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Monk in the forest Credit: Demian / Adobe Stock

Silence is Golden: Ancient Monks Couldn’t Even Find Peace and Quiet

In our contemporary world, noise pollution has reached dangerous levels. But even in what many reminisce as “quieter times” in the “more peaceful” past people were still searching out silence and...
The Palais Idéal, a stone palace created by French postman Ferdinand Cheval.

This Incredible Ancient-Inspired Palace was Single-Handedly Created by a Postman

The Palais Idéal (meaning ‘Ideal Palace) is a magnificent stone structure that is located in Hauterives, a commune in France. This unique monument was constructed single-handedly by a man known as...
Tower of silence, Yazd, Iran

Zoroastrian Towers of Silence: Where the Dead Are Left to the Vultures

A tower of silence (known also as a ‘dakhma’) is a type of structure used for funerary purposes by adherents of the Zoroastrian faith. This Zoroastrian practice for the disposal of the dead involves...
Zone of Silence - Mexico

Mexico: The Zone of Silence

La Zona Del Silencio , or the Zone of Silence, is a patch of desert near the Bolson de Mapimi in Mexico, in a place known as the Trino Vertex. The first incident here occurred in the 1930’s when a...