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It is the cultural accomplishment that satisfies our aesthetic senses, that bridges the gap of knowing and that guides us in discovering beauty. ——Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Culture implies all in which that gives the mind possession of its own powers; as language gives to the critic, and the telescope gives to the astronomer. ——Ralph Waldo Emerson

Knowledge is the crystallization of precious stones; Culture is the luster of precious stones. —— Rabindranath Tagore

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Mother Earth’s Monumental Masterpiece: Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch

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Nature's Beauty

Mother Earth’s Monumental Masterpiece: Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch

The Swiss Alps are recognized as one of the most spectacular mountainous regions in the world. The Jungfrau-Aletsch region is the most glaciated part of the European Alps. Spanning over 82,000 hectares (316.6 square miles), it is located in the southwest of Switzerland. Jungfrau-Aletsch boasts many impressive peaks, nine of which stand at over 4,000 meters (2.5 miles) in altitude. The Jungfrau-Aletsch region became the first Alpine UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific, and Cultural, Organization) World Natural Heritage Site in 2001. The Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch region has not only
Nature's Beauty
2020-07-10   1437 Views
2020-07-10
Nature's Beauty

Admont Abbey: A Magnificent Jewel of the Baroque Era

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The World Around Us

Admont Abbey: A Magnificent Jewel of the Baroque Era

The Benedictine Abbey of Admont was founded in 1074 by Archbishop Gebhard of Salzburg. It is now the oldest remaining monastery in Styria, Austria, and one of the largest neo-Gothic sacred buildings in the country. The name Admont comes from the Latin word “ad montes,“ which means “at the mountains.” Situated amidst the gorgeous mountains of Gesäuse National Park, the magnificent Admont Abbey gloriously represents the Rule of St. Benedict of Nursia: “So that in all things God may be glorified!”
The World Around Us
2019-07-30   3393 Views
2019-07-30
The World Around Us

The Cultural Wealth of Nigeria, Part 1 of 2

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Cultural Traces Around the World

The Cultural Wealth of Nigeria, Part 1 of 2

Located in West Africa between the Sahel in the north and the Gulf of Guinea in the south, Nigeria is the most populous country on the continent, with more than 250 ethnic groups who speak an estimated 500 languages. The three largest ethnic groups are the Hausa in the north, the Yoruba in the west, and the Igbo in the east. A cultural melting pot, the country embraces many forms of traditional art, folklore, dance, music, and literature.One of the nation's most iconic features is the Hausa people's traditional architecture, which tells the stories of their history and folklore. It reflects th
Cultural Traces Around the World
2022-10-05   288 Views
2022-10-05
Cultural Traces Around the World

The Resilient Maká People – Traditional Stewards of the Forest

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Cultural Traces Around the World

The Resilient Maká People – Traditional Stewards of the Forest

The Maká is an Indigenous group that once lived in the Gran Chaco region of South America. The Gran Chaco region is a vast area of wooded plains that consists of present-day Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay. The Maká people speak the Makán language which is part of the Matacoan language family. In the Makán tradition, the hawk-person has a mythical significance. It is seen as a savior-hero, as well as a bringer of culture. Traditional beliefs held that hawk-people were nature spirits whom the shaman could communicate with. While living in the Gran Chaco region, the Maká and other groups develop
Cultural Traces Around the World
2022-09-27   307 Views
2022-09-27
Cultural Traces Around the World

Bedouin People - Nomadic Culture of the Desert

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Cultural Traces Around the World

Bedouin People - Nomadic Culture of the Desert

The word “Bedouin” is derived from the Arabic word “badawī” which means “desert dweller.” Now, there are approximately four million Bedouin people around the world, predominantly residing in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Iraq, Algeria, and Palestine. The Bedouins traditionally lived a nomadic lifestyle and are descendants from the first settlers of the Arabian desert. Many follow the Islamic faith and observe the fast of Ramadan. Another important element of the Bedouin culture is chanted poetry. While travelling through the desert areas on the backs of the generous camel-people, men re
Cultural Traces Around the World
2022-09-21   325 Views
2022-09-21
Cultural Traces Around the World

Finland: A Land of Natural Wonders and Happy Citizens, Part 2 of 2

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Cultural Traces Around the World

