So let’s talk about how interesting it is. The national capital and largest city Is Santo Domingo. The country’s name in Spanish is República dominicana. Some historians believe that Christopher Columbus is buried on this island in the Columbus lighthouse in Santo Domingo. The Dominican republic has been ruled by other countries and dictators.
República Dominicana The beautiful island of Dominican Republic (República Dominicana) is located on the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola. It is home to a variety of different landscapes, exotic beaches along its coastline, steep mountain ranges, edible plants, and fertile plains. Haiti occupies the western third part of Hispaniola. The Dominican Republic is surrounded by the islands of Beata, Catalina, Saona, Alto Velo, and Catalinita in the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It has an area of 48,730 sq km, with a length of 386 km, extending from Cape Engaño to the Haitian border.
The Madrid Codex is also known as the Tro-Cortesianus Codex. It is one of the three surviving pre-Columbian era Maya books that dates back to the Postclassic Period of Mesoamerican history, from around 900 to 1521 AD.  The Madrid Codex is held in the Museum of the Americas (Museo de América) in Madrid and is considered to be the most important piece in the museum 's entire collection. The Codex was made from long strips of amate, a Mesoamerican paper made from inner bark. The pages were folded up accordion-style like a screen.
Amazing Haiti In our armchair travels we have been exploring the Central American countries and now we take a hop about some more Caribbean countries. Our first stop is Haiti a country that shares the Hispaniola Island with the Dominican Republic to its east. Even though, it is still recovering from the 2010 earthquake there are many places to explore and things to see. The Capital Port-au-Prince Port-au-Prince the capital of Haiti is located on the Gulf of Gonave. All about the city you can see colorful gingerbread-style houses from the turn of the 19th century.
As you walk the cosmopolitan, yet historically endowed area, featuring traditional old-world Floridian charm blended with Spanish architecture, you are ushered past beautiful courtyards and canals which link the upscale fingerling communities of Las Olas to the main boulevard past some of the most glamorous mansions in Florida and massive yachts. On a day trip to Las Olas Boulevard you can do as much or as little as you like. Ft. Lauderdale’s
What America and its people have come to know as an image of their country all started with a pen, paper, and approval from Congress in 1790. The White House, which is the home of the president and Executive Branch, imitates America 's Greek and Roman ideology with its neoclassical architecture. Designed by the brilliant architectural mind of a young Irish immigrant James Hoban, the White House has stood roughly as the same building at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C. for 200 years. From the first presidents, to today 's president, the White House has been a location of the U.S. Capital responsible for countless historical decisions. With the amount of time that the White House has been around, its history tells the story that rivals the most entertaining in literature.
Tikal is a city “located in the north of the Petén region of Guatemala, [and] was a major city which flourished between 300 and 850 CE”(Cartwright). While the city is located on ground level, the urban planning of Tikal shows much forethought as it “consists of nine different plazas and courts connected by causeways and ramps and has, in all, over 3,000 structures” (Cartwright). The towering structures are mammoth in size, but are given room to breath because “the buildings are spread over some 15 square kilometres, and so the city was relatively low in density”(Cartwright). Though the Maya and the Inca practiced different religions, they both had animal worship and reverence through art. The religious aspects of mayan culture is easily seen in the architecture of the great city as many stones are inscribed with messages describing or paying homage to their gods (the Maya had a written language).
Artist John Gadsby Chapman was commissioned in1837 to create a painting for the U.S. Capitol. The Baptism of Pocahontas was completed in 1839 and hung in the Rotunda in 1840. The historical context of the setting is based upon the physical characteristics of the original Jamestown church as detailed by a local resident and historical research findings by the artist. Following the War of 1812, Andrew Jackson authored a series of treaties justifying the westward expansion of settlers. Without the British Army to defend them, Creeks, Cherokees, and Chickasaws, were helpless against the encroachment of white settlers on their land.
Jarek 1 Nick Jarek Miss Richardson World History 9 Honors December 1st 2014 Great Turning Points in History: The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus, 1492 Part 1 (10 Points) Important Place(s)/Date(s) of Event: • 1000 BCE: The year that the Phoenicians reached South America. • .1415: In this year, Henry took part in the storming of Ceuta. • 1419: It was this year that Prince Henry returned from an expedition in Morocco, and settled in Sagres. Here he called together all the captains, pilots, maritime scientists, and cartographers. He make a school and trained these people.
(Centre, U.W.H. (1996), (Sesto, P) The Palace of the Governor is considered one of the greatest examples of Puuc architecture in the entire world. This building began construction in the 9th century, and finished in the 10th. Its facade is up to 320 ft. in some places. 103 masks of Chaac line the sides, connected by a serpent like stone pattern.
Palm Coast: Your Perfect Florida Location Palm Coast is a hidden gem along Florida’s historic northeast Coast. Tucked between Jacksonville and St. Augustine to the north, and Daytona Beach to the south, Palm Coast is more than its three exit signs along Interstate 95 make it appear. Sited in compact Flagler County, in an area rich in history, Palm Coast is a growing yet cozy place to relocate, retire, raise a family or build a dream home. Miles of pristine beaches? Got it.
First off, both colonies were settle by English settlers around the 16th century. When settling the Chesapeake Bay, King James 1 chartered a joint stock called the Virginia Company for explicit religious mission. In the book, America a Narrative History the authors state, “The Virginia Company planted the first permanent colony in Virginia. On May 6, 1607, three tiny ships carrying 105 men and boys reached Chesapeake bay after four storm-tossed months at sea.” (Tindall, Shi 35-36). The New England region was made up of middle class families that were able to pay their way across the Atlantic.
The gospel of Luke identifies the Centurion as the Roman army officer who built the synagogue in Capernaum. Also, the books of Mark and Luke mention many miracles that were performed through supernatural deeds, such as exorcisms, resurrection of the dead people and physical healing. Because of these miracles narrated in the Bible, Capernaum remains as an important archaeological site that still needs more evidence for Jesus’ public life. Capernaum is located in the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee. It