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Religious Historical Writing: St.Agustin

Biblical View of History:                In the medieval period, monks and scholars in Europe wrote historical literature convicting Christianity was the true religion. They believed church was the dominant factor in all human activity. Many of them wrote on the history of the church.                 Bible, the sacred book of Christians, is of historical importance. […]

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Art and Architecture in India – 5

DECCAN ARCHITECTURE Indo-Islamic architecture flourished in the Provinces or States each according to the influence of the architecture of that particular region, the material available and the aesthetic ideas of the rulers. Some of the important styles evolved are those of Bengal, Gujarat, Malwa and the Deccan. The plan and design of the monuments in […]

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Art and Architecture in India – 4

VIJAYANAGAR ARCHITECTURE The Emperors of Vijayanagar whose empire compromised of almost the whole of peninsular India, were great builders and spent lavishly on works of public utility, i.e. tanks, reservoirs, lakes, palaces and temples. In temple building they continued the traditions and styles of the Chalukyas, Cholas and Pandyas. These temples in Andhra Pradesh and […]

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Art and Architecture in India – 3

CHALUKYA ARCHITECTURE The Chalukyas who ruled over Upper Deccan (7th Century AD.) were greatly interested in temple architecture. Followers of Hinduism, they built a number of rock-cut cave-temples and structural temples of brick dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma. The important stone temples are the Vishnu temples at Badami and Aihole and the Virupaksha or […]

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Art and Architecture in India – 2

South Indian temple architecture, also called Drāviḍa Style, architecture invariably employed for Hindu temples in modern Tamil Nadu from the 7th to the 18th century, characterized by its pyramidal, or kūṭina-type, tower. Variant forms are found in Karnataka (formerly Mysore) and Andhra Pradesh states. The South Indian temple consists essentially of a square-chambered sanctuary topped by a superstructure, tower, or spire and an attached pillared porch or hall […]

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Art and Architecture in India – 1

ART AND ARCHITECTURE INDIA The architecture of India is rooted in its history, culture and religion. Indian architecture progressed with time and assimilated the many influences that came as a result of India‘s global discourse with other regions of the world throughout its millennia-old past. The architectural methods practiced in India are a result of examination and implementation of its established building traditions […]

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SEVEN HAZARDS TO HISTORIC ARTIFACTS

The basic principle of preservation of historic memorabilia is do no harm. The following hazards are recognized as some of the most dangerous to historic memorabilia.   LIGHT Too much light speeds deterioration of photographs, textiles and printed or handwritten paper, furniture, etc. Historic objects should be protected from excessive light levels, and especially from […]

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Functions of an Archaeologist

Other functions: Other than, the general branches of study, an archaeologist can specialise in the study of a specific historic period (Biblical, Classical, Medieval archaeology, and so on) or geographical location such as Egyptology (study of Egyptian civilizations), Sinology (study of Chinese history), and so on. They can also gain expertise in a particular area […]

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Importance of archaeological sources – 1

Importance of archaeological sources – 1 Archaeology is the study of human culture in historic as well as pre-historic times, by examining the material remains of early human settlements. These material remains may range from human or plant fossils to excavated artifacts or ruins of an old building. A broad study of human culture, archaeology […]

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