Before Okinawa was part of Japan, it was its own country with its own distinct culture, language, trade relations and king. Although the Satsuma brought it into Japanese hands in 1609, and despite a close encounter with extinction during the height of World War II, indigenous Okinawans (known as Ryukyuans) have fought to survive, thrive, and maintain their cultural identity. 2,049 more words
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Being a small landlocked country sandwiched between two great countries (China and India) with an area of 147,181 sq. km, Nepal holds 10 cultural and natural site in UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific Cultural Organization) as ‘World Heritage Sites’. 1,142 more words
The modern interest in the Hoysalas is due to their patronage of art and architecture rather than their military conquests.
The brisk temple building throughout the kingdom was accomplished, despite constant threats from the Pandyas to the south and the Seunas Yadavas to the north Their architectural style, an offshoot of the western Chalukya style, shows distinct Dravidian influences.925 more words
An online militant video purportedly shows ISIS militants hammered, bulldozed and ultimately blew up parts of the ancient Iraqi Assyrian city of Nimrud, destroying a site dating back to the 13th century B.C. 498 more words