The stupa is the most ancient form of Buddhist art, symbolizing the monumental funerary mounds of ancient India that were appropriated into Buddhism as depositories for Buddha relics. The stupa is usually designed in the non-enterable circular burial mound topped by the honorific multi-tiered parasols. In later periods, the simple form of the early Stupas became more elaborated with mouldings.
Like many ancient cultures, the Sumerians developed art that was largely reflective of their religious beliefs. The Sumerian art medium of choice was clay which was abundant in the region, but statues made from stone have also been unearthed. Often artist decoration adorned functional items such as pottery, weapons, or even farm implements.
Flourished in the Pacific Islands from about 1600 BCE to about 500 BCE. Archaeologists believe that the Lapita are the ancestors of historic cultures in Polynesia, Micronesia, and some coastal areas of Melanesia.
History has seen some truly devastating pandemics that have killed hundreds of thousands to millions of people.
Take a look back at 11 of the most infamous outbreaks of the disease once known as the “Great Mortality.”
The earliest works of literature of India were epics, long poems, travelogues, plays, and collection of stories for children which were written in verse. A large number of great Indian epics were created during the first millennium BC. The two most famous epics are the Mahabharata and the Ramayana.
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