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It is the cultural accomplishment that satisfies our aesthetic senses, that bridges the gap of knowing and that guides us in discovering beauty. ——Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Culture implies all in which that gives the mind possession of its own powers; as language gives to the critic, and the telescope gives to the astronomer. ——Ralph Waldo Emerson

Knowledge is the crystallization of precious stones; Culture is the luster of precious stones. —— Rabindranath Tagore

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Mother Earth’s Monumental Masterpiece: Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch

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Nature's Beauty

Mother Earth’s Monumental Masterpiece: Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch

The Swiss Alps are recognized as one of the most spectacular mountainous regions in the world. The Jungfrau-Aletsch region is the most glaciated part of the European Alps. Spanning over 82,000 hectares (316.6 square miles), it is located in the southwest of Switzerland. Jungfrau-Aletsch boasts many impressive peaks, nine of which stand at over 4,000 meters (2.5 miles) in altitude. The Jungfrau-Ale
Nature's Beauty
2020-07-10   1165 Views
2020-07-10
Nature's Beauty

Admont Abbey: A Magnificent Jewel of the Baroque Era

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The World Around Us

Admont Abbey: A Magnificent Jewel of the Baroque Era

The Benedictine Abbey of Admont was founded in 1074 by Archbishop Gebhard of Salzburg. It is now the oldest remaining monastery in Styria, Austria, and one of the largest neo-Gothic sacred buildings in the country. The name Admont comes from the Latin word “ad montes,“ which means “at the mountains.” Situated amidst the gorgeous mountains of Gesäuse National Park, the magnificent Admont Abbey glor
The World Around Us
2019-07-30   3202 Views
2019-07-30
The World Around Us

The Wonderful Crafts of Ukraine

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Cultural Traces Around the World

The Wonderful Crafts of Ukraine

One of the most famous artistic traditions of Ukraine is the decorative painting style known as Petrykivka painting. This painting style was originally a form of local indigenous art practiced by the Zaporozhian Sich people. Originally, the style was practiced mainly by women who were inclined to paint the interior walls of their family dwellings with large-scale decorative murals consisting of ri
Cultural Traces Around the World
2022-03-25   613 Views
2022-03-25
Cultural Traces Around the World

Welcoming Myanmar

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Cultural Traces Around the World

Welcoming Myanmar

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar, also known as Burma, is the second-largest country in Southeast Asia. Myanmar is blessed with abundant water resources, fertile soil, and a favorable climate. Half of Myanmar's territory is covered by forested plateaus, valleys, and plains.Myanmar’s people are kind, gentle, friendly, and generous. The country is home to more than 135 separate ethnic gro
Cultural Traces Around the World
2022-03-16   375 Views
2022-03-16
Cultural Traces Around the World

Advanced Inventions of Ancient Egypt, Part 2 of 2

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Cultural Traces Around the World

Advanced Inventions of Ancient Egypt, Part 2 of 2

Today we will continue this journey, with a look at ancient Egyptian inventions in the fields of handcrafts, metallurgy, medicine, music, and postal systems, and also share some of the ingenious ways they managed their large, complex society. The earliest forms of paper were made from papyrus plants by the ancient Egyptians around 3000 BC. Pottery was mass produced, and stone and clay pots
Cultural Traces Around the World
2022-03-09   548 Views
2022-03-09
Cultural Traces Around the World

Traditional Musical Instrument - The Ukrainian Bandura

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Cultural Traces Around the World

Traditional Musical Instrument - The Ukrainian Bandura

The Bandura was believed to be a companion of humanity, producing heavenly reverberations to comfort our souls in this material world. This exceptional instrument originates from the spiritual culture of the ancient Sumero-Akkadian civilization. The Akkadians played early versions of the Bandura in their religious events as well as in festivities and for entertainment. Later, the charming instrume
Cultural Traces Around the World
2022-03-07   671 Views
2022-03-07
Cultural Traces Around the World

Advanced Inventions of Ancient Egypt, Part 1 of 2

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Cultural Traces Around the World

Advanced Inventions of Ancient Egypt, Part 1 of 2

Egypt is a transcontinental country that connects Africa and Asia with a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula, bordered by the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south, Libya to the west, and the states of Palestine and Israel to the northeast. The longest river in the world, the Nile flows north-south through Egypt, and millennia-old monuments stand along the Nile River
Cultural Traces Around the World
2022-03-02   930 Views
2022-03-02
Cultural Traces Around the World

