Giant’s Causeway

Giant’s Causeway

Giant's Causeway – Resulting of an ancient volcanic eruption, an area of 40 000 basalt columns located in Northern Ireland (County Antrim) - Forming stepping stones at the top, having mostly six but also four, five, seven or eight sides. UNESCO World Heritage Site 1986. “…The Giant's Causeway lies at the foot of the basalt cliffs along the sea coast on the edge of the Antrim plateau in Northern Ireland. It is made up of some 40,000 massive black basalt columns sticking out of the sea. The dramatic sight has inspired legends of giants striding over the sea to Scotland. Geological studies of these formations over the last 300 years have greatly contributed to the development of the earth sciences, and show that this striking landscape was caused by volcanic activity during the Tertiary, some 50–60 million years ago.”


Chaussée des Géants - Résultant d'une ancienne éruption volcanique, zone de 40000 colonnes de basalte situées en Irlande du Nord (comté d'Antrim) - formant des marches au sommet, ayant principalement six mais aussi quatre, cinq, sept ou huit côtés. Site du patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO 1986. « ... Au pied des falaises qui bordent le plateau d'Antrim en Irlande du Nord, la Chaussée des Géants, composée de quelque 40 000 colonnes de basalte, s'enfonce doucement dans la mer. Elle a inspiré des légendes où des géants l'utilisaient pour franchir la mer jusqu'en Écosse. Les études géologiques qui lui ont été consacrées depuis 300 ans ont contribué au développement des sciences de la Terre et montré que ce paysage spectaculaire s'expliquait par des activités volcaniques datant du tertiaire, il y a quelque 50 à 60 millions d'années. »

onsen

onsen

Onsen 温泉 – One of the thousands of the Japanese hot volcanic springs – May be outdoor (roten-buro) or indoor baths (uchiyu).


Onsen

Onsen 温泉 – Sources volcaniques chaudes au Japon (on en compte des dizaines de milliers) – Peuvent être en extérieur (roten-buro) ou à l’intérieur (uchiyu).

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Mud volcanoes in Azerbaidjan

“Did you know that Azerbaijan is a home to 350 mud volcanoes? Whilst scientists discovered 800 such phenomena on our planet. Mud volcanoes are unique as their composition is similar to the Martian soil.” (s.
experienceazerbaijan) “While mud volcanoes (also known as “sedimentary volcanoes”) never grow to the size of a normal volcano, topping out at around 10 km in diameter and 700 meters in height, (among the largest mud volcanoes in the world are Boyuk Khanizadagh and Turaghai, both in Azerbaijan) they do occasionally get the chance to show off, as happened in 2001.” (s.: atlasobscura.com)

Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro (Mount) – A mountain constituted of three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira, in Tanzania - The highest mountain in Africa, (19,341 ft) – Also known for its shrinking glaciers.


Kilimanjaro (mont) - Une montagne en Tanzanie composée de trois cônes volcaniques, Kibo, Mawenzi et Shira - La plus haute montagne d'Afrique (5 895 mètres) - Également connue pour la fonte de ses glaciers.

The name “Ararat” in the Bible

“The name “Ararat” is mentioned four times in the Bible’s original manuscripts (Genesis 8:4; 2 Kings 19:37; Isaiah 37:38; Jeremiah 51:27). This was the name of a country. On one of its mountains Noah’s ark rested after the Flood subsided (Genesis 8:4). Most researchers believe that the “mountains” mentioned were probably the Kurdish range of South Armenia in Turkey. In the King James Bible, 2 Kings 19:37 and Isaiah 37:38 translate the word “Ararat” as “Armenia.” However, other versions, including the New King James Version, simply say “land of Ararat.” […] In this area of modern Turkey, near the Russian and Iranian borders, there is a large mountain named Mount Ararat. It is made entirely of volcanic rock and is an extinct volcano that rose during Noah’s flood. The highest point is almost 17,000 feet above sea level, and the mountain consists of two peaks, Great Ararat and Little Ararat. It rises a majestic 14,000 feet from the plain of Aras (Araxes). The higher peak is perpetually covered in snow. […] It is believed that the land of “Ararat” is the Hebrew equivalent of Urardhu, or Urartu, which was the Assyrian-Babylonian name of the Vannic or Chaldean kingdom (between the Aras River and the Tigris River).” (christiananswers.net)

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