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Characteristics of Islamic architecture. Summary

Characteristics of Islamic architecture. Summary

Among the most representative buildings of Islamic architecture are the palaces, mosques, madrasas, the caravanserai (where pilgrims and merchants spend the night), mausoleums and baths. from Córdoba, although there are many spectacular ones around the world.

Brief biography of Socrates Who was he and what did he do?

Brief biography of Socrates Who was he and what did he do?

Born in Athens around 470 BC, Socrates is considered one of the greatest Greek philosophers. His death sentence made him a legend and a symbol of the injustices committed by Athenian democracy. There is no writing of his and his work is known to through the stories of his disciples, especially by Plato with his work "The Apology of Socrates."

Definition of Revolution, characteristics and types

Definition of Revolution, characteristics and types

What is a Revolution? The revolution is the radical (or profound) change or transformation with respect to the immediate past. It can occur in several fields simultaneously (economic, political, cultural, social, etc.) and above all have far-reaching consequences, breaking the established order. What types of Revolution are there?

Short Biography of Archaeologist Theodor Wiegand

Short Biography of Archaeologist Theodor Wiegand

Theodor Wiegand (Bendorf am Rhein, 1864-Berlin, 1936), was a German archaeologist famous for being responsible for the great excavations in Asia such as Priene, Miletus, Petra, Samos, Baalbek and Palmyra. He was director of the Museum of Ancient Art of Berlin and later the German Archaeological Institute published fundamental works with the results of these excavations.

The JCyL maintains its support for the Atapuerca Project

The JCyL maintains its support for the Atapuerca Project

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism will maintain financial support to continue promoting the deposits in the Sierra de Atapuerca. This year's campaign will take place from July 1 to 25 and will have 50 excavators. The metallic structure that the Ministry is building to reinforce the roof of Gran Dolina will be ready in the next few days.

Synopsis of ‘The Land of Painted Caves’ (nº6) by Jean M. Auel

Synopsis of ‘The Land of Painted Caves’ (nº6) by Jean M. Auel

'The land of the painted caves' is the sixth and last installment of the series "The children of the Earth" by Jean M. Auel, which is made up of 'The cave bear clan', 'The valley of the horses', 'The Mammoth Hunters', 'The Plains of Transit' and 'The Stone Refuges'. Jean M. Auel combines his brilliant narrative skills and attractive characters with a surprising recreation of the way of life of thousands of years ago, capturing the terrain and making the places, desires, beliefs, creativity and everyday life of Ice Age Europeans very real to today's reader.

Biography of Perseus, the demigod who killed Medusa

Biography of Perseus, the demigod who killed Medusa

Perseus was a demigod, son of Zeus and Danae. His grandfather, Acrisio, puts him and Danae in an ark and throws them into the sea, fearing the oracle that had predicted that his grandson was going to kill him. Island of Serifos, where Dictis finds them who rescues them and decides to take care of the child. Perseus and Medusa The king of the island, Polydectes, was in love with Danae but feared that Perseus would claim the kingdom.

Skeleton of a woman from more than 4,000 years ago found in Germany

Skeleton of a woman from more than 4,000 years ago found in Germany

A skeleton of a woman who died more than 4,000 years ago was found by a team of workers during an excavation in Germany. For now, the age of the woman at the time of her death is unknown.The discovery of the archaeological remains occurred in the German state of Brandenburg, in a place near the German town of Bietikow, when a team of workers they wanted to install wind turbines.

Biography of Chrysippus de Solos, the philosopher who died of a fit of laughter

Biography of Chrysippus de Solos, the philosopher who died of a fit of laughter

Chrysippus de Solos was born in the year 281/78 BC. (varies according to the sources) in Athens. He was one of the greatest philosophers of ancient Greece, and the greatest exponent of the Stoic school. In addition, he is considered the founder of grammar as a discipline. Diogenes Laertius says of him that: Yes the gods would take care of dialectics, they would use Chrysippus' dialectics.

Biography of Hestia (Vesta), the fire goddess of the hearth

Biography of Hestia (Vesta), the fire goddess of the hearth

Hestia, for the Romans Vesta, was the daughter of Cronos and Rhea and one of the Olympian Goddesses sister of Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Hera and Demeter. She was the goddess of home fire and sacrificial fire and who received the fat of all sacrifice that were offered to the other Gods.Casta and virgin, was transformed into an abstract deity, coming to represent the fire of the interior of the Earth.

