Struve Geodetic Arc

Brief description

The Struve Arc is a chain of survey triangulations stretching from Hammerfest in Norway to the Black Sea, through 10 countries and over 2,820 km. These are points of a survey, carried out between 1816 and 1855 by the astronomer Friedrich Georg Wilhelm Struve, which represented the first accurate measuring of a long segment of a meridian.

Unesco WHS list ref: 1187

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Estonia – the observatory in Tartu (the top section of this card)

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Architectural, Residential and Cultural Complex of the Radziwill Family at Nesvizh

Brief description

The complex consists of the residential castle and the mausoleum Church of Corpus Christi with their setting. The castle has ten interconnected buildings, which developed as an architectural whole around a six-sided courtyard.

Unesco WHS list ref:  1196

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Mir Castle Complex

Brief description

The construction of this castle began at the end of the 15th century, in Gothic style. It was subsequently extended and reconstructed, first in the Renaissance and then in the Baroque style. It was abandoned, then restored at the end of the 19th century.

Unesco WHS list ref:  625

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