"Prince William of Wied, Prince of Albania (Wilhelm Friedrich Heinrich) (26 March 1876 – 18 April 1945) reigned briefly as sovereign of Albania from March 7, 1914 to September 3, 1914 when he left for exile. His reign officially came to an end on January 31, 1925 when Albania was declared a republic.
This photo is in Durres and the man on the right is Esad Pasha!”
Marco Pelucchi takes us to Ireland’s scenic Cliffs of Moher in this week’s #natgeotravelpic. The dramatic landscape and billowing grass make us feel as if we are standing on the edge of the cliffs, looking out to sea. Thanks for participating, Marco!
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This is the only testament to the existance of a once-sprawling empire. The Ghurid Dynasty ruled from Afghanistan to northern India in the 1100s and 1200s, and was wiped out by the Mongols in 1222. All that remained were legends and this minaret, apparently alone in an empty valley.