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Monday, February 28, 2011

Bulgaria, 1986 FIFA World Cup


The 1986 FIFA World Cup, the 13th FIFA World Cup, was held in Mexico from 31 May to 29 June. Colombia had been originally chosen to host the competition by FIFA but, largely due to economic reasons, was not able to host the competition and officially resigned in 1982. Mexico was selected as the new host in May 1983. The tournament was the second to feature a 24-team format; unlike in the previous tournament in 1982, the second round was played on a knock-out basis rather than groups. Read more
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Bulgaria, 1988 UEFA European Football Championship


Bulgaria, 1988 UEFA European Football Championship


The 1988 UEFA European Football Championship final tournament was held in West Germany. West Germany won the right to host the tournament with five votes ahead of a joint bid from Norway, Sweden and Denmark, who gained 1 vote, and a bid from England. It was the eighth European Football Championship, which is held every four years and supported by UEFA. The final tournament took place between 10 June and 25 June 1988. Read more
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Bulgaria, 1988 XV Olympic Winter Games


Bulgaria, 1988 XV Olympic Winter Games



The 1988 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XV Olympic Winter Games, were a winter multi-sport event celebrated in and around Calgary, Alberta, Canada from 13 to 28 February 1988. The host was selected in 1981 after having beat Falun, Sweden and Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. Most events took place in Calgary, although Alpine skiing took place in Kananaskis and Nordic skiing and biathlon taking place in Canmore. The games were held after the 1988 Winter Paralympics in Innsbruck, the last time the two tournaments were not held in the same city. Read more
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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Bulgaria, 1987 World Wrestling Championships


Bulgaria, 1987 World Wrestling Championships

FILA Wrestling World Championships is the Amateur Wrestling World Championship organized by the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA). The men's Greco-Roman tournament began in 1904. The men's Freestyle tournament began in 1951 and The women's championships were first staged in 1987.

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Bulgaria, 1988 Summer Olympics


The 1988 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIV Olympiad, were an all international multi-sport events celebrated from September 17 to October 2, 1988 in Seoul, South Korea. They were the second summer Olympic Games to be held in Asia and the first since the 1964 Summer Olympics held in Tokyo, Japan. They were also the fourth Olympic Games to be held in Autumn. Read more
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Rwanda, 1984 Summer Olympics


Rwanda, 1984 Summer Olympics


Nicaragua, XXIV Juegos Olimpicos 1988


Monday, February 21, 2011

Laos, Pre Olympiques 1996 Atlanta


Laos, Pre Olympiques 1996 Atlanta


Laos, Pre Olympiques 1996 Atlanta


Republique du Benin, Jeux Olympques Atlanta 1996


Republique du Benin, Jeux Olympques Atlanta 1996

Republique du Benin, Jeux Olympques Atlanta 1996


Republique du Benin, Jeux Olympques Atlanta 1996


Republique du Benin, Jeux Olympques Atlanta 1996


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Guyana, 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games

Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games,  athletic festival held in Barcelona that took place July 25–Aug. 9, 1992. The Barcelona Games were the 22nd occurrence of the modern Olympic Game. Read moreInformation and Image Obtained from Encyclopædia Britannica

Royaume du Cambodge, Pre Olympiques 1996 Atlanta


Royaume du Cambodge, Atlanta 96


Royaume du Cambodge, Atlanta 96


Royaume du Cambodge, Atlanta 96


Royaume du Cambodge, Atlanta 96


Royaume du Cambodge, Jeux Olympiques 1996 Atlanta


Laos, 1996 Summer Olympics


Sahara OCC R.A.S.D, 1996 Summer Olympics


Sahara OCC R.A.S.D, 1996 Summer Olympics


Republique du Benin, 1996 Summer Olympics


Republique du Congo, 1996 Summer Olympics


Cuba, 1996 Summer Olympics

The 1996 Summer Olympics of Atlanta, officially known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and unofficially known as the Centennial Olympics, was an international multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Read more


Friday, February 18, 2011

Lightning damages Pratapur Temple of Kathmandu Valley World Heritage site, Nepal

Pratapur Temple in the Swayambhu Monument Zone of the Kathmandu Valley World Heritage site, Nepal suffered damage from a lightning strike at around 5 a.m. on 14 February, during a sudden thunderstorm.
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Sunday, February 13, 2011

San Millán Yuso and Suso Monasteries

Card No. 104
Another UNESCO postcard by my postcrossing

The monasteries of San Millán de Suso and San Millán de Yuso are two monasteries situated in the village of San Millán de la Cogolla, La Rioja, Spain. There is a continuous history of Christianity at San Millán since the time of the saint. The scriptorium remained active during the period of Muslim rule; and over the centuries, the religious community has overcome various vicissitudes which affected the monasteries (for example being sacked by the Black Prince. Read more
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Sunday, February 6, 2011

St. Mary's Cathedral and St. Michael's Church at Hildesheim

Card no. 103
Another UNESCO postcard from postcrossing

The Church of St. Michael (German: Michaeliskirche) in Hildesheim, Germany, is an early-Romanesque church. Abbey Church of St. Michael's was constructed between 1001 and 1031 under the direction of Bishop Bernward of Hildesheim (993-1022) as the chapel of his Benedictine monastery. Bernward named the church after the archangel Michael, the Christian angel of protection who carries the deceased to heaven, because he planned to be buried in the Michaeliskirche[citation needed]. Bernward's plans were spoiled by his death in 1022, eleven years before the completion and consecration of the church in 1033. Bernward's successor, Godehard, transferred Bernward's remains to the crypt following its completion.
St. Michael's Church was destroyed in an air raid during World War II on 22 March 1945, but reconstruction was begun in 1950 and completed in 1957. In 1985, the church became a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, along with the Cathedral of Hildesheim, its collection of medieval treasures and its 1000-year old rosebush. Read more
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Festival of India, in U.K.

FDC No. 6
Issued by: Indian Post & Telegraphs 23 March 1982

First Day Cover Illustration: A part of Stupa railing in red stone from Bharhut belonging to middle of 2nd century B.C: Sunga period.

Bharhut or Barhut is a location in Satna district in Madhya Pradesh, Central India, known for its famous Buddhist stupa. The Bharhut stupa may have been established by the Maurya king Asoka in the 3rd century BCE, but many works of art were apparently added during the Sunga period, with many friezes from the 2nd century BCE. Read more
A relief from Barhut.

Yakshi reliefs. Bharhut, 2nd century BCE.

A yakshini is the female counterpart of the male yaksha, and they both attend on Kubera (also called Kuber), the Hindu god of wealth who rules in the mythical Himalayan kingdom of Alaka. They both look after treasure hidden in the earth and resemble that of fairies. Yakshinis are often depicted as beautiful and voluptuous, with wide hips, narrow waists, broad shoulders, and exaggerated, spherical breasts. In the Uddamareshvara Tantra, thirty-six yakshinis are described, including their mantras and ritual prescriptions. A similar list of yakshas and yakshinis is given in the Tantraraja Tantra, where it says that these beings are givers of whatever is desired. Although Yakshinis are usually benevolent, there are also yakshinis with malevolent characteristics in Indian folklore. Read more
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