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The Main Religions of the World ( - Religion)

8 Islam Islam

Islam in Arabic means "submission". This is a monotheistic religion, one of the world religions (along with Christianity and Buddhism), and its followers are Muslims. Islam was originated in Arabia in VII. The founder of Islam is Mohammed. Islam was formed under the significant influence of Christianity and Judaism. As a result of the Arab conquests, Islam was spread to the Middle East, and later in some countries in the Far East, Southeast Asia...
3 Christianity Christianity

Christianity is the largest world religion by number of followers. It appeared in Palestine as a result of the activity of Jesus Christ and his closest followers. The Christianity was spread very quickly, especially in the first five centuries of our era. The main part of Christians worships Jesus Christ as the second person of the Divine Trinity, God in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. The Old and the New Testaments are ...
3 Hinduism Hinduism

Hinduism is the world largest religion by number of followers (about 95% of all Hindus - India). Hinduism was formed in the 1st millennium AD in the process of the development of the Vedic religion and Brahmanism. The basis of Hinduism is the doctrine of reincarnation of souls (samsara), which happens in accordance with the law of retribution (karma) for the virtuous or bad behavior, determined by the supreme worship of the gods (Vishnu or Shiva) or their lifetimes and the observance...

The Most Expensive Houses in the World ( - Architecture and Design)

2 Antilla Antilla

Antilla is a building situated in Mumbai, India. It represents a 27-storey extravagant high-rise building, made mostly of glass, where all the storeys are different. The owner of the tower is the unique personality, Mukesh Ambani. He is the richest Indian businessman, who heads the Petrochemical Corporation Reliance Industries.   Description   The parking in the building has 6 floors...
2 Bran Castle Bran Castle

Draculaґs Castle is situated in Romania. It is worth $ 135 million. Many people refer to this castle as Bran Castle.   Description   It is placed near Bran, next to Brasov. It is a borderline between Transylvania and Wallachia. The people learned about it due to Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The inspiration for the character was Vlad III, voivode of Wallachia. There are a ...
1 Villa Leopold Villa Leopold

Villa Leopold is situated on the French Riviera. This villa on the French Riviera was built in 1902 by the Belgian King Leopold II. They say that the house belonged to many famous people including Bill Gates, but in fact the owner was a banker billionaire of Lebanese-Israeli origin, Edmond Safra. Now the house belongs to his widow, Lily.   History   The beautiful house on the French Rivie...

The Best and the Most Talented Minds of Any Time ( - Culture)

2 Akrit Yasval Akrit Yasval

Akrit Yasval was born in India, where he is called the most intelligent pupil , because his IQ reaches to 146. This is an excellent result. He is called one of the geniuses. Akrit drew the attention of the people in 2000, when he held his first "surgical" operation in his native area. He was seven years old, his patient was a girl from the neighborhood. She was eight. The girl got burned and could not open her fist. The child proved that he was really gifted, he did not have any medi...
2 Kim Ung-Yong Kim Ung-Yong

Kim Ung-Yong is one of the human miracles.   Biographical Notes   He went to the University at the age of 4. This Corean child was born in 1962 and still is the holder of the Guinness highest IQ - 210. At the age of four, the boy could read Japanese, Korean, German and English. When he was 5 years, Kim solved probabilistic complex system of differential equations. After that, he was invited to come to the ...
1 Sir Isaac Newton Sir Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton was born on January 4, 1643. He is an English physicist, mathematician and one of the founders of classical physics. The author of the reference work "The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy," in which he laid out the law of universal gravitation and three laws of mechanics, which became the basis of classical mechanics.   Biographical Notes   Isaac Newton, the son of a ...