Finland: A Land of Natural Wonders and Happy Citizens, Part 2 of 2

Finland is famous for its beautiful lakes that offer the pleasures of both summer and winter sports. Known as the “Land of a Thousand Lakes,” the country is blessed with over 187,000 lakes - the equivalent of one lake for every 26 people. The Finnish people are guaranteed by law to have Everyman’s Rights, or public access rights, meaning everyone has the right to explore and enjoy nature and outdoor activities regardless of who owns or occupies an area. You may pick wild berries or mushrooms, go boating on a lake, or even pitch a tent virtually anywhere for a short stay, so long as you don’t d
Cultural Traces Around the World
2022-08-24   450 Views
2022-08-24
Cultural Traces Around the World

Finland: A Land of Natural Wonders and Happy Citizens, Part 1 of 2

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Cultural Traces Around the World

Finland: A Land of Natural Wonders and Happy Citizens, Part 1 of 2

Finland is blessed with a wealth of rare natural beauty. From its fascinating array of dispersed islands that make up Europe’s largest archipelago to the vast wilderness of Finnish Lapland, the country’s landscape is a pristine paradise for nature lovers. The midnight sun in summer and the Northern Lights in winter are two of its renowned natural wonders. Located in Northern Europe, Finland shares borders on the west with Sweden, in the north with Norway, to the east with Russia, and lies just across the sea from Estonia. Finland is also the most densely forested country in Europe, with 70% of
Cultural Traces Around the World
2022-08-17   644 Views
2022-08-17
Cultural Traces Around the World

Congolese Arts: A Rich and Fascinating Tradition, Part 2 of 2

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Cultural Traces Around the World

Congolese Arts: A Rich and Fascinating Tradition, Part 2 of 2

Today we’ll look at the country’s music, instruments, and dance. Besides various types of drums, Congolese artists have also invented many other traditional musical instruments in the harp, lamellophone, pluriarc, and lute families. The people of Zande in the northeast region carve fine harps called “Kundi” out of wood, usually exquisitely made with curved bodies and human heads. The Kundi was favored by the Zande kings in the 19th century and was frequently played by royal harpists. In December 2021, UNESCO added Congolese rumba music and dance to the World Intangible Cultural Heritage of Hum
Cultural Traces Around the World
2022-08-10   447 Views
2022-08-10
Cultural Traces Around the World

Congolese Arts: A Rich and Fascinating Tradition, Part 1 of 2

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Cultural Traces Around the World

Congolese Arts: A Rich and Fascinating Tradition, Part 1 of 2

Bordering nine countries, the DRC is located in central Africa and is home to 200 ethnicities, each with its own language. These diverse groups and their languages are sources of the nation’s rich cultural traditions, expressed through sculpture, mask carving, painting, music, dance, literature, weaving, and other art forms.The beauty and charm of Congolese statues and masks are recognized around the world and have influenced aspects of modern art, such as the 20th-century Cubist movement. In fact, the word “cubism” is believed to derive from “Kuba,” which is the name of a collection of Bushon
Cultural Traces Around the World
2022-08-03   670 Views
2022-08-03
Cultural Traces Around the World

The Huli - Papua New Guinea’s Fascinating Indigenous People

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Cultural Traces Around the World

The Huli - Papua New Guinea’s Fascinating Indigenous People

Papua New Guinea is an island nation in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The Huli clan, also known as the Haroli, are an indigenous group that lives in the Hela Province of Papua New Guinea. The Huli have lived in this remote area for over 1,000 years and their presence only became known to Europeans in the 1930’s. An aspect of Huli culture that has fascinated travelers and the international community alike is the “wigmen” and the tradition of making elaborate wigs. Such wigs are made from the hair of young men. In order to produce nice ceremonial wigs, the young men need to keep rigorous disci
Cultural Traces Around the World
2022-07-27   463 Views
2022-07-27
Cultural Traces Around the World

The Remarkable Creativity of Indonesian Traditional Arts, Part 2 of 2

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Cultural Traces Around the World

The Remarkable Creativity of Indonesian Traditional Arts, Part 2 of 2

The Saman dance performed by the Gayo people of Bali’s Aceh province was listed as a UNESCO World Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2011. This is a dance often performed at important occasions such as national holidays or to welcome honored guests. The formal Saman dance costume consists of an orange and black outfit with an embroidered motif that symbolizes nature and noble values. The Indonesian art of puppetry or Wayang has over a 1,000-year history and is still popular today, especially in Java and Bali. A puppet show combines exquisitely crafted puppets, a lively performance, beautiful trad
Cultural Traces Around the World
2022-07-20   459 Views
2022-07-20
Cultural Traces Around the World

