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Samaria Gorge

The Samaria Gorge is a National Park of Greece since 1962 on the island of Crete – a major tourist attraction of the island – and a Worlds Biosphere Reserve. The gorge is in southwest Crete in the regional unit of Chania. It was created by a smal ...

                                               

Ha Gorge

Ha Gorge is a narrow gorge, at the Monasteraki Dakos, on the eastern part of the island of Crete in Greece. It is located in the west slope of Thrypti mountain range, and exits east of Vasiliki village in the plain of Ierapetra. From this locatio ...

                                               

Battle of the Caudine Forks

The Battle of Caudine Forks, 321 BC, was a decisive event of the Second Samnite War. Its designation as a battle is a mere historical formality: there was no fighting and there were no casualties. The Romans were trapped in an enclosed valley by ...

                                               

Battle of Roncevaux Pass

The Battle of Roncevaux Pass in 778 saw a large force of Basques ambush a part of Charlemagnes army in Roncevaux Pass, a high mountain pass in the Pyrenees on the present border between France and Spain, after his invasion of the Iberian Peninsul ...

                                               

Battle of "The Saw"

The Battle of "The Saw" was a major event, mostly a protracted siege rather than a battle in the Mercenary War between Carthage and her former mercenary armies from the First Punic War. It takes its name from its location: a box-like canyon known ...

                                               

Battle of Khwar Pass

The Battle of Khwar Pass was a failed ambush set up by Ashraf Hotaki during his retreat in the aftermath of his defeat at Mihmandoost. Gathering what forces lay on his route, Ashraf pulled together another formidable fighting force around the rem ...

                                               

Mountain Creek

Mountain Creek is a ski resort in Vernon Township, in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States, located on Route 94, 47 miles from the George Washington Bridge. Mountain Creek offers a skiable area of 167 acres 68 ha on four mountain peaks, night ...

                                               

Boom Gorge

Boom Gorge is an antecedent gorge in Chuy Province and Issyk-Kul Province of Kyrgyzstan. The gorge cuts, in a general north-south direction, across one of Tian Shans mountain range systems. The range east of the gorge is known as Kyungey Ala-Too ...

                                               

Borjomi Gorge

Borjomi Gorge is a picturesque canyon of the Kura River in central Georgia. The gorge was formed as a result of the Kura River cutting its path through the Lesser Caucasus Mountains where the Trialeti and Meskheti Ranges meet. A significant porti ...

                                               

Georgian Gorge

Georgian Gorge is a village at an altitude of 60 meters from sea level, at Olginski riverside in the Gagra District of Abkhazia, Georgia. Distance to Gagra is 7 km.

                                               

Darial Gorge

The Darial Gorge is a river gorge on the border between Russia and Georgia. It is at the east base of Mount Kazbek, south of present-day Vladikavkaz. The gorge was carved by the river Terek, and is approximately 13 kilometres long. The steep gran ...

                                               

Kodori Valley

The Kodori Valley, also known as the Kodori Gorge, is a river valley in Abkhazia, Georgias breakaway autonomous republic. The valleys upper part, populated by Svans, was the only corner of the post-1993 Abkhazia, directly controlled by the centra ...

                                               

Pankisi Gorge crisis

The Pankisi Gorge crisis was a political crisis with military dimension in Georgia early in the 2000s. Georgia was pressured by Russia and the United States to repress the threats of Al-Qaeda in the Pankisi Gorge.

                                               

Panjshir Valley

The Panjshir Valley is a valley in north-central Afghanistan, 150 kilometres north of Kabul, near the Hindu Kush mountain range. It is divided by the Panjshir River. The valley is home to more than 1.000.000 people, including Afghanistans largest ...

                                               

Pankisi

Pankisi or the Pankisi Gorge is a valley region in Georgia, in the upper reaches of River Alazani just south of Georgia’s historic region of Tusheti between Mt Borbalo and the ruined 17th-century fortress of Bakhtrioni. Administratively, it is in ...

                                               

Roncevaux Pass

Roncesvalles Pass, Ronceval Pass or Roncevaux Pass is a high mountain pass in the Pyrenees near the border between France and Spain. The pass itself is entirely in Spain.

                                               

Rugova Canyon

Rugova Canyon or Rugova Gorge is a river canyon near Pec in Western Kosovo, in the Prokletije mountains, close to the border with Montenegro. With a length of 25 km and a depth up to 1.000 meters, Rugova is considered to be one of Europes longest ...

