Explained: The concept behind Thales philosophy involving water
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by Adithya V
1y ago
Who is Thales of Miletus? Thales was born in the Greek city of Miletus to a noble family with possible Phenicican origins around 620 BC. Not much is known about his earlier life but he had one amazing moment recorded in history where he showed his skills. Thales of Miletus – Thales Philosophy Thales ‘thug life’ moment In those days, philosophers were looked at as a low-level profession. People believed that philosophers were all poor and just did not do any work and sat in a place just thinking and writing. According to this story, Thales studied the celestial bodies and predicted that the yie ..read more
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Top 5 Emil Nolde landscape paintings and the year it was created
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by Adithya V
1y ago
Who is Emil Nolde? Emil Nolde was born in 1867 in the Prussian Duchy of Schleswig to Danish peasants. He was fond of wood carving from a very young age and made a living out of it. He was interested in painting as well and did many portraits during his youthful days. Even now Emil Nolde landscape paintings are in high demand. Many people saw his paintings and word soon spread that the boy has talent. In 1906 he was invited to join Die Brücke, which means the bridge in German. It was an association of Dresden-based Expressionist artists who discussed and explored the various techniques and met ..read more
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Two Ides of March meanings you have not heard of them yet
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by Adithya V
2y ago
Everyone thinks that the Ides of March marks the period in which the emperor of Rome, Julius Ceasar, was assassinated. While it happened during the Ides of March, the assassination is not the sole meaning. To make things worse, Shakespeare described the assassination in his play as ‘Beware the Ides of March’. Since then everybody started associating it with the same. Roman Celebration one of the Ides of March meanings This might come as a surprise to many, but the Ides of March existed even before Julius Ceasar became emperor. As events and festivals in the Roman empire go, Ides of March was ..read more
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Basilica Cistern: The secrets and story behind this masterpiece
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by Adithya V
2y ago
Every great monument or an architectural wonder is part of the city and its other buildings. But what if I told you, that this great Basilica Cistern is located below the county of Istanbul. Basilica Cistern: The secrets and story behind this masterpiece This architectural masterpiece spans more than 1000 meters and has the ability to store close to 80 thousand cubic meters of water. It is the largest surviving underground cistern in Istanbul. This is indeed a class contribution to the architectural world from the Byzantine empire. Story of the Basilica Cistern What does Basilica Cistern mean ..read more
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Everything you need to know about Vincenzo Camuccini
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by Adithya V
2y ago
Who is Vincenzo Camuccini? Vincenzo Camuccini was born in 1773 in Rome. He had an elder brother named Pietro. He spent most of his childhood days with Pietro, watching and learning everything he could. Pietro was in the business of restoring old paintings and was quite good at it. Vincenzo Camuccini Being around his elder brother and watching him restore old paintings might just be the one that sparked his interest after all. Learnings and work In fact, Pietro was his first teacher and he taught him everything he knew about the artwork, especially the restoration of artwork. Pietro also studie ..read more
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Sunlight art: Everything you need to know before you buy sunlight artwork
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by Adithya V
2y ago
What do you get when you combine a wooden canvas, magnifying glass, and the sun? You get sunlight art. No, I am not joking. It really is an art form that is pretty popular these days. Many people are looking to decorate their homes with sunlight artwork. But before you make that first purchase, get to know everything about this art form. This will help you wow guests in your home. Sunlight art. Source: Ellines Who discovered sunlight artwork? The man credited with all the plaudits for sunlight art is Michael Papadakis. It all started in 2012 for Michael Papadakis when he began his journey thro ..read more
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List of Roman aqueducts still in use today
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by Adithya V
2y ago
Roman Aqueducts are tall bridges built across the Roman empire. These structures were built to carry water to the inner cities of the empire that did not have immediate access to water. These structures are magical works of art and are still standing to this very day. Roman Aqueducts still in use today – Aqua Virgo Romans built a vast number of these aqueducts and there are a total of 11 of these massive structures. You can definitely find a list of all the roman aqueducts. But what is not very prominent is a list of Roman aqueducts still in use today. So here is the list. List of Roman aquedu ..read more
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Teppal Pepper: What makes this pepper so special?
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by Adithya V
2y ago
What is a Teppal Pepper? Teppal is the Indian name for black pepper. It is a spice that is used in many dishes around the world. They are predominantly found in Indian, Thai, and Indonesian cuisine. It is also known as the mistress of spices and is very pungent. You need to develop a taste for it. Goans use this pepper in almost every dish they make. It is predominantly used in fish curries in Konkan, Goa & Karwar. It is also used as a medicine to treat colds and headaches. Teppal peppers have a very unique flavor, with a high heat level, that is not found in other hot peppers. How do Tepp ..read more
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