The Amazigh - A Celebration of Kinship and Culture

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Cultural Traces Around the World

The Amazigh - A Celebration of Kinship and Culture

The Amazigh people have a rich history and are considered to be the indigenous inhabitants of North Africa. Their name, Amazigh, means free people and the plural form is Imazighen. Ancient Egyptians first made reference to the Amazigh people in 3,000 BC using the name Temehu.The Amazigh flag was created in 1997 by the Amazigh Congress. While the flag itself is a symbol of unity and cultural
Cultural Traces Around the World
2022-02-24   388 Views
2022-02-24
Cultural Traces Around the World

Peruvian Traditional Arts and Crafts, Part 2 of 2

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Cultural Traces Around the World

Peruvian Traditional Arts and Crafts, Part 2 of 2

Peruvian crafts illustrate just how rich the nation’s traditions are. Their artworks have developed into an effective means of communication and transfer of knowledge both within the community as well as between generations, long before writing was developed. Through art, the Peruvian people preserved information and wisdom on topics such as abundance, fertility, and faith, for future generations.
Cultural Traces Around the World
2022-02-02   576 Views
2022-02-02
Cultural Traces Around the World

Peruvian Traditional Arts and Crafts, Part 1 of 2

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Cultural Traces Around the World

Peruvian Traditional Arts and Crafts, Part 1 of 2

The country of Peru is located in the Southern Hemisphere with the Pacific Ocean on the West and the longest continental mountain range in the world, the Andes Mountain, running through it. It is home to several ancient civilizations, from the Norte Chico civilization that started around 3,500 BC to the glorious Inca Empire that ended in the 16th century. Throughout this long span of time, numerou
Cultural Traces Around the World
2022-01-26   509 Views
2022-01-26
Cultural Traces Around the World

The Dukha: The Last Protectors of Mongolia's Reindeer-People

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Cultural Traces Around the World

The Dukha: The Last Protectors of Mongolia's Reindeer-People

The Dukha are a small group of families who live in Northern Mongolia. There are thought to be about 200 Dukha people, also known as the “Tsaatan,” which means reindeer-people herders in Mongolian or the “Tuvans.” They live a nomadic life and traverse the beautiful and remote Mongolian countryside that consists of lakes, rivers, forests, and plains. This community is the smallest ethnic minority i
Cultural Traces Around the World
2022-01-19   564 Views
2022-01-19
Cultural Traces Around the World

The Spirited Art and Culture of Azerbaijan, Part 2 of 2

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Cultural Traces Around the World

The Spirited Art and Culture of Azerbaijan, Part 2 of 2

The people of Azerbaijan are known for their hospitality. People greet each other with warm, open gestures. Serving deliciously brewed tea to is one of the ways Azerbaijani people welcome their guests. The Azerbaijani people take pride in their colorful and elegant national clothes which they often wear for special occasions. Usually young girls opt for bright colors while married women wea
Cultural Traces Around the World
2022-01-12   423 Views
2022-01-12
Cultural Traces Around the World

The Spirited Art and Culture of Azerbaijan, Part 1 of 2

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Cultural Traces Around the World

The Spirited Art and Culture of Azerbaijan, Part 1 of 2

Situated in the Caucasus region bridging Eastern Europe and Western Asia, Azerbaijan is a land endowed with gorgeous landscapes ranging from high mountain ridges and lowland terrains to the Caspian Sea, as well as rich and diverse wildlife. The name Azerbaijan comes from the ancient Persian words “azer” which means fire, and “baygan” which means protector, referring to the area around Baku, the cu
Cultural Traces Around the World
2022-01-05   500 Views
2022-01-05
Cultural Traces Around the World

Bhutan: The Land of Happiness

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Cultural Traces Around the World

Bhutan: The Land of Happiness

Bhutan is the only nation in the world to focus on Gross National Happiness or GNH in its national decision-making. Bhutan’s ancient legal code states that: “If the government cannot create happiness for its people, then there is no purpose for the government to exist.” That message from the nation’s ancestors offers a guiding principle to all of Bhutan’s rulers, requiring them to ensure the happi
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-12-29   645 Views
2021-12-29
Cultural Traces Around the World

