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29 Oct 2008
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people closed like mummies try 2 enter Lenin mausoleum on Red Square Moscow Russia
15 Dec 2009
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Take a tour of Bourguiba Mausoleum in Monastir, Tunisia – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats. This mausoleum was built for and named after the first president of Tunisia, Habib Bourguiba. The circular domes and archways are offset by the towering octagonal minarets marking the entrance. Built in 1963 this structure is the burial place of Bourguiba and his family. The gilded gold and green domes and creamy Italian marble of this structure speak to the extravagance lavished upon the building for the so called father of Tunisian modern politics. Take in the exquisitely intricate designs covering the archways of the courtyard. Because of its political significance and sheer beauty, this mausoleum has become one of Tunisia's coveted treasures.
6 Dec 2010
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Take a tour of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi, Viet Nam – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats. Hanoi, Vietnam once the site of great turmoil and strife has become a metropolis of culture and history. A monument celebrating the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is a site of great stature. The memorial was constructed in Ba Dihn Square where Ho Chi Minh read Vietnam’s Declaration of Independence in September of 1945. This magnificent building was constructed with an exterior of gray granite and a black and red stone interior. Within the central hall is the preserved body of Ho Chi Minh, regularly maintained and open for viewing and venerating. The mausoleum is surrounded by beautiful gardens that grow close to 250 different types of Vietnamese flora.
6 Dec 2010
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11 May 2007
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I have had a little clean up on my subscriber page deleted inactive/deleted accounts. And also the voting is over in Norway and the political parti I support WON :-) Im very happy about that :-)
12 Sep 2007
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During his rule (259 BCE - 210 BCE), Emperor Qin's lavish building projects and harsh reign caused unrest among Chinese peasants. They gathered, seized the steel weapons from the terracotta warriors in his mausoleum, and staged an uprising that overthrew the dynasty. The succeeding Han Dynasty would rule China for the next 400 years. explore™ (*******explore****) is a multimedia organization that documents leaders around the world who have devoted their lives to extraordinary causes. Both educational and inspirational, explore creates a portal into the soul of humanity by championing the selfless acts of others. Distributed by TubeMogul.
5 Apr 2007
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Many people in the world know Leonardo DA VINCI (1452-1519)the Italian artist having a great range of capabilities in addittion Many people in the world know Leonardo DA VINCI (1452-1519)the Italian artist having a great range of capabilities in addittion to painting, like anatomy, bridge building, flight, war machines, cartography, architecture, mathematics, geology, biology, natural history, music and philosophy. On the other hand in the Islamic World a parallel and at least an equally important person lived in the same period .Unfortunately even many Moslems do not have any information about "The master architect Mimar Sinan", (1488-1588) who is also honored with a crater on Mercury named after him. Sinan's mosques and buildings of other types offer big scope for study because while no Italian architect built more than a few domed structures, Sinan is credited with over a hundred, including twenty-five in Istanbul alone. Various sources state that Sinan was the architect of around 360 structures Examples of his architecture aside from Istanbul and Edirne, can also be seen in Syria , Jerusalem, Egypt, Tunisia, Algiers, the Balkans and Hungary, where he built mosques, bridges, fountains ,palaces, aqueducts ,libraries and schools . Sinan participated in many military campaigns ranging from Central Europe to Iran and Iraq . In his job as a military engineer he oversaw the building of fortifications, ships and bridges. He made his first biggest reputation when he constructed a bridge over the River Pruth in Moldavia in just a few days. During his extensive travels for military purposes he saw many fine examples of the architecture of several civilizations, and took note of their qualities. Because of his exceptional talents and ability for organization, he was appointed chief architect to the Sultan Suleyman the Magnificient in 1538. So in this point I must say that Moslems can not show the world their values as well as other cultures do which is very important in intercultural relations.. Sinan who was generally considered the greatest of all Ottoman architects, unlike Vinci's luxurious life, lived in poverty during his century long life although he paid the highest wages to people he employed.In addition he was also a great inventor in acoustics,mathematics,geology,decoration with his 'matchless masterpieces in the world' which are 'worthy of the admiration of humankind'. Due to Sinan's rising reputation, many royal and individual clients demands caused a building boom that changed the Istanbul landscape to what today the Turks and people from all over the world consider the quality of this great city's image. Sinan, in the bridges he built, has masterfully combined art with functionalism. The largest of his work in this group is the nearly 635 m. long Büyükçekmece Bridge in Istanbul. Other significant examples are Silivri Bridge outside of Istanbul, Lüleburgaz (Sokullu Mehmet Pasha) Bridge on Lüleburgaz River, Sinanli Bridge over Ergene River and Drina Bridge which has became the title of the famous novel of Yugoslav author Ivo Andriç. While Sinan was maintaining and improving the water supply system of Istanbul, he has built arched aqueducts at several locations within the city. Maglova Arch over Alibey River, which is 257 meter long, 35 meters high and displaying two layers of arches is one of the best samples of its kind. Sinan's masterpiece at the age of 80 is the Selimiye Mosque in Edirne. Here the dome is placed above a square, being the largest dome in the world surpassing the Hagia Sophia where there are no columns to obstruct the view of the mosque He was an architect who grew up in one of the most splendid periods of the Ottoman Empire, and he contributed to this era with his Works below. • 94 great mosques (camii), • 57 universities, • 52 smaller mosques (mescit), • 41 bath-houses (hamam). • 35 palaces (saray), • 22 mausoleums (türbe), • 20 caravansary (kervansaray; han), • 17 public kitchens (imaret), • 8 bridges, • 8 store houses and • 7 schools (medrese), • 6 aqueducts, 3 hospitals (darüşşifa) God rest his soul in Peace. BEST REGARDS
15 May 2007
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The Taj Mahal was designed as a mausoleum for Mumtaz Mahal, the favorite wife of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. While the white domed tomb is the most famous structure, the Taj Mahal is actually a large, interconnected complex of gardens and buildings. explore™ (*******explore****) is a multimedia organization that documents leaders around the world who have devoted their lives to extraordinary causes. Both educational and inspirational, explore creates a portal into the soul of humanity by championing the selfless acts of others. Distributed by TubeMogul.
