C.: The Chinese emperor Shih Huang Ti is said to have buried alive 460 Confucian scholars to control the writing of history in his time. C., he burned all the books in his kingdom, retaining only a single copy of each for the Royal Library — and those were destroyed before his death. 8: The Roman poet Ovid was banished from Rome for writing ). All Ovid’s works were burned by Savonarola in Florence in 1497, and an English translation of Ars Amatoria was banned by U. He thought the epic poem was dangerous because it expressed Greek ideas of freedom.With all previous historical records destroyed, he thought history could be said to begin with him. 640: According to legend, the caliph Omar burned all 200,000 volumes in the library at Alexandria in Egypt.In these years, he instigated great “bonfires of the vanities” which destroyed books and paintings by some of the greatest artists of Florence.He persuaded the artists themselves to bring their works—including drawings of nudes—to the bonfires.After being allowed to fall into disrepair for centuries, the buildings occupied by squatters, Alhambra was rediscovered following the defeat of Napoleon, who had conducted retaliatory destruction of the site, the re-discoverers were first British intellectuals and then other north European Romantic travelers.It is now one of Spain's major tourist attractions, exhibiting the country's most significant and well-known Islamic architecture, together with 16th-century and later Christian building and garden interventions.In 2004, Sal Khan, a hedge fund analyst, began posting math tutorials on You Tube.Twelve years later, Khan Academy has more than 42 million registered users from 190 countries, with tutorials on subjects from basic math through economics, art history, computer science, health, medicine and more.
It affects her intimate relationships, her platonic relationships and her business relationships.’Padma had surgery in 2001 to remove two ovarian cysts and was rushed to hospital when she was 34, suffering pain and bleeding that she now knows was endometriosis-related.‘I’d spent most of my life trying not to get pregnant and it was only after stopping taking birth control – because I was told that I couldn’t conceive – that it happened at all.’It is thought up to ten per cent of women suffer some form of endometriosis, yet, like Padma, many are simply told they have severe menstrual cramps.She says: ‘Ever since my teens, I was bedridden for two or three days each month and had to take prescription painkillers.In 1526 Charles I & V commissioned a new Renaissance palace better befitting the Holy Roman Emperor in the revolutionary Mannerist style influenced by Humanist philosophy in direct juxtaposition with the Nasrid Andalusian architecture, but which was ultimately never completed due to Morisco rebellions in Granada.Alhambra's late flowering of Islamic palaces were built for the last Muslim emirs in Spain during the decline of the Nasrid dynasty who were increasingly subject to the Christian Kings of Castile.is a palace and fortress complex located in Granada, Andalusia, Spain.