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भारत की प्राचीनतम स्थली अजमेर को आधुनिक युग में मोइनुद्दीन चिश्ती की दरगाह के प्रतीक के रूप में देखा जाता रहा है। अजमेर का नाम आते ही भारतीयों के मन में मोइनुद्दीन चिश्ती की दरगाह प्रतीकात्मक रूप से बस चुकी है।
राजनीतिक और सामाजिक रूप से इस दरगाह को हिंदू-मुस्लिम सामाजिक सौहार्द के रूप में परिभाषित कर दिया गया।

वे हिंदुत्ववादी नेता जो हिंदू जनमानस पर अपनी छाप छोड़ते हैं वह भी आए दिन इस दरगाह पर चादर लिए माथा टेकते दिखाई पड़ते हैं।
आए दिन किसी भी सेलिब्रिटी, नेता की खबर अजमेर में आपको इस दरगाह पर चढ़ाते हुए मिल जाएगी।

अजमेर दरगाह को हिंदू-मुस्लिम सौहार्द के रूप में ही स्थापित किया गया। इसलिए आपको तथाकथित हिंदुवादी प्रधानमंत्री,गृहमंत्री की तस्वीरें और खबरें भी इस दरगाह पर जाने की मिल जाएंगी।
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- Greek Phalanxes tended towards the left 🧵-

Today the Greek Phalanx is a well renown ancient military formation known for his effectiveness, but very few know a detail that every general knew back then #svagaiature #History #Historia #AncientGreece #AncientHistory (1/5)
Each hoplite had a shield in his left arm that was used to protect half of him and half of the hoplite to his right. While approaching the enemy was a natural instinct for the soldiers to try to cover their bodies rather than those of the men at their right (3/5)
This meant that the men at their right shifted left trying to maintain the cover of their fellows’ shields starting a chain reaction that made the entire phalanx move diagonally along the battlefield (4/5)
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These views never seize to amaze! 👀The Giza pyramid complex (Giza necropolis) أهرامات الجيزة is the site on the Giza Plateau in Greater #Cairo, Egypt that includes the Great #Pyramid of #Giza, the Pyramid of Khafre, & the Pyramid of Menkaure, & the Great #Sphinx #Archaeology
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Abu Simbel أبو سمبل are 2 massive temples cut in sandstone along a cliff in #Egypt. The complex is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Nubian Monuments. The complex was relocated in its entirety in 1968 on an artificial hill. #Archaeology #history #ancientEgypt
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Cuneiform is a writing system developed over 6,000 years ago used in Mesopotamia, Persia, & Ugarit. It provides information about the ancient Sumerian history, & the history of humanity as a whole. It uses wedge-shaped characters impressed on clay tablets. #Archaeology #history
Most agree that cuneiform began as proto-writing-like African drumming and Incan quipa, & evolved into the first full-fledged writing system, with signs corresponding to speech. The root of cuneiform lies in tokens, or chits, used by Sumerians to convey information. #Archaeology
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Have you ever heard of the “Orion Correlation Theory”? It’s the correlation between the location of the 3 largest pyramids & Orion's Belt of the constellation Orion, & that this correlation was intended as such by the original builders of the #Giza #pyramid complex. #Archaeology Image
The Orion correlation theory was put forward by Robert Bauval, & the theory was first published in 1989 in Discussions in Egyptology, volume 13. It was the subject of a bestseller, The Orion Mystery, in 1994. Source:…
The evidence shows patterns of stars that is frozen on the ground at Giza in the form of the 3 pyramids & the Sphinx represents the disposition of the constellations of Orion and Leo as they looked at the moment of sunrise on the spring equinox during the astronomical age of Leo. ImageImageImage
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The Discovery of Pavlopetri: “The Oldest Underwater Town in the World”
In 1967 Nicholas Flemming rediscovered the remains of a submerged settlement believed to date back as far as 5,000 years ago, which was first found in 1904. #Archaeology #history #news
Located in the Peloponnesus region of southern Greece, near a small village called Pavlopetri, the archaeological site lies 4 meters (13.12 ft) underwater and is now believed to be the oldest known planned underwater town in the world. #Archaeology
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Antirhodos was an island in the eastern harbor of Alexandria, #Egypt, on which a Ptolemaic palace was sited. The island was occupied until the reigns of Septimius Severus & Caracalla & it probably sank in the 4th century, when it succumbed to earthquakes & a tsunami #Archaeology ImageImageImage
There was said to be an earthquake in the eastern Mediterranean near Crete in the year 365. The site now lies underwater, near the seafront of modern Alexandria, at a depth of approximately five metres (16 ft). ImageImageImage
The jewel of the island is, of course, Cleopatra’s now-underwater palace which lies submerged five meters or 16 feet underwater. It is only ironic that, like the site itself, Cleopatra’s final resting place is waiting to be discovered. ImageImageImage
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 02/24/2022…
Omitting indoor air quality from COVID-19 guidance for shelters and long-term care homes is a grave mistake…
#COVID19, #BuildingGuidelines, #LongTermCareFacilities, #IndoorAirQuality
Russia Is Reenacting Its Georgia Playbook in Ukraine…
#RussiaUkraine, #ForeignPolicy, #MilitaryTactics
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مصر کے علاؤہ لاشیں حنوط (Mummification) کرنےوالے ممالک
اس بات سےشاید ہی کسی کو انکارممکن ھوکہ لاشیں حنوط کرنےکاطریقہ، بزنس اور رواج قدیم مصری نہیں!
400 قبل مسیح سےبھی پہلے یہ مصر ہی تھا جس نےنہ صرف انسانوں بلکہ جانوروں کی بھی لاشیں حنوط کرنے کاطریقہ متعارف
ظاہر ھےحنوط کاری ایک کامیاب طریقہ ھونے کے باعث اس کی شہرت دوسرےقریبی ممالک اور تہذیبوں میں بھی پھیل گئی اور یوں فن حنوط اپنایاجانے لگا جس کی فہرست کافی لمبی ھے۔
حنوط کرنے کا باقاعدہ آغاز قدیم ایتھوپیا (Ancient Ethiopia), گواناکو (Guanaco) اور افریقہ میں رائج ھوناشروع ھوا۔
اس کے علاؤہ جزیرہ پیسیفک (Pacific) میں بھی رائج رھا۔
قدرتی طور پر حنوط شدہ ممیز شمالی امریکہ، جنوبی امریکہ اور وسطی امریکہ میں بھی ملی ہیں۔
چند افریقی قبیلوں کیساتھ سوڈان، کانگو، مڈغاسکر، آئیوری کوسٹ اور آسٹریلیا میں بھی یہ طریقہ اپنایا جاتا تھا۔
ٹورس سٹریٹ جزیرے (Torres Strait
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समपरिणाहस्यार्ध विष्कम्भार्धहतमेव वृत्तफलम् ।

