THREE GREAT MUGHAL EMPERORS

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Four years after Magellan’s ill-fated voyage to Cebu, the Mughals (Mongols) burst through the northern frontier of India, sweeping through the plains of Rajasthan and conquered almost the whole country in1526. Led by their leader Babur (a descendant of that … Continued

BEAUTIFUL AVILA

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The massive medieval walls of Avila, Spain are still well-preserved from the time they were built in the 11th century. It encircles the old city by a total length of 2.5 kilometers and there are 88 semi-circular towers that stand … Continued

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL

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HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL. The open-air memorial in Berlin dedicated to the murdered Jews during World War II by the Nazis bears a strong resemblance to a cemetery. Consisting of 2,711 concrete slabs (stelae) in varying heights arranged in a grid pattern … Continued

THE WOMAN WHO WOULD BE KING

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It was at the height of Queen Hatshepsut’s 22-year reign 3,500 years ago when this temple was built near the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank of the Nile. This colonnaded structure of breathtaking harmony still stands proud … Continued