The island is considered to be the largest sand island in the world at 1840 km². The island has rainforests, eucalyptus woodland, mangrove forests, wallum and peat swamps, sand dunes and coastal heaths. It is made up of sand that has been accumulating for approximately 750,000 years on volcanic bedrock that provides a natural catchment for the sediment which is carried on a strong offshore current northwards along the coast.
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Dry Tortugas National Park preserves Fort Jefferson and the Dry Tortugas section of the Florida Keys. It is famous for abundant sea life, colorful coral reefs and legends of shipwrecks and sunken treasures. The park’s centerpiece is Fort Jefferson, a massive but unfinished coastal fortress. It is the largest masonry structure in the Western Hemisphere, and is composed of over 16 million bricks.
A lion headed figure, first called the lion man, is an ivory sculpture that is the oldest known zoomorphic sculpture in the world and one of the oldest known sculptures in general.
Blaugast is the story of ruin. A bored clerk, Klaudius Blaugast, pursues his desires down a path spiraling into complete degradation. Homeless and destitute, having lost everything to the evil prostitute Wanda, he seeks redemption in a Prague that has become alien to him. Flashbacks to incidents in his past, hallucinatory revelations of the meaning of events long forgotten, point to the seeds of his eventual downfall.
Dawn after the Wreck by William Turner. In case you were wondering, this is what I do, I howl at the sea.
Palmyra was an ancient Arab city in Syria. In the age of antiquity, it was an important city of central Syria.
Irina Rodnina is one of the most successful figure skaters ever and the only pair skater to win 10 successive World Championships (1969–78) and three successive Olympic gold medals.
The poem, written in a hendecasyllabic (11-syllable) meter, was considered so explicit that a full English translation was not openly published until the late twentieth century.