Recently, the Committee decided to open up to new categories such as cultural landscapes and routes, industrial heritage (for example, this year, Ivrea, the industrial city of the 20th century, in Italy), deserts, marine sites coastal and small island sites, so that the list is more diverse and more representative of World Heritage. The sites proposed for inscription must meet at least one of the ten selection criteria, such as, for example, representing a masterpiece of human creative genius, testifying to an exchange of influences during History, to bear exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a living or extinct civilization, or else to represent natural phenomena of exceptional beauty and aesthetic importance or, of course, to be eminently representative examples of ecological and biological processes …
Italy is the country with the largest number (54), followed by China (53), Spain (47), France (44), Germany (44), and finally, Mexico (35).

China: Fanjingshan, a very rare ecosystem
South Korea: the Sansa, mountain Buddhist monasteries
France: the Chaine des Puys Tectonic High Place – Limagne Fault
Indonesia: Heritage of the Ombilin coal mine in Sawahlunto
Australia: Budj Bim Cultural Landscape
Colombia: Chiribiquete National Park and “The Maloca of the Jaguars”
Czech Republic: Landscape of breeding and training of ceremonial carriage horses in Kladruby nad Labem
China: Archaeological ruins of the city of Liangzhu
Turkey: Göbekli Tepe and its mysterious temple
Laos: Xieng Khouang Megalithic Jar Sites – Plain of Jars
Burkina Faso: Ancient iron metallurgy sites
Denmark: Aasivissuit-Nipisat, Inuit hunting grounds
Azerbaijan: Historic Center of Sheki with the Khan’s Palace
Oman: the ancient city of Qalhat
India: City of Jaipur, Rajasthan
South Africa: the mountains of Barberton Makhonjwa
Bahrain: Tombs of the Dilmun culture
Canada: Writing-on-Stone / Áísínai’pi
Germany: the border archaeological complex of Hedeby and the Danevirke
Japan: Mozu-Furuichi Kofun Set: Ancient Japanese Burial Mounds
Spain: the caliphal city of Medina Azahara
Spain: Cultural Landscape of Risco Caido and the Sacred Mountains of Gran Canaria
Italy: The Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene
Iran: The Sasanian Archaeological Landscape of the Fars Region
Mexico: the Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Valley and its original habitat in Mesoamerica
The 20th Century Architectural Works of Frank Lloyd Wright
Iraq: Babylon
Myanmar: Bagan
United Kingdom: Jodrell Bank Observatory
Czech Republic: Mining region Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří
Poland: Prehistoric striped flint mining region of Krzemionki
Portugal: Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga
Korea: Seowon, Korean Neo-Confucian Academies
Portugal: Mafra Royal Building – Palace, Basilica, Convent, Cerco Garden and Hunting Park (Tapada)
Russia: Churches of the Pskov School of Architecture
Iceland: Vatnajökull National Park – the dynamic nature of fire and ice
China: Migratory bird sanctuary along the coastline of the Yellow Sea and the Bohai Gulf
France: French Southern Lands and Seas
Brazil: Paraty and Ilha Grande – culture and biodiversity


Censer of Santiago de Compostela

An unforgettable spectacle! Do you know what the real reason is?
It all started when the clergy of Santiago de Compostela Basilica felt pity for the way the poor pilgrims, their great most, spent the night before the religious ceremonies in honor of Santiago: snuggled together, out in the open, in the rain, and to the cold. So it was decided that they could shelter inside the
Basilica. Of course, the scent inside it was almost unbeatable, there were times of little or no personal hygiene, pilgrims arrived at the Basilica after many kilometers made on foot, sweaty, with dirty clothes, etc. To fight this smell someone remembered that it would be convenient to fill the Basilica with the smell of incense. But, as the main nave is majestic, only a monumental incense burner would fulfill the intended objectives. Hands to work, a giant incense burner, a system of ropes that would allow you to swing it and call this exercise has another ceremony of praise to Santiago de Compostela!
And so was born the giant incense burner used on pilgrimage days to Compostela… As I say, History is made of the sum of little stories…

For those who have never seen it… and for those who have seen it, remember!

