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Ani ruins reveal hidden secrets from below

archaeologicalnews:

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The underground secrets of the historic Ani Ruins, an ancient, 5,000-year-old Armenian city located on the Turkish-Armenian border in the eastern province of Kars, have been revealed.

While speaking at the recent “International Ani-Kars Symposium,” history researcher Sezai Yazıcı said secret…

visitheworld:

Entrance to Macocha Propast Abyss in Vyvery Punkvy Nature Reserve / Czech Republic (via jeskynecr.cz). 

visitheworld:

Entrance to Macocha Propast Abyss in Vyvery Punkvy Nature Reserve / Czech Republic (via jeskynecr.cz). 

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toocatsoriginals:

RAF Spitfire - “Mod. XXX” - Toting Beer Casks to Soldiers in Normandy 

British breweries donated free beer to soldiers during World War II, but just after D-Day, there was no room made to ship it over the English Channel. Spitfire mechanics and pilots worked together to modify pylons to carry either specially-modified drop tanks or beer casks to deliver brews to the troops. Official missions were stopped when the UK Tax Office warned brewers they would get in trouble for exporting beer abroad without paying taxes, but pilots still found ways to get beer where it was needed…

via Urban Ghosts and Spitfire Site

>Tax office threatens legal action against an industry that is providing charity to soldiers, at its own expense, whom are fighting a very real, and neighboring, threat to the freedom and security of the UK.

What the fuck…

(via bikeintheshop)

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