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Mimivirus

Mimivirus is an extra-large virus. It was discovered in 1992. APMV was found accidentally inside the amoeba Acanthamoeba polyphaga. The virus was seen in a gram stain and mistakenly thought to be a gram-positive bacterium. It is either a viral ge ...

                                               

Pandoravirus

Pandoravirus is a genus of very large viruses. They have the largest genomes of any viral genus. Like the other large viruses Mimivirus, Pithovirus and Megavirus, Pandoravirus infects amoebas. Its genome, with 1.9 to 2.5 megabases of DNA, is twic ...

                                               

Pithovirus

Pithovirus is a genus of giant virus which infects amoebae. It is a double-stranded DNA virus, and is a member of the clade of large DNA viruses. It was first described in 2014 after a viable specimen was found in a 30.000-year-old ice core harve ...

                                               

Church (building)

A church is a building that was constructed to allow people to meet to worship together. These people are usually Christians, or influenced by Christianity. Some other religious groups also call their religious buildings churches. Depending on th ...

                                               

Chapel

A chapel is a place for Christian worship. The word is used in several different ways. Generally, a chapel is a place of worship that is not a church which belongs to a parish in a village or town, but is more private or has a special purpose.

                                               

Church of the Nativity

The Church of the Nativity is a church in Bethlehem. It is one of the oldest churches in the world. It is built over the cave that tradition marks as the birthplace of Jesus. It is considered very sacred to Christians and Muslims. The main basili ...

                                               

Hall church

A hall church is a type of church building. The term "hall church" is about the architecture of the building. Most very large churches and cathedrals are built with a long part where people sit, called the "nave". On each side of the nave is a lo ...

                                               

The Parish Church of St. Lawrence

The Parish Church of St. Lawrence in Radymno - a historic church which is situated in the Przemysl archidiocese. The church was built in the years 1724-1730 in the baroque style. The bishop Aleksander Antoni Fredro was the prime mover of this fac ...

                                               

Knock Shrine

Knock Shrine is a Roman Catholic pilgrimage site. In 1879, a religious vision was said to have happened in the village of Knock, County Mayo, Ireland. It was seen by fifteen people. The vision was of The Virgin Mary, Saint Joseph, John the Evange ...

                                               

Lourdes

Lourdes is a town and commune in the southwest of the Hautes-Pyrenees department. It is in the first Pyrenean foothills in the Occitanie region, in southwestern France. Lourdes was originally a small unremarkable market town lying in the foothill ...

                                               

Bagan

Bagan is an ancient city in the Mandalay region of Myanmar. It was the capital of the Kingdom of Pagan from the 9th to 13th centuries. During the kingdoms golden age between the 11th and 13th centuries, over 10.000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and m ...

                                               

Kopan Monastery

Kopan Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery near Boudhanath, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal. It belongs to the FPMT, an international network of Gelugpa dharma centers, and once served as its headquarters. The monastery was established ...

                                               

Pagoda

A pagoda is any kind of tower with multiple eaves. They are common in eastern and southeastern Asia. Most pagodas are built for religious purposes. They are usually Buddhist. Some are used as Taoist temples. The modern design for pagodas comes fr ...

                                               

Sanga Monastery

Sanga Monastery is a small Buddhist monastery near Lhasa, Tibet. Sanga Monastery was built in the ruins of the castle Taktse Dzong on the top of a hill. Dagtse Dzong overlooks the roads to Yerpa and Ganden Monastery to the east. Sanga Monastery t ...

                                               

Monastery

Monasteries are places where monks live. Although the word "monastery" is sometimes used for a place where nuns live, nuns usually live in a convent or nunnery. The word abbey is also used for a Christian monastery or convent. The monk in charge ...

                                               

Altenhohenau

In 1465, the community accepted reform. The reform started in the Schonensteinback convent in Alsace. Ten nuns from Schonensteinback went to St. Catherines convent in Nuremberg. Before the reform, the library at St. Catherines had 45 books. After ...

                                               

Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey is one of the largest and best preserved ruined Cistercian monasteries in England. It is sits approximately 3 miles south-west of Ripon in North Yorkshire. It was founded in 1132 and operated for 407 years. It one of the wealthies ...