The Remarkable Creativity of Indonesian Traditional Arts, Part 1 of 2

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Cultural Traces Around the World

The Remarkable Creativity of Indonesian Traditional Arts, Part 1 of 2

With its 6,000 inhabited islands, Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous country, having approximately 270 million people and the largest Muslim population. The regional histories, religions, and lifestyles of the archipelago’s 300-plus ethnic groups are deeply reflected in their art and culture.Since ancient times, Indonesia’s indigenous people have believed in nature spirits and regularly perform rituals to worship mountains, trees, rivers, and animal-people. Stemming from this belief is the art of Balinese mask making, which is still alive today. Over time, elements of Hinduism and o
Cultural Traces Around the World
2022-07-13   484 Views
2022-07-13
Cultural Traces Around the World

The Rautes of Nepal – Nomads of the Forest

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Cultural Traces Around the World

The Rautes of Nepal – Nomads of the Forest

The country of Nepal, situated along the Southern portion of the Himalayan Mountains, is home to many indigenous groups. The Rautes are nomads who live in the mid-western area of Nepal, including the Accham’s middle hills region. They have maintained their unique cultural identity and practices for many generations. There is believed to be a Rautes’ population of about 180 people, which make up roughly 52 families. Their language, also called “Rautes,” has been passed down orally and described as a Tibeto-Burman language that has never been written down. The Rautes have been admired for their
Cultural Traces Around the World
2022-07-06   596 Views
2022-07-06
Cultural Traces Around the World

The Islands of Hong Kong

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Cultural Traces Around the World

The Islands of Hong Kong

Hong Kong is located on the eastern Pearl River Delta of the South China Sea; thus it has the nickname “The Pearl of the Orient.” Hong Kong is comprised of the Kowloon Peninsula and more than 250 islands. It is home to more than 7.5 million people of various nationalities and is one of the most densely populated areas on Earth. Because of its continuously bustling activity, some people call it “the city that never sleeps.” However, Hong Kong also has quiet areas that offer peace and solace away from city life.The island of Yim Tin Tsai once had a thriving salt industry and about 1,000 inhabita
Cultural Traces Around the World
2022-06-29   1276 Views
2022-06-29
Cultural Traces Around the World

Rwanda: The Awakened Land of a Thousand Hills, Part 2 of 2

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Cultural Traces Around the World

Rwanda: The Awakened Land of a Thousand Hills, Part 2 of 2

The history of Rwanda goes back more than 10,000 years, when the first inhabitants of the region settled there during the Neolithic period. Between the 15th and 19th centuries AD, the area became part of the Kingdom of Rwanda. In 1962, the country declared its independence. Rwanda’s endeavor to preserve its traditions and culture can be seen in the continuation of crafts such as basket weaving, ceramics, blacksmithing, and others. The elegant Rwandan woven baskets come in different shapes, sizes, and designs, and are used as containers for a variety of purposes. At weddings or at welcoming par
Cultural Traces Around the World
2022-06-22   379 Views
2022-06-22
Cultural Traces Around the World

Rwanda: The Awakened Land of a Thousand Hills, Part 1 of 2

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Cultural Traces Around the World

Rwanda: The Awakened Land of a Thousand Hills, Part 1 of 2

Located in the heart of Central Africa, just south of the equator, Rwanda is a landlocked country bordering Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, and Tanzania. Situated on the far western edge of the Rift Valley, it is mostly covered by beautiful hills and mountains, which is why it’s also known as the “Land of a Thousand Hills.” Because of its high latitude, the weather in Rwanda is very mild, with little variance in temperature between the seasons. One of the national environmental goals of Rwanda is to become the cleanest country in the world; so the government has implemented
Cultural Traces Around the World
2022-06-15   493 Views
2022-06-15
Cultural Traces Around the World

Discovering Iceland, Part 2 of 2

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Cultural Traces Around the World

