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Persepolis

Persepolis

Persepolis (Old Persian: Pārsa) - The ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550–330 BCE). UNESCO World Heritage...

Banya

Banya

Banya баня - a Slavic steam bath consisting of a small room with a stove. Very central in...

Majlis

Majlis

Majlis مجلس‎ - A place and/or institution for an administrative, social or religious assembly in Islamic countries. Etym....

Cemevi

Cemevi

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

Stubbs

Stubbs

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

Nilometer

Nilometer

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

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...

Inipi

Inipi

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

Bes

Bes

Bes - an ancient Egyptian deity, protector of households, mothers and children, defender of everything good, enemy of...

Tyrtaeus

Tyrtaeus

Tyrtaeus Τυρταῖος - A Greek lyric poet – Famous for political and military elegies - It is said...

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan Кыргызстан – A landlocked country in Central Asia on the path of the Silk Road – Capital...

Matera

Matera

Matera - a city in Southern Italy - World Heritage Site UNESCO (1993) / European Capital of Culture...

Solomon Temple

Solomon Temple

Solomon's Temple (בֵּית־הַמִּקְדָּשׁ‬: Beit HaMikdash) - The Holy (and First) Temple in ancient Jerusalem - Destroyed in 587...

Kinderdijk

Kinderdijk

Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout - UNESCO World Heritage Site 1994... “a complex system for draining parts of the...

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal ताज महल ("Crown of the Palaces") - An ivory-white marble mausoleum in Agra, commissioned in...

Amber Room

Amber Room

The Amber Room Янтарная комната - A chamber decorated in amber panels reconstructed betw. 1979 and 2003 (Catherine...

Torii

Torii

Torii 鳥居 "bird abode" - A traditional Japanese gate at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine.

Samarkand

Samarkand

Samarkand (Samarqand) - Crossroads of cultures, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Central Asia.

Petra

Petra

Petra البتراء / Πέτρα - A historical and archaeological city in Jordan - Capital city of the Nabataean...

Carthage

Carthage

Carthage - Qart-ḥadašt ("New City"), the center of the ancient Carthaginian civilization (near Tunis).

Bagan

Bagan

Bagan ပုဂံ - The capital of the Pagan Kingdom (Myanmar) - Over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries...

castle

How do we represent "a castle" and what place does it take in cultures and societies? How do...

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