Tag Archives: Cape Town

Robben Island


Robben Island

Robben Island is a mile-wide island off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa. Stone-age people lived there thousands of years ago when sea levels were lower and the area was easily accessible. Starting in the late 17th century, the island was used to isolate lepers and, later, political prisoners such as Nelson Mandela, who was held there from 1964 to 1982. In the 1600s, a ship laden with millions of dollars worth of gold sank off the island’s coast. Why has no one recovered the treasure? More… Discuss

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Gioachino Rossini – Sonata No. 5 in E flat major


Gioachino Rossini – Sonata No. 5 in E flat major

The year 2014 is packed with amazing night sky events


Major sky events of 2014 are listed.
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