The Most Expensive Paintings in the World ( - Art)

1 Portrait du Dr Gachet Portrait du Dr Gachet

Portrait du Dr Gachet avec branche de digitale was created by Vincent van Gogh in June 1890, shortly before his death. Paul Gachet took care of the artist’s health and he was the real sitter of the painting. It was sold on May 15, 1990 for a record amount of money of 82.5 million dollars. It has been the most expensive painting of the world for 15 years. The painting represents an oil canvas of 67 × 56 cm. The color scheme that predominates is blue and black. We have a half por...
1 Boy with a Pipe Boy with a Pipe

The masterpiece by Pablo Picasso Boy with a Pipe, painted in 1905, when he was only 24 years old, became the most expensive work of art ever sold at the auction in New York for $ 104 million. The oil on canvas painting, measuring 100 × 81.3 cm (slightly over 39 × 32 inches), depicts a Parisian boy holding a pipe in his left hand. The color scheme is rose mingled with dark blue. On the background there are pink roses. It is worth mentioning that the boy is wearing a pink flower crown. The painting, Boy with a Pipe is one of the...
1 Number 5,1948 Number 5,1948

The well-known American abstractionist Jackson Pollock’s painting was sold in 2006 and it was worth $ 140 million. Thus the painting became not only the most expensive painting in the world, but also the first product of postwar art that was commercially good. The painting entitled "N5, 1948" represents a 8× 4 sheet of fiberboard with thick amounts of brown and yellow paint drizzled on top of it, forming a nest-like appearance. This abstractionist is ...

The Best Engineering Projects ( - Architecture and Design)

2 The Scottish Parliament The Scottish Parliament

The original Parliament of Scotland or Estate of Scotland was a legislative body of the Independent Scotland and existed from the 13th century until it merged with the Parliament of England under the Act in1707 to form Kingdom of Great Britain. The parliament was referred to as Holyrood. It was designed by the catalan architect Enric Miralles ,some of the principal features of the complex include leaf-shaped buildings, a grass-roofed branch merging into adjacent parkland and...
1 Falkirk Wheel Falkirk Wheel

 The first rotating swivel lifting for  the ships was built in Scotland in Falkirk and became a symbol of the innovative engineering and architectural thought. It works with an amazing efficiency, raising the vessels from one channel to another and dropping them with a minimal power consumption. In addition, the stunningly beautiful building is perceived as a huge moving sculpture. In 1998 it was decided to launch the Mill...
1 The Alnwick Garden The Alnwick Garden

The entertaining process is one of the most important in the person’s life. This is the reason why the architects and the designers pay so much attention to it. There are many entertaining centers all over the world. The designers as if have initiated a contest of the best, the most beautiful, the most intricate parks. Here it is worth mentioning the Alnwick Garden. It is situated on the main east coast line between London and Edinburgh. The magnificence of the new water park can co...

Le città più belle d'Italia ( - Art)

15 Monza Monza

Monza (Mùnscia in lombardo occidentale) è un comune italiano di 121.606 abitanti, capoluogo della provincia di Monza e della Brianza in Lombardia....

Il miglior quadro di Leonardo da Vinci ( - Art)

18 Madonna Dreyfus Quadro Madonna Dreyfus Quadro

Ubicata alla National Gallery di Washington, è attribuita da alcuni a Leonardo mentre da altri a Lorenzo di Credi. Esiste, infatti, a Dresda un disegno preparatorio per il panneggio attribuito a Lorenzo di Credi. L'attribuzione a Leonardo è comunque non sicura perché questa, come tutte le opere realizzate nella bottega del Verrocchio, è un'opera realizzata a più mani. Non è escluso comunque che Leonardo non abbia partecipato....
17 Ritratto di Ginevra Benci Ritratto di Ginevra Benci

Tempera ed olio su tavola - fronte e retro - National Gallery of Art, Washington Realizzato tra il 1474 ed il 1476...
15 Madonna col Bambino - Madonna Benois Madonna col Bambino - Madonna Benois

La Madonna Benois è un dipinto a olio su tavola trasportato su tela di 48 x 31cm, realizzato tra il 1478 e il 1482. Si trova nel museo dell'Hermitage di San Pietroburgo....
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