Author: Verica Sitnik

Verica Sitnik

Naryn-Kala fortress: Churches and crosses are the oldest symbol of Christianity that exist, some from the most ancient of times. These buildings and icons, some many centuries old like Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, practically hum with the invisible breath of the faithful who once crossed the thresholds to pray and attend services presided over […]

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Ernest Hemingway is one of the greatest writers of 20th century. His biography is presenting that he was a complicated man. Lost in his world of creativity, Ernest found peace from fame in the sleepy little town in Florida, in grand two story villa which today is known as his home. For 10 years this […]

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A Panathenaic amphora is a type of container that was specially made to be given as a prize during the Panathenaic Games in ancient Greece. The vessel was primarily made to contain olive oil derived from the sacred grove of Athena at Akademia. Akademia was a land that lay on the Cephissus near the ancient […]

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The illogical design of the interior of Winchester Mystery House is a maze-like masterpiece of architecture. It is a mansion in San Jose, California, located at 525 South Winchester Boulevard. The house, believed to be haunted by ghosts for over 200 years, is placed on the National Register of Historic Places list. The story about the […]

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The style of garden design represented by Persian gardens may originate as early as 4000 BC. Displays of plans of Persian gardens can be seen on decoratively painted ancient pottery. There is a description of a Persian garden which dates back to the first half of the fourth century BC, found in Xenophon’s Oeconomicus. The […]

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The Imperial Eagle beaker is a drinking vessel which was very popular from the 16th to 18th century in the Holy Roman Empire. The cup is made of glass, and its name comes from its decoration; a double-headed eagle which was the emblem of the Empire. The double-headed eagle is crowned and given a halo. These […]

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The Portuguese 18th-century palace located in Queluz is one of the last great Europian Rococo buildings. It was summer home to Don Pedro of Braganza who later become king consort by marrying his niece, Queen Regnant Maria I. After Don Pedro’s death in 1786, his wife descended into madness and the Palace of Queluz served […]

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The Native American tribes from Eastern Woodlands and Great Plains such as Arikara, Hidatsa, and Mandan built semi-subterranean structures known as earth lodges. Earth lodges are circular in construction and covered with earth, either completely or partially. They have been found in archaeological sites of the Mississippian Culture in the Eastern United States. A number […]