22nd November 1963. At 12:30 p.m., on Elm Street in downtown Dallas, President John F. Kennedy’s motorcade slowly approached a triple underpass. Gun shots rang and the President was hit. He was rushed to Parkland Memorial Hospital where fifteen doctors tried to save him. At 1 p.m., John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the United States, was pronounced dead.
Situated on the eastern shoreline of the vast Adriatic Sea, Albania is a land of eagles. Its area is slightly larger than Manipur state and consists of mountainous highlands and coastal lowlands. The natives call themselves Shqipetar (Son of Eagle) and are recognized by ethnologists as pre-Balkhan people who were perhaps the decedents of the Pelasgians and Illyrians. Their coinage, just like its scenic beauty is diverse and elegant. So let’s dive right through and trace the journey on how the coins of Albania took its form.
The sight of horses galloping away to glory sometimes seems to be enigmatic on one hand and can also induce sparks of energy within you, on the other. These beautiful creations are in a way, a symbol of elegance, beauty, triumph and strength; a rare combination you would witness! Over many centuries, horses have been used for various purposes and have been featured on different scriptures and ancient artifacts. Today, we take a look at a set of four Indian stamps that were released depicting four horses which have an Indian origin!
Let us learn the history of Afghanistan through the study of Afghan coins today. Be it Alexander the Great, Scythian tribes, Huns, Turks, Genghis Khan, Timur, Mughals, Persians, Arabs, British, or the Soviets, This land has seen it all. Officially known as the Islamic State of Afghanistan or just Afghanistan commonly, its name translates to the ‘Land of Afghans’. Continue reading Afghan Coins – Coins of the World (Part 1)