The Symbolism of the Stupa

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.

Sumerian Art & Architecture

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.

Australian Aboriginal Rock Art

Aboriginal rock art is the oldest form of indigenous Australian art. It is thought that there are over 100,000 rock art sites in Australia which provide a unique archive of indigenous art.

Ancient Indian Sculpture

The story of Indian art and sculpture dates back to the Indus valley civilization of the 2nd and 3rd millennium BCE. Tiny terra-cotta seals...

Terracotta fragments of the Lapita people

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.

11 of the Deadliest Pandemics in History

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.”

Top 10 Famous Epics Of Ancient India

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.

Auroville – City where people live without religion, money and politics

Auroville wants to be a universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities.

Five Hollywood Movies influenced by Hinduism

The philosophy behind a couple of super hit movies in Hollywood is based on Hinduism. Hollywood itself has actually been embracing arcane Indian systems...
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