By Andrew Cockburn Funneled through secretive networks, these precious gems can carry a huge cost in human suffering. “Diamonds are not really a commodity like gold or silver,” a leading New York dealer explained to me one day. “You won’t buy a stone from a jeweler and then sell it back to him for t

BBC says about Taj Mahal—Hidden Truth – Never say it is a Tomb Aerial view of the Taj Mahal The interior water well Frontal view of the Taj Mahal and dome Close up of the dome with pinnacle Close up of the pinnacle Inlaid pinnacle pattern in courtyard Red lotus at apex of the entranceRear […]

Two 65-foot-high (20-meter-high) sandstone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III—known, incorrectly, as the Colossi of Memnon—are all that’s left of his mortuary temple on the west bank of the Nile, across from Luxor Temple. The annual flooding of the river eventually destroyed the once stupendous building

The 17th century Taj Mahal is often called a poem in stone. If so, the mausoleum is a love poem—created by Shah Jahan for his favorite wife Mumtaz Mahal India Information and History The South Asian country of India includes a peninsula extending into the Indian Ocean, and it is a land of great contrasts [&he