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#487 : Observing the manufacturers of stained-glass Shebeke of Sheki in Azerbaijan

#487 : Observing the manufacturers of stained-glass Shebeke of Sheki in Azerbaijan

Nico July 7, 2020 0

Idea #487 – Observing the manufacturers of stained-glass Shebeke of Sheki in Azerbaijan The craftsmen of Azerbaijan knew how to develop a quite particular technique of realization of invaluable artistic stained-glass windows, which we find

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# 197: Visiting the Last Emperor

# 197: Visiting the Last Emperor

Nico July 7, 2020 0

Idea # 197: Visit the Forbidden City in Beijing The construction of Forbidden City, the imperial palace of Beijing, was ordered by Yongle, the third emperor of the dynasty Ming, in 1406. This palace

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#562 : Exploring the Krak de Moab castle, in Renaud of Châtillon’s steps

#562 : Exploring the Krak de Moab castle, in Renaud of Châtillon’s steps

Nico July 4, 2020 0

Idea #562 – Exploring the Krak de Moab castle, in Renaud of Châtillon’s steps The Kerak of Moab or Krak of Moabites is a fort dating the XIIth century. It situated in Kerak, the

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#605 : Exploring the Scythian Necropolis of Besshatyr in Kazakhstan

#605 : Exploring the Scythian Necropolis of Besshatyr in Kazakhstan

Nico July 4, 2020 0

Idea #605 – Exploring the Scythian Necropolis of Besshatyr in Kazakhstan The Besshatyr necropolis is the main ethnographic and archaeological site of the Altyn Emel Nature Park. Besshatyr is a burial place of the

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#578 : Hiking up to the grave of the Monastery in Petra

#578 : Hiking up to the grave of the Monastery in Petra

Nico July 4, 2020 0

Idea #578 – Hiking up to the grave of the Monastery in Petra Deir (from Arabic al-Deir, “the monastery”) is the Petra’s biggest building. Its function is bound in one funeral rite, probably that

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#617 : Visiting the ancient Sogdian town of Pendjikent in Tajikistan

#617 : Visiting the ancient Sogdian town of Pendjikent in Tajikistan

Nico July 3, 2020 0

Idea #617 – Visiting the ancient Sogdian town of Pendjikent in Tajikistan The ancient city of Penjikent was established in the fifth century AD. In 722, the city was captured and set on fire

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#634 : Visiting the Royal Necropolis Shah I Zinda in Samarkand

#634 : Visiting the Royal Necropolis Shah I Zinda in Samarkand

Nico July 3, 2020 0

Idea #634 – Visiting the Royal Necropolis Shah I Zinda in Samarkand Shah-e-Zindeh (Persian: شاه زنده, meaning “living king”) is a necropolis northeast of Samarkand, made up of many mausoleums, the oldest of which

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#387 : Visiting the old convents and churches of Goa

#387 : Visiting the old convents and churches of Goa

Nico July 2, 2020 0

Idea #387 – Visiting the old churches and convents of Goa Goa, the former capital of Portuguese India, holds exceptional set of convents and churches, contemporaries of the colonial and evangelizing presence. Let us

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#566 : Visiting the antique acropole of Philadelphia in Amman in Jordan

#566 : Visiting the antique acropole of Philadelphia in Amman in Jordan

Nico July 2, 2020 0

Idea #566 – Visiting the antique acropole of Philadelphia in Amman in Jordan The city of Amman was founded in the XIIIth century B.C., and appeared in the Bible in this period under the

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# 194: Visiting Shanghai, the Pearl of Orient

# 194: Visiting Shanghai, the Pearl of Orient

Nico June 30, 2020 0

Idea # 194: Strolling in the city of Shanghai At the end of the Ogaden War, in 1842, the triumphant Westerners demand in China the creation of five free harbours : Canton, Ningbo, Amoy,

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# 196: Learning Shaolin Kung Fu

# 196: Learning Shaolin Kung Fu

Nico June 27, 2020 0

Idea # 196: Visit the monastery of Shaolin’s warrior monks The Shaolin monastery or temple Shaolin is situated on the mount Song, in the province of Henan. It was built at the end of

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#495 : Observing the most beautiful khatchkars of Armenia in Noradouz

#495 : Observing the most beautiful khatchkars of Armenia in Noradouz

Nico June 25, 2020 0

Idea #495 – Observing the most beautiful khatchkars of Armenia in Noradouz The cemetery of Noradouz, is the most famous Armenian cemetery for “khatchkars”.  A khatchkars, also spelt khachkar or xac’ k’ ar (in Armenian : “Stone with

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#361: Diving with the whitetip reef shark

#361: Diving with the whitetip reef shark

Nico June 25, 2020 0

Idea #361 – Diving with the whitetip reef shark Shark-coral or whitetip reef shark with points (Triaenodon obesus) must not be confused with whitetip shark of reef (Carcharhinus albimarginatus) or with the longimane shark

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#623 : Visiting the capital of the Parthians in Nisa in Turkmenistan

#623 : Visiting the capital of the Parthians in Nisa in Turkmenistan

Nico June 24, 2020 0

Idea #623 – Visiting the capital of the Parthians in Nisa in Turkmenistan Nisa was the capital of the Parthian Empire that dominated this region of Central Asia from the middle of the third

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#376: Being attacked by a gray langur monkey of the King Hanuman

#376: Being attacked by a gray langur monkey of the King Hanuman

Nico June 23, 2020 0

Idea #376 – Observing the langur of Hanuman in Sri Lanka Semnopithèque Entelle (Semnopithecus entellus), more known under the name of Entelle or of Langur, is a primate who lives in the Indian area.

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