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Some Interesting Facts about Byzantine Empire

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The Birth of Byzantine Empire

In A.D. 324 the Emperor of the West, Constantine I, vanquished the Emperors of the East, Maxentius and Licinius, in the common wars of the Tetrarchy. Constantine turned into the primary Christian head of the Roman Empire—however the total transformation of the Roman Empire to Christianity was not cultivated during his lifetime.

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The Baptism of Constantine painted by Raphael‘s pupils (1520–1524, fresco, Vatican City, Apostolic Palace); Eusebius of Caesarea records that Constantine delayed receiving baptism until shortly before his death.
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Buland Darwaza

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Buland Darwaza or the space entryway at Fatehpur Sikri was worked by the incomparable Mughal ruler, Akbar in 1601. Akbar assembled the Buland Darwaza to remember his triumph over Gujarat. The Buland Darwaza, drawn closer by 42 stages and 53.63m high and 35 meters wide, is the most noteworthy passage on the planet and an astonishing case of the Mughal design. It is made of red and buff sandstone, and embellished via cutting and decorating of white and dark marble. An engraving on the focal essence of the Buland Darwaza illuminates Akbar’s religious resistance and expansive mindedness.

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Popular Slaves in History

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Ammar ibn Yasir

Ammar container Yasir is one of the most popular mates of Muhammad, and was among the slaves liberated by Abu Bakr. He is worshiped by Shi’a Muslims as one of the Four Companions, early Muslims who were supporters of Ali ibn Abi Talib. Ammar was conceived in the Year of the Elephant (570). Along these lines he is as old as Muhammad.

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Ammar ibn Yasir’s shrine paid tribute to by Muslims (prior to its destruction)
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Sati Practice

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Sati or Suttee is a confined remembrance administration custom, where a widow either purposefully or by drive self-immolates (Anumarana or Anugamana) on her significant other’s flame, or closures it all in some other manner, following her loved one’s death. It is regarded to have ascended out of the warrior upper class in the northern Indian subcontinent and later found ground in various regions in Southeast Asia. Steadfast endeavors of reformers like Ram Mohan Roy and William Carey provoked blacklist of Sati in India starting from the area of Bengal Sati Regulation in 1829. A short time later, the Sati (Prevention) Act, 1987, was set up that confines any kind of assistance, support, and praising the demonstration of sati.

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An 18th-century painting depicting sati.
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Interesting Engineering from Ancient Greece

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Kleroterion

The old Greek rendition of majority rule government may look crude to our cutting edge eyes, however they utilized an extremely inventive gadget to guarantee that juries were constantly comprised of individuals who couldn’t be paid off or generally impacted: a randomization machine.

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A kleroterion in the Ancient Agora Museum (Athens)
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Forgotten Catastrophes’s

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Aberfan Disaster

There, a mining calamity killed 144 individuals—every one of them over the ground.The Welsh town of Aberfan is settled in a valley neglected by a coal-rich mountain run. In 1966, it had a populace of 5,000, the vast majority of them utilized in the coal mineshafts. Approaching straightforwardly over the roads was a “ruin tip,” a store of waste material expelled during the mining procedure. The British National Coal Board had affirmed the area of the tip, regardless of its nearness to the town.

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The Aberfan Colliery spoil tramway in 1964, with spoil heaps at top left. The pennant sandstone building at mid-left is Pantglas County Secondary School, which lies adjacent to the junior school.
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