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Bupaya Pagoda - Temple Located in Bagan

by gold on Apr.06, 2010, under Uses

bupaya-pagoda-temple-located-in-baganBupaya Pagoda is a famous pagoda located in Bagan (formerly Pagan), along the banks of the Ayeyarwady River. The pagoda is small in size, and is widely believed to have been built in the 200s by King Pyusawhti. (continue reading…)

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Radio City with Roof Made of Gold Plates

by gold on Apr.06, 2010, under Uses

radio-city-with-gold-roofRadio City is an extravagant music hall that’s also home to the Rockettes.

The lobby roof is made gold plates! (continue reading…)

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The Head-dress of a Woman from the Middle Ages

by gold on Apr.06, 2010, under Uses

the-head-dress-of-a-woman-from-the-middle-agesIn the Middle Ages this style of head-dress was worn by noblewomen. This head-dress is a replica. It is in three parts - the veil, crespines (hairnet) and golden cap. The crespines are made of gold braid with small gold flowers, and the netting is decorated with glass beads. Gold lace trims the border around the top edge of the crespines. (continue reading…)

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The Golden Mount – Part of the Wat Saket

by gold on Apr.06, 2010, under Uses

the-golden-mount-e28093-part-of-the-wat-saketThe Golden Mount is part of the Wat Saket temple located just outside the old royal city precincts, next to the Pom Mahakhan fort. The mount has a somewhat unusual history. It was started by King Rama III early in the 19th century, who wanted to build a large chedi on the site to mark the entrance to the city. However, the soft marshy ground could not support such a large structure and it collapsed before it was completed. (continue reading…)

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Dome of the Rock – Temple Located in Jerusalem

by gold on Apr.06, 2010, under Uses

dome-of-the-rock-e28093-temple-located-in-jerusalemJerusalem, by virtue of the number and diversity of people who have held it sacred, may be considered the most holy city in the world. To the Jewish people it is Ir Ha-Kodesh (the Holy City), the Biblical Zion, the City of David, the site of Solomon’s Temple, and the eternal capital of the Israelite nation. (continue reading…)

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Saint Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery – Located in the Old Upper City of Kyiv, Ukraine

by gold on Apr.06, 2010, under Uses

saint-michaels-golden-domed-monastery-e28093-located-in-the-old-upper-city-of-kyiv-ukraineSaint Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery (Mykhailivskyi Zolotoverkhyi manastyr).(Photos: Saint Michael’s Monastery before demolition; restored Saint Michael’s Monastery.) An Orthodox men’s monastery in Kyiv. Little is known about its early history. In the 1050s Prince Iziaslav Yaroslavych built Saint Demetrius’s Monastery and Church in the old upper city of Kyiv, near Saint Sophia Cathedral. (continue reading…)

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Temple of the Golden Pavilion – The Temple That is Truly Covered in Gold

by gold on Apr.06, 2010, under Uses

temple-of-the-golden-pavilion-e28093-the-temple-that-is-truly-covered-in-goldGolden Pavilion Kyoto Japan: The Golden Pavilion (Kinkakuji) is literally covered in gold - gold leaf. The Golden Pavilion is World Heritage listed and surround by beautiful gardens. (continue reading…)

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Global Vipassana Pagoda – Located in Mumbai, India

by gold on Apr.06, 2010, under Uses

global-vipassana-pagoda-e28093-located-in-mumbai-indiaBuilding Type Meditation Hall Architectural style Burmese Structural system Stone dome, with self-supporting interlocking stones Location Mumbai, India Construction Started 2001 Completed 2008 Design team Architect Chandubhai Sompura Structural engineer ? The Global Vipassana Pagoda is a notable monument in Mumbai, India. (continue reading…)

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The Golden Temple of Sripuram – Located in Tamil Nadu, India

by gold on Apr.06, 2010, under Uses

the-golden-temple-of-sripuram-e28093-located-in-tamil-nadu-indiaThe Sripuram is the biggest structure made out of gold. The golden temple of Sripuram is a Spiritual park situated at the foot of a small range of green hills in a place known as “Malaikodi” in the city of Vellore in Tamil Nadu, India. (continue reading…)

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Pendentive of Osorkon II Displaying the God Osiris

by gold on Apr.06, 2010, under Uses

pendentive-of-osorkon-ii-displaying-the-god-osirisThis pendant is made of gold inlaid with lapis lazuli and red glass. It shows the god Osiris sitting on a pillar between his wife Isis on the right, and son, falcon-headed Horus, on the left. (continue reading…)

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