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Borobudur Temple, Indonesia (9th century)

Borobudur, or Barabudur, is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist monument in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. Borobudur consists of six square platforms topped by three circular platforms. It is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. The main dome, located at the center of the top platform, is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues seated inside a perforated...

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Ancient Pyramid of the Sun, Teotihuacan, Mexico

The Pyramid of the Sun is the largest building in Teotihuacan, Mexico and one of the largest in all of Mesoamerica. It is located along the Avenue of the Dead, in between the Pyramid of the Moon and the Ciudadela.  The pyramid is part of a complex of large buildings in the heart of the city.  The name Pyramid of the Sun comes from the Aztecs, who visited the city of Teotihuacán centuries after it was abandoned. The original name of the pyramid is unknown. The Pyramid is thought have been built to about the size it is today...

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Ancient Pyramid of the Moon, Teotihuacan, Mexico

  The Pyramid of the Moon is the second largest pyramid in Teotihuacan, Mexico. Locals called it Tenan, which in Nahuatl, means “mother or protective stone.” The Pyramid of the Moon sits atop a structure that is older than the largest pyramid in Teotihuacan, the Pyramid of the Sun. The Pyramid of the Moon is thought to have been constructed between 200 and 450 AD. A platform atop the pyramid was used to conduct ceremonies in honor of the Great Goddess of Teotihuacan, the goddess of water, fertility, the earth, and creation. This high platform and the sculpture found at...

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Sharks & Asexual Reproduction Confirmed in 2nd “Virgin Birth”

In 2001, a Hammerhead shark was born at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Nebraska. The shark tank consisted of only three female adult sharks, all who had been in captivity for over three years. The birth of the shark stunned scientists!  Not until 2007’ did scientists discover how the birth occurred.  DNA testing showed that the shark had been born asexually through a rare method known as parthenogenesis (a direct development without the need of a sperm).  After determining which of the three females was the mother they subtracted the mother’s DNA from the offspring and there was nothing...

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Rare Pink Bottlenose Dolphin

This rare pink bottlenose dolphin was discovered in an inland lake in Louisiana, USA. Lake Calcasieu, an inland saltwater estuary, north of the Gulf of Mexico in Southwestern USA. The dolphin is pink from tip to tail and with reddish eyes, indicating it’s albinism.         The Amazon River also has a separate species of pink dolphin. Thousands of Amazonians believe that Pink Dolphins are gods. Stories throughout the area speak of women being impregnated by these dolphins inter dimensionally. These Boto dolphins in the Amazon are believed to be shapeshifters, or encantados, who are capable of...

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