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The Dates of the Buddha
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The Dates of the Buddha

The dates of the Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, have been a concern of, primarily, Western scholars for well over 100 years now owing to the particularly...
Samhain
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Samhain

Samhain (pronounced “SOW-in” or “SAH-win”), was a festival celebrated by the ancient Celts halfway between the autumn equinox...
Buddhism
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Buddhism

Buddhism is a non-theistic religion (no belief in a creator god), also considered a philosophy and a moral discipline, originating in India in the 6th...
Benvenuto Cellini
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Benvenuto Cellini

Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571 CE) was an Italian Renaissance sculptor, medallist, and goldsmith whose most famous works today include the bronze statue...
The Minoans & Mycenaeans: Comparison of Two Bronze Age Civilisations
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The Minoans & Mycenaeans: Comparison of Two Bronze Age Civilisations

The Bronze Age Aegean in the eastern Mediterranean encompassed several powerful entities: the Minoans on Crete; the Mycenaeans on mainland Greece...
Life in a Renaissance Artist's Workshop
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Life in a Renaissance Artist's Workshop

The majority of great Renaissance works of art were produced in large and busy workshops run by a successful master artist and his team of assistants...
Siddhartha Gautama
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Siddhartha Gautama

Siddhartha Gautama (better known as the Buddha, l. c. 563 - c. 483 BCE) was, according to legend, a Hindu prince who renounced his position and wealth...
Vardhamana
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Vardhamana

Vardhamana (l. c. 599-527 BCE), better known as Mahavira (“Great Hero”) is the sage credited with founding of the nontheistic religion of...
Paolo Uccello
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Paolo Uccello

Paolo Uccello (1397-1475 CE), real name Paolo di Dono, was an Italian painter who is considered one of the founding fathers of Florentine Renaissance...
Rene Descartes
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Rene Descartes

Rene Descartes (1596-1650 CE) was a French mathematician, natural scientist, and philosopher, best known by the phrase 'Cogito ergo sum'...

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