Johannes Brahms (May 7, 1833 - April 3, 1897) was a German composer from what is known as the Romantic period, who predominantly lived in Vienna, Austria. Brahms was considered by many to be the "successor" to Beethoven, and his first symphony was described by Hans von Bülow as “Beethoven's tenth symphony,” a sobriquet that continues to be used today.
College is a term that has several different uses; most often it is used in the context of post-secondary education, either to describe an entire certificate or degree granting institution, or a sub-division within a larger organization. In the past, colleges were subsumed within a university system, operating more as the home for students and providing training.
Tin (chemical symbol Sn , atomic number 50) is a silvery, malleable metal that is not easily oxidized in air and resists corrosion. It is obtained chiefly from the mineral cassiterite, in which it occurs as an oxide. This metal is an important component of many alloys, including bronze, pewter, bell metal, and solder.
The Tomb of Askia , in Gao, Mali, is the burial place of Askia Mohammad I, also known as Askia the Great, for his expansion of the Songhai Empire. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it was built at the end of the fifteenth century after Askia Mohamed had returned from Mecca and made Islam the official religion of the empire.
Exodus (meaning: "mass migration or exiting of a people from an area") is the second book of the Old Testament or Hebrew Bible. The major events of the book concern the calling of the prophet Moses as well as the departure of the Israelites from Egypt. The Book of Exodus presents some of the Bible's most dramatic moments, from the rescue of the infant Moses from the Nile, to the scene of Moses meeting God in the burning bush, Moses and Aaron confronting Pharaoh, the miracles of the plagues visited by God upon Egypt, the Passover, the escape from Egypt, the parting of the sea, the episode of the golden calf, and finally the successful construction of the tabernacle with its Ark of the Covenant.
Previous (Maghreb) Next (Magic (Illusion)) The Three Magi offering gifts. Romanesque mosaic from the Basilica of St. Apollinarius in Ravenna, Italy. The word Magi refers to a class of ancient Zoroastrian astrologer-priests who once lived in the Persian Empire. Today, the word is most commonly used in Christian circles to denote the Three Wise Men (Magi), who came "from the East to Jerusalem," following a bright star, to worship the Infant Jesus (Matthew 2:1).