Kon-Tiki in Oslo on 23rd August 2012. The actors sailed with the raft to the "Galla premiere" for the release of the Kon-Tiki 2012 film at The Oslo Opera House. The premiere in cinemas is today on 24th August 2012. The film is a dramatized story of Thor Heyerdahl and his Kon-Tiki expedition of 1947.
Stonehenge outside London, the ancient city Petra in Jordan, Colosseum i Rome, Machu Picchu, Cusco in Peru, Angkor Wat in Cambodia. These places are considered as the world's 5 most over-rated ancient and historical sites in a new book called The Road Less Travelled. So where can we find more interested places to experience?
This book is probably also the most inspiring. Marco Polo`s stories from his journeys in China and other countries have fascinated people around the world for centuries, including Christopher Colombus. Not even the most adventurous journey today can compared with Marco Polo`s unique adventures.
Film movie production producers-agents alike: the makings of a real national treasure story is waiting to be filmed in canada. Native treasure hunter breaks treasure codes, a first nations story worth filming. The worlds greatest treasure hunt in Novia Scotia, Canada, is still going on.
When the end comes, not everyone is ready to go! This slogan is from the movie Apocalypto. It`s about the decline of the Mayas. Actual is a fairytale story based on some parts of historical incidents in the Maya culture. It`s definitely not meant to be a documentary even it`s very convincing in both the story and action scenes. The movie started the discussion again about how the Maya culture was and what happen to the Maya Indians when they vanished.
El Dorado - an utopian dream or based on reality? The astonishing movie Aguirre, the Wrath of God from 1977, is based on historical circumstances. A few decades after the destruction of the Inca empire, a Spanish expedition leaves the mountains of Peru and descends to the Amazon river in search of gold, wealth and power. It doesn't take long time before they encounter big difficulties.
It's made by the Norwegian adventurer Stein Morten Lund based on his adventurous journey in July 2005. The movie tells a story about the Bedouins life and culture in the middle of the desert. Nomads have been travelling in these southern Jordanian deserts since prehistoric times. Their way to survive in such harsh environment is impressing. So it's their hospitality, lifestyle, culture and traditional music. The movie covers also the fabulous Nabataean City of Petra, where breath-taking architecture is carved into rose-colored sandstone cliffs. The wonderful and mysterious building, called the Treasure in Petra, was used as background for the filming of the final scene of the movie Indian Jones and the Last Crusader. The most dramatic scenes in Stein Morten`s movie is about Lawrence of Arabia, and takes place in the amazing moon landscape Wadi Rum.
He plundered and destroyed some ancient sites in Persia as Persepolis, but Iran is still a paradise for exploring ancient sites and culture. The country is full of fascinating stories about remarkeble persons, battles, wonders, kings, science, cultures as Alexander the Great`s invasion of Persia - Discoveries of great treasures in Persepolis - Cyrus the Great - the Iranian Calendar Systems - Cultural Anthropology of Baluchis - And more
The ancient city Persepolis, Takht-e-Jamshid, in Persia, Iran, is a great wonder of world. Its remains are still well preserved in some parts, but what could it have been if not Alexander the Great invaded it.
At that time he was remembered as Sikander or Iskander and was called Dhul Quarayn, or "the Two-Horned," probably because he was once depicted on a coin wearing a helmet with horns.