Discovering Iceland, Part 2 of 2

Several festivals are held in Iceland every year, including art festivals, and music and public camping events. Before Christmas began being celebrated in Iceland, the country’s largest festival of the year was held on the winter solstice, after which the hours of daylight became longer, bringing warmer weather. Christmas in Iceland is a special time, attracting many travelers. At this time, you can witness a beautiful blanket of fresh white snow covering the country’s majestic landscape, and the amazing Northern Lights above.Major music festivals include the Sónar Reykjavík musical event in F
Cultural Traces Around the World
2022-06-01   582 Views
2022-06-01
Cultural Traces Around the World

Gujarat: The Birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi (vegetarian)

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Cultural Traces Around the World

Gujarat: The Birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi (vegetarian)

The majority of the Gujarati people are either Jains or Hindus, with over 60% of the state’s population vegetarian, making Gujarat a paradise for those who choose not to eat animal-people. Gujarat is the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi Ji, the “Father of the Nation,” also known as the “Great Soul.” In Ahmedabad, Gandhi Ji built his Sabarmati Ashram, the headquarters of his nonviolent campaign.Religion has flourished in Gujarat since ancient times. The ancient city of Valabhi was a celebrated center for studying Buddhism, Jainism, and Hinduism. Chinese Buddhist monks Xuanzang and Yijing visited Va
Cultural Traces Around the World
2022-05-31   385 Views
2022-05-31
Cultural Traces Around the World

To Live a Balanced Life in This World and Heaven, Part 6 of 12, May 22, 1993

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Words of Wisdom

To Live a Balanced Life in This World and Heaven, Part 6 of 12, May 22, 1993

There is no end to our abilities, no end to our happiness if we turn within and look for our treasure. I am offering this to you as one of the brothers or sisters who has discovered, or rediscovered, something nice, something good and wants to share it with the family members, because you share with me also what you discover or what you invent. Now, every one of us knows that our brain has not been used completely – even our capability, our brain, has been used only some percent. So, why don't we try to use the rest? We use only about 10% of the brain. Now, what can we do with another 90%? So,
Words of Wisdom
2022-05-28   1550 Views
2022-05-28
Words of Wisdom

To Live a Balanced Life in This World and Heaven, Part 5 of 12, May 22, 1993

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Words of Wisdom

To Live a Balanced Life in This World and Heaven, Part 5 of 12, May 22, 1993

We have heard that we have Heaven, we have many different dimensions of higher intelligence, higher civilization, so why don't we go and have a look? Actually, Heaven is within ourselves; all, the most intelligent source, is within ourselves. If only we take time to turn inward daily, sometimes, then we will find this highest quality, and then our life will become truly happy. In this society today, maybe we do not have so much time to be beautiful, and everybody just learns from each other and we’re all rushing around and forget to keep ourselves in the way we used to be or the way we want to
Words of Wisdom
2022-05-27   1408 Views
2022-05-27
Words of Wisdom

To Live a Balanced Life in This World and Heaven, Part 4 of 12, May 22, 1993

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Words of Wisdom

To Live a Balanced Life in This World and Heaven, Part 4 of 12, May 22, 1993

I do not agree that there is nothing good in the society, or there is much more negative than positive; But most probably we are more attracted to something that is very “upheaval” or very tragic, very drastic, so the newspapers would like to report these things to us. This is all right, but then in the long term, it will affect our attitude and our spirit and our outlook on life.The other day, I was interviewed by a newspaper journalist – and I am often interviewed by journalists of different newspapers and different countries. And most of the time I have noticed that the majority of them hav
Words of Wisdom
2022-05-26   1727 Views
2022-05-26
Words of Wisdom

Discovering Iceland, Part 1 of 2

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Cultural Traces Around the World

Discovering Iceland, Part 1 of 2

Situated above the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, surrounded by Atlantic waters, lies the Republic of Iceland, a Nordic Island country known for its natural beauty. Iceland is actually not a land completely covered with ice. The warm prevailing gulf stream keeps most of the land green and fertile. The country enjoys a cool and temperate maritime climate, with pleasant summers and mild winters.Characterized by repeated volcanic activity and geothermal phenomena, Iceland is a point of fascination for geologists around the world. Formed during eruptions from 1963 to 1967, volcanic island Surtsey, south of I
Cultural Traces Around the World
2022-05-25   1005 Views
2022-05-25
Cultural Traces Around the World

