D U B R O V N I K 🇭🇷 A cidade antiga é cercada por muralhas que em alguns pontos chegam a ter 25 metros de altura. Dentro dessas muralhas magníficas você encontra uma cidade medieval com igrejas góticas, renascentistas e barrocas, monastérios, palacetes e fontes, num astral absolutamente mágico, com uma história rica e fascinante, e que ficou ainda mais conhecida depois que foi cenário do Game of Thrones. 🇭🇷🇭🇷🇭🇷🇭🇷
High on a mountain ridge in southern China, rice terraces filled with water await planting. These terraces are among the steepest in the world and took the Hani people hundreds of years to create #china#yuanyangriceterraces#yuanyang#sunset
"Not often in these demanding days are we able to lay aside the problems of the time, and turn to a project whose great value lies in the enrichment of the human spirit. Today we make the achievement of another great conservation victory. We have permanently safeguarded an irreplaceable primitive area. We have assembled to dedicate to the use of all people for all time, the Everglades National Park." President Harry S Truman, address at the Dedication of Everglades National Park, December 6, 1947
ChiYoWo celebrates United Nations FIRST International Day of Education. We believe Education is the Key to Development.
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It’s amazing how cheap and affordable books are in the UK and USA! Amazon UK sells bestselling books as cheap as £2 which is RM10. Kinokuniya sells paperbacks as much as RM60 ! I now buy my books from @bookxcess online which retail at RM18 for paperbacks and next time I will head to BooksXcess cyberjaya /Fahrenheit mall and check what stock they have there too! Big Bad Wolf Books Sale is good at RM10 but lately I find the selection is limited since I read most of the genre I like there. Hence why I donate all my books to the Raja Tun Uda library in Shah Alam so the public can read my books for free. Reading should not be an expensive hobby !! If you have books to donate then find your local library or school who might want your selection.
We recently started a Change.org petition urging UNESCO to add a dossier containing 2,744 cases of “comfort women” to the Memory of the World Register. The records were submitted by civic groups from nine countries — Japan, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Holland, the Philippines, East Timor, Indonesia, and the UK. Please sign and share the petition ➡️ https://tinyurl/unescograndmothers
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Treasure: 👉 Mask of Xiuhtecuhtli - 1400-1521 AD
Civilization: 🐺 Aztec
Where:📍 #London - British Museum
Family: 👉 @europe_treasures | @tesori_italiani⠀ ⠀ ⠀ 🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹 The Mask of Xiuhtecuhtli is a turquoise mosaic mask representing Xiuhtecuhtli, the Aztec god of fire, dating to 1400-1521 CE. The mask is of cedar wood with mother-of-pearl eyes, conch shell teeth and once with gold leaf on the eyelids and covered in turquoise mosaic with scattered turquoise cabochons. The pierced elliptical eyes worked in mother-of-pearl (Pinctada mazatlanica) and the teeth are made of conch (Strombus) shell, although two are modern synthetic replacements. The interior surface of the mask is painted with cinnabar. Suspension holes at the temples indicate that the mask was intended to be worn, or perhaps tied to another object. The name 'Xiuhtecuhtli' also means Turquoise Lord, and this Lord is shown in the codices adorned with turquoise. One of the emblems of Xiuhtecuhtli is the butterfly, and it has been suggested that there is a stylized image of a 'butterfly' on the mask- the wings picked out in more intense blue turquoise on the two cheeks. Masks of the major Aztec deities were probably worn by impersonators to enact scenes from creation stories and to recount the deeds of culture heroes. 🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹 ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀🏛 Share our Wonderful Heritage 🏛
📸| Foto di @anto81nio
🏷️| Matera è stata eletta capitale europea della cultura. Questo significa che per tutto il 2019 la città dei Sassi avrà la possibilità di mettere in mostra la sua storia, tradizione e sviluppo culturale sfruttatando questo periodo per rilanciare la sua visibilità internazionale. Matera si prepara quindi a vivere una straordinaria festa lunga 48 settimane sotto i riflettori del mondo: numerosi gli eventi programmati tra mostre, spettacoli, escursioni, incontri e molto altro. Insomma una città da visitare, soprattutto quest'anno!