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ASIA minor, Architecture of Sumer and Akkad

SOUTHWEST ASIA

For three millennia (from the end of the 4th Millennium BC) in the valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates (Mesopotamia), as well as in the coastal areas of the Mediterranean sea and the mountainous areas of the Central part of Asia Minor arose the centers of ancient culture – the early slaveholding States: Sumer, Akkad, Babylon, Syro-Phoenicia, Assyria, the Hittite States, Urartu, and others.

West Asia can be called a kind of cradle of world civilization. Diverse peoples living in these States, as in contact with the Asian mainland and South East Asia, and Cretan-Mycenaean world.

In the art of southwest Asia have developed the same kinds of art, and in Egypt: monumental architecture, round sculpture, relief, small plastic, jewelry art. But the unique environmental conditions determine whether features of the architecture of Mesopotamia: the erection of buildings on elevated locations, use of less durable material – mud brick, simple cubic volumes, etc., the Underdevelopment of the mortuary cult in Mesopotamia led to the lack of monumental sculpture. However, statues of deities and rulers significant. In the reliefs of Mesopotamia born topics related to victorious wars, acts of rulers. Continue reading

The Medicinal plants of Korea

HERBAL MEDICINES USED IN EASTERN MEDICINE

The great popularity of Eastern medicine among medical workers and population and the successful application of its best advances in modern healthcare have resulted in the need for its further study and possible use in medical science and practice.

Many generations of the Korean people for thousands of years been used to treat illnesses and to maintain health methods of Eastern medicine, due to ancient traditions and the rich variety of medicinal plants with diverse medicinal properties.

Medicinal plants used in Eastern medicine, contain large quantities of diverse substances with a wide spectrum of biological activity, providing a restorative and tonic effect and contributes to maintaining a physiological balance the body and improve metabolism.

It should be noted that medicinal plants used in Eastern medicine, very rarely have unwanted side effects.

In this regard, currently the world is experiencing a constantly growing interest in Oriental medicine techniques and notes the extension of experimental research in this area.

With the broad use of highly efficient and previously well-established drugs from the Arsenal of Eastern medicine is not always achieved Continue reading

National symbols of Japan
The origin of the name "Japan" dates back to the distant historical past. The great traveler Marco Polo territory, where the modern Japanese state, was called the "Zipan-th", and the…

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How it is accepted to celebrate the New year in Japan
New year in Japan is called O-segatsu . This is the most favorite and bright holiday and new year's holidays, lasting from 28 December to 4 January, are days of…

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A revolution in the country sushi
In the West it is considered unfashionable he who does not eat sushi and sashimi, or raw fish, who is not following a healthy Japanese diet. However, the Japanese themselves,…

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