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Qutb Minar, the Incredible Victory Tower of the Mamluk Dynasty

Qutb Minar, the Incredible Victory Tower of the Mamluk Dynasty

Islamic culture has left an indelible mark on India’s celebrated architectural heritage. One of the most remarkable examples is the Qutb Minar, also known as the Victory Tower and the tallest minaret in the world built of bricks.

Who invented the toothbrush?

Who invented the toothbrush?

Looking for an innovative dental hygiene enthusiast to thank next time you polish your pearly whites? Turns out it’s not that simple. People have been cleaning their teeth for millennia, starting with the ancient Egyptians, who are thought to have scrubbed their choppers with a special powder made from ox hooves and eggshells as far back as 5000 B.

The origin of the swastika

The origin of the swastika

The use of the swastika by the Third Reich, being the Nazi emblem during World War II, makes us forget its true meaning, the one given by the Hindu religion at the time its four sacred texts, the "Vedas", were written. The term "swastika" comes from Hindi and means blessed form, also used as "very auspicious".

Saltman Remains

Saltman Remains

Saltman No. 3, currently on display in the Zanjan Museum. (Image 5)

Ethiopia Population - History

Ethiopia Population - History

ETHIOPIARoughly 30 percent of total population consists ofthe Amhara, whose native language-- Amharic-- is also spoken by additional 20 percent of population as second tongue. Amharic is Ethiopia& 39;s official language. The Tigray, speaking Tigrinya, constitute 12 to 15 percent of total population. Large number of smaller groups include Somali, Gurage, Awi,Afar, Welamo, Sidama, and Beja.

Operation Husky - the Invasion of Sicily, 10 July- 17 August 1943

Operation Husky - the Invasion of Sicily, 10 July- 17 August 1943

Operation Husky - the Invasion of Sicily, 10 July- 17 August 1943The invasion of Sicily (10 July-17 August 1943) was the first successful Allied invasion of one of the Axis partners, and helped secure Allied control of the Mediterranean as well as helping to trigger the fall of Mussolini.PlanningThe decision to invade Sicily was made at the Casablanca conference of January 1943.