Finding the Web Directory of Your Dreams: A Daunting, Difficult but Rewarding Task

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In the days before Google joined the Internet and became the online superpower that it is today, searching the Web for websites related to specific categories, topics and products was like wandering the aisles of a gigantic bookstore with no designated category, subject, author or title indicated anywhere. Online searchers were fortunate if they came across sites offering the information or items they were seeking. It could take quite a long time to locate anything you might need to search for, and there was no guarantee that you would find it - before the days of the World Wide Web Virtual Library, originally Tim […]


10 Most Influential Painters in Western Painting

Western painting has gone through various changes over the years. Several artists have made a contribution through their paintings and influence on other painters.

Here are some of the most influential painters in Western paintings and some of their contributions.


The amazing cliff top monasteries from Greece

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Greece has two of the most important orthodox monasteries in the world: the Monasteries of Athos and the Monasteries of Meteora. In Greece, the Church is one of the most important state institutions. The Greeks are known all over the world for their outstanding churches, monasteries and chapels. In fact, the legends say that some islands have more churches than houses. Meteora means suspended in the air, because indeed, the 6 monasteries encompassed in this compound are situated on top of the strange, but breathtaking pinnacles that rise towards the sky, just beyond the town of Kalampaka, in the northeast […]


Body modifications: tattoos, body piercing and scarification

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Body modification is not a very modern trend, as the young think. Tattoos, piercing and scarification originate in Africa, South Asia and Middle East. History shows that tattoos have always been associated with paganism, shamanism, heathen (Baal worship) and occult mysticism. A shaman is an intermediary between the natural and the supernatural worlds, who is in direct contact with spirits. Tribal people used to decorate their bodies with images that were thought to be able to banish the evil from their village. Tattooing was often a magical rite, linked to scarification and the tattooing process involved complex rituals and taboos, […]