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The Megalithic Ruins of Ancient Mexico - Part III

The Lost tombs of Mitla The main entrance to the " Columns Group " at the ancient site of Mitla. [Photo by Author] The archaeologi...

The Buddhist symbol, Hanji & Korean culture ....

When selecting designs for my Hanji pieces I tend to make stylistic choices as to what will look best on each piece but the Korean designs all have very deep symbolic meanings. None more than the Buddhist swastika (manja) design. ‘Manja’ (만, Man is “卍” and 만자, Manja literally means “letter Man”) is also called Srivatsalksana in Sanskrit. It is one of the thirty-two (32) marks of excellence of the Buddha and is said to exist on his hands, feet, hair and waist. For those of us in the West this…

The Shell Grotto

Inside Margate's Shell Grotto Margate's Shell Grotto was discovered in 1835, although its actual age and origin is unknown. The grotto is a 70ft passageway ending at the Altar Room, a small rectangular chamber 15 by 20ft. The grotto gets its name from the 4.6m shells that decorate the interior with geometric patterns and stylised imagery.

Shell Grotto, Margate

For more details about this amazing place, please see the description in the photo prior to this one.

MAHALINGA

.* Shivoham*

Flickriver: Photos from blottkerrwilson

Flickriver - view images as a 'river of photos' and more...

Woolaroc Spiro Mounds artifacts

Spiro mound artifacts on display at Woolaroc Museum, near Bartlesville.

thesilicontribesman

Roman Aldborough, Yorkshire. In some ways Roman Aldborough can at first appear disappointing; there isn’t much to see in terms of walls or to gauge the scale of the site, but in other ways it is quite...

Shell Grotto, Hampton Court House

Open House weekend 20/9/2009

These 4 Million Shells And 70 Feet Of Secret Tunnels Remain A Mystery After 179 Years

Stay connected to family and friends by sharing the LittleThings that spark joy.

Getting to know more about amazing Varanasi - While You Stay Home

During my stay in Varanasi, of course, I would need to better understand what's going on every day in each fireplace I saw while walking on the riverside.

The Shell Grotto

Inside Margate's Shell Grotto Margate's Shell Grotto was discovered in 1835, although its actual age and origin is unknown. The grotto is a 70ft passageway ending at the Altar Room, a small rectangular chamber 15 by 20ft. The grotto gets its name from the 4.6m shells that decorate the interior with geometric patterns and stylised imagery.

Oslo park

Vigeland park sculptures, Oslo, Norway

Journey of Swastika through years!

The auspicious symbol of the swastika is very commonly used in Hinduism. It is usually a major part of the decoration for festivals and special ceremonies like weddings. The word ‘swastika’ is a S…