Cannabis discovered in an ancient biblical sanctuary that would have used the plant for hallucinogenic purposes

Cannabis discovered in an ancient biblical sanctuary that would have used the plant for hallucinogenic purposes

A team of scientists has discovered traces of cannabis and incense in an ancient biblical shrine in Israel, and suggests that the substances may have been used for hallucinogenic purposes during worship ceremonies. The results of the study were published Thursday in the journal Tel Aviv.

They discover the oldest monumental construction of the Mayan civilization in Mexico

They discover the oldest monumental construction of the Mayan civilization in Mexico

Scientists from the University of Arizona discovered the monumental construction of the largest and oldest Mayan civilization known to date, the discovery was made in an area known as Aguada Fénix, located in Balancán, in the state of Tabasco (southeastern Mexico). rectangular structure, built with clay and earth, it was probably used for mass rituals between the years 1.

Archaeologists would have identified the Jezreel winery that appears in the Bible

Archaeologists would have identified the Jezreel winery that appears in the Bible

In 2013, an archaeological investigation led to the discovery of a winery in the Jezreel Valley, located in the North of Israel, whose dimensions were exposed in the following years, revealing several facilities carved into the bedrock. Jezreel, whose existence is mentioned in the Bible, specifically in the books of Kings I and II.

Network History

Network History

Thursday, November 26, 2020CoursesCourse on Scientific ThinkingIs scientific thinking only for scientists? Its usefulness goes much further, helping people make better decisions all ... DinosaursThe evolution of the Triceratops shieldA team of paleontologists, led by Spaniards, analyzes how this iconic anatomical structure of the ceratopsians, the group that includes the.

What were dinosaur eggs like? Soft or hard?

What were dinosaur eggs like? Soft or hard?

It is not about the chicken and egg dilemma but a much older mystery. Which came first, soft shell dinosaur eggs or hard shell eggs? A team of Argentine and US paleontologists says they have an answer. "By describing the clutches belonging to the species Protoceratops from Mongolia and Mussaurus from Argentina, we show that these two dinosaurs laid eggs with a soft, membranous shell," says paleontologist Matteo Fabbri of the Yale University and co-author of a paper published today in the journal Nature.

The evolutionary history of measles puts a new date on the origin of the virus

The evolutionary history of measles puts a new date on the origin of the virus

The measles virus began infecting humans 1,400 years earlier than previously thought. Thus concludes a new study whose results can help in the fight against other human pathogens. Approximately in the 6th century BC. About 1,400 years earlier than is currently estimated, the measles virus separated from a closely related virus that was transmitted between livestock, according to a new study published in the journal Science.

Life took 700,000 years to recover after the end of the dinosaurs

Life took 700,000 years to recover after the end of the dinosaurs

The study, published this week in the journal Geology, has provided new data on how and why life recovered so quickly in the area where the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs impacted (Chicxulub, in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico). The research, reported on Wednesday by the University of Granada in a statement, reveals the rapid diversification and stabilization of the benthic community (formed by the organisms that inhabit the bottom of aquatic ecosystems), after the impact of the asteroid which caused the mass extinction at the end of the Cretaceous (K-Pg).

A 3,200-year-old piece of clay surprises with its great resemblance to the pig from ‘Angry Birds’

A 3,200-year-old piece of clay surprises with its great resemblance to the pig from ‘Angry Birds’

In addition to the curious and striking object, Chinese archaeologists found a ceramic plaque with a carved figure of a phoenix and a dragon, symbolizing good fortune. A clay figure dating back some 3,200 years recently discovered by archaeologists in China has been stolen the attention of the Network.

1,300-year-old church found at the site of Jesus' transfiguration

1,300-year-old church found at the site of Jesus' transfiguration

The Israeli archaeological authority announced the discovery of the remains of a 1,300-year-old church near Mount Tabor, the biblical Mount of Transfiguration, where according to Christian tradition Jesus began to shine with rays of light and spoke with the prophets Moses and Elías: The town of Kfar Kama stands near the site today, where the church was discovered during an archaeological excavation prior to the construction of a municipal playground.

They discover a house where Moctezuma hosted Spanish conquerors in 1519

They discover a house where Moctezuma hosted Spanish conquerors in 1519

Remains of the basalt slab floors that belonged to an open space in the Old Houses of Axayácatl, where Hernán Cortés and the conquerors were accommodated by Moctezuma II upon their arrival in Tenochtitlan and from where they fled in the so-called Noche Triste, they were located by Mexican archaeologists.