Kiipsaare Lighthouse | Saaremaa | Estonia

The slender lighthouse (Kiipsaare Tuletorn in Estonian) off the coast of the Estonian island of Saaremaa, on the Harilaid peninsula, casually leans to one side, continually beaten by the tireless waves of the Baltic Sea. When the beacon was built, in 1933, it stood on solid ground, more than 25 meters in from the coast. However, over the course of the later 20th century, due erosion, the tower was literally set out to sea. So, the concrete structure has kept moving farther into the sea (or, rather, the sea has…

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#TodayInHistory – September 29

September 29 – Some important events on this day. 522 BC 👉🏼 Darius I of Persia kills Magian usurper Gaumâta, securing his hold as king of the Persian Empire 480 BC 👉🏼 Battle of Salamis: The Greek fleet under Themistocles defeats the Persian fleet under Xerxes I 61 BC 👉🏼 Pompey the Great celebrates his third triumph for victories over the pirates and the end of the Mithridatic Wars on his 45th birthday. 1567 👉🏼 War of Religion breaks out in France – Huguenots try to kidnap King Charles IX…

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