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Mattmark Dam 3

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The Mattmark Dam is located on the edge of Saas Valley, Switzerland. The reservoir, which is used to produce electricity, is a favorite destination and very interesting not only for the technical details, but also because of its picturesque location on the edge of the Saas Valley.

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A: south end of Mattmark Reservoir

by Kay F. Jahnke, 170 meters away

having arrived at Mattmark bus stop a while ago, I've made my way to the south end of the reservoir. ...

south end of Mattmark Reservoir

B: Taelliboden

by Kay F. Jahnke, 1.7 km away

Ascending from Mattmark to Monte More Pass, the last level space is Tälliboden, at about 2500m above ...

Taelliboden

C: Monte Moro Pass

by Kay F. Jahnke, 2.8 km away

Monte Moro Pass is located on the Swiss-Italian border, near Monte Rosa. On this day, though, clouds ...

Monte Moro Pass

D: Mattmark Dam 2

by Isabel Marques, 2.9 km away

The natural Mattmark dam is situated on the edge of Saas Valley, Switzerland, 2197m above sea level, ...

Mattmark Dam 2

E: Mattmark Reservoir in the Saas Valley 1

by Fritz Hanke, 3.1 km away

The Earth dam, which retains the water of the Mattmark lake was built between 1960 and 1965.In 1965 p...

Mattmark Reservoir in the Saas Valley 1

F: Mattmark Reservoir

by Rolf Ris, 3.1 km away

Mattmark Reservoir

G: Mattmark Dam 1

by Isabel Marques, 3.1 km away

The natural Mattmark dam located in Saas Valley near the village of Saas Almagell, Switzerland, 2197m...

Mattmark Dam 1

H: Mattmark

by Kay F. Jahnke, 3.1 km away

Mattmark

I: Mattmark Reservoir in the Saas Valley 2

by Fritz Hanke, 3.1 km away

The Earth dam, which retains the water of the Mattmark lake was built between 1960 and 1965.In 1965 p...

Mattmark Reservoir in the Saas Valley 2

J: Mattmark Reservoir in the Saas Valley 3

by Fritz Hanke, 3.2 km away

We hiked from the Mattmark dam (2'200 M) down to Saas Almagell on a nice summer day.Here a view back ...

Mattmark Reservoir in the Saas Valley 3

This panorama was taken in Italy

This is an overview of Italy

The name "Italy" is shrouded in mystery; some etymologists trace it to a Greek word meaning "the land of young cattle."

Italy was fond of Jupiter and Mars from the very start, Jupiter for fatherly good luck and Mars for war!

But it all began with Rome. Rome was founded by Romulus and Remus who were sons of Rhea and Mars.

The twins were abandoned at birth out of a fear that they would grow up and later overthrow Amelius, usurper of their grandfather's rightful throne.

Wrongful mis-doings most foul! Treachery and sabotage!! HOW would these two blessed infants make their way in such a world?

As it turns out, the twins didn't have to make their way very far, because one of them killed the other one and then they weren't twins anymore. But that happens later.

First they got rescued by a she-wolf who suckled them with her milk and raised them as her own until they were discovered by the shepherd Faustulus.

Faustulus fed them meat and bread and also raised them as his own until they were old enough to return to Amelius and hack him up as planned. They reinstated the grandfather Numitor to his rightful throne and went off to celebrate by starting a town of their own.

They chose a hilly area where the mama wolf had saved them from certain death in the barren wilderness and began scouting locations.

Romulus liked one hill. Remus liked another. The circle of crows like Romulus' hill, so Romulus killed Remus and named the town after himself. Thus Rome was born and Italy with it.

Text by Steve Smith.

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