Culture

Culture

Art

Painting is the art of applying coloured paint to a surface to create a picture. Painting materials may include oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolours, inks or other substances...

Film

In 1895 two French brothers, Louis and Auguste Lumière, showed moving pictures to a paying audience. Their groundbreaking invention, the Cinématographe, could record...

Literature

Literature is the art of the written word. Literature has two main forms: fiction (make-believe) and non-fiction (fact). It is written in either prose or poetry. The word...

Myths and legends

Mermaids and mermen (their lesser known male equivalents) are mythical creatures with the upper bodies of humans and the lower bodies of fish. They are usually portrayed as...

Music and dance

Music is the organization of sounds and silences to produce a work that is designed to give pleasure to the listener. Music can be written down in advance or improvised (made up...

Peoples

Modern humans probably evolved in Africa about 200,000 years ago. About 70,000 years ago, they began to move to other parts of the world. By about 15,000 years ago, they had...

Religions

A religion is a collection of beliefs that helps people understand the world and the events that take place in it. Most religious people believe in a god, or several gods. In...

The Bible

The Bible is a collection of 66 books that together tell the story of God’s relationship with humankind. The books of the Bible were written over a period of about 1600...

Sport

A sport is a physical activity in which an individual or team takes part for fun or as part of a competition. In some sports, the person who runs fastest or throws furthest is the...

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