Wise porcupines

Great truth…
“Wise porcupines”
During the ice age, many animals died from the cold. The porcupines, realizing this situation, decided to gather in groups. This way, they wrapped up and protected each other. But the thorns of each one hurt the closest companions, precisely those that provided heat. And so they drifted away from each other again.
They returned to freezing to death and needed to make a choice: they would disappear from the face of the Earth or accept the thorns of their fellow man.
Wisely, they decided to come back and be together.
Thus they learned to live with the small wounds that a very close relationship could cause since the most important thing was the warmth of the other.
They survived!
The best relationship is not one that unites perfect people, but one where everyone accepts the other’s faults and gets forgiveness for their own faults.

Priority Test

Imagine that five things happen simultaneously that need to be attended to.

  1. The phone is ringing.
  2. The baby is crying.
  3. Someone knocks on the door.
  4. There are fresh laundry hanging on the backyard clothesline and it starts to rain.
  5. Kitchen faucet is open and gushing water.

In what order do you solve the problems? Write down the order and see how you made the decision below. Each situation represents something in your life.

  1. The phone represents ………….. (your job or career).
  2. The baby represents ……………… (your family).
  3. The visitor represents ………….. (your friends).
  4. Washed clothes represent …….. (your sex life).
  5. Running water represents …….(money or wealth).

The result makes you think?…
Did it match your priorities?…
The clothes on the clothesline got all wet, didn’t they?…

This text was worth the day! 👏👏👏👏

Maria Jiló is a 92-year-old woman, tiny and so elegant, that every day at 8 am she is already fully dressed, well-coiffed and discreetly made up, despite her little vision.

Today she has moved into a nursing home: her husband, with whom she has lived for 70 years, died recently and there was no other solution.

After waiting patiently for 2 hours in the living room, she still gave a beautiful smile when the attendant came to say that her room was ready. As she maneuvered the walker toward the elevator, the attendant gave a description of her tiny room, including the flowered curtains that graced the window.

The lady interrupted her with the enthusiasm of a little girl who has just been given a puppy! “Oh, I love those curtains!”

Attendant: But “Maria Jiló”, you haven’t even seen your room yet. Wait one moment…

“This has nothing to do with it,” she replied, “Happiness is something you decide on principle. Whether or not I like my room doesn’t depend on how the furniture is arranged. It will depend on how I prepare my expectation. And I’ve already decided I’m gonna love it. It’s a decision I make every day when I wake up. You know, I can spend the whole day in bed, telling the difficulties I have in certain parts of my body that don’t work well… Or I can get out of bed thanking the other parts that still obey me.

“That simple?” – asks the attendant.

“Not so much; this is for those who have self-control and everyone can learn. It took some ‘training’ from me over the years, but it’s good to know that I can still direct my thoughts and choose my feelings accordingly.”

Calmly the lady continued:

“Every day is a gift, and as my eyes open, I will focus on the new day, but also the joyful memories that I kept for this time of life. Old age is like a bank account: you only withdraw what you keep. So my advice to you is to deposit a lot of joy and happiness in your Memories Account. And, by the way, thank you for this deposit of yours in my Memory Bank. As you can see, I still deposit and still believe that however complex life is, wise is the one who simplifies it.

Then she asked to write down:

  1. Leave out non-essential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about it.
  2. Keep your funny friends. Depressives try to help them, if you can.
  3. Always learn. Learn more about computers, arts, gardening, whatever. Do not let the brain become lazy.
    ‘A lazy mind is the German’s workshop.’ And the German’s name is Alzheimer’s!
  4. Appreciate the little things more. Enjoy more.
  5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you are out of breath. And if you have a friend who makes you laugh, spend lots and lots of time with him/her!
  6. When the tears come. Hold on, suffer and overcome. The only person who stays with us our whole life is ourselves. LIVE while you are alive.
  7. Surround yourself with the things you love: family, animals, plants, hobbies, whatever.
  8. Take care of your health:
    If it’s good, keep it.
    If it’s unstable, improve it.
    If you can’t improve it, get help.
  9. Don’t take guilty trips. Take a trip to the mall, to a different country, but NOT where there is guilt.
  10. Tell people that you love them, and that you love every opportunity to be with them.

And if you don’t send this to at least four people – who cares? There will only be four fewer people who will stop smiling when they see a message from you.

But if you can, at least share it with someone!
“One day you learn that true friendships continue to grow even over long distances. And what matters is not what you have in life, but who you have in life.”

