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The Mountain lies on Highway 50, the Loneliest Road in America according to Life magazine. Until recently there were no paved roads into the park, but the black top was finished in early 2010.
Sand Mountain a reminder of former lake in Nevada desert

By • Catholic Online • 11/12/2010

Ninety miles east of Carson City, Sand Mountain is a modern remnant of the ancient lake. About 10,000 years ago, the desert of Nevada was home to Lake Lahontan. About 8,500 square miles, larger than Lake Ontario, but smaller than Erie, Lahontan was one of the largest lakes in North America at the ...


Those who visit Castle Frankenstein in Darmstadt, Germany will not be greeted by green-faced brutes with rivets on their necks or crackling electrical laboratories - only ruins of a once great palace remain.
No monsters roam this Castle Frankenstein

By • Catholic Online • 11/12/2010

Those who visit Castle Frankenstein in Darmstadt, Germany will not be greeted by green-faced brutes with rivets on their necks or crackling electrical laboratories - only ruins of a once great palace remain. However - Castle Frankenstein remains a popular Halloween destination and has a fascinating ...


The sparrows return faithfully to Capistrano, California, every spring, and many of them can be found resting at Mission San Juan Capistrano. The structure stands tall and proud for visitors today.
Mission San Juan Capistrano oldest living California structure still in use

By • Catholic Online • 11/10/2010

The sparrows return faithfully to Capistrano, California, every spring, and many of them can be found resting at Mission San Juan Capistrano. The structure stands tall and proud for visitors today, in spite of a series of earthquakes that struck shortly after it was completed in 1806. It is the ...


The Cottle Church ruins are located north of Charlestown, hidden in the woods. Visitors must find the small sign on the main road just south of the Newcastle Airport and follow the dirt track. The road will lead you back to the church.
Small church a testament to slave owner's religious faith

By • Catholic Online • 10/30/2010

The Cottle Church, in the Caribbean islands of Saint Kitts and Nevis is a popular spot for weddings. The small church retains an austere elegance untouched by the disrepair it has suffered in more than 150 years it has stood. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - John Cottle, a onetime president of ...


The jewel of Oceanside is without a doubt the Wyndham Oceanside Pier Resort.
Oceanside offers relaxing beach views near bustling L.A.

By • Catholic Online • 10/27/2010

Seemingto be  far away - but exceedingly near the bustle and traffic of downtown Los Angeles, is the cozy beach town of Oceanside, which includes the best of both worlds. There are wide, sandy beaches and the crash of the surf, in addition to hot, hip and trendy places to eat and drink. Anyone ...


The 230-year-old astronomical clock, built in 1679 and calibrated up to the year 9999, is a gorgeous piece of engineering. With layers upon layers of golden gears, and over 30 readings and dials, the clock, designed by a friar is stunning to look at.
Viennese Clock Museum houses fascinating collection of timepieces

By • Catholic Online • 10/21/2010

The Viennese Clock Museum, housed in the Harfenhaus, or Harpist's House, one of the oldest homes in Vienna. Resting upon medieval foundation walls, the collection houses roughly 3,000 timepieces on three separate floors. All of the clocks are kept at current time, and every hour on the hour the ...


Never intended to be merely a freak show, the museum was founded by Peter the Great to dispel superstition about the origins of deformity and disease.
Medical curiosities draw visitors to St. Petersburg

By • Catholic Online • 10/11/2010

On the third floor of St Petersburg's Museum of Anthropology and Ethnology is the Kunstkamera, containing a stunning array of medical and physical curiosities. Encephalitis-swollen skulls, abnormal skeletons to the specimen tumors documented meticulously by Peter the Great are all on display ...


For a portion of its history, the bell served as a small chapel with people entering and exiting the large opening created when it shattered.
Largest bell in the world located at Kremlin

By • Catholic Online • 10/11/2010

The world's largest bell, the Tsar Bell is on the grounds of the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. Commissioned at the bequest of the niece of Peter the Great, Empress Ann Ioanovna, the bell has weathered the test of time - and to the faithful, will play a very important part on Judgment Day. LOS ANGELES, ...


The tomb of the ancient Egyptian capital's mayor, Ptahmes, the mayor of Memphis, served as army chief, overseer of the treasury and royal scribe under Seti I and his son and successor, Ramses II, in the 13th century B.C.
Rediscovered Egyptian tomb unlocks 19th century mystery

By • Catholic Online • 9/28/2010

A 3,300-year-old tomb has been rediscovered after being lost after scavengers plundered it in the late 19th century. The tomb of the ancient Egyptian capital's mayor, Ptahmes, the mayor of Memphis, served as army chief, overseer of the treasury and royal scribe under Seti I and his son and ...


Found in the tiny town of Durres, Vangjel Stamo of Albania's archaeological service said that much recent development had 'damaged so much of the archaeology.'
Sixth-century tomb uncovered in Albania

By • Catholic Online • 9/27/2010

An ancient tomb dating bck to the sixth century has been uncovered during a redevelopment project in Albania. The find is being called a major discovery for a nation whose archaeological past has been ignored or destroyed in the wake of modern development. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Found ...





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