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Painted Mummies Found In Egyptian Necropolis

A burial ground containing dozens of brightly painted mummies was uncovered by archeologists near the llahun pyramid in Fayoum oasis south of Cairo, Egypt.  The countries antiquities chief said the mummies date as far back as 4,000 years.  Zahi Hawass said a mission found the mummies in 53 rock hewn tombs dating back to the Middle Kingdom between 2061 and 1786 BC. The mummies were wrapped in linen and painted in still bright Egyptian colors of turquoise, terracotta and gold. 

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Sensoji Temple

Sensoji Temple

Tokyo, Japan

This is arguably Tokyo’s most popular temple. It has stood at this very location since 628 A.D. despite having been destroyed during WWII in 1945 during a bombing raid, it was rebuilt soon after. The myth surrounding this temple is that two fishermen catching fish in the Sumida river caught instead a golden statue of the goddess of Mercy and Happiness namely Kannon. The temple is said to house thi...

Humayun's Tomb

Humayun's Tomb

New Delhi, India

Named as a UNESCO world heritage site, Humayun's tomb has great historical significance because it was the first garden-tomb to be built in India. Humayun's tomb was built in 1570, and after its construction inspired the construction of another very famous structure the Taj Mahal.   Moreover, as the burial site of the second Mughal Emperor Humayun, the structure is a great example of Mugh...

Alisher Navoi Opera and Ballet Theater

Alisher Navoi Opera and Ballet Theater

Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Alisher Navoi Opera and Ballet Theater was built by the Japanese prisoners of war during the second world war. The architectural splendor is worth a visit, even if you’re not in the mood for the Opera or Ballet. Address: Ataturk Kochasi 28, Tel: 2339081. Opening Times: Mon to Fri 6PM, Sat and Sun 5PM ...