Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-06-05

  • Tulum Mayan ruins: Temple of the Wind #
  • Tulum Mayan ruins: Temple of the Descending God #
  • 1453 – The Fall of Constantinople: forces led by Sultan Mehmed II capture Constantinople ending the Byzantine Empire #
  • R.I.P. 1453 – Constantine XI Dragasēs Palaiologos, the last reigning Byzantine Emperor; killed during the Fall of Constantinople #
  • Tulum was found in 300BC and reached it's height if power from the 12th to 16th century #
  • Tomorrow we are off to the Coba ruins. Over 50 buildings including 12 story temple #
  • 1431 – Hundred Years War: 19 year old Joan of Arc is burnt at the stake #
  • @sorais thank you. It's very beautiful! in reply to sorais #
  • @lostbraincells had a great time at Coba. That climb is not for the feint of heart! in reply to lostbraincells #
  • @Storeetllr thanks for the RTs. Coba was excellent! in reply to Storeetllr #
  • Coba Archaeological Zone: Ball Court #
  • Coba Archaeological Zone: Nohoch Mul "Big Mound" – 42 meters to the top #
  • From 600-800AD Coba was the largest urban center in the Yucatan w/ over 40,000 people and 6,000 structures covering 50 sq km (31 sq miles) #
  • Coba was defeated by the Itzas of Chichen Itza during a prolonged war in the mid 800s and the city was abandoned. #
  • The Itzas would use the abandoned city of Coba as a pilgrimage and ceremonial site #
  • After a 27-hour power outage we are back online! #
  • 1204 – King Philip II Augustus if France conquers Rouen #
  • 987 – Hugh Capet is elected King of France #
  • 1494 – Friar John Cor records the first known batch of Scotch Whisky #
  • R.I.P. 828 – Saint Nikephoros I of Constantinople, Christian Byzantine writer and Patriarch of Constantinople #
  • 1098 – First Crusade: the first Siege of Antioch ends after 7 months as the Crusader forces take the city #
  • Last day in Mexico. Banana pancakes and an ocean view for breakfast. Now it's time to pack #



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