KUL SHARIF MOSQUE

The Kul Sharif Mosque in Kazan Kremlin, was reputed to be – at the time of its construction – one of the largest mosques in Russia, and in Europe outside of Istanbul. Originally, the mosque was built in the Kazan Kremlin in the 16th century. It was named after Kul Sharif, who was a religious scholar who served there. Read more…

QATAR DESERT

The undulating sand dunes of Qatar’s desert proffer a stark beauty, and are a popular destination for a recreational safari or the spectacular landscape. In days gone by, Bedouin tribes would move across the desert, setting up camp while grazing their animals and engaging in trade.  Today, this tradition remains Read more…

SANA’A CITY

Sanaa also spelled Sanaʽa or Sana, is the largest city in Yemen and the centre of Sanaa Governorate. The city is not part of the Governorate, but forms the separate administrative district of “Amanat Al-Asemah”. Under the Yemeni constitution, Sanaʽa is the capital of the country,  although the seat of the Yemeni government moved to Aden, the former capital of South Yemen in Read more…

AL-QUDS POTTERY

Al-Aqsa “the Farthest Mosque”, located in the Old City of Jerusalem, is the third holiest site in Islam. The mosque was built on top of the Temple Mount, known as the Al Aqsa Compound or Haram esh-Sharif in Islam, several decades after Muhammad’s death. Modern Muslims believe that Muhammad was transported from the Great Mosque of Mecca to this location during the Night Journey. Islamic Read more…

MOUNTAIN GORILLA

Mountain gorillas are descendants of ancestral monkeys and apes found in Africa and Arabia during the start of the Oligocene epoch (34–24 million years ago). The fossil record provides evidence of the hominoid primates (apes) found in east Africa approximately 22–32 million years ago. The fossil record of the area where mountain gorillas live is particularly poor and Read more…

UGANDA WILDLIFE

The African Elephant has two confirmed species, the Bush elephant Loxodontaafricana and the Forest elephant Loxodonta cyclotis, both of which existin Uganda. The forest elephant is mainly found in Kibale National Park. Theelephant is the largest terrestrial mammal on earth. Elephants exhibit complex intelligence, social behaviour, and play a keyrole in Read more…