The True Christ Power, Part 9 of 9, May 30: Questions and Answers, May 30, 1999

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Words of Wisdom

The True Christ Power, Part 9 of 9, May 30: Questions and Answers, May 30, 1999

“As you sow, so shall you reap.” If we cause suffering to any beings in any form, directly or indirectly, we can never be completely feeling guiltless and, therefore, we cannot completely be happy. (What is the reason that, for some people, life goes all right, and for some people, they get all of a sudden injured in a traffic accident, or they take too much
Words of Wisdom
2021-12-29   1635 Views
2021-12-29
Words of Wisdom

The True Christ Power, Part 8 of 9: Questions and Answers, May 30, 1999

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Words of Wisdom

The True Christ Power, Part 8 of 9: Questions and Answers, May 30, 1999

True happiness only comes from knowing God, which is the essence of our being. But in this world there are also some substitutions for happiness, and we can feel them temporarily. But the true happiness, we cannot compare to any of the so-called happiness in this world. I pay my own tickets, I pay my own hotel, I pay my own food. I risk airplane prob… airplane. I ri
Words of Wisdom
2021-12-28   1177 Views
2021-12-28
Words of Wisdom

The True Christ Power, Part 7 of 9: Questions and Answers, May 30, 1999

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Words of Wisdom

The True Christ Power, Part 7 of 9: Questions and Answers, May 30, 1999

I am very clear about God because Hes reveals to me inside myself. Your God, my God – same God – just that you don't know Hirm yet. I know Hirm. When you meditate with my method, you can see Jesus yourself and ask Him yourself. (In English. Considering the spiritual path, is it right and blessed to adopt children from another culture?)
Words of Wisdom
2021-12-27   1217 Views
2021-12-27
Words of Wisdom

Indigenous Folk Tales of Jeju Island, Seolmundae Halmang and Goddesses

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Cultural Traces Around the World

Indigenous Folk Tales of Jeju Island, Seolmundae Halmang and Goddesses

Jeju, which means “a town across the sea,” is the largest island in Korea. At the center of the island lies Hallasan, the highest mountain in Korea which reaches 1,947 meters above sea level. In addition to Hallasan National Park, designated as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. Since ancient times, Hallasan has been worshiped as a sacred mountain where the gods and deities reside. Seolm
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-12-22   809 Views
2021-12-22
Cultural Traces Around the World

The Maasai – Looking to the Future with Wisdom

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Cultural Traces Around the World

The Maasai – Looking to the Future with Wisdom

The Maasai culture has a long history. Modern Maasai today live in northern, central, and southern Kenya as well as northern Tanzania, with about 150,000 residing in each country. The Olmaa word for God is Ngai, and it is considered neither male nor female. Ngai is the Creator of all. It is also believed that Ngai endows each person with a guardian spirit to protect them, and to transport them awa
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-12-17   489 Views
2021-12-17
Cultural Traces Around the World

Japanese Traditional Crafts, Part 2 of 2 – Washi and Suminagashi: The Arts of Paper Making and Paper Marbling

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Cultural Traces Around the World

Japanese Traditional Crafts, Part 2 of 2 – Washi and Suminagashi: The Arts of Paper Making and Paper Marbling

Traditional Japanese paper is called washi. The term is nowadays used to describe paper made by hand from local fibers that are washed, boiled, beaten, and then strained using traditional techniques. The fibers used for washi are often selected from gampi trees, a group of Japanese shrubs that have been used for making paper since the eighth century. Besides for writing and painting, washi can be
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-12-01   614 Views
2021-12-01
Cultural Traces Around the World

The Charming Culture of Belize, Part 2 of 2

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Cultural Traces Around the World

The Charming Culture of Belize, Part 2 of 2

The ancient architecture is well represented by the two tallest stone buildings remaining, the Mayan pyramids at Caracol and Xunantunich. There is also the fascinating but unexcavated Pilar city, which is probably the largest classic era Mayan city in Belize. The wisdom and talents of the Belizean people are reflected in their traditional and modern artworks, including paintings, sculptures
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-11-21   460 Views
2021-11-21
Cultural Traces Around the World

The Charming Culture of Belize, Part 1 of 2

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Cultural Traces Around the World

The Charming Culture of Belize, Part 1 of 2

Belize is located on the northeastern coast of Central America. Belmopan is the capital city, while the largest city is Belize City. In addition to the official language of English, over ten distinct languages are spoken in this highly multicultural society, including Belizean Creole (Kriol) and Spanish. As the smallest country in Central America, Belize currently has a population of around 406,00
Cultural Traces Around the World
2021-11-14   1747 Views
2021-11-14
Cultural Traces Around the World
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