Thursday, July 29, 2004

Tepe Yahya

Ancient Iranian site located northeast of Dowlatabad in southeastern Iran; it has yielded valuable information on the economic exchange patterns of the 3rd millennium BC. Excavations (1968–70) by the American School of Prehistoric Research have revealed that Tepe Yahya was almost continuously occupied from the middle of the 5th millennium to the end of the 3rd millennium BC. It

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Robert De Boron

Boron also spelled  Borron   French poet, originally from the village of Boron, near Delle. He was important for his trilogy of poems (Joseph d'Arimathe, Merlin, Perceval). It told the early history of the Grail and linked this independent legend more firmly with Arthurian legend, using the prophetic figure of Merlin, with his knowledge of past and future, as the connecting link.

Sunday, July 25, 2004

Interior Design, Construction

The actual building of the interior, be it a renovation or a new construction, needs considerable supervision by the designer, although constant on-site supervision is not always required. For an office or residence, a few visits may be sufficient. The thoroughness of working drawings and details influences the degree of supervision that is needed: the more complete

Friday, July 23, 2004

Sara

Cluster of peoples living on the fringe of the southern Sudan, especially in the northwestern regions of the Central African Republic and the south-central area surrounding Sarh, south of Lake Chad in Chad. They include the Gula, Kara, Kreish, Nduka, Ngama, and Sara proper. The Sara peoples all speak Central Sudanic languages of the Nilo-Saharan language family, and their

Thursday, July 22, 2004

Boiling Point

At any temperature a liquid partly vaporizes into the space above it until the pressure exerted

Monday, July 19, 2004

Biblical Literature, The history of canonization

Because no explicit or reliable traditions concerning the criteria of canonicity, the canonizing authorities, the periods in which they lived, or the procedure adopted have been preserved, no more than a plausible reconstruction of the successive stages involved can be provided. First, it must be observed that sanctity and canonization are not synonymous terms.

Sunday, July 18, 2004

Buyantu

Also known as  Ayurparibhadra , Chinese temple name (yüan)  Jen Tsung , Pinyin romanization  Yuan Renzong  (reigned 1311–20), Mongol emperor of the Yüan dynasty of China, who was a patron of literature. He distributed offices more equitably between Chinese and Mongols than had his predecessors, and during his reign commercial ties with Europe increased.

Thursday, July 15, 2004

Hayden, Melissa

Hayden began studying dance while a schoolgirl. In 1945 she went to New York City and found a position in the corps de ballet at Radio City Music Hall. Within a few months she had been accepted by the Ballet Theatre (now American Ballet Theatre)

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Graf, Steffi

Graf began playing tennis with the encouragement of her father, who became her coach. At age 13 she became the second youngest player ever to earn an international ranking. In 1987 she won her first grand-slam event, defeating Czech-born American Martina

Sunday, July 11, 2004

Interior Design, Final drawings and specifications

The next stages of the design may consist of a series of drawings done by professional draftsmen or by the interior designer himself, if he works as an

Friday, July 09, 2004

Kikuyu

The Kikuyu moved into their modern territory from the northeast in the 17th–19th

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Cavite

Cavite occupies a peninsula on the southern shore of Manila Bay and is primarily a residential centre for commuters to Manila, which lies to the northeast. In 1872 the city was the site of the Cavite Mutiny, a brief and unsuccessful uprising of Filipino soldiers and workers against Spanish rule. In 1896–97 the city was an important base for Emilio

Monday, July 05, 2004

Iraq, The end of Ottoman rule

In spite of the European commercial

Saturday, July 03, 2004

Sanjar

Appointed governor of Khorasan by his half brother Berk-yaruq, who succeeded Malik-Shah as

Friday, July 02, 2004

Mountain

Mountains and mountain belts exist because tectonic processes have created and maintained high elevations in the face of erosion, which works to destroy them. The topography of a mountain belt depends not only on the processes that create the elevated terrain but also on the forces that support this terrain and on the types of processes (erosional or tectonic)