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Hatshepsut: First Female Pharaoh

Hatshepsut: First Female Pharaoh Hatshepsut was the first female pharaoh of Egypt. She reigned between 1473 and 1458 B.C. Her name means “foremost of noblewomen.” Her rule was relatively peaceful and she was able to launch a building program that … Continue reading

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Ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddesses

For all ancient people, the world was filled with mystery. Much of what they experienced in the world around them was unknowable and frightening. The ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses represented aspects of the Egyptians’ natural and “supernatural” surroundings and … Continue reading

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The Dilmun Burial Mounds- Bahrain

Map showing the locations of the ancient burial mounds.   Burial mounds in A’ali The Dilmun Burial Mounds are a number of necropolis areas on the main island of Bahrain dating back to the Dilmun, the Umm an-Nar Culture and … Continue reading

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Untouched Heritage Sites of India &Unexplored Heritage Sites

Matter taken from Internet and being posted here for the interest of heritage enthusiasts………………….. Beyond the pages of Indian history there are many untold stories that are no less remarkable than the ones jotted down by the historians. Walking through … Continue reading

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Shah Alam’s Tomb and Bridge over Sahibi River-Wazirabad Delhi

Shah Alam was a famous saint who rose to prominence during the rule of Feroze Shah Tughlaq in 14th century. History says Shah Alam’s Tomb was erected by Feroze Shah Tughlaq himself after Shah Alam’s death. This tomb is located … Continue reading

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Afsarwala (?) Mosque and Tomb Complex

Afsarwala Mosque & Tomb Complex. Afsarwala Mosque and Tomb Complex 1803 Painting Mosque of Afsarwala Tomb of Afsarwala Internet The mosque sits on a raised platform, to the southwest of Humayun’s Tomb. The tomb adjacent to the mosque is better … Continue reading

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Madhi Masjid and Baagh e Naazir-Delhi

I chanced upon Madhi Mansjid whils I was looking for Baagh e Naazir. Little did I know that the area has now been taken over by Ashoka Mission, a Buddhist organization. Baagh e Naazir (“Garden of Nazir”) was built by … Continue reading

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Tales of Lost Pride

Article taken in toto from Internet Living a `lost’ legacy Of the many descendants of the Moghuls living in Hyderabad are Begum Laila Umhani and her sister Husn Jahanara Begum and their families. Shorn of any royal or political patronage, … Continue reading

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8 Indian Royal Families Once Wealthy but Struggling To Survive Today

(Compiled from Internet) The wealth of royal families (500+ of them) in India has been in decline for all, for a long time. Their flamboyant lifestyles have been whittling away dramatically after independence from Britain in 1947. The various royals, … Continue reading

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Jehangir-The Curious Emperor (From Jahangir-Nama)

Jahangir Jehangir can be called the first scientist emperor (and only) of India. He had child like enthusiasm to discover something new and keenly observed nature and animals. Jehangir’s temperament for discovering new things and new facts was unmatched. He … Continue reading

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