Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Dr Hauschka Natural Cosmetics

Dr hauschka the Natural Cosmetics brand provide a huge range of Organic Cosmetics and Natural Cosmetics available online.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005


Also spelled  Baggara  (Arabic: “Cattlemen”), nomad Arabs who have been forced by circumstance to live in a part of Africa that will support the cow but not the camel—south of latitude 13° and north of latitude 10° from Lake Chad eastward to the Nile River. Probably they are the descendants of Arabs who migrated west out of Egypt in the European Middle Ages, turned south from Tunisia to Chad, and finally

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Abraham Lincoln Battalion

A force of volunteers from the United States who served on the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War from January 1937 until November 1938. All seven International Brigades (q.v.)—each composed of three or more battalions—were formed by the Comintern (Communist International), beginning in late 1936, and all were disbanded by late 1938 as the war neared an end. Like the European battalions,

Friday, April 01, 2005

Syriac Alphabet

Writing system used by the Syriac Christians from the 1st century AD until about the 14th century. A Semitic alphabet, Syriac was an offshoot of a cursive Aramaic script. It had 22 letters, all representing consonants, and was generally written from right to left, although occasionally vertically downward. Diacritical marks to represent vowels were introduced in the 8th

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Peninj Mandible

Also called  Natron Mandible,   an almost perfectly preserved fossil hominid jaw containing a complete set of adult teeth. It was found by Kamaya Kimeu at Peninj, a locale to the west of Lake Natron, about 50 miles (80 km) from the Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania in 1964. About 120 artifacts belonging to the Acheulian industry, including stone cleavers and hand axes, were also unearthed near the fossil. The sandstone in

Sunday, March 27, 2005

China, The Ch'ang-pai Mountains

To the southeast of the Manchurian Plain is a series of ranges comprising the Ch'ang-pai, Chang-kuang-ts'ai, and Wan-ta mountains, which in Chinese are collectively known as the Ch'ang-pai Shan, or “Forever White Mountains”; broken by occasional open valleys, they reach altitudes mostly between 1,500 and 3,000 feet. In some parts the scenery is characterized by rugged peaks and precipitous

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Arts, Central Asian, Mongols

Genghis Khan (died 1227), the renowned Mongol conqueror, sacked and destroyed Bukhara in 1224, sparing only the 12th-century Kalyan tower, which was used for throwing criminals to their death. The 14th-century Turkic conqueror Timur, however, endowed Samarkand with new glory by building a series of religious monuments widely renowned for their splendour and decorative use of glazed