No answers

Curiosities of the Egyptian Slaves

Many times (almost always) every time we watch a documentary or we read a history book, we take that information as if was a concrete fact without questioning anything about it and we assimilate as if it were the absolute truth.

In this case, today we will talk about the pyramids and some data quite interesting.

Official history tells us that the pyramids of Egypt were made by slaves sent to be built tombs for their pharaohs (Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure).
It is estimated that they were made approx. 5,000 years.

So let’s review how the pyramids are built having consider the Great Pyramid.

It is made up of 2,300,000 stone blocks ranging from 2.5 to 60 tons.
60 tons … it would be like moving the weight equivalent to 12 trucks together…

So what does the official story tell us?
That the pyramids were built by slaves in a period 20 years approx.
If we calculate the speed with which the stones should be placed taking into account the 2,300,000 stones, while they worked 10 hours a day every day of the week, 365 days a year, they had to put one stone on top of another every 2 minutes … A stone every two minutes … Stones ranging from 2.5 tons to 60 tons …

Another interesting fact about the pyramid is that if we see it from its highest point, the tip of the pyramid is offset by 6 millimeters from the base!
6 millimeters of error … after putting 2,300,000 stones at a height of almost 150 meters …
Not even our most “modern” buildings have that precision, in fact, we are very far from matching that.

Researchers say the pyramids were built as graves.
When they discovered the pyramids they had to use dynamite on some to enter because there was no entrance anywhere.
Upon entering they found the sarcophagus with an earthenware of various tons on top that sealed it, but when they managed to get it out there there was no mummy inside.
What is the explanation they gave?… Tomb desecrators!
S,o in theory, the defilers got in (who knows how since there was no entrance to the pyramids) they raised the earthenware of several tons (I wonder how) they took out everything there inside, they put the china back, and they left…
It has no sense.

Another interesting fact is that we know that the Egyptians painted hieroglyphs EVERYWHERE …

They told us EVERYTHING about their life, even how they bathed … but in NOT ONE SIDE tells how they made the pyramids.
And more importantly … THERE WAS NOT ANOTHER hieroglyph painted inside the pyramids!

We know that the pyramids are aligned with the constellation of Orion…

They tell us that the slaves built the pyramids using ramps, pulleys, copper tools, wooden logs, etc. and the “funny thing” is that today with all our current technology it would be impossible for us to make a replica of the pyramids with that immense precision possessed by those of Egypt.

The official theory is as the sentence goes: a theory, nobody assures how the pyramids were built, moreover, every time there are new theories in the archaeological world.
Anyway we see in the History or Discovery or in the books of history as they speak as if the official theory were fact.

Let’s continue in Egypt with the Sphinx

Have you ever thought how the Sphinx was made?
Obviously one would think that it was assembled in parts but it is not like that, the sphinx is a SINGLE CARVED BLOCK…
And how did they move such a weight?
I don’t think they had one of these in those days.

Even with the most powerful crane we have today, we could not move that weight we can barely lift even more do pirouettes in the air… and especially while we are in LA ARENA … but it seems that Egyptian slaves moved that weight
as they pleased.

The statue of Ramses II

When they found the statue of Ramses II on the ground they decided to move it just to build the Ramses Museum. But it turns out that the monument is a solid block of approx 1000 tons.
So when they realized that it was going to be impossible for them to move the statue without cutting it into pieces they decided to build the museum around where the statue was located.

Let’s move on to the The Mortuary Temple of Seti I (aka The Temple of Osiris), in Abydos


What can be appreciated is not a painting … it is a carving. And this drawing seems to be carved with several centimeters of depth, that is, if we cut a piece of stone the drawing would still appear …
Scientists have no idea how they did it, they say that the drawing is BURNT on the rock, there is no way that
we can do that today.

The Flower of Life

“The Flower of Life is a secret symbol created by the inscription of 13 circles of the Flower of Life. By doing this, one can discover the most important and sacred model in the universe. “
A symbol that we find in all parts of the World. Da Vinci dedicated many studies to him

If we go to China to the “Forbidden City of China”, we find ourselves with the “Lions of Fu”

And what is under the claws?!…

The Flower of Life…

Let’s go back to Egypt
A submerged “city” was recently discovered near Alexandria called Thônis-Heracleion.

