Charminar

Charminar is a mosque located in the heart of the city Hyderabad, India. Constructed in 1591 AD by the fifth ruler of the Qutb Shahi dynasty Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, the Charminar was built to serve as a mosque. The word Charminar is derived from two distinct words Char and Minar, which means four…

An Ancient Roman Aqueduct in Caesarea

An aqueduct is a water supply or navigable channel constructed to convey water. The ancient roman-style aqueducts were built in different parts of the world. Some are as old as the 7th Century BC. The remains of around 600 aqueducts has been found out so far. In the old city Caesarea of Israel, initially its…

Bethesda Pools….archaeological remains as old as the 8th century BC!!

The pool of Bethesda (Bethsaida) has always been an area of mystery and controversy for Christian historians and archaeologists alike. The pool is located in the Muslim Quarter of Old Jerusalem, about 50 meters inside the St Stephen’s or Lions’ Gate. Years back, the gate was called the Sheep Gate, because this was where sheep…

Capharnaum

Now an archaeological park, Capharnaum was a fishing village of the Hasmonean period between 140 BC and 116BC and its located on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee. The layout of the village was quite regular with small districts bordered by small cross sectional streets. The houses were constructed with good quality mortar…

Madaba Arts And Handicraft Center

Madaba is one of the most relaxed, tolerant and safe cities in Jordan. Madaba Arts And Handicraft Center is a huge souvenir shop in Madaba on the road to Mt.Nebo. This center trains and employs locals who create intricate designs to adorn everything from small coasters to outdoor tables and wall decorations. Regional artifacts like…