                                               

Meteora

The Meteora is the name for a number of monasteries in Greece. Several Eastern Orthodox monasteries are part of the complex, located in Kalambaka, Greece. The site is almost as important as Mount Athos. The monasteries are built on natural sandst ...

                                               

Novospassky Monastery

Novospassky Monastery, is one of the oldest monasteries in Moscow. The first monastery was built in the 14th century. At that time it was inside the walls of the Kremlin. In 1491 the monastery was moved to new buildings on the banks of the Moskva ...

                                               

Poblet Monastery

The Royal Abbey of Santa Maria de Poblet is a Cistercian monastery. The abbey is located at the feet of the Prades Mountains, in the comarca of Conca de Barberà, in Catalonia. It was founded in 1150 by Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona. It w ...

                                               

Tzitzernavank Monastery

Tzitzernavank Monastery is an Armenian monastery in the region of Kashatagh. The monastery dates from the fourth to sixth centuries and recognized as a native Armenian example of an" oriental” architectural type. The church of St. Gregory was reo ...

                                               

Mosque

A mosque is a place where Muslims worship. The word mosque comes from the Arabic word masjid. A larger, collective, mosque is called a masjid jāmi. Larger mosques offer more services to their community. For many Muslim people, a mosque is more th ...

                                               

Kaaba

The Kaaba is a large cuboid-shaped building inside the mosque known as al-Masjid al-Haram in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Muslims believe that the Kaaba was built by the command of Allah. The Kaaba’s original architecture has remained the same for centuries.

                                               

Al-Aqsa Mosque

Al-Aqsa Mosque is a mosque, or a place where Muslims go to worship, and it is in Baitulmaqdis. Abdul Malik ibn Marwan asked for the mosque to be built, but he died before they finished building it, and it was finished by his son in 705 AD. The Al ...

                                               

Al-Askari mosque

Al-`Askarī or the `Askariyya Mosque/Shrine is a Shī`a Muslim holy site. It is in the Iraqi city of Samarra. Samara is 60 miles from Baghdad. It is one of the most important Shīite mosques in the world. It was built in 944. Its dome was destroyed ...

                                               

Ammar Mosque and Osman Ramju Sadick Islamic Centre

The Ammar Mosque and Osman Ramju Sadick Islamic Centre or Wan Chai Mosque is a mosque and Islamic center in Hong Kong, Peoples Republic of China. It is the third mosque in Hong Kong. The original building of the mosque was built in 1967.

                                               

At-Taqwa Mosque

The At-Taqwa Mosque is a mosque in Dayuan Township, Taoyuan County, Taiwan. It is the seventh and latest mosque in Taiwan. The mosque was built in 2013.

                                               

Babri Mosque

The Babri Mosque, or Mosque of Babur was a mosque in Ayodhya, India. It was constructed by order of the first Mughal emperor of India, Babur, in Ayodhya in the 16th century. Statues of Hindu deities were kept in the mosque overnight and claimed b ...

                                               

Baitul Futuh Mosque

The Baitul Futuh Mosque is claimed to be the largest mosque in Europe. According to some estimates it is the second largest after the Mosque of Rome. It has an area of 5.2 acres, the mosque complex can hold up to 10.000 worshippers. It was built ...

                                               

Charminar

Charminar,1591 AD The Charminar is a monument and mosque in Hyderabad, India. The structure was built in 1591 AD. It is the most famous building of Hyderabad and also one of the most famous buildings in India. It was built by Muhammad Quli Qutb S ...

                                               

Faisal Mosque

Faisal Mosque is a mosque in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. It is the National mosque of Pakistan, and one of the largest mosques in the Islamic world. It is named after King Faisal of Saudi Arabia. It was the biggest mosque for a period of ...

                                               

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia is a prestigious building in the European side of Istanbul, Turkey. It is often said to be one of the greatest and most beautiful buildings in history. Hagia Sophia was built between 532 and 537, to serve as a Byzantine imperial chur ...

                                               

Hassan II Mosque

The Hassan II Mosque is in Casablanca. It is the largest mosque in Morocco and the third largest mosque in the world after the Masjid al-Haram of Mecca and the Al-Masjid al-Nabawi in Medina. It was designed by the French architect Michel Pinseau. ...

