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Remains of a burnt building sit amongst ashes outside the town of Vyksa, some 150 km (93 mi) southwest of the Volga city of Nizhny Novgorod on July 29, 2010. (REUTERS/Mikhail Voskresensky) #

Archaeologists have unearthed two nearly 6,000-year-old burial mounds and the remains of two massive buildings in England. The two wooden long-buildings, or halls, were burnt to the ground; the ashes were then shoveled in to make burial mounds. "The buildings seemed to have been deliberately burned down," said Julian Thomas, the archaeologist leading the excavation and a professor at the University of Manchester.

A stainless steel Buddhist pagoda, a memorial for victims, built in 1966 can be seen on August 6, 1970. The pagoda enshrines Buddha's ashes dedicated by Ceylonese Buddhist association. Concrete section was burnt and melted, leaving a steel frame when the atomic-bomb exploded above the dome, August 6, 1945. The dome was a majestic piece of architecture before the bombardment. It's the only building allowed to stand. The dome is preserved as a grim reminder of that tragic moment. (AP Photo)

from Mail Online

Scientists begin to sift through ruins Mackintosh Library

Restoration: An expert exams part of a wooden doorway salvaged from the burnt-out rubble in the interior of the historic building

Smoking 'ash devil' sweeps through California fire By Jonathan Keshishoglou2016-08-26 15:53:02 UTC The Grade Fire blazing across the northern edge of California briefly spun up a spectacularly odd phenomenon known as an ash devil on Thursday. Fortunately this smoke tornado of sorts was caught on camera. The ash devil which is closely related to fire whirls formed in Yreka California began pulling in burnt ashes and debris from the fire as it spun across the fire area. It was large enough…

from Highsnobiety

The Pole House by F2 Architecture

The Pole House by F2 Architecture Recently renovated, the new building now features brand new interiors with floor-to-ceiling retracting glass walls. The bathroom and supporting steel pole are concealed in a feature wall covered with warm burnt ash timber. Outside, the walkway has also been transformed with glass balustrades, giving visitors the sense of walking on air. The Pole House by F2 Architecture is currently available for holiday rent through Great Ocean Road Holidays.