Here we present the most exciting expeditions and unique journeys. The world is growing smaller, but it is bigger than you think. Some people visualize the opportunities for others, and make our lives exciting to live.
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Marco Polo travelled around in China for 17 years. Is it possible that he didn`t observe the Great Wal of China, or even hear about it, in this period? Or did`t he go to China at all? Maybe Marco Polo had some good reasons for not telling the world about one of the most impressing human made wonders in the world.
Some of the most amazing journeys for exploration through history are the Phoenicians voyage around the coast of Africa, Marco Polo`s journey in China, Christopher Columbus's voyage in 1492 when he reached America, Francisco de Orellana sailing down the Amazon River, the three voyages of Captain Cook, Michael "Mick" James Leahy exploration of Papua New Guinea, The Lewis and Clark expedition, Burton and Speke search for the source of the Nile, Roald Amundsen and his team reaching the South Pole. Some others? What`s the most amazing journey ever?
"Organised" football has been played in castle courtyards in Scotland for more than 500 years ago, according to experts based on recent discoveries. Until now there has been believed that this sport had its origon from England on the 1800 Century, but British historicans have now found accounts in Scotland from 1497 about how much a bag of "fut ballis" costs.
A century has passed since the race to be the first to reach the South Pole Englishman Robert Falcon Scott against Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen. Only one man came back alive. In the beginning of the 1900-century most great discoveries have been done. Most of the continents have been explored except Antarctic, and no humans have set their foot on the South Pole. The world’s greatest race started with the British Robert Falcon Scott and Norwegian Roald Amundsen ....
The Nansen–Amundsen Year. In 2011 two anniversaries with great significance for Norway coincide. It is 150 years since the birth of Fridtjof Nansen and 100 years since Roald Amundsen, accompanied by four of his men, arrived as the first at the South Pole.
Cahokia is the center of what was once the greatest civilization between the deserts of Mexico and the North American Arctic. The city grew up in the 1000 century and lasted for 300 years. Then the inhabitants suddenly vanished, and so the city. The history of this lost city need to be preserved, according to National Geographic. Mysteries wait to be revealed.
The Norwegian Regnskogfondet, reports that a group of the Mashco-Piro Indians in Peru has attacked an Indian village in the Amazon. One person is critically injured after getting an arrow in the stomach.
Scientists in China's Hubei Province have announced they are looking for additional members for its special team tasked with tracking down the creature. The Hubei Wild Man Research Association (HWMRA) is recruiting researchers internationally to join the group's search in the Shennongjia forest region, according to state-run news agency Xinhua.
Friday 6th August 2010 the Swedish adventurer Fredrik "Fripp" Ericsson (35) died when he fell from K2 in the Himalayas. Fredrik Ericsson is a professional skier and mountaineer from Sweden, popularly called Fripp. His body rests at about 7000 meters, and now his parents have requested that it will be remained in the mountains he loved.
Google Earth played a role in the discovery of a new hominid fossil at the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site in South Africa. Researchers use of this software tool has resulted in several amazing disoveries in the previous years, and now a new discovery is done.
The Cretaceous-Tertiary mass extinction, which wiped out the dinosaurs and more than half of species on Earth, was caused by an asteroid colliding with Earth and not massive volcanic activity, according to a comprehensive review of all the available evidence, published in the journal Science.
A team of paleontologists from Dinosaur National Monument, Brigham Young University, and the University of Michigan has announced the discovery of a new, large, plant-eating dinosaur, Abydosaurus mcintoshi, (pronounced Ab-id-o-saurus mak-in-toshi). The discovery is described this week in the on-line first section of the science journal Naturwissenschaften.
ExplorersWeb has covered hundreds of expeditions in 2009. "It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare," said Mark Twain once. As the editor in ExplorersWeb writes 23rd December 2009: You might be surprised to find this quote in a place covering hard adventure. Yet real explorers know that true heroes own the full spectrum of guts. Who will be awarded this year?
On 21st January 2010 new polar history was written.Cecilie Skog and Ryan Waters successfully crossed Antarctica! In an interview ExplorersWeb did with Ryan Waters and Cecilie Skog, they say: “The mental part was the most difficult part”.