EARTH Iran -- 30 Sep 2010 -- Along the coast of the Caspian Sea, Iran enjoys a subtropical climate where vegetation thrives on abundant precipitation. Throughout much of the country, however, arid and semiarid conditions prevail. In these regions, crops depend heavily on irrigation. In central Iran, south of the city of Esfahan, or Isfahan, irrigated croplands and small settlements speckle arid foothills of the Zagros Mountains. On September 30, 2010, the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on NASA?s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite captured this natural-color image of an area south of Esfahan, including the town of Gandoman. Northwest and south of the city, irrigated fields make elongated rectangles of green, interspersed with earth-toned fallow fields. Croplands and settlements are mostly confined to flat areas. Surrounding the farmed areas are rugged hills and valleys, mostly devoid of vegetation. East-northeast of Gandoman, a long ridge casts shadows to the north. It is one of several such ridges visible in this image, and east of the town, the ridges primarily run parallel to each other. In the west, ridgelines appear more random, extending in multiple directions. Here in the foothills of the Zagros Mountains, elevations are roughly comparable to those of Denver, Colorado, at the base of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Near the center of the image, what might look like a semicircular ridge casting a long, uneven shadow is actually a combination of flat, farmed land bordered on the no
Mesa Verde National Park, SW Colorado, USA, cliff dwellings in alcove in canyon walls, cave dweller, this photo features 'Balcony House' in Soda Canyon, more than 38 rooms and 2 kivas (kiva is ceremonial chamber), masonry built rooms, pueblo, occupied from about 550-1300AD (probably left due to drought conditions), Ancestral Pueblans (previously known as the Anasazi, Ancient Native American culture, larger 38MB tif file available on request
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Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres ( 1780-1867) French Classical painter. 'The Apotheosis of Homer'. Homer (8th century BC) Ancient Greek epic poet. Homer surrounded by famous literary figures from Plutarch to Moliere. Louvre, Paris.
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