Contest #725 – Dushanbe Flagpole, Palace of Nations, Dushambe, Tajikistan

The Great Flagpole, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

This flagpole, the 2nd largest in the world as of the date of this post, is located at Tajikistan’s President’s residence, The Palace of Nations in Dushanbe. The flag on the top is 30M x 60M and weighs about the same as a small sedan.

Trident in San Diego, US has built the largest flagpoles on the world, in case you want one for your backyard.

Those who flew from this height before the hint were:

  • hhgygy
  • Eloy Cano
  • Garfield
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Martin de Bock
  • Lighthouse
  • Phil Ower

Contest #724: Timgad, Algeria

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Timgad is a fine example of a Roman city from the Trajanian period (CE 93-117). Cities built during this period held tightly to grid planning. The fact that this site represents this planning methodology so well was one of the reasons for Timgad’s inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 1982.

Those who located the site before the hint:

  • Martin de Bock
  • hhgygy
  • Eloy Cano
  • Garfield
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Lighthouse
  • Phil Ower
  • Joël

And after the hint:

  • Declan
  • Graham Hedley

Contest #723: the Great Zimbabwe ruins, southeast of Masvingo, Zimbabwe

This week we went down to Zimbabwe to visit the Great Zimbabwe ruins

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This place is actually the genesis of the country’s name. Dzimba-dza-mabwe, means “Stone Houses” in the indigenous Shona people’s language.

The site was a central governing and trade location from about 1200 to about 1500 CE.

Those who found the site before the hint:

  • Eloy Cano
  • hhgygy
  • Phil Ower
  • Garfield
  • Martin de Bock
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Lighthouse

And after the hint:

  • Declan
  • Graham Hedley