Archive for the ‘Mysteries’ Category

Ku Klux Klan, a macabre social experiment
In December 1865, eight months after the surrender of the South, six young people in the Pulaski village, near Nashville, Tennessee, decided to banish the boredom by organizing a club. All were veterans of the Confederate Army, and some had followed courses at prestigious colleges where fraternities were often encountered. Imitating ironicaly the name of these fraternities – Beta, Delta or whatever other names they had – decided that their group to be called the Ku Klux Klan.

They met in secret and had established various elaborate ceremonies. The clan members disguised in improvised costumes: a sheet that covered their body, fanciful masks to hide their face and a kind of sharp hat that increased their stature. Their leaders were known as the Grand Cyclops. Read on »

Death with scythe. Personifications of death in human culture
Anyone is familiar with the image of the death with a scythe, one of the most common representations over time. A figure in a hooded black robe, carrying a scythe, who comes to the dying person to announce its end. Personification of death are diverse, depending on the era, the way in which people represented what happens after death.

Why is death personified?

For a human today, death is a natural phenomenon and while not desirable, is fully explainable. Anyone has a fear of the end, but the reason makes that today we see the death as an event, not as a being. Only children represents the death as a character, a being that comes and causes the end of life of a human. However, the representations of death as a character are not gone – they continue to live through painting, literature, filmography. Read on »

Where did the conquerors of Troy go?
Beyond the acts of heroism of some chieftains as Achilles and Agamemnon, whose remembrance was preserved in Homer’s epic poems, the Achaeans, precursors of classical Greek civilization, stood out as creators of a outstanding civilization in the late Bronze Age, clustered around the majestic palaces in Mycenae, Tirins or Pylos.

Sudden destruction of these centers around 1200 BC is arousing intense interest among modern scientists for almost 150 years, since it was archaeologically identified. While the reasons behind the decay of Mycenaean civilization are still shrouded in mystery, a second question, “What happened with the Achaeans?”, seems to find spectacular answers, in light of the latest research. Read on »

Your Projects Need the Best Assets in Management for Achieving  Success
In any field of activity, the management plays an essential role for the success of the projects that are in development for your clients. As a contractor, you need to be able to take responsibility for all the terms and the requirements included in the contract in order to be able to successfully develop a project for your customers.

The legal aspects are mandatory to be handled for proper contract administration so that you might be certain that everything that is stipulated in the contract can be done in due time and within the established budgets. You cannot afford to lose money, especially when you are taking on complex projects that will need extended teams of people and numerous resources in order to achieve their successful delivery. Read on »