Posts Tagged ‘majestic’

Diaspora in Argentina Marks Greek Independence with Majestic Video

The Greek community in Argentina marked the bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence by proudly flying the Greek flag over Buenos Aires. A drone was used by the Hellenic Collective of Buenos Aires to make a spectacular video of the celebrations. It flew over some of the most spectacular monuments of the Argentinian capital which […]

Appreciating the majestic mountain: Hamid Dabashi reflects on Edward Said

ON EDWARD SAIDRemembrance of Things Past by Hamid Dabashi250 pp. Haymarket Books $13.96 Towering is the adjective Hamid Dabashi uses the most in describing Edward Said and his singular contribution to literary theory, post-colonial studies, and the understanding of Orientalism. In this captivating collection of essays, Dabashi writes about Said, inspired by Said, or in […]

Ruins of majestic historical gateway unearthed near Persepolis

TEHRAN – The ruins of a majestic historical gateway, built upon the order of Cyrus the Great, who was the founder of the mighty Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550 – 330 BC), have been unearthed near the UNESCO-registered Persepolis in southern Iran, Iranian researchers said on Monday. Supervised by a joint mission of Iranian and Italian […]

Birka: The Mysterious Demise of a Majestic Viking Trading Center

The Viking Age in Europe brought a lot of key events and innovations, and greatly shaped the future of things that were to come. But there is a popular misconception that the Vikings were all about raiding and pillaging as they sailed to the West and the East. While they did sail all over and […]

The Enigmatic Zenigata Sunae – A Majestic Heritage of Feudal Japan

Japan is full of countless intriguing places and monuments from its rich and vibrant past. From centuries of rich, evolving history, to the devastating effects of the Second World War, Japan has certainly remained one of the most enigmatic cultures in the world, and, as such, it always offers new and unique details to be […]

Meteora: Majestic Greek Monasteries Suspended in the Air

Meteora means ‘suspended in the air’ in Greek. This site is one of the largest and most important Greek Orthodox monastic complexes. It is located in the north-western edge of the Plain of Thessaly in central Greece. The size and importance of Meteora within Greece is second only to the famed Mount Athos . Nature […]

Photographer Captures Majestic Yet Haunting Portraits Of The World’s Most Endangered Species

Next Story Planet Earth houses an estimated 8.7 million different species, with approximately 6.5 million living on land and 2.7 million in the oceans. The diversity of plants and animals living on this planet is part of what makes it so special to explore, but beyond that, it’s part of a very delicate balance within […]

A Roadmap for Lebanon to grant civil rights for Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

Shatila Palestinian camp, Beirut. Photo: Franklin Lamb     Franklin Lamb Homs Palestinian refugee camp, Syria   Part II of a III part series The United Nations Human Rights Council, along with the global community and many in Lebanon, has become increasingly concerned about the massive violations of Palestinian civil rights.  As noted in […]

Texas gun rights activists holding ‘theatrical mass shooting’ near UT campus in protest of gun-free zones

(NaturalNews) Two gun rights groups have joined forces to stage a “theatrical mass shooting” on Saturday in Austin, Texas, demonstrating the danger of gun-free […]

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