To Live a Balanced Life in This World and Heaven, Part 3 of 12, May 22, 1993

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Words of Wisdom

To Live a Balanced Life in This World and Heaven, Part 3 of 12, May 22, 1993

In the whole universe, everything must be in balance if it is to survive, if it is to prosper in the highest sense, in the highest level. So, in order to live our life in this world and understand Heaven at the same time, we should try to balance our life so that the spiritual part of our Self will be blossoming, and also the worldly part of us will be more developed.Good afternoon. I am very happy to meet you today, the supposed-to-be one of the most intelligent races of people in Asia or in the world. Is the translation OK? Yes. If the translation is OK, you’re supposed to smile, but I didn’
Words of Wisdom
2022-05-25   1924 Views
2022-05-25
Words of Wisdom

To Live a Balanced Life in This World and Heaven, Part 2 of 12, May 22, 1993

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Words of Wisdom

To Live a Balanced Life in This World and Heaven, Part 2 of 12, May 22, 1993

(Master possesses the omnipresent almighty power. However, Master is unwilling to reveal Her power. Instead of dwelling on our outer appearance, She always talks about discovering our inner wisdom, compassion and universal love, developing our transcendental power within, and pursuing liberation from the cycle of transmigration.) “(As humans, we tend to believe in someone or something that has been accepted by the public, often without thinking. Conversely, we tend to doubt someone or something that has not been widely recognized. It is like when Lord Jesus was alive, the masses did not believ
Words of Wisdom
2022-05-24   1666 Views
2022-05-24
Words of Wisdom

To Live a Balanced Life in This World and Heaven, Part 1 of 12, May 22, 1993

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Words of Wisdom

To Live a Balanced Life in This World and Heaven, Part 1 of 12, May 22, 1993

(Let me relate one of my own experiences to demonstrate how our Master, Supreme Master Ching Hai, has the incredible power of omnipresence.) “(Hallo, everyone. How are you? I’m so glad that you can join us today for this very special event. While many people think that we’ll surely become malnourished if we eat only plant-based food, scientific research shows otherwise. Pork has a protein content of 16%, whereas soy is 26% protein – far more nutrient-dense than pork. Therefore, more and more vegans are finding out that it is not a big leap to shift from a meat diet to a vegan diet. It’s only a
Words of Wisdom
2022-05-23   2123 Views
2022-05-23
Words of Wisdom

Saudi Arabian Architecture, Part 1 of 2

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Cultural Traces Around the World

Saudi Arabian Architecture, Part 1 of 2

Visitors who come to Saudi Arabia are often fascinated by the incredibly diverse architectural landscape. These include the traditional rustic mud houses to grand mosques representing the Islamic faith, along with magnificent modern skyscrapers. Because of the immense diversity of weather conditions, nature imposes tough criteria for the architect when it comes to designing buildings. The Arabian people manage these challenging weather conditions by blending traditional and modern techniques to create safe, comfortable, and impressive architectural spaces.One of the oldest building materials k
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2022-04-29   936 Views
2022-04-29
Cultural Traces Around the World

Pan Sel Myo: The Ten Flowers of Myanmar

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Cultural Traces Around the World

Pan Sel Myo: The Ten Flowers of Myanmar

Myanmar's thriving arts and crafts scene celebrates the countries' deep-rooted culture and religious traditions, dating back many centuries. The importance of the Buddha and His teachings are evident throughout the "Pan Sel Myo," or "Ten Flowers of Myanmar," which comprises the ten traditional forms of artistic craft-making conducted in the country. The first flower of the "Ten Flowers of Myanmar" is Panchi, the art of painting. The earliest paintings in Myanmar are traced back to the 11th century and are housed in the many monasteries and pagodas of the ancient UNESCO World Heritage city of B
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2022-04-22   842 Views
2022-04-22
Cultural Traces Around the World

The Kalash - Observers of the Sun, Moon and Stars

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Cultural Traces Around the World