                                               

Hazratbal Shrine

The Hazratbal Shrine, is a Muslim shrine in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, Kashmir. It contains a relic believed by many Muslims of India to be a hair of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. The name of the shrine comes from the Arabic word Hazrat, meanin ...

                                               

Imambara Zadibal

Imambara Zadibal is the first Imambara constructed in Kashmir Valley by Kaji Chak, minister in the regime of Sultan Mohammad in the year 1518. This Imambara was burned down and destroyed number of times.

                                               

Jama Masjid, Srinagar

Jama Masjid Mosque is a mosque in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, Kashmir. The Jama Masjid of Srinagar is at Nowhatta, in the middle of the old city. It was built by Sultan Sikandar shah kashmiri shahmiri in 1394 AD Later, the son of Sultan Sikandar ...

                                               

Jamia Mosque

The Jamia Mosque or Shelley Street Mosque is a mosque in Hong Kong, Peoples Republic of China. It is the first and oldest mosque in Hong Kong.

                                               

Kaohsiung Mosque

The original building of the mosque was built in 1949 by the Nationalist Muslims whom mostly came with the Nationalist Army who fled from Mainland China after their defeat in the Chinese Civil War by the Communist Army. This wave of migration is ...

                                               

King Fahd Mosque, Culver City

The King Fahad Mosque is a mosque in Culver City, California. It is significant in the Muslim community. A mosque is the main public building in Islam. As a gift to the Muslim community of Southern California from Saudi Arabia, Prince Abdulaziz B ...

                                               

Kowloon Mosque and Islamic Centre

The Kowloon Mosque and Islamic Centre is a mosque and Islamic center in Hong Kong, Peoples Republic of China. It is the largest mosque and second mosque to be built in Hong Kong.

                                               

Shah Mosque

Shah Mosque is a mosque in Isfahan, Iran. It is on the south side of Naghsh-i Jahan Square. It has been renamed to Imam Mosque after the Islamic Revolution. Built during the Safavids period, it is an excellent example of the Islamic architecture ...

                                               

Taichung Mosque

The Taichung Mosque is a mosque in Taichung, Taiwan. It is the fourth mosque in Taiwan. The original building of the mosque was built in 1951.

                                               

Tainan Mosque

The Tainan Mosque is a mosque in Tainan, Taiwan. It is the sixth mosque in Taiwan, and the first and only mosque in Tainan. The mosque was built in 1996.

                                               

Taipei Cultural Mosque

The mosque was originally built in 1950 at Roosevelt Road in Taipei. Because of the expansion of roads a few year later, the mosque was moved to Xinhai Road. It was reopened in 1983. The mosque was inaugurated by the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to ...

                                               

Taipei Grand Mosque

The Taipei Grand Mosque is a mosque in Taipei, Taiwan. It is the first and largest mosque in Taiwan. The original building of the mosque was built in 1947.

                                               

Aso-jinja

Sumiyoshi-jinja is the Japanese Shinto shrine at Mount Aso in Kumamoto Prefecture on the island of Kyushu. The shrine is in the northern part of caldera of an active volcano.

                                               

Fushimi Inari-taisha

Fushimi Inari-taisha is a large Shinto shrine in Fushimi Kyoto, Japan. It is the head shrine of Inari, the rice god. There are Inari shrines in many parts of Japan. There are 32.000+ sub-shrines or bunsha 分社.

                                               

Ichinomiya

Ichinomiya is a Japanese term for the chief Shinto shrines in each of the pre-modern provinces. The ichinomiya are the shrines with the highest shrine rank in an area. Shrines of the lower rank are called ninomiya 二宮, second, sannomiya 三宮, th ...

                                               

Kitano Tenman-gū

986 Kanna 2: Michizane was given the posthumous title of Tenjin Heavenly Deity 991 Shōryaku 2: Emperor Ichijō added three more shrines to Murakamis list - including Kitano. 965 Kōhō 2: Emperor Murakami ordered that Imperial messengers be sent to ...

                                               

Meiji Shrine

After the emperors death in 1912, the Diet of Japan voted to commemorate his role in the Meiji Restoration. Work began on the shrine in 1915. It was formally dedicated in 1920; and it was completed in 1921. The grounds of the shrine were finished ...

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