2 Jul 2007
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The secrets of the TAJ MAHAL NOW READ THIS....... No one has ever challenged it except Prof. P. N. Oak, who believes the whole world has been duped. In his book Taj Mahal: The True Story, Oak says the Taj Mahal is not Queen Mumtaz's tomb but an ancient Hindu temple palace of Lord Shiva (then known as Tejo Mahalaya ) . In the course of his research O ak discovered that the Shiva temple palace was usurped by Shah Jahan from then Maharaja of Jaipur, Jai Singh. In his own court chronicle, Badshahnama, Shah Jahan admits that an exceptionally beautiful grand mansion in Agra was taken from Jai SIngh for Mumtaz's burial . The ex-Maharaja of Jaipur still retains in his secret collection two orders from Shah Jahan for surrendering the Taj building. Using captured temples and mansions, as a burial place for dead courtiers and royalty was a common practice among Muslim rulers. For example, Humayun,Akbar, Etmud-ud-Daula and Safdarjung are all buried in such mansions. Oak's inquiries began with the name of Taj Mahal. He says the term " Mahal " has never been used for a building in any Muslim countries from Afghanisthan to Algeria . "The unusual explanation that the term Taj Mahal derives from Mumtaz Mahal was illogical in atleast two respects. Firstly, her name was never Mumtaz Mahal but Mumtaz-ul-Zamani," he writes. Secondly, one cannot omit the first three letters 'Mum' from a woman's name to derive the remainder as the name for the building."Taj Mahal, he claims, is a corrupt version of Tejo Mahalaya, or Lord Shiva's Palace . Oak also says the love story of Mumtaz and Shah Jahan is a fairy tale created by court sycophants, blundering historians and sloppy archaeologists . Not a single royal chronicle of Shah Jahan's time corroborates the love story. Furthermore, Oak cites several documents suggesting the Taj Mahal predates Shah Jahan's era, and was a temple dedicated to Shiva, worshipped by Rajputs of Agra city. For example, Prof. Marvin Miller of New York took a few samples from the riverside doorway of the Taj. Carbon dating tests revealed that the door was 300 years older than Shah Jahan. European traveler Johan Albert Mandelslo,who visited Agra in 1638 (only seven years after Mumtaz's death), describes the life of the cit y in his memoirs. But he makes no reference to the Taj Mahal being built. The writings of Peter Mundy, an English visitor to Agra within a year of Mumtaz's death, also suggest the Taj was a noteworthy building well before Shah Jahan's time. Prof. Oak points out a number of design and architectural inconsistencies that support the belief of the Taj Mahal being a typical Hindu temple rather than a mausoleum. Many rooms in the Taj ! Mahal have remained sealed since Shah Jahan's time and are still inaccessible to the public. Oak asserts they contain a headless statue of Lord Shiva and other objects commonly used for worship rituals in Hindu temples . Fearing political backlash, Indira Gandhi's government tried to have Prof. Oak's book withdrawn from the bookstores, and threatened the Indian publisher of the first edition dire consequences . There is only one way to discredit or validate Oak's research. The current government should open the sealed rooms of the Taj Mahal under U.N. supervision, and let international experts investigate. Do circulate this to all you know and let them know about this reality....
