First Lady visits ancient city of Angkor Wat

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama poses for photograph during a visit Cambodia's world famous Angkor Wat temple in Siem Reap

US first lady Michelle Obama poses for a photograph during a visit to Angkor Wat temple in Siem Reap March 21, 2015. Cambodia is one of 11 countries to be targeted in the first year of Obama’s “Let Girls Learn” initiative, launched last summer through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Michelle Obama poses for a picture at one of the world’s most ancient sites, Angkor Wat! She had the opportunity to tour this magnificent complex after finishing up her meetings for the Obama’s “Let Girls Learn” initiative.

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Spring Equinox at Ancient Sites Worldwide

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Serpent effect observed during spring equinox.

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Artificial light show at night of the plumed serpent. Photo Credit: Bjørn Christian Tørrissen

It’s official now. Spring is here! All around the world people will gather around ancient sites to usher in the Spring Equinox. One such site will be Chichen Itza, Mexico. Every year people gather at this magnificent pyramid (aka El Castillo) to witness one of the most spectacular light and shadow displays. The shadow from the sun will create a 37 yard long serpent that will descend at the side of the monument to join a serpent’s head (carved in stone) at the bottom of the stairs. This same event can also be seen on the Autumn Equinox.

Some other ancient sites where people gather to celebrate the Spring Equinox include England’s Stonehenge, Mexico’s Pyramid of the Sun, Malta’s Mnajdra Temple and Ireland’s Newgrange.

Ancient Sites You Must Visit

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Ever dreamed of visiting some of the world’s most ancient and mysterious sites? If the answer is yes, then here’s a list of some of the best sites to visit before they are lost to the sands of time. They are as follows:

1. Machu Picchu (Peru)
2. Pompeii (Roman town-city in the Italian region of Campania)
3. Giza Pyramids & Sphinx (Egypt)
4. Teotihuacan (Mexico)
5. The Roman Colosseum (Italy)
6. Great Wall of China (China)
7. Petra (Jordan)
8. Tikal (Guatemala)
9. Borobudur (Java, Indonesia)
10. Ephesus (Turkey)
11. Athens Acropolis (Greece)
12. Stonehenge (England)
13. Moai Statues (Easter Island)
14. Angkor Wat (Cambodia)
15. Chichen Itza (Mexico)

Source: Lolwot.com