The Sun Temple at Modhera, India

The Sun Temple at Modhera, India

The Sun temple was built in 1026-27 AD. It celebrates Sun worship and is a wonderful example of architecture that unites earth, water, human existence and outer space.

Dholavira: The Rise and Fall of a Harrapan City

Dholavira: The Rise and Fall of a Harrapan City

The Harrapan city of Dholavira flourished for 1,200 years (3,000 BCE-1,800 BCE) as an important outpost of the Indus Valley civilization. Eventually, it succumbed to climate change and the shifting of rivers away from its shores. It lay buried for several millennia before being rediscovered in 1956. Dholavira is unique among Harrapan cities due to its elaborate water storage and distribution systems, well-organized town planning and sophisticated construction methods.

The Great Wisdom from Ancient Greece

The Great Wisdom from Ancient Greece

“Know thyself”. That is the great wisdom inscribed at the Temple of Apollo in Greece. Apollo was the God of music, harmony and light and occupied a prominent position in the Delphic Sanctuary. It is at this temple in Delphi, Greece, where Pythia, the famous oracle uttered these words in 4th century BC.