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Mirogoj Cemetery, Zagreb, Croatia

November 26, 2014 8 comments

Mirogoj Cemetery, Zagreb, Croatia

One of the finest Cemeteries of Europe

See also: FAM (Familiarization) tour of Croatia

Mirogoj Cemetery (Pronounced: Mih – rah – goy) is locted on the northern outskirts of Zagreb and on the foot of the Medvenica Mountains.

Church of Christ the King, Mirogoj Cemetery, Zagreb, Croatia

Church of Christ the King, Mirogoj Cemetery, Zagreb, Croatia

Often considered as Europe’s finest cemetery and is a virtual who’s – who of Croatioan history as it contains the graves of many rich and famous Croatian.

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Jewish Cemetery, Kolkata (Calcutta)

November 19, 2014 20 comments

Jewish Cemetery

Phoolbagan, Narkeldanga Main Road, Kolkata (Calcutta)

Also See: Kolkata (Calcutta ) Jews

“The synagogue’s members followed a custom ……… of depositing their writing in a special chamber in the synagogue so that they could be disposed of with special rites later. The chamber in which the documents were kept were known by the term ‘Geniza,’ a word that thought to have come into Hebrew from a Persian root, ganj, meaning ‘storehouse’ – a common element in place – names in India and Iran, …. like ‘Ballygunge’ and ‘Daltongunj.'”

Amitav Ghosh, In An Antique Land

The Geniza towers above the graves of Jewish Cemetery, Kolkata (Calcutta)

The Geniza towers above the graves of Jewish Cemetery, Kolkata (Calcutta)

It may seem strange that common localities in Kolkata (Calcutta), like Ballygunge and Tollygunge, have derived their name from Geniza, the store house of abandoned Jewish religious text!!!!

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Rajon Ki Baoli, Mehrauli Archeological Park, Delhi

November 14, 2014 11 comments

Rajon Ki Baoli

Mehrauli Archeological Park, Delhi

Also see: Monuments of Mehrauli

Monsoon in India has a very short duration and moreover it has always been very unpredictable, this gave rise to the necessity of water conservation.

Rajon Ki Baoli, Mehrauli Archeological Park, Mehrauli, Delhi

Rajon Ki Baoli, Mehrauli Archaeological Park, Mehrauli, Delhi

Over the centuries Indians have constructed artificial lakes and dug wells to hold the water supplied by the monsoon rains.

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