Sama Parinaaha hasya ardha vishkamba ardha hatameva vrtta phalam

Meaning of each word:

Sama – equal
Parinaaha – diameter
Ardha – half
Vishkambha – circumference
Hatam – multiply
Eva – exactly
Vrtta – circle
Phalam – result
Literally, “Equal diameter-half circumference-half mutliply-exactly circle’s-result”

Rephrased grammatically in English: “A circle’s area equals half the diameter multiplied by half the circumference”.

This was stated in Sanskrit by none other than Aryabhatta.
It is the seventh sloka in his Aryabhateeyam.
For ancient Indians, Sanskrit was not only the language of religion and literature, it was also the language of several sciences, law, and several arts, namely music, dance, theatre, painting, sculpture architecture etc.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 09/23/2020…
A radical theory says major crises remake America every 80 years…

#future #cycle #america
A three-agent robotic system for Mars exploration…

#mars #robotic #exploration
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More thoughts on Millar, Emperor in the Roman World (1977). THREAD Hopkins' review (rehashed in a recent essay in the TLS) wished for another book, of "new" social history. Millar's gambit was that documentality, institutions and ideology were tightly bound, and produced...
a totalizing history of the state in action, i.e. government-- through documentality (i.e. the performative nature of language), culture (the specificity of institutions, which "good" i.e. non simplificatory positivism got at), identity (constructivism) and geography...
I think the model has been influential, even when people have disagreed or critiqued the model (notably the problem of just how totalizing the picture is). In the meantime, two big developments in anc history now are 1. the return of Hopkins-style social and economic history...
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