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Top 14 Museums in the World

By | 2018-12-09T16:10:50+00:00 December 9th, 2018|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

The urge to collect things of beauty and significance goes deep into history. Museums not only exhibit but also safeguard these art objects for future generations. Today, we feature the best museums in the world. They hold some of the largest and most important art [...]

Caduceus: A Symbol With Many Meanings and Symbolisms

By | 2018-12-07T16:24:09+00:00 December 7th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

The caduceus is the staff carried by Hermes in Greek mythology and consequently by Hermes Trismegistus in Greco-Egyptian mythology. The same staff was also borne by heralds in general, for example by Iris, the messenger of Hera. It is a short staff entwined by two [...]

Radha: Goddess of Kindness, and Divine Love

By | 2018-12-03T16:52:07+00:00 December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , |

Radha, also called Radhika, Radharani, and Radhe is a Hindu goddess popular in the Vaishnavism tradition. She is a milkmaid (gopi), the lover of the Hindu god Krishna in the medieval era texts. She is also a part of Shaktism – the Hindu goddess tradition. [...]

Techno: A Form of Electronic Dance Music

By | 2018-12-02T19:25:38+00:00 December 2nd, 2018|Categories: Culture, Music|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Techno is a form of electronic dance music that emerged in Detroit, Michigan, in the United States during the mid-to-late 1980s. The first recorded use of the word techno in reference to a specific genre of music was in 1988. Many styles of techno now [...]

Hawthorn Tree – Folkore and Traditional Uses

By | 2018-12-01T15:15:17+00:00 December 1st, 2018|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants|Tags: , , , , , , |

Hawthorn is a large genus of shrubs and trees in the family Rosaceae, native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere in Europe, Asia, and North America. The name "hawthorn" was originally applied to the species native to northern Europe, especially the common hawthorn C. monogyna, [...]

10 Facts About the Rosetta Stone

By | 2018-11-30T15:49:12+00:00 November 30th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , |

The Rosetta Stone is a 112.3 cm high, 75.7 cm wide and 28.4 cm thick fragment of a larger stele of granodiorite igneous rock. It created a sensation when it was rediscovered in 1799 as it was the first Ancient Egyptian bilingual text recovered in [...]

Aphrodite: Goddess of Love, Beauty, and Procreation

By | 2018-11-29T03:39:55+00:00 November 28th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

Aphrodite is an ancient Greek goddess associated with love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation. She is identified with the planet Venus, which is named after the Roman goddess Venus, with whom Aphrodite was extensively syncretized. Aphrodite's major symbols include myrtles, roses, doves, sparrows, and swans. The [...]

5 Things to Know About Andy Warhol

By | 2018-11-24T17:55:28+00:00 November 24th, 2018|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , |

After Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol is the most famous and important artist of the 20th century. His works have become icons of the contemporary era, and he celebrated Western consumerist and pop lifestyle, using photography in a new way, by choosing acid colors and mixing [...]

Ancient Egyptian Creation Myths

By | 2018-11-22T16:56:27+00:00 November 22nd, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Ancient Egyptian creation myths are the ancient Egyptian accounts of the creation of the world. The Pyramid Texts, tomb wall decorations, and writings, dating back to the Old Kingdom (2780 – 2250 B.C.E) have given us most of our information regarding early Egyptian creation myths. [...]

13 Philosophical Quotes by Rene Descartes

By | 2018-11-21T23:37:04+00:00 November 21st, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Rene Descartes was a French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist. Rene Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy (1641) continues to be a standard text at most university philosophy departments. Descartes' influence in mathematics is equally apparent; the Cartesian coordinate system was named after him. He is credited [...]