hills by Alexander Skowalsky from the Noun Project

  • Cardiff Hill

    Submitted by scott on Sun, 10/24/2021 - 17:30

    A prominent hill in Hannibal, originally known as Holliday's Hill.  Mark Twain named the fictional location from a place in Cardiff, Wales that reminded him of Holliday's Hill.  It figures in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.  It stands about 300 feet above the Mississippi River, the southern end of a long escarpment that parallels the river.  Rasmussen reports that this is the location from which Sam and a friend rolled a boulder down the hill and through a cooper's shed in town.

  • Pnyx

    Submitted by scott on Sun, 10/24/2021 - 21:45

    The Pnyx (Greek: Πνύκα) is a hill in central Athens, the capital of Greece. Beginning as early as 507 BC, the Athenians gathered on the Pnyx to host their popular assemblies, thus making the hill one of the earliest and most important sites in the creation of democracy.

  • Kadifekale - The Mount of Pagus

    Submitted by scott on Sun, 10/24/2021 - 21:50

    Kadifekale (literally "the velvet castle" in Turkish) is the name of the hill located within the urban zone of İzmir, Turkey, as well as being the name of the ancient castle on top of the same hill.
    Both the hill and the castle were named Pagos (Greek: Πάγος, Pagus under the Roman Empire) in pre-Turkish times and by the local Greeks in modern times.
    The summit where the castle is found is located at a distance of about 2 km from the shoreline and commands a general view of a large part of the city of İzmir, as well as of the Gulf of İzmir.