Today we begin our series of articles on the “World of Curiosities” . Have you stopped to think that sometimes when we are studying, things do not seem to make much sense? When we think the facts as they are in practice, they are more interesting and studying is more fun. Thinking about it, we talk about things that are not taught in school and that are sure to arouse your curiosity on any subject!
Let’s start talking about the world of curiosities on historical facts. Did you know … Contrary to what many think, the Egyptian pyramids were not built by slaves? – In fact they were built by employees respected by the society of the time. Archaeologists concluded that after discovering several tombs of workers near the structures they built.
Have you heard of the Library of Alexandria? The Library of Alexandria was built by Ptolemy Philadelphus early in the third century BC to “gather the books of all the peoples of the earth.” The library is the shores of the Mediterranean Sea in Egypt. Currently you can see some ruins. In honor of a copy of the original library, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina was inaugurated in 2002 near the site of the old library.
We often hear talk about Wall Street in the heart of Manhattan in New York, USA. But not always the street which is known as a capitalist symbol and its history carries US colonization of the facts. The “Wall Street” was linked to the process of colonization of North America, specifically at the time Dutch, Indian and British people fought under the domain lands located on the East Coast.
Now talking a bit about the history of Portugal. The Portuguese were the first European nation to establish concto with Japan (1543, ns island of Tanegashima). These have left strong influences in the language and cuisine.
Words Japanese Portuguese origin: botan (button), Buranco (swing), joro (pitcher), juban (gibbon), karuta (letter), kappa (cover), Konpeito (confectionery), kirisutan (Christian), oranda (Netherlands) , orugan (organ), pan (bread), SHABON (soap) and tabako (tobacco). One of the biggest influences in Japanese cuisine was the tempura.
Talking about the characters in the story. Famous for yelling “Eureka” when he discovered how to calculate the volume of a body, Archimedes was a Greek mathematician known for his theories and inventions. Many of his writings remained “forgotten” for centuries and only in the 19th century were found and deciphered. Theories such as differential and integral calculus, whose invention is attributed to Newton and Leibniz in the 17th century have been outlined by the Greek centuries ago.
We could spend hours here reading and looking for curiosities, and if you stop to think a matter connects to another! In the coming weeks we will talk about curiosities of mathematics, geography, biology, etc.
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