Most of us identify the Egyptian pyramids as massive, impressive structures, built centuries ago in the midst of nowhere. They served as the main burial sites of pharaohs, the ancient Egyptian kings. The most recent pyramid was discovered as late as November 2008, when Zahi Hawass, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, informed
Travel broadens the mind. And what could be more fulfilling than a trip to some of the most sacred places on earth? For centuries, people battled hardships to visit these places, guided by the belief that religious and spiritual powers can get rid of their wrongdoings. Yet others have traveled miles simply to soak in
They say it takes love for the country, compassion for humanity, and a strong advocacy of mercy and justice to emerge as a revered leader. However, there have been numerous instances where these leaders who were once the symbols of justice and equality, turned out to be the worst dictators in their lust for power.
Remembering our freedom fighters evoke much passion and nationalism. Many of them made the supreme sacrifice to get independence for India. They are commemorated and romanticized in the best way possible. People like Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose almost single-handedly took on the powerful British Empire. But there were many others whose
There are so many breathtaking historical monuments on earth that all of them can’t be covered in a single lifetime. In fact, it’s often difficult to narrow down which are the best. These monuments have been architectural marvels since centuries and have withstood the test of time. But more importantly, they taught us how rich
For centuries, the mystery surrounding Egyptian hieroglyphs had intrigued archaeologists and armchair historians alike. Many believed each hieroglyph to represent some idea relevant to the symbol it represented. Yet others believed that hieroglyphs followed no pattern and won’t be ever deciphered. But all that changed when the Rosetta Stone was discovered in 1799. Scientists decoded
Peter Paul Rubens (28 June 1577 — 30 May 1640) was a prominent Flemish painter and a proponent of the exuberant Baroque style of art that emphasized sensuality, movement, and color. He’s known for his counter-reformation altarpieces, landscapes, portraits, and historical paintings of allegorical and mythological subjects. Besides running a large studio in Antwerp which