                                               

Battle of Kresna Gorge

The Battle of Kresna Gorge was fought in 1913 between the Greeks and the Bulgarians during the Second Balkan War. It marked the last phase of the Greek advance into Bulgarian territory before the ceasefire and the following peace treaty.

                                               

Fight at Monterey Pass

The Fight at Monterey Pass was an American Civil War military engagement beginning the evening of July 4, 1863, during the Retreat from Gettysburg. A Confederate wagon train of Lt. Gen. Richard S. Ewells Second Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, w ...

                                               

Battle of Crampton's Gap

The Battle of Cramptons Gap, or Battle of Burkittsville, was a battle fought between forces under Confederate Brig. Gen. Howell Cobb and Union Maj. Gen. William B. Franklin as part of the Battle of South Mountain on September 14, 1862, at Crampto ...

                                               

Agia Eirini Gorge

Agia Eirini Gorge, sometimes called St. Irene Gorge, is located in the south-west of the island of Crete, Greece, in Lefka Ori. The gorge starts near the village of Agia Eirini and it ends near the village of Sougia, on the south coast. It is 7.5 ...

                                               

Mesona Gorge

The gorge of Mesona located in Ierapetra, east of the village of Kavoussi, shortly after the church of Agia Kyriaki. It is relatively a small canyon, and the length is up to 4 km, linking the plateau Thripti the area Kavoussi. The canyon is narro ...

                                               

Milona Gorge

The Milona Gorge is a gorge, situated near the village of Agios Ioannis, in the municipally of Ierapetra in Crete. There is a 10- to 15-minute drive from the town of Ierapetra to the gorge. It has a large waterfall at the end of the walking path. ...

                                               

Tiger Leaping Gorge

Tiger Leaping Gorge is a scenic canyon on the Jinsha River, a primary tributary of the upper Yangtze River. It is located 60 kilometres north of Lijiang City, Yunnan in southwestern China. It is part of the Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protect ...

                                               

Sandan-kyō

Sandan-kyō is a 16-kilometer long ravine in the Nishi-Chugoku Sanchi Quasi-National Park in Akiota, Hiroshima, Japan. Through it runs the Shibaki River, one of the Ōta Rivers tributaries. Sandan-kyō is known for its autumn foliage.

                                               

Sarakina Gorge

The Sarakina Gorge is a canyon in the southeastern part of Crete, Greece. It is located about 15 km west of Ierapetra and a few kilometres upcountry of Myrtos, near the small village of Mithi.

                                               

Taishaku Valley

Taishaku Valley is an 18 km-long ravine along the Taishaku River, one of the tributaries of the Takahashi River in Shōbara and Jinsekikōgen, Hiroshima, Japan. The valley is a part of Hiba-Dogo-Taishaku Quasi-National Park. It is known for autumn ...

                                               

Orino Gorge

The Gorge Orino or Canyon Red Butterfly is a canyon in southeastern Crete. It is located near the village of Mountain Lassithi and is 5 km in length. It is regarded as one of the most beautiful gorges.

                                               

Painting

Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium to a solid surface. The medium is commonly applied to the base with a brush, but other implements, such as knives, sponges, and airbrushes, can be used. The final work is ...

                                               

Pollice Verso (Gerome)

Pollice Verso is an 1872 painting by French artist Jean-Leon Gerome, featuring the eponymous Roman gesture directed to the winning gladiator. The thumbs-down gesture in the painting is given by spectators at the Colosseum, including the Vestals, ...

                                               

L'Absinthe

LAbsinthe is a painting by Edgar Degas, painted between 1875 and 1876. Its original title was Dans un Cafe, a name often used today. Other early titles were A sketch of a French Cafe and Figures at Cafe. Then, when exhibited in London in 1893, th ...

                                               

Quince and Teapot (painting)

Quince and Teapot is a decorative still life of Russian painter Victor Kuzmich Teterin, which depicts the quince fruit and teapot on a silver tray.

                                               

The Icebergs

The Icebergs is an 1861 oil painting by the American landscape artist Frederic Edwin Church. It was inspired by his 1859 voyage to the North Atlantic around Newfoundland and Labrador. Considered one of Churchs "Great Pictures" - measuring 1.64 by ...