Many ancient cultures viewed the lion as the guardian of the knowledge!
How many similar monuments we see in cities daily, but it all comes from an ancient tradition.

It’s obvious that it can’t be a coincidence…
If we go from Egypt to Mexico…
At the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacán…

We can see that their shrines were also aligned with the constellation Orion!

And that even the dimensions of the base of the pyramids are similar!!!

So how can it be that 2 cultures that according to the history books had nothing to do with each other and lived at different times build semi-identical monuments aligned with the stars?
It would be a lot of coincidence…
But it obviously doesn’t end here, it’s not even close to beginning…
Hundreds of similar constructions between different cultures can be found in all parts of the World.

Let’s look at the Mayans and the Balinese (Indonesia)

All over the planet we can find pyramids!!!

Pyramids in China

The Chinese government denies the existence of the pyramids and even planted vegetation in one of them to try to hide it but they couldn’t hide it forever anyway.
Who knows why they don’t want the world to know.

Pyramids in Italy

There are many archaeologists, scientists, researchers, etc. that are trying to bring this out into the open and there are others who CLAIM that the supposed pyramids are just natural mountains …

Please don’t tell me that the natural mountains lined Nature with Orion…

Submerged pyramids have been found in Yonaguni (Japan)

When they did carbon dating of the coral that formed under the pyramids from the moment of sinking gave them that:
pyramids submerged about 10,000 years ago…

Pyramids in Antarctica

When I found out about this I thought it might be another one of the “things” that one sees on the internet but, researching more on the subject, I was surprised the number of archaeologists talking about this and I found a
report on the RAI channel which surprised me.
Scientists are alarmed that Antarctica is melting faster than they thought and beyond the consequences that that may bring us… and it is revealing incredible secrets to us.

A lot of things are coming to light lately, who knows what we can get to find out soon.
Clearly we still don’t know our own World …
Not what happened on this planet so many thousands of years ago … or maybe some do know?

Cueva de los Tayos (Ecuador)

In 1984 an impressive discovery in the jungle of Ecuador, in the Cueva de los Tayos, in a town called La Maná,
convulsed the world of forbidden archeology, while – for course- they once again concealed the fact to keep us in the historical amnesia with which they always want to “sleep us”.

Pay attention to the latter…
This piece is called the “Black Pyramid of the Son of the Creator
It is so called because the translation of the inscriptions in the stone says: “The son of the creator comes from here“!
The stone is black and white, with a brick pyramid with thirteen levels recorded on it.
There is also a cleverly inlaid eye on top of the pyramid.

Something interesting, if we turn off the light and apply ultraviolet light …

But if you think this is interesting, wait until you see what its found when the stone pyramid it’s turned over:

The constellation of Orion

Clearly Orion meant something very important to the ancient civilizations
But that’s what I was going for with this particular case …
We really don’t know anything about what happened thousands of years ago…?
Or if are there people who do know?
Let’s take a good look at this next pyramid…

Have we not seen thousands of times the symbol of the pyramid and the eye?

Both the dollar pyramid and the mana artifact count with 13 steps!
“The pyramid and the eye” is one of the symbols used by the current freemasonry…

Clearly this symbology dates back thousands of years and who knows how many thousands of years ago …
Will it be that a few were passing the knowledge of generation after generation for thousands of years?
What happened to all those ancient cultures so advanced?
Did the Egyptians build the pyramids?… Or the pyramids already were there when the Egyptians arrived?
Simple coincidences? … Or was there an ancient global civilization a thousand years ago?
Or even some certain knowledge that was applied by all cultures through time?

This was taken from a PDF sent to me a few years ago which, its author, unfortunately, was not identified.

I was loved archaeology mysteries and what came to my mind, when I read this nowadays, was the funny thing that there are still so many archaeological findings wrapped in mystery…

So, I hope you enjoy this post and, if by some funny circumstance you are the author of this crazily awesome compilation of historic mysteries, please contact me!

“Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.”