3 Jul 2007
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The Taj Mahal is a symbol of Love. It is a mausoleum located in Agra, India, that was built under Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal incorporates and expands on many design traditions, particularly Hindu, Persian and earlier Mughal architecture. It is famous for the use of white marble inlaid with semi-precious stones. In 1983, Taj Mahal became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
12 Nov 2007
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Sun Yat San's Mausoleum
1 Dec 2007
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After finish visit Sun Yat San's Mausoleum, we continue to SuZhou city and carrying out with cruising on Qin Huai River
1 Dec 2007
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on 21 Nov 2007, we visited the Song Qin Ling's Mausoleum. After that we progress towards the Shanghai Pudong Airport and fly back to Malaysia
4 Dec 2007
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Stunning, overgrown and enchanting Victorian cemetery. Tree-lined avenues, tombs, mausoleums and grave-stones tumbling with ivy and history. Stroll around the winding pathways and find the famous residents.
9 Jan 2008
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Introduction Film of East & Southeast Anatolia Doğu - Güneydoğu Anadolu Tanıtım Filmi Eastern and Southeastern Anatolia With its high mountain ranges, remote plateaus, lakes and river beds splashed with colour, plus some of the best Turkish architecture anywhere, this region of Anatolia brings history to life. Sivas, Divriği, Erzurum, Battalgazi, Harput, and Ahlat, allcities in this region, were important centres of Seljuk art. In Eastern Anatolia are the cities of Ağrı, Bingöl, Bitlis, Elazığ, Erzincan, Erzurum, Hakkari, Kars, Malatya, Muş, Tunceli, Van, Ardahan and Iğdır, while in the southeast are the largercities of Adıyaman, Diyarbakır, Gaziantep, Mardin, Siirt, Şanlıurfa, Batman, Şırnak and Kilis. Travelling around the east is more challenging, with huge distances between towns, extremes of climate and fewer facilities, but this is amply compensated bythe remote beauty, relatively unspoilt scenery and of course hospitality of the people. The city of Erzurum is located on a large plane at an altitude of 1950 metres, and contains many religious schools, tombs and mosques from both the Seljuk and Ottoman period. Kars, in the far northeast, is famous for its castle, and nearby Ocaklı (Ani)is a historical city with rich architecture from the 10th and 11th centuries. Mount Ararat (Agri Dagi), whose peak soars up to 5165 metres, is significant to different religions. It is believed that after the Flood, in which all humanity was destroyed, Noah's ark came to rest on Mount Ararat and as the waters receded, Noah andhis family settled on the nearby plane of Igdir. As their numbers increased, they eventually spread along the Tigris and Euphrates rivers to other parts of Anatolia. Accordingly, Igdir is seen as the centre from which the second generation of humanitymultiplied and again spread over the world.The magnificent palace complex of İshak Paşa, which looks down onto Dogubeyazit, was built in the late 17th century by the Ottoman governor Ishak Pasa. The location and appearance of the castle is stunning, and is made up of a kitchen unit, a mosqueand separate womens and mens quarters.Lake Van is one of the highlights of the country and a tour of the entire lake should be made in order to experience the full range of beauty, including beautiful mountain silhouettes, bays, beaches, islands and important centres of Turkish culture andart. The city of Van, on the southeast of the lake, was the capital city of the Urartu empire and Van Castle, built around 1000 BC, is a marvellous example of that age. South of Van, the city of Edremit is a poplar vacation spot famous for its beaches, campsites and restaurants. On the island of Akdamar is a museum which was originally a 10th century church. As the Tigris and Euphrates flow towards the planesof Mesopotamia, they pass through an important region of Anatolia which contains the cities of Diyarbakir, Mardin, Adıyaman, Şanlıurfa and Gaziantep, which is the oldest cultural settlement centre in Anatolia. North of Diyarbakır is Çayonu, the mostimportant neolithic settlement of the area. The basalt walls of Diyarbakır, which are more than 5km long, are the longest city walls in the country.Mardin is one of the few cities in the country that has preserved its traditional aesthetic architecture, and is unique also because of its unusual location on top of a hill. The prophet Abraham, who is the father of three different religions,is believed to have lived in Şanlıurfa and Harran and so are considered to be sacred places.The Atatürk Dam, built in Bozova near Şanlıurfa, is the biggest in Turkey and the fourth largest in the world, and the area around Harran will be the most productive agricultural region of the country. Gaziantep is the most important industrial andagricultural area in southeastern Anatolia, and best known for its special varieties of kebap, lahmacun and baklava, and its Antep pistachios.Northeast of Adıyaman, on top of Mount Nemrut (Nemrut Dag) is the mausoleum made for the Commagene King, Antiochus I. On the east and west of the memorial grave site are the terraces where rituals were carried out, and of course the world famous hugestatues of the gods, which are best experienced at sunrise or sunset. Malatya is an important industrial and agricultural region on the lower Euphrates, famous for its apricots and the 13th century Ulu Cami mosque in Battalgazi with its beautiful glazed tiles.
26 Mar 2008
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