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    The architectural centerpiece of Chisinau, the Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedrala Nașterea Domnului), was built in 1836 at the initiative of Prince Mikhail Semyonovich Vorontsov, the governor of New Russia and Metropolitan of Bessarabia Gabriel Banulescu-Bodoni. The Cathedral was designed by Avraam Melnikov. It is one of the best examples of Russian architecture in Mol...

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    Abyaneh s located at the foot of Karkas Mountain, 70 kilometers southeast of Kashan in Isfahan province, in Iran.The village’s remote location and isolation have helped preserve the culture and tradition of its founders. Many elderly residents speak Middle Persian, an earlier incarnation of Farsi that largely disappeared some centuries ago. The local clothing...

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    Just 10 miles south of Jaipur - India, Sanganer is a world renowned village known for it’s distinctly vibrant style of hand block printing which dates back to the 17th century. Thanks to the constant wars with the Mughals and Marathas, many printers migrated from Gujarat to Rajasthan during that period. Under the royal patronage, by the end of the 18th ce...