Neil Armstrong

6 short stories by Anthony de Mello


The walls that imprison us are mental, not real.
A bear was constantly moving up and down the six meters in length of the cage.
When, after five years, they took him out of the cage, the bear continued to travel up and down the same six meters, as if he were still in the cage …
… And it was … For him …


Our enemies are not those who hate us, but those we hate …
A former inmate from a Nazi concentration camp went to visit a friend who had shared with him such a painful experience.
– “Have you already forgotten the Nazis?”, He asked his friend.
– “Yes,” he said.
– “Well, I don’t. I still continue to hate them with all my soul. ”
His friend said to him calmly:
– “So … you’re still a prisoner” !!!


Most of the time, the flaws that we see in others are our own flaws.
“Forgive me, sir,” said the shy student, “but I was unable to decipher what you wrote to me in the margin of my last exam …”
“I was telling you to write in a more legible way”, replied the teacher!

Most of the time, the defects that we see in others are our own defects.
“Forgive me, sir,” said the shy student, “but I was unable to decipher what you wrote to me in the margin of my last exam …”
“I was telling you to write in a more legible way”, replied the teacher!


The power of fear
The Plague was on its way to Damascus and passed quickly by the tent of the head of a caravan in the desert.
– “Where are you going in such a hurry?”, the chief asked him.
– “Damascus. I plan to claim a thousand lives. ”
On the way back from Damascus, the Plague passed by the caravan again.
Then the chief said to him:
– “I already know that you claimed 50,000 lives, not the thousand that you said!”
– “No,” replied the Plague, “I only covered a thousand lives. The rest was taken by the Fear. ”


An old man said that he had only complained once, in his whole life. That was when he went barefoot and had no money to buy shoes. Then, he saw a happy man who had no feet. And he never complained again.


The philosopher Diogenes was eating lentils when he saw the philosopher Aristipo, who lived, comfortably, on the basis of flattering the king. And Aristipo said to him:
“If you learned to be submissive to the king, you wouldn’t have to eat that lentil rubbish.”
To which Diogenes replied:
“If you had learned to eat lentils, you would not have to flatter the king”.

Have a great day.
Based on the PowerPoint presented by Nanda and adapted by Ias.

Berlin University proved that God exists

Early 20th century

During a conference for university students, a professor at the University of Berlin …
… launched a challenge to students with the following question:
“Did God created everything that exists?”
One student answered, with conviction:
“Yes, He created…”
“Did God really create everything that exists?”
Asked the teacher again.
“Yes, sir”, replied the young man.
The teacher countered: “If God created everything that exists, then God created evil, since evil exists! And if we agree that our works are a reflection of ourselves, then God is evil !! “
The young man was silent before the argument of the master, who happily rejoiced at having proved, once again, that faith was a myth.
Another student raises his hand and says:
“Can I ask you a question, professor?”
“Of course,” he replied.
The young man takes a short break and asks:
“Professor, does cold exists?”
“What kind of question is that? … Of course it does, or have you never been cold?”
The student replies: “In reality, sir, the cold does not exist. According to the laws of physics, what we consider cold, in fact, is the absence of heat. All bodies or objects are subject to study when they have or transmit energy; heat is what causes bodies to have or transmit energy ”.
“Absolute zero is the total absence of heat; all bodies are inert, unable to react, but the cold does not exist. We created this definition to describe how we feel when we are not hot. “
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“And, does darkness exist?”, continued the student.
The teacher replied:
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The student replied:
“Neither does darkness exist.
Darkness, in reality, is the absence of light.”
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“The light can study it, the darkness, no!
Through Nichols’ prism, white light can be decomposed into its various colors, with their different wavelengths.
Not the darkness! “
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… “How can you know how dark a given space is? Based on the amount of light present in that space.
Darkness is a definition used by man to describe what happens in the absence of light. ”
Finally, the young man asked the teacher:
“Professor, DOES EVIL EXIST?”
And he replied, “As I said at the beginning, we see crime and violence all over the world. This is evil.”
The student replied:
“Evil does not exist, Lord, or at least it does not exist on its own. Evil is simply the absence of good … According to the previous cases, evil is a definition that man created to describe the absence of God. ”
“God did not create evil … Evil is the result of the absence of God in the hearts of human beings. Just as with cold when there is no heat, or with darkness when there is no light.”
The young man was given a standing ovation and the master, shaking his head, remained silent …

The Dean of the University addressed the young student and asked him:
“What is your name?”


God is not an object.
In fact, only by faith will we be touched by the Grace that comes from God.

Based on a PowerPoint sent by e-mail! Author unknown!