Introduction Christ the Redeemer (Portuguese: Cristo Redentor) is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; considered the second largest Art Deco statue in the world. It is 39.6 metres (130 ft) tall, including its 9.5 metres (31 ft) pedestal, and 30 metres (98 ft) wide. It weighs 635 tonnes (625 long,700 short […]
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Introduction The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world. The structure is built over the cave that tradition marks as the birthplace of Jesus of Nazareth, and thus it is considered sacred by Christians. The structure is actually a combination of two churches, with a […]
1 God creates Adam – Painting in Sistine Chapel 24 Sistine Chapel Southern Wall – the Punishment of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram (Botticelli (Sandro Filipepi), 1482).On the right, Joshua stops rebels ready to stone Moses. In the center, Aaron (with miter) is attacked by people who dispute his priesthood. On the left, Moses calls on […]
1 Hajj: Kaaba in Mecca – people performing Tawaf (circumambulating) the Kaaba. This picture taken from the gate of Abdul Aziz seems to divide the Kaaba and the minarets into mirror images of one another. (Hajj, Pilgrims, Mecca, CC Photo: Wikipedia/Muhammad Mahdi Karim).