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contenido Strangest Places on Earth 1. PAMUKKALE - TURKEY The strange...

Strangest Places on Earth 1. PAMUKKALE - TURKEY The strange and weirdly beautiful terraced pools of Pamukkale have been appreciated for over two millennia. Thousands of years ago earthquakes, which are common in Turkey, created fractures that allowed powerful hot springs to bring water rich in calcium carbonate to the surface. As the water evaporated the chalky material condensed and formed layer-upon-layer of Travertine and thus slowly built up the walls over time in the same way that a stalactite forms in a cave. Pammakale means Castle of Cotton but the Greco-Romans built a town above it called Heirapolis – meaning “Holy City” or “Sacred City”. 2. GREAT BLUE HOLE - BELIZE Found on both land and in the ocean throughout the Bahamas and the national waters of Belize are deep circular cavities known as Blue Holes which are often the entrances to cave networks, some of them up to 14 kilometres in length. Divers have reported a vast number of aquatic creatures some of which are still new to science. In addition, ...
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