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Palace of Westminister and the Beginnings of Parliament

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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The Palace of Westminister in London, England is the central meeting place of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. Its massive structure was built in the neo-Gothic architecture and occupies a central location on the River Thames. Its interesting story begins in 1066 when the first consultative assembly was created, which later evolved into the world`s most popular model of democracy, the parliament. In this article we explore how democracy was grown organically in England and the factors that contributed to its growth.

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Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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The Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge in Boston, Massachusetts is considered to be one of the ten most important bridges in the world. It spans a length of 436 meters, has a width of 56 meters – long enough to hold ten lanes, and has a height of 82 meters. It was completed in December 20, 2003 and became the widest cable-stayed bridge in the world. Moreover, cable-stayed bridges are a rare architectural occurrence in North America and a product of the “Big Dig,” America`s largest highway construction project.

The Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge is one of the best examples of a cable-stayed bridge. In a cable-stayed bridge, the cables ru read more

Notre Dame Cathedral and the French Revolution

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

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The Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the main attractions in Paris today. The first cornerstone of the cathedral was laid down in 1163 and the cathedral was completed in 1245. It had become one of the central cathedrals in Roman Catholicism and a symbol of its power in the country. This symbol was shaken violently during the first years of the French Revolution. In this article, we explore how the Notre Dame Cathedral briefly became the center of Atheism during the late 18th century.

France before the French Revolution, was a firmly Catholic nation. The Catholic Church was the largest landowner. read more

Al-Azhar Mosque and University – Politically Charged Yet Neutral

Monday, January 30, 2012

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Al-Azhar mosque in Egypt is one of the oldest and most important functional institutions in Egypt. Some Egyptian rulers have learned to use al-Azhar university to advance the nation through education. In other times, al-Azhar scholars themselves, have led the nation politically through the influence they have on people. And in other times, rulers have decided to use or disused al-Azhar as a means of controlling the population. In this article, a short history of al-Azhar university and its impact on the political life in Egypt is reviewed.

Al-Azhar mosque in Egypt was built in 972AD along with read more

Mosque de Paris and the French Muslims

Friday, January 27, 2012

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The Mosque de Paris was built in 1926 and dedicated to the 100,000 North African Muslim soldiers who fought on the behalf of the French during World War I. These Muslim soldiers died for the French ideals of liberty, equality and fraternity. In this article, a short history of French Muslims and this center and its history are investigated.

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