                                               

The Accolade (Leighton)

The Accolade is a painting by British artist Edmund Leighton. It is one of many paintings produced by Leighton in the 1900s on the subject of chivalry, with others including God Speed and The Dedication. It has been described as among Leightons b ...

                                               

Alice (painting)

Norgaard Larsen, Peter. SMK highlights: Statens Museum for Kunst. - Kbh.: Statens Museum for Kunst, 2005. - ISBN 87-90096-43-6. Wayne, Kenneth. Modigliani and the artists of Montparnasse. - New York: Abrams, 2002. - С. 109.

                                               

Bashkirs (painting)

Bashkirs is a painting by William Allan, painted, signed and dated in 1814. The original title of the painting: "The Bashkirs, consorts sentenced to Siberia".

                                               

Dull Gret

Dulle Griet, also known as Mad Meg, is a figure of Flemish folklore who is the subject of a 1563 oil-on-panel by Flemish renaissance artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder. The painting depicts a virago, Dulle Griet, who leads an army of women to pillag ...

                                               

The Librarian (painting)

The Librarian is an oil on canvas painting by Giuseppe Arcimboldo in the collection of Skokloster Castle in Sweden. It is thought to be a portrait of Wolfgang Lazius, a humanist and historian who served Holy Roman Emperors of the House of Habsbur ...

                                               

The Fight Between Carnival and Lent

The Fight Between Carnival and Lent is an oil-on-panel work painted by Pieter Bruegel the Elder in 1559. This painting depicts a common festival of the period, as celebrated in the Southern Netherlands. It presents the contrast between two sides ...

                                               

The Sick Child

The Sick Child is the title given to a group of six paintings and a number of lithographs, drypoints and etchings completed by the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch between 1885 and 1926. All record a moment before the death of his older sister Johan ...

                                               

The Tower of Babel (Bruegel)

The Tower of Babel was the subject of three paintings by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. The first, a miniature painted on ivory, was painted while Bruegel was in Rome and is now lost. The two surviving paintings, often distinguished by the prefix "Gre ...

                                               

Balaam and the Ass

Balaam and the Ass is a 1626 painting by the Dutch artist Rembrandt, dating from his time in Leiden and now in the Musee Cognacq-Jay in Paris. It portrays the biblical account of the talking ass debating with diviner Balaam.

                                               

Love and Pain (painting)

Love and Pain is a painting by Edvard Munch, It has also been called Vampire, though not by Munch. Munch painted six different versions of the subject in the period 1893–1895; three versions are at the Munch Museum in Oslo, one is at the Gothenbu ...

                                               

The Watzmann

The Watzmann is an 1824-1825 oil on canvas painting by Caspar David Friedrich, showing the Watzmann mountain as seen from Berchtesgaden to the north-east. It is now on display in the Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin. It was acquired in 1832 by sena ...

                                               

The Beloved (Rossetti painting)

This painting illustrates the Song of Solomon. Two passages from the Song of Solomon are inscribed on the pictures gilded frame: My beloved is mine and I am his 2:16 and Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wi ...

                                               

Horsewoman (painting)

Horsewoman is a painting by Russian painter Rudolf Frentz. The picture is a portrait of an equestrian of the artists wife Catherine Anisimovna Stulovskaya.

                                               

The Ecumenical Council (painting)

The Ecumenical Council is a surrealist painting by Spanish artist Salvador Dali completed in 1960. It is one of his masterpieces, taking two years to complete and very large at 299.7 by 254 centimetres. The painting is a complex assemblage of art ...

                                               

Guernica (Picasso)

Guernica is a large 1937 oil painting on canvas by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. One of Picassos best known works, Guernica is regarded by many art critics as one of the most moving and powerful anti-war paintings in history, It is exhibited in t ...

                                               

Battle of Grunwald (Matejko)

The Battle of Grunwald is a painting by Jan Matejko depicting the Battle of Grunwald and the victory of the allied Crown of the Kingdom of Poland and Grand Duchy of Lithuania over the Teutonic Order in 1410. The canvas dates to 1878 and is one of ...

                                               

Danae (Rembrandt painting)

Danae is a painting by the Dutch artist Rembrandt, first painted in 1636, but later extensively reworked by Rembrandt, probably in the 1640s, and perhaps before 1643. Once part of Pierre Crozats collection, it has been in the Hermitage Museum, in ...

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