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There are many different cultures in the world with all their customs, traditions, rites and rituals, and our mission is to document them all. Our world is changing by the day and all these advancements and developments are the direct result of humanity’s long history.
We invite you to participate in our mission by submitting information about your own culture and history of your country. That would be of great importance as a source of knowledge for the future generations because to understand how we came to be we need to look back to our past.
You can show your beautiful culture and explain it’s history by submitting photos and providing a piece of brief but clear information about it in the Contributors Gallery. If you’re into travelling, surely you came across beautiful places, people, and cultures along the way. What better way to share your experience other than with a photo? Or an article?
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Collection of temples photography from Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, and Thailand. Our main gallery consists of our in-house photographers works and they are available for purchase (no watermarks). Purchased images can be downloaded in Digital Format (Full Size – Commercial and Medium Size – Non-Commercial) or custom ordered for High Quality 50 x 70cm (custom sizes available) frame-less/wrapped Canvas Prints. Our canvas is protected by a special protective coating to ensure that the canvas and the colors are protected from elements of nature (Sun, Wind, and Dust).
Collection of photography submitted by members. There’s no limit to what category of images you can submit. Members can also build their Album or Portfolio and arrange their photos as they like in their Account Management page (My Album). Anytime you want to upload your photos just hover over your Profile Photo to bring up your User Control Box and click the Add Images button.
Mysteries and Myths
Nyi Roro Kidul: The Queen Of The Southern Ocean New
by Karina Sari
The phenomenal beauty of Indonesia’s the Southern Ocean along with the legend of Nyi Roro Kidul is known well beyond its borders. Its coastline stretches from the seashore of Sukabumi – West Java to Jember – East Java. It offers the finest exotic beauty of an Archipelago. Every beach of the Southern Ocean has its own unique myths and legends. There are seven beaches in this coastline; Palabuhan Ratu Beach in Sukabumi (West Java), Santolo Beach in Garut (West Java), Timang Beach in Bantul (Central Java), Parangtritis Beach in Yogyakarta (Central Java), Sembukan Beach in Wonogiri (Central Java), Sendiki Beach in Malang (East Java), and Papuma Beach in Jember (East Java).
Haunting Legends: Mae Nak Of Phra Khanong New
by Roy Singh
Enduring folklore of the Thai people that have risen to legendary status in Thailand (probably the whole of ASEAN) is The Legend Of Mae Nak Phra Khanong (actually, it’s Mae Nak ‘of‘ Phra Khanong). A fierce lady ghost that would kill anyone trying to come between her (and her child) and her husband that she dearly loved.
The Spheres Of Costa Rica
by Roy Singh
These spheres was first discovered by The United Fruit Company in 1930’s in Costa Rica where they were creating a banana plantation. Workmen pushed them aside with bulldozers and heavy equipment, damaging some spheres. Additionally, inspired by stories of hidden gold, workmen began to drill holes into the spheres and blow them open with sticks of dynamite. Several of the spheres were destroyed before authorities intervened. Some of the dynamited spheres have been reassembled and are currently on display at the National Museum of Costa Rica in San José.
The Crystal Skull: A Mystery And Controversy
by Roy Singh
One of the most famous crystal skull known today is the so called ancient pre-columbian Mesoamerican civilization crystal skull found in 1924 by Anna Mitchell-Hedges, the adopted daughter of British adventurer and popular author F.A. Mitchell-Hedges. She claims that she found this crystal skull buried under a collapsed altar of a temple in Lubaantun, in British Honduras, now Belize. One of the claims at the Mitchell Hedges website is that its impossible to replicate even with modern machinery. So Nat Geo contracted Barry Liu owner of Skullis to have a go at making an exact replica and they managed to make an exact replica in 8 days.
Indiana Jones’ ‘Temple of the Sun’: The Path to Godliness? New
As a child, my first exposure to Indiana Jones was in the franchise’s third installment, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. To say that the film left an impression on me would be an understatement: To this day, I still find myself captivated by bullwhips, zeppelins, and morally-ambiguous, blonde German Frau Doktors [sic]. I could literally write at length about all three of these topics, but today I want to focus on the film’s third act which takes place largely in the fictional(?) Temple of the Sun, which houses that most quintessential of MacGuffins, the Holy Grail.
Unravelling The Oldest Temple In The World: Göbekli Tepe New
by Jessica Cole
Religion is something that has always been a key part of man, right from the stone age days to the 21st century modern day age. Temples are places built or set up mainly for people to be able to go there freely and practice their religion in peace and after some in-depth archaeological research, it has been ascertained that the oldest temple in the world is the Göbekli Tepe (which is Turkish for Belly Hill). This ancient site is situated in the Southeastern Anatolia Region of Turkey and is not too far from the main city of Sanliurfa. The temple has an approximate height of 50 feet while being about 1000 feet in diameter.
Angkor Wat: Rise And Fall Of An Empire
by Roy Singh
Inhabitants of Cambodia were one of the first peoples of Southeast Asia, although scholars continue to debate whether they migrated principally from southern China or India. The oldest vestiges of pre-historic Cambodia (stone made tools) were found in the cave of Laan Spean in Battambang with evidence suggesting the cave was inhabited around 6,000 years ago. Information is scarce although it is known that some pre-historic groups occupied caves, while others occupied large earthen mounds in lowland areas. These groups lived through rice cultivation and animal husbandry and practiced animism, worshiping both the spirits of the land and their ancestors.
The Ultimate Travel Guide To Bagan Temples
by Abi Cool
Bagan is a place that has literally died and resurrected. Not many places would have been able to survive the phase this place went through. It was recently named as one of UNESCO’s world heritage sites. There is a lot to do and see here. Even its temples are more than religion. These temples have a lot to offer and this write up will enlighten you on the ultimate travel guide to Bagan temples. Follow this guide and you will enjoy your time here.
Raja Ampat: Our Trip To Heaven On Earth
by Roy Singh
For the one week we were there, everyday is an adventure and our daily schedule was to leave our cottage at about 8AM when the tide is just right for our speed boat to head out to an island of our choice and everyday we traveled to a different island. We would only return before the sunsets as night time out in the ocean is dangerous specially on a speedboat. Our cottage was just a walking distance away from the beach, so yeah, it’s just like living in heaven on earth.
Kamasutra: An Ancient Knowledge (Part 2 – Life Of A Citizen) New
by Roy Singh
According to the Hindu belief system, every human being should practise the Dharma, Artha, and Kama in different stages of his life which means that at every age groups there are specific Dharma, Artha, and the Kama that a human being should be practising. These three components should not contradict each other moreover they should be complementing each other if one was to achieve harmony in life.
Kamasutra: An Ancient Knowledge (Part 1 – Introducing The Book) New
by Roy Singh
Kamasutra is a remarkable document, giving us insights into the Indian social and political ethos some 2000 years ago. It’s considered as the worlds oldest treatise on Sex. The writings, paintings, and sculptures (Khajuraho Group of Monuments) in Kamasutra is an important source of information in understanding one of the worlds oldest living civilization.
Discovery Of The Americas: Moorish Explorers That Should Be Praised And Celebrated Instead Of Columbus New
Western scholars have, by and large, dismissed the assertion that Africans had contact with the Americas long before Columbus. But scholars such as Ivan Van Sertima and Cheikh Anta Diop rejected this in the books They Came Before Columbus (1976) and The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality (1974). But they were not alone. Decades before, respected Harvard lecturer Leo Wiener, a Russian-born scholar of Polish-Jewish heritage who was a polyglot skilled in more than 20 languages, noted the African presence in his 1920 book Africa and the Discovery of America.