The centre of the Indian mausoleum complex is a white marble tomb built by Shah Jahan for his beloved wife.
Clothing reflects the lifestyle and culture of the region's inhabitants.
Emperor Franz Joseph I and the beautiful Elisabeth got married in Vienna in 1854, but their marriage was unfortunately an unhappy one.
Pearls, often used as gemstones, are the by-products of certain molluscs' protective mechanisms.
The masterpiece of Buddhist architecture is located in India.
Ancient Indian war elephants were used as ´tanks´ in battles.
Ancient Indians built huge, naturally ventilated storehouses.
Caliphs, considered successors of the Prophet Muhammad, were the most important religious leaders of Islam.
Egyptian Pharaohs were respected as gods, they were lords of life and death.
A geisha is a traditional Japanese entertainer whose skills include performing classical music and dance.
The French monarch got his epithet because of his opulent and extravagant lifestyle.
The Emperor of the vast Far-Eastern empire was the lord of life and death.
Medieval kings were typically depicted sitting on their thrones, wearing a crown and the Royal regalia.
The ruler of the vast Mongol Empire was the Khan.
The leader of the Ottoman Empire was the Sultan, the lord of life and death.
Influenced by Western Europe, the Tsar attempted to modernise the Russian Empire.