Architecture in Kazakhstan

The yurts

In the first half of the 19th century, Russian forts were erected which gradually developed into cities. In the northern and eastern parts of the country, the cities consisted of a fort, a Cossack village (stanitsa) , a tatar settlement and the city itself. In southern Kazakhstan, the cities often consisted of two parts: a traditional old town and a European-influenced district with wide streets and squares. Public buildings were…

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Cyprus History

Demonstration in the 1930s for enosis, union, with Greece

Cyprus has been permanently settled since around 4500 BCE. Findings from the Bronze Age (c. 1600–1050 BCE) testify to trade in, among others, Crete, Anatolia, Syria and Egypt. After about 1200 BCE. Greek settlement took place and six Greek kingdoms were established. Cyprus became a cultural and economic center in the Mediterranean. Cyprus was ruled by the Phoenicians, Assyrians, Egyptians and Persians to Alexander the Great conquered island in 333…

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Events in Singapore

Central District, Singapore

Singapore Biennial The Singapore Biennale, held every two years, is an art event where artists from all over the world present their contemporary artworks. Date: November 22, 2019 – March 22, 2020 Place: Singapore Website: Entry: With admission fee. Chinese new year Chinese New Year is celebrated in Singapore’s Chinatown with fireworks, dragon and lion dances and a delicious banquet. In Chinatown, decorated with lanterns, you can watch the hustle and bustle of those…

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