Arts and Architecture in Georgia

Arts and Architecture in Georgia

Arts Georgian arts and crafts have long traditions. Discoveries of pottery and metal jewelry from around the second millennium BC proves that, and metalwork in particular became very important. From around 300 AD came into the country under Byzantine influence. The art nevertheless shows a number of national features, which distinguish it from neighboring Armenia. In the Middle Ages, fine works were made in silver and enamel, as well as…

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Theater in Israel

Theater in Israel

Israeli theater has its roots in the emergence of a Hebrew theater in Western Europe and Russia, besides it also having a background in Yiddish culture that has a rich theater history in both Europe and North America. In Israel, there are also today groups and companies that play Yiddish. The modern Israeli theater has its immediate origin in Hebrew theater development in the Soviet Union, with the founding of…

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Dance in Georgia

Dance in Georgia

The dance and song helped Georgia hold on to its ancient culture after Tsar Russia incorporated the country in the early 1800s. Folk dances are influenced both from the eastern southeast as well as from the ancient Byzantine Empire in the west. While the women’s dance is calm and fluid, the men’s dance is fast and virile with high jumps and twists. In the latter half of the 19th century,…

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Movies in Israel

Movies in Israel

Due to its many religious monuments and places of pilgrimage, Palestine was the subject of much interest from film pioneers from many countries. The first fiction film made in Palestine was the American production From the Manger to the Cross (1912), directed by Sidney Olcott. After the British took over Jerusalem in 1917, a production of news films began. Nathan Axelrod started the production company Moledet in 1927, which produced…

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Geography of Cambodia

Parrots

Cambodia’s coastline on the Gulf of Thailand has a length of 435 kilometers and is very indented. Off the coast there are several islands. The largest island is 100 square kilometers of Koh Kong, 22 kilometers south of the city of the same name on the mainland. The narrow coastal plain is broken by Chŭor Phnum Dâmrei, the “Elephant Mountains”, which extend down to the coast (at Kampot). The central…

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Philippines

Mayon in Albay

The Philippines is a republic in Southeast Asia. The island nation is located in the western Pacific Ocean, about 100 kilometers east of the Asian mainland. The country consists of 7,107 islands, of which eleven are main islands. The Philippines is a bit smaller than mainland Norway and is located in one of the Earth’s most unstable areas where volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and typhoons often occur. The Philippines is an…

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Jordan Knowledge and Culture

cultural monuments

Music in Jordan The music scene reflects the country’s Arab culture, with strong ties to Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Egypt, see Arabs (music). The forms and styles of art music are based on the common, pan-Islamic music theory and performance practice. Folk music exhibits more regional character, with instruments such as zamr mujwiz (double clarinet ) and rabāb (single string fiddle). Western influence, i.a. harmonization and rhythmic / melodic simplification…

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Cambodia Literature

Cambodia Literature

Everything from the 6th century AD one finds Sanskrit inscriptions on verses and inscriptions on ancient Khmer written in prose. There are praise hymns to the king, his campaigns and renditions of his edifices and all that belong, all duly dated. The last Sanskrit inscription is dated 1330. The transition from Sanskrit to Pali as the learned language naturally coincides with the transition from Mahayana Buddhism to Theravada Buddhism. Indian…

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Geography of the Philippines

The crab cake lives in Southeast Asia

The Philippines encompasses the northern part of the large archipelago of Southeast Asia, and lies north of Indonesia, northeast of Borneo and south of Taiwan. To the west lies the South China Sea and to the east the Philippines (Pacific). The country officially consists of 7,107 islands of which 2787 are named. Of these, 500 are larger than 1 km2, and the 11 largest comprise 93 per cent of the…

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Plant Life and Wildlife in Jordan

Black leopards

Plant life in Jordan Plant growth is mostly of a dry Mediterranean type, with maquis scrub that has rich flowering in spring in the west, and goes into steppe and desert in the east. wormwood species as important elements. There is little forest. Wildlife in Jordan Ostrich, lion, cheetah, addax and oryx antelope were exterminated in Jordan in the early 1900s. Oryx has recently been reintroduced to the Shaumari Reserve.…

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