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Turban, not only a hat by Lobsan Payat


To Sikhs, their turban is sacred. Their Gurus instructed them to wear it, and they have sacrificed their lives to protect its honor. The following collection of how the turban has been regarded throughout history has been put together for your information.

"Once they enter the gates of the court, they are to wear linen vestments, They shall wear linen turban, and linen drawers on their loins." (Old Testament: Ezekiel 44:18-19)
The name "turban" is found in this form in European languages only: English-turban, turbaned; French-turban, tulband; German-turban; Italian, Spanish and Portugese-turbante; Dutch-tulbans; Romanian-tulipan; and…

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Two Brothers and their Grandmother by Fotopoulou Sophia

This story comes from the Seneca people, who lived in the Iroquois Nation in what is now central and western New York and Pennsylvania. This story is a synthesis of two stories recorded on the Cattaraugus Reservation in New York by Jeremiah Curtin in the 1880's and J.N.B. Hewitt in the 1890's. Curtin and Hewitt collected their stories from several elderly Seneca, including Abraham Johnny-John, Solomon O'Bail, George Titus, George Armstrong, Zachariah Jimeson, Andrew Fox, Henry Jacob, Henry Silverheels, Peter White, Black Chief, Phoebe Logan, Truman Halftown, and Chief Priest Henry Stevens.

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Vasaloppet by Arthur Sigurssen

Gustav Vasa ( 1496 - 1560 )

Anders Pers, a newspaper editor proposed on the 10th of February 1922 a cross country ski race to enshrine the memory of Gustav Eriksson Vasa's revolt against the Danish tyrant King Kristian 400 years earlier. It was meant to be an endurance test similar to the journey made by Gustav Vasa, Lars and Engelbrekt between Mora and Salen.

On the 5th of March 1922 after numerous board meetings IFK Mora decided unanimously to arrange the first Vasaloppet. A national newspaper donated 1 000 SEK and Vasaloppet was born.

Vasaloppet's historical background reaches…

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Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) by Fotopoulou Sophia

Virginia Woolf

"I feel certain that I am going mad again. I feel we can't go through another of those terrible times. And I shan't recover this time. I begin to hear voices, and I can't concentrate. So I am doing what seems the best thing to do. You have given me the greatest possible happiness. You have been in every way all that anyone could be. I don't think two people could have been happier till this terrible disease came. I can't fight any longer. I know that I am spoiling your life, that without me you could work. And you…

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