TENGKOLOK

The terms tengkolok, Tanjak, and setanjak are synonyms; the word “tengkolok” also refers to “headgear or headcover worn by women”,[6] but the definition as women headgear is rarely used today.[7] However, some people[who?] say that tengkolok, tanjak, and destar are different in term of cloth type or tying even though the purpose is the same, which the tengkolok is a Read more…

MAIDEN’S TOWER

The Maiden’s Tower (Turkish: Kız Kulesi), also known as Leander’s Tower (Tower of Leandros) since the medieval Byzantine period, is a tower on a small islet at the southern entrance of the Bosphorus strait 200 m (220 yd) from the coast of Üsküdar in Istanbul, Turkey. After the naval victory at Cyzicus, the ancient Athenian general Alcibiades possibly built a custom station for ships coming from the Black Sea on a small rock in front Read more…

NAMISEOM / NAMI ISLAND

Namiseom or Nami Island (Korean: 남이섬) is a half-moon shaped river island located in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, South Korea, formed as the land around it was inundated by the rising water of the North Han River as the result of the construction of Cheongpyeong Dam in 1944.[1] The name of the island originates from General Nami, who died at the age of Read more…

AZTEC CALENDAR

Country of origin: Mexico The Aztec or Mexica calendar is the calendrical system used by the Aztecs as well as other Pre-Columbian peoples of central Mexico. It is one of the Mesoamerican calendars, sharing the basic structure of calendars from throughout ancient Mesoamerica. The Aztec sun stone, also called the calendar stone, is on display at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. Read more…