Sex has fascinated mankind from the very beginning of time. Conservatives may argue that it has become more than central in today’s over-liberal society, a far cry from the pious nature of our forebears. The truth, however, is that people from the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations practiced various sexual traditions that were downright weird.
Few architects in the world have had such a major effect on modern house designs, like Frank Lloyd Wright. He changed the face of contemporary living with carports, floor plans, and air-conditioning. Frank Lloyd Wright houses continue to inspire generations of designers. Many of his buildings were later handed over to charity and opened for
For better, or for worse, world history has often been shaped and reshaped both by selfish pursuits and sacrifices during a war. The battlefield, no wonder, is a strange place where betrayal, violence, and horror live side by side with unspeakable courage, determination, and honor. Stories and legends of glorious victories, fallen heroes, and bloody
It’s just fascinating to see how the lives of Virgin Mary, Jesus Christ, and all the saints have inspired artists for centuries. If you have ever been to a museum of Christian art, you’ll agree how exciting it is to stand in front of these masterpieces that we normally get to see in pictures, books,
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