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thonis-heracleion

from ancient egypt posted in history by pete_nice

A lost city with two names, Thonis-Heracleion was discovered about 6.5 km off the coast of Alexandria in 2000 by underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio. Called Thonis by the Egyptians and Heracleion by the Greeks, this important port city was founded in the 8th century BC, and sank to the bottom of the Mediterranean by the 8th cetury AD. To put that in context, Alexandria wasn't founded until 331 BC.

Goddio has been doing extensive excavations on the site, bringing up statues that I don't feel bashful calling marvelous. Check out Goddio's website here.

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trump tower

from the dark knight rises (2012) posted in movies by pete_nice

Trump Tower served as the shooting location of Wayne Enterprises in The Dark Knight Rises (2012).

Historically, Trump promised to preserve the Art Deco exterior sculptures of the building he tore down to construct Trump Tower and donate them to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (he didn't).

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loyola’s

from better call saul, breaking bad posted in television by chewing_the_scenery

Wisely avoiding his office, Jimmy meets with the Kettlemans at Loyola's family restaurant in Albuquerque in season one of Better Call Saul.

The diner is also a favorite spot of Mike's in Breaking Bad. He takes Jesse there in season four and meets with Lydia there in season five.

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mike’s tollbooth

from better call saul posted in television by chewing_the_scenery

The tollbooth in Better Call Saul where Mike is a 'stickler' for his stickers (feel free to use that one) is located at 1st and Marquette by the Albuquerque Convention Center.

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the nail salon

from better call saul posted in television by chewing_the_scenery

Jimmy operates his law practice out of a back room in this nail salon in season one of Better Call Saul.

FYI it's not the same nail salon that Saul tries to convince Walter to buy as a way of laundering his money later on in Breaking Bad.

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