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The complex geometry of Islamic design – Eric Broug

The complex geometry of Islamic design – Eric Broug

In Islamic culture, geometry is everywhere. You can find it in mosques, madrasas, palaces and private homes. This tradition began in the 8th century CE during the early history of Islam, when craftsmen took preexisting motifs from Roman and Persian cultures and developed them into new forms of visual expression. This period of history was …

Alexander the Great (All Parts)

In 334 BC, Alexander, King of Macedonia, began one of the greatest military campaigns in history – against the superpower of the age – the Persian Empire. Just 20 years-old, his brilliant and fearless leadership won him battle after battle. And in an astonishing 10 year campaign that took him to the edge of the …

Darius I and The Greatest Lie in History

Darius I and The Greatest Lie in History

Assassination, conspiracy and cover-ups – what more could we want in a story about Imperial succession? The First Persian Empire was one of the greatest that ever existed. An expertly organised economy, a relatively tolerant and lenient provincial system, along with other groundbreaking advances in human civilisation, was combined with some of the most scandalous …