This post is mostly a photographic presentation of monuments from Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. Continue reading “Monuments from Jaipur, Rajasthan, India”
By Taner Akçam
Basically, the whole Hagia Sophia affair can be summed up with the phrases “improper” or “a shame”. But I think that the audience whom I am addressing do not possesses the cultural delicacy to find these words meaningful. For their sakes, it would better to formulate it in a frank manner that they could more easily understand: the deed that is being performed in regard to Hagia Sophia is a clear show of barbarism. Continue reading “The Hagia Sophia issue: Turkey’s test of civilization”
This post is mostly a photographic presentation of monuments from Pune, Maharashtra, India. Continue reading “Pune, Maharashtra, India”
This post is mostly a photographic presentation of monuments from Yaxchilan, Chiapas, Mexico.
From the days of Diocletian the style of architecture which we call Byzantine, for want of a better name, had been slowly developing from the old classic forms, and many of the emperors of the fourth and fifth centuries had been given to building. Continue reading “Emperor Justinian’s codification of the laws & his work as a builder”
That all existing things are subject to decay and change is a truth that scarcely needs proof; for the course of nature is sufficient to force this conviction on us. Continue reading “Polybius on the decay of states”