Ibn Sina

Ibn Sina

Ibn Sina ابن سینا‎ or Avicenna (c. 980 – June 1037) - a Persian Muslim polymath, physician and astronomer...

Nilometer

Nilometer

Nilometer – In ancient Egypt, a structure whose purpose was to measure the Nile River's level during the...

Suleiman I

Suleiman I

Suleiman I (1494 – 1566) or Kanunî Sultan Süleyman (قانونى سلطان سليمان‎ "The Lawgiver Suleiman") or Suleiman the...

Socrates

Socrates

Socrates Σωκράτης (c. 470 – 399 BCE) - A Greek (Athenian) philosopher, one of the founders of Western philosophy...

Tsantsa

Tsantsa

Shrunken head or tsantsa – A practice of headshrinking by the Jivaroan tribes (Shuar, Achuar, Huambisa, Aguaruna) used...

Bastet

Bastet

Bastet – A goddess of ancient Egyptian religion, originally a fierce lioness warrior goddess of the sun, later...

Stubbs

Stubbs

Stubbs (1997 – 2017) - A famous cat, mayor of the historic district of Talkeetna, Alaska from July...

Khoomei

Khoomei

Khoomei Хөөмей or Hooliin Chor - Mongolian throat singing also practiced in Inner Mongolia, Tuva and Siberia -...

Tahu’a

Tahu’a

Tahu’a - A man of religion in Polynesian societies in charge of ritual ceremonies, having a broad knowledge...

Umayyads

Umayyads

Umayyads الأمويون or The Banu Umayya بَنُو أُمَيَّة‎ – The first hereditary and ruling family of the caliphate...

Cemevi

Cemevi

Cemevi - A place where Alevi-Bektashiyyah populations gather around their traditions featuring music and dancing, and where both...

Li Shizhen

Li Shizhen

Li Shizhen 李时珍 (1518 - 1593) – A Chinese physician, naturalist, pharmacologist, herbalist and acupuncturist, known for his...

Mount Zaô

Mount Zaô

Mount Zaô 蔵王山 - A complex volcano between Yamagata Prefecture and Miyagi Prefecture in Japan - Famous for...

Hongi

Hongi

Hongi - The traditional Maori greeting, two people pressing their noses together while touching foreheads- The breath of...

Asclepius

Asclepius

Asclepius Ἀσκληπιός - God of medicine in ancient Greek religion, son of Apollo – The rod of Asclepius...

Marabout

Marabout

Marabout مُرابِط‎ - A Muslim religious leader and teacher in North and West Africa – The term may...

Kotohira-gû

Kotohira-gû

Kotohira-gû 金刀比羅宮 - A Shinto shrine, also known as Konpira-dai-gongen 金比羅大権現 or Konpira-san, located in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan...

Eihei-ji

Eihei-ji

Eihei-ji 永平寺 “temple of eternal peace” - One of two main temples of the Sōtō school of Zen...

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia Αγία Σοφία – Located in present Istanbul, Turkey – A Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal cathedral, built...

Yoshinogari

Yoshinogari

Yoshinogari 吉野ヶ里 遺跡 - A large and complex site from Yayoi period, in Saga Prefecture, Kyūshū, Japan –...

Ôuchi-juku

Ôuchi-juku

Ôuchi-juku 大内宿 - A post station in Japan's Edo period located in Fukushima Prefecture – With traditional thatched...

Sadhu

Sadhu

Sadhu साधु "straight, right, leading straight to goal" – A religious ascetic person in India who has renounced...

Chakras

Chakras

Chakras चक्र “wheel, circle” – Energetic points in the subtle body in old Indian traditions – Although variable,...

Acupuncture

Acupuncture

Acupuncture 针灸 - Traditional therapeutic system of Chinese medicine. Its principle consists to preserve or restore health in...

Qi Gong

Qi Gong

Qi Gong 气功 "Breath control". - Traditional Chinese gymnastics and a science of breathing based on knowledge and...

Inipi

Inipi

Inipi - A type of sweat lodge, a Lakota purification ceremony. Stones are heated and placed in the...

Momotarô

Momotarô

Momotarô 桃太郎, "Peach Boy" - A popular Japanese hero born from a giant peach. After befriended a talking...

Yin and Yang

Yin and Yang

Chinese science is based on the alternation and complementarity of yin (陰, simplified: 阴) and yang (陽, simplified:...

Sika deer

Sika deer

Sika deer - nihonjika 日本鹿(ニホンジカ) "Japanese deer" - A species of deer native to East Asia, overabundant in...

Popol Vuh

Popol Vuh

Popol Vuh – “Book of the Community” or “Book of Counsel” – A mythological text of Kʼicheʼ Maya...

Ayurveda

Ayurveda

Ayurveda आयुर्वॆद - An antic system of medicine in India – Divided into eight canonical components: general medicine,...

Yoga

Yoga

Yoga योग "to attach, join, harness, yoke" - Disciplines or practices resulting from Indian philosophies that seeks through...

O-jigi

O-jigi

O-Jigi お辞儀 – The Japanese etiquette of bowing, with very precise codes depending on the protagonists and the...

Joyo Kanji

Joyo Kanji

Jōyō kanji 常用漢字 (literally "regular-use Chinese characters") – An official list of 2,136 characters issued in 2010 –...

Tengu

Tengu

Tengu 天狗 ("heavenly dog") – A Japanese legendary creature taking their name from a dog-like Chinese demon and...

Salaryman

Salaryman

Salaryman サラリーマン – A salaried worker who enters a company after college staying there all his whole career.

Rakugo

Rakugo

Rakugo 落語 – A form of Japanese verbal entertainment, a storyteller (rakugoka) sitting on stage in seiza position.

Onsen

Onsen

Onsen 温泉 – One of the thousands of the Japanese hot volcanic springs – May be outdoor (roten-buro)...

Bocce

Bocce

Bocce or bocci – The traditional maltese ball sport, closely related to the French Petanque, English Bowls and...

Genpuku

Genpuku

Genpuku元服 – A Japanese coming-of-age ceremony dating back to Nara Period (after a Tang Dynasty Chinese custom) –...

Wabi-sabi

Wabi-sabi

Wabi-sabi侘寂 – A Japanese concept who calls for the acceptance of impermanence and imperfection – Many aspects are...

Maneki Neko

Maneki Neko

Maneki-neko 招き猫 (literally "beckoning cat") – A Japanese figurine usually displayed at the entrance of shops or restaurants...

Olmecs

Olmecs

Olmecs – One of the oldest civilizations in Mesoamerica (present. Veracruz and Tabasco) – From 1500 BCE to...

Daruma

Daruma

Daruma だるま (doll) – A Japanese traditional doll (generally painted red but not only) modeled after Bodhidharma, the...

Sushi

Sushi

Sushi 寿司 – A Japanese dish of prepared vinegared rice, accompanied by seafood, vegetables…

Tartan

Tartan

Tartan (or breacan) – A pattern in woven wool associated with Scotland consisting in horizontal and vertical bands...

Gusle

Gusle

Gusle гусле – A single-stringed musical instrument and musical style accompanied by singing - Traditionally from the Dinarides...


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