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Celtic Princess Dahut, asked his father, King Gradlon, build their city by the sea. Ys arisen, and to protect the high waves, the king built a dike around it. The only entrance is through a bronze door and only had the key Gradlon. Dahut Meanwhile, taking advantage of its new home, chose a different lover every night and killed them later.
Finally, a demon mocked him, convinced her of stealing the key and opened the door.
Ys was flooded and all drowned, except Gradlon. The ruined city lies beneath the Bay of Douarnenez, is now a popular beach town in Britain.
Fans of mythology will recognize Troy as Hector trampling victory and salvation of Helena, a giant wooden horse.
The town was ground zero for the Trojan War, which broke out when they kidnapped her husband Helena real Greece.
The Greeks were plotted and sailed directly to Troy, determined to beat them. And they did, especially after the idea of Odysseus’ Trojan Horse.
Today visitors can visit around the city walls, temples and ruins in the area, also known as Truvada, in northwestern Turkey.
A synonym for “place that is hell exists, Timbuktu gained its reputation from the beginning and the end of a rich trade route linking West Africa and the Mediterranean. All I had to do to get his gold, ivory and slaves north (or salt to go south) was to join a caravan of camels and laboriously for months across the Sahara through sandstorms, blazing heat and isolation that induces madness.
It remains a powerful journey to reach Timbuktu, and although the salt caravans continue to pass through in blue led by Tuareg, the city only alludes to the XV century grandeur of the rich merchants and mosques.
King Arthur is based on the enchanted island of Avalon, sleeping wounds accumulated throughout the life of the knights, the Crusades, witch, roundtables and magic swords. As Britain ‘king once and future “, is said to return brandishing Excalibur and the Holy Grail to unite his country when most needed.
Today, the modern town of Glastonbury extends over where once floated Avalon.
The kingdom of Shambhala is hidden somewhere deep in the snow dyed tops the Himalayas.
Enlightened, peaceful “Pure Land” of the Buddhist tradition, which can be reached only by those who have accumulated the appropriate karma.
In the last century explorers set out to find Shambala in Tibet, which is also where James Hilton’s novel set in Lost Horizon (under the name Shangri-la). Since no one has yet discovered the kingdom, perhaps the best option is the town of Zhongdian on the border between China and Tibet. Renamed Shangri-la in 2001, said to be the inspiration of the place.