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What are the Seraphim?

Posted on 04/05/2013 06:18:06 AM

The Seraphim are supreme angels who surround God and carry celestial balls of fire to purify the lips of the prophets. Their faces appear to be human, but they shine with the brightest light, so fiery that one can barely even look upon them. They form a double choir and their voices can shake t..

Afshar Antique Persian Rugs: Southeast Persian Tribal Group

Posted on 03/27/2013 04:54:45 PM

  For centuries, the Afshar nomads were the preeminent Persian tribal group, populating numerous regions within their country's borders. By the twentieth century, however, their ranks had been diminished to an area in the southeast corner of Iran. Although historians dispute their exact ..

Shibarare Jizo: The Rope-Tied Jizo

Posted on 03/20/2013 02:04:04 PM

Every Jizo in every village has a story.  This is the story of Shibarare Jizo.   He is completely covered with ropes people have tied around him while making wishes.  The most well known Shibarare (Shi-ba-ra-re) Jizo is at Narihira Temple in Tokyo.  In my search to unders..

Cricket Meterology

Posted on 01/05/2013 06:12:53 PM

Question: What is Dolbear's Law? Background: We at the Fanatical Pursuit of Trivia (FPT) love Dolbear's Law.  Written in 1897 Dolbear's Law is one of the greatest meteorological trivialities in the history of this or any other universe. So What's the Answer? Dolbear's Law states that crick..

Cricket Meterology

Posted on 01/05/2013 06:12:53 PM

Question: What is Dolbear's Law? Background: We at the Fanatical Pursuit of Trivia (FPT) love Dolbear's Law.  Written in 1897 Dolbear's Law is one of the greatest meteorological trivialities in the history of this or any other universe. So What's the Answer? Dolbear's Law states that crick..

Ruthenia ciscarpatica

Posted on 01/01/2013 05:21:44 PM

Hard to tell Ruthenia. Also the Ruthenians or rusinos. Above all Rusyns are eastern Slavs. Like Russians, Ukrainians and Belarusians. Your tongue should qualify Ukrainian dialect. They are therefore the most western of the eastern Slavs. Many in the Ukrainian Transcarpathian Oblast today. On this s..

Transmurania: al otro lado del Mura

Posted on 11/09/2012 06:12:05 AM

Transmurania [en húngaro: Muravidék; en alemán: Übermurgebiet; antes en esloveno: Slovenska krajina (=Marca eslovena); ahora en esloveno: Prekmurje]. Transmurania es una región centroeuropea [en la Antigua Panonia] (no balcánica pues está al norte del..

Esvanetia (Svaneti)

Posted on 09/26/2012 09:06:13 AM

http://enclavesgeo.blogspot.com.es/2012/09/svaneti.html   Esvanetia ["Svanetia" a veces en español; "Svaneti" en georgiano y en inglés; "Svan" en esvano; "Suania" en fuentes antiguas] es una región de Georgia. En ella está el monte Shkhara, 5.193 m, es el terce..

Myths Americans Believe About Vietnam

Posted on 05/10/2012 06:43:45 AM

Myths Americans Believe About Vietnam. 1. Religion is not tolerated in Vietnam.Quite the contrary! Sometimes I read stories on the web about religious persecution in Vietnam, but what I see here in Ho Chi Minh City is a very religious people, far more religious in general than Americans. People ..

CROWN DEVON POTTERY HISTORY (in brief)

Posted on 04/24/2012 10:01:55 AM

*1873 - S. Fielding & co opened by Simon Fielding *1878 taken over and expanded by Fielding’s son Abraham. *1880s - the name Crown Devon was seen on backstamps  *1912 factory renamed The Devon Pottery *1951 - survived a fire *1982 closed Popular wares include: Majolica - mostly ex..

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