The Kalash - Observers of the Sun, Moon and Stars

The Kalash are a unique people living in the Chitral District of northern Pakistan. Considered to be the indigenous people of the area, the Kalash have a population of approximately 3,000 and their culture is believed to date back 3,000 years. They speak Kalasha, a Dardic language which belongs to the Indo-Aryan language tree.The Chitral District, home to the Kalash, is quite a fertile region. The word Chitral comes from the Khowar language and means field. Kalash fields are filled with an abundance of crops including wheat, corn, buckwheat, apples, apricots and walnuts. They also utilize rive
Cultural Traces Around the World
2022-04-20   548 Views
2022-04-20
Cultural Traces Around the World

The Wonderful Crafts of Ukraine

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Cultural Traces Around the World

The Wonderful Crafts of Ukraine

One of the most famous artistic traditions of Ukraine is the decorative painting style known as Petrykivka painting. This painting style was originally a form of local indigenous art practiced by the Zaporozhian Sich people. Originally, the style was practiced mainly by women who were inclined to paint the interior walls of their family dwellings with large-scale decorative murals consisting of rich patterns depicting flowers, fruits, and plants, sometimes alongside animal-people and humans. Flower types most often featured in the paintings were asters, dahlias, roses, and chamomile. In 2013,
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2022-03-25   856 Views
2022-03-25
Cultural Traces Around the World

Welcoming Myanmar

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Cultural Traces Around the World

Welcoming Myanmar

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar, also known as Burma, is the second-largest country in Southeast Asia. Myanmar is blessed with abundant water resources, fertile soil, and a favorable climate. Half of Myanmar's territory is covered by forested plateaus, valleys, and plains.Myanmar’s people are kind, gentle, friendly, and generous. The country is home to more than 135 separate ethnic groups, each with its own traditions, history, and customs, making it one of the world’s most ethnically diverse countries and an exciting place to visit. Myanmar is considered a paradise of tropical fruits by
Cultural Traces Around the World
2022-03-16   615 Views
2022-03-16
Cultural Traces Around the World

Advanced Inventions of Ancient Egypt, Part 2 of 2

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Advanced Inventions of Ancient Egypt, Part 2 of 2

Today we will continue this journey, with a look at ancient Egyptian inventions in the fields of handcrafts, metallurgy, medicine, music, and postal systems, and also share some of the ingenious ways they managed their large, complex society. The earliest forms of paper were made from papyrus plants by the ancient Egyptians around 3000 BC. Pottery was mass produced, and stone and clay pots were used to cook and store food. These types of cookware were popular and exported throughout the Mediterranean. Glasswork was also developed in ancient Egypt as early as 3,250 years ago. Ancient Egyptians
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2022-03-09   802 Views
2022-03-09
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Traditional Musical Instrument - The Ukrainian Bandura

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Traditional Musical Instrument - The Ukrainian Bandura

The Bandura was believed to be a companion of humanity, producing heavenly reverberations to comfort our souls in this material world. This exceptional instrument originates from the spiritual culture of the ancient Sumero-Akkadian civilization. The Akkadians played early versions of the Bandura in their religious events as well as in festivities and for entertainment. Later, the charming instrument was introduced into eastern European countries. The beautiful bandura where several distinctly recognizable styles are used in performances. Many Ukrainian people considered these singing bandurist
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2022-03-07   1100 Views
2022-03-07
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Advanced Inventions of Ancient Egypt, Part 1 of 2

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Advanced Inventions of Ancient Egypt, Part 1 of 2

Egypt is a transcontinental country that connects Africa and Asia with a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula, bordered by the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south, Libya to the west, and the states of Palestine and Israel to the northeast. The longest river in the world, the Nile flows north-south through Egypt, and millennia-old monuments stand along the Nile River Valley, including the colossal Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx. Egypt has one of the longest histories in the world, tracing its civilization and cultural heritage along the Nile Delta back at l
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2022-03-02   1165 Views
2022-03-02
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The Amazigh - A Celebration of Kinship and Culture

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The Amazigh - A Celebration of Kinship and Culture

The Amazigh people have a rich history and are considered to be the indigenous inhabitants of North Africa. Their name, Amazigh, means free people and the plural form is Imazighen. Ancient Egyptians first made reference to the Amazigh people in 3,000 BC using the name Temehu.The Amazigh flag was created in 1997 by the Amazigh Congress. While the flag itself is a symbol of unity and cultural continuance, each color of the flag is symbolic of their land and values. It is said that the blue represents the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. The green color symbolizes the traditional Tamazgh
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2022-02-24   558 Views
2022-02-24
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