The world’s oldest mirror was found during excavations on the territory of modern Iraq, it is about 10,000 years old.
Mirrors in ancient times were made of polished bronze.
Metals (bronze, silver, and copper) were used to make mirrors in the Mediterranean countries until the THIRTEENTH century, when Italian Venice began to produce mirrors of the usual type for us-from glass. Continue reading
The Golden triangle is a geographical area located in the mountains at the junction of the borders of three countries in South-East Asia: Laos, Thailand and Myanmar.
This place has been known since 1920 as the world’s largest area for growing and selling narcotic raw materials – opium poppy, the source material for the production of heroin. The area of the territory is 950000 km2. Continue reading
Indeed, the Netherlands is often referred to as “Holland”, which is officially incorrect.
South Holland and North Holland are only two of the 12 provinces of the Netherlands.
Historically, these most economically developed provinces were also the most famous outside of the Netherlands, and so the name “Holland” has entered many European languages as the name of the country. Continue reading