The silk road had turned the country of Greece into a cultural crossroad, connecting different cultures all throughout the Mongol Empire. The most prominent connection of Greece to the Silk Road is Alexander the Great, who is thought of as one of the first travelers of the Silk Road from the West. The city of Athena has lots of beautiful monuments, such as the intricate statue of Lord Byron, located at the entrance of the Local
Paul Rabinow is Professor of anthropology at the University of California, he is born June 21, 1944. Rabinow is a Director of the Anthropology of the Contemporary Research Collaboratory (ARC), and former Director of Human Practices for the Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center (SynBERC). He is perhaps most famous for his widely influential commentary and expertise on the French philosopher Michel Foucault. (Wiki) Paul Rabinow decides to sell everything and move to Morocco to become an anthropologist, two days after the assassination of Robert Kennedy.
Casablanca is a film directed by Michael Curtis and was released January 23, 1943. The film’s genre was Drama/Romance with a runtime of 102 minutes. The main characters are Rick Blaine played by Humphrey Bogart, Ilsa Lund played by Ingrid Bergman, Yvonne played by Madeleine LeBeau, and Victor Laszlo played by Paul Henreid. This Critique will outline the storyline, Cinematograpy, and overall themes of the film. These themes include the inability to escape your past, the difficulty of Neutrality, and the airplane that took people out of the country.
He was a merchant of Venice which was a popular seaport during the 13th century in Europe. Archer (2011) explained, "The three travellers started from the coast of Syria, and made their way through Armenia and Persia to the famous city of Baghdad"(p.18). They crossed multiple cities of great repute including Kashgar, Khotan, and Yarkand which were also popular trading centers of that period. They even crossed the Gobi desert and reached China to meet Kublai Khan, a Mongol Emperor. He later wrote a book that includes vivid descriptions of the distant lands.
Contrary to popular belief, it was the first theatre Sid Grauman built on the Blvd (before the Chinese). Built in 1922, the theatre was inspired by the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb in Egypt the same year. The first movie to be shown here was Robin Hood with Douglas Fairbanks the same year. Like the rest of Hollywood, the theatre fell from grace in the 70s and it finally closed in 1992 after earthquake damage. Thankfully in 1996, it was sold for just $1 to American Cinematheque a non-profit specializing in showing indie, foreign and old movies in historic theatres, they restored it and continue to run it
history in terms of loss of life. Galveston,First visited by French and Spanish explorers in the 16th and 17th centuries, is located on Galveston Island, a 29-mile strip of land about two miles off the Texas coast and about 50 miles southeast of Houston. The city, which was named in the late 18th century for the Spanish governor of Louisiana, Bernardo de Galvez (1746-86), was incorporated in 1839 and is linked to the mainland by bridges and causeways. Galveston is a commercial shipping port and, with its warm weather and miles of beaches, has also long been a popular resort.the good thing about the hurricanes, it gave water to plants and to let people start over to move and have a fresh start with their new life where ever it will be to keep their life safe and move to another state and probably some like Arizona. the poor would start over and get a job.wind speed of 143 mph Hurricane,Affected areas: Atlantic Canada, Puerto Rico, Nebraska, Michigan and more.
In memory of the Golden Age of Rome, each year the Saturnalia was observed on December 17 at his temple on the Forum Romanum. This temple, below the Capitoline Hill, contained the Royal Treasury and is one of the oldest in Rome. The Saturnalia was one of the major events of the year. Originally only one day, it was later extended to seven days. During this festival, business was suspended, the roles of master and slaves were reversed, moral restrictions were loosened and gifts were exchanged.
Finally, the last great component of the City of Arts and Sciences which is El Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia was inaugurated on October 9, 2005, Valencia Community Day and became the opera house of the Valencia. The City of Arts and Sciences is also a huge futuristic educational complex and architectural complex. It is an entertainment-based cultural. It is the most important modern tourist destination It is the most important and famous modern tourist destination in the city of Valencia. Furthermore, it is the one of the 12 Treasures of Spain.
I. Introduction Casablanca is often referred to by many sources as one of the greatest films in history, and it’s well deserving of the title. Taking place in 1942 in the city in which it was named, the film captures the lives of those living during the conflicts of World War II. At the time, the city of Casablanca was largely populated with refugees desperate to travel to the neutral territory of the Americas. While Casablanca contains a wartime backdrop, romance seems to be another prominent genre of this film. The movie illustrates a love triangle between main characters Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman), and Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid).
This is a description of Cappadocia where you will experience the unbelievable cave-churches with cave-towns formed by volcanic explosions. • Calm and Quiet Cities of Turkey Some of the towns of Turkey are pleasing like the town of Safranbolu. The pretty houses having its red-tiled roofs are pointing to the Ottoman era. You may believe it or not, but this is very true that Halfeti town was actually under water.
Mansa Mūsā was an emperor of the West African empire of Mali. He ruled from 1307 to 1312 and did many remarkable things during his ruling such as building The Great Mosque at Timbuktu. In the Middle East and Europe, he is best known for his pilgrimage to Mecca in 1224. Sundiata, Mansa Mūsā’s grandson or great nephew, founded his dynasty and was also a West African monarch who founded western Sudanese empire of Mali. He lead the path for Mansa Mūsā to become emperor in 1312 and also helped him with his pilgrimage to Mecca in 1324.The world was awakened to the marvelous wealth of Mali due to the pilgrimage.
Today, Tokyo is Japan’s capital and is the world’s most populous metropolis. Tokyo has evolved into a wonderful and amazing city in which many admire, and a lot has changed since the preceding centuries. In the earlier days, Tokyo was originally known as Edo (a small fishing village) during the 16th century, and was formerly part of the old Musashi Province. Ōta Dōkan, who was a Japanese samurai warrior-poet, military tactician and Buddhist monk, built the Edo Castle in 1457. The ever so evolving Edo period during the 18th century, became one of the largest cities in the world with a population topping one million people.
Cruising the Strip:- The Las Vegas Strip has long been thought to be one of the most amazing sights in the United States, particularly in the late evening or after dark. The buildings along this Las Vegas main street are all architectural art in their own right, each build with a different style and theme. When entering the city at night, the thousands of neon lights, signs, and the sheer extravagance of the area will blow you away. Though this is not one of the Seven Wonders of the World, it would not take much to convince the onlooker that it truly was.