bermuda and was never seen again. The Cyclops vanished without a trace, taking with it 306 crew members.
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Mysterious Crop Circles

Mysterious Crop Circles

Mysterious Crop Circles

In August 1980, farmer John Scull was surprised to find a circle eighteen metres across in one of his fields in Wiltshire.
This was the first of the now famous ‘crop circles’ of the 1980s. Since then 10,000 more crop circles have appeared from Japan and China to the United States and Brazil, however, about 90% of all circles appear in England in Wiltshire.
Although the shapes began as ordinary circles, over the years they have become more and more interesting. To draw some of them, you need to do difficult mathematics. They are also very large: the biggest are about 300 metres across. Scientists who have studied the circles say that some of them are perhaps made by the weather, by a special kind of storm. We know that they have appeared since the seventeenth century — when people believed they were made by magic. Some people still think that they are made by magic, or by visitors from another planet flying above the fields!
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Puzzles from the past

Puzzles from the past

Great Zimbabwe


Everyone likes mysteries. Nowadays scientists work with modern technology to try to find answers to the mysteries of the past. Let’s have a look at some of the most mysterious places in the world.

Great Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
Huge stone walls in Zimbabwe, Africa were discovered in 1871 by Karl Mauch. The walls covered 25 hectares around what is now called Great Zimbabwe. Great Zimbabwe is the most impressive Iron Age site in Africa. On top of a hill, there is a large castle and underneath this is the Great Enclosure, which has enormous walls sometimes 11 metres high and 1.2 metres thick. They think it was built about 1,000 years ago. Inside the Great Enclosure there are many huts, passages and rooms and a mysterious 9-metre-high stone tower that has no stairs, no windows and no doors. Why was it built? And who built Great Zimbabwe? It is a mystery to African and foreign archaeologists.
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