Colossus of Rhodes

The capitol city of Rhodes, located on the northern end of Rhodes Island, was built in 408 BC. The island itself was situated near the point where the Aegean Sea and Mediterranean seas merged. The city of Rhodes fell under siege and was saved at the last moment by an unexpected naval force sent by Ptolemy. The attacking army abandoned the siege and fled without most of their equipment.

Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

Between 353 and 350 B.C., the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, which would become one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, was erected in what is now the city of Bodrum located in southeastern Turkey. The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus was designed as a tomb for Mausolus, who was a satrap or governor of the region. The tomb was ordered to be constructed by Artemisia, for her husband upon his death in 353 B.

Humans are the Problem - Save the Humans!

Not long ago, I was discussing with an acquaintance the terrible events in the world such as riots, protests, hostile governments, human rights abuses, and wars. Interestingly enough, we discussed the government crack downs in China, Burma, Tunisia, Pakistan, Iran, Venezuela, Bolivia, Africa, and a couple of former Soviet Union countries.

Doomsday: Your End Of The World In Art, Science, Mythology and Prophecy

I'd better start by defining exactly what I have in mind with the phrase 'the end of the world' as 'the end' can take several forms. Firstly though to the time it takes for an the end of the world event: A real end of the world scenario will be a short term event, lasting from mere seconds (say a gamma ray burster) to several months (say a pandemic, all out nuclear war, a super-volcano).

Statue of Zeus in Olympia

One of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World, the Statue of Zeus, was created by the Athenian sculptor, Phidias. Phidias was also responsible for the awe-inspiring Statue of Athena in the Parthenon as well as additional smaller sculptures at Plataea and Marathon. The temple of Zeus in Olympia Greece, created by the architect, Libon, was magnificent in itself.

When Should You Say No?

Has anyone told you "don't bit off more than you can chew?" or "just learn to say no." That is just about an impossibility for a people-pleaser like me. Why? Maybe it is because we ran a family General Store. My mom was so concerned about being a good neighbour, a good Christian, a good business-woman, that she over delivered at the expense of her family.

Classical Painting Techniques in Renaissance Art

True linear perspective has been formalized later, by Filippo Brunelleschi Leon Battista Alberti. In addition to giving an even more realistic presentation of artwork, it moved Renaissance painters into composing a lot more paintings. Before the Renaissance, a clearly modern eye basis of point of view was given inside 1021, when Alhazen (al-Hasan Ibn al-Haytham, deb.

The Lost Tale of: Victoria the Mad A Non Fiction Short Story

This is about Victoria the Mad; fortune's un-favored, cursed by the gods. For a quarter century a clotting of old spontaneous compulsions and erratic bellowing, yelping and undesirable behavior, she met walking the streets of the Peruvian City of Huancayo, her image, the very image of a mad, indifferent woman, whom neither friend or foe, man or woman, or stranger ever turned to look at twice, walking with tin cup in hand, repetitively looking into shop-windows;

Magpie Symbol Meaning in Chinese Culture

In Chinese culture, magpie is a symbol of happiness. The singing of a magpie foretells good luck and happiness. That's why Chinese people call it 'Happy Magpie'. The Manchu minority in Northern China even regards this birds as sacred animals. The magpie in Chinese is called 'xi que' and the character 'xi' means happiness. Two magpies facing each other is used to symbolize double happiness.

Jewels, a Simple Question of Vanity?

The history of jewelry across time is not so much an account of human vanity than a reflection of the evolution of human societies and the urge of humans to create symbols and beauty. Jewels across time There are signs that humans have been wearing jewels from very early times on as personal adornment. Originally, these were made of materials easily available in nature such as shells, animal bones or teeth.

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