Category Archives: History, geography, and biography

George Soros

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia George Soros (/ˈsɔːroʊs/[3] or /ˈsɔːrɒs/; Hungarian: Soros György; Hungarian: [ˈʃoroʃ]; born August 12, 1930, as Schwartz György) is a Hungarian-American business magnate,[4][5] investor, philanthropist, political activist and author who is of Jewish-Hungarian ancestry and holds dual … Continue reading

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Warren Buffett

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Warren Edward Buffett (/ˈbʌfᵻt/; born August 30, 1930)[3] is an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist. He is considered by some to be one of the most successful investors in the world.[4][5][6] Buffett is the … Continue reading

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五大宗教历史名城[ZH]

森夏恩·弗林特(Sunshine Flint)|BBC 从古至今,世界上有成千上万种宗教信仰。某些城市与其居民的宗教信仰有着密不可分的联系,充满着神圣的气息。这些城市以其宗教历史、礼拜场所和神圣空间闻名于世,其连结着教友,也吸引着世界各地的信徒和游客。 Image caption 泰国清迈双龙寺(Wat Pha Lat)(图片来源:Sacha Bloor/Getty) 泰国清迈 泰国第二大城市清迈曾是独立的兰那王国首都,这个王 国曾统治着泰国的北部。清迈有成百上千座佛寺,包括著名的契迪龙寺(Wat Chedi Luang)及其损毁的佛塔(或 chedi,顶部),在那里游客用绳子将一桶水提升到佛寺顶部再倒空,就可以得到佛陀的保佑。14 世纪时,素贴山(Doi Suthep mountain)顶上的双龙寺(Wat Phra That Doi Suthep)刚好就在城外,僧人们在此为信徒和好奇者祝福,而寺庙工作人员会劝告游客们向他们生日对应的佛像做适当敬献。但清迈并非一个与世隔绝之地: 它是一个生机勃勃的大都市,到处是本地人、学生、外国人和退休者,湄滨河沿岸的市场、大街和餐厅之中到处是他们的身影。

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The World Remembers Tiananmen

By BBC & CNN Timeline: Tiananmen protests The 1989 Tiananmen protests were the greatest challenge China’s communist rulers had faced

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学生就业起步最容易的10个美国城市[ZH]

cn.wsj.com 第一,亚特兰大 平均起薪:43,000美元 单卧室公寓平均租金:800美元 失业率:6.9% 附近学院和大学数量:19  

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“世界末日”的来历[CN]

刘跃生|BBC 起源 2012年12月21日将成为世界末日的传言起源于曾经兴旺于中美洲的玛雅文明。 历史学家认为,玛雅文明活跃于目前的墨西哥南部和危地马拉、伯利兹、萨尔瓦多北部和洪都拉斯西部地区,有数千年的历史,在公元250年到900年发展到鼎盛状态,但是随后突然神秘衰落。 据古代玛雅文献记载,人类目前生活在第四世界。神在此前曾经创造过三个世界,都没有获得成功,只是在第四世界获得成功,并且有了人类。    

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玛雅历与西历之间的换算[CN]

玛雅时间观 随着使用进位制的长纪历(一般认为是由其他中美洲文化衍生而来)之发展,玛雅人有了能以线性关系纪录不同事件的绝佳系统。理论上,这个系统可以很轻易地表示任何所需的时间长度,只需增加代表更高位的数字即可,而借此产生无止境增加的天数乘积,使序列中每一天都能占有一个独特的长计历数字。实际上,绝大多数的玛雅长纪历碑文中只局限以系统中的后五项系数表示(使用b’ak’tun单位来计算),用来表示历史或现代日期早已绰绰有余(周期大约5126个太阳年,始于西元前3114年8月11日或前3113年9月6日(儒略历)[7])。即便如此,目前残存的若干碑文样本揭示抑或暗示有更长的序列存在。此表示玛雅人相当暸解线性(过去、现在、未来)的时间观念。   

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Maya calendar

From Wikipedia The Maya calendar is a system of calendars used in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, and in many modern communities in highland Guatemala[1] and in Veracruz, Oaxaca and Chiapas, Mexico. The essentials of the Maya calendar are based upon a system which had been in common use throughout the … Continue reading

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Bill Clinton’s Inaugural Address in 1993

Thursday, January 20, 1993 My fellow citizens: Today we celebrate the mystery of American renewal. This ceremony is held in the depth of winter, but by the words we speak and the faces we show the world, we force the … Continue reading

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2012: The Day After Tomorrow?

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