Student Series! How the Parthenon Embodies Math & Science

I am celebrating being in Greece this spring break with a few Student Series! blog posts related to the famed civilization of the Aegean Sea. By the way, this student's blog post was mind-blowing math oriented. He was such an amazing student and a great example about how the "STEM" kids could (& should) involve [...]

UNESCO: Alhambra, Generalife, & Albayzín, Granada

In 1238, Granada became the capital, or seat, of the Islamic caliphate on the Iberian Peninsula after the Christian conquest of Córdoba in 1031. Granada was eventually conquered in 1491 by Isabella and Ferdinand, effectually ending 700 years of Muslim rule on the peninsula. This one UNESCO site in Granada, Spain is really three different [...]

UNESCO: Cathedral, Alcázar & Archivo de Indias in Seville

Set in the historic center, UNESCO sets apart three important buildings to incorporate in the Seville UNESCO World Heritage Site: Cathedral, Alcázar, and the Archive of the Indians.   Cathedral A cathedral is the literal "seat" of the bishop of the diocese and is, therefore, the most important church in any city. This cathedral dates [...]

UNESCO: Historic Center of Córdoba

Like Florence, the whole historic center of Córdoba is incorporated in this UNESCO Site. That tells you there is so much here that they couldn't narrow it down to one building of importance. In general, Córdoba is known as the original capital of Moorish (Muslim Caliphate in the Iberian Peninsula. Córdoba's history does not start [...]