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Paragraph on “Who stole the bronze horses?” complete paragraph for Class 9, Class 10, Class 11 and Class 12

Who stole the bronze horses? You have probably seen photographs of the bronze horses in front of St Mark’s Cathedral in Venice. But do you know their story ? It is believed that these Greek bronzes once stood on the Emperor Nero’s triumphal arch in Rome. Then they were taken by the Emperor Theodosius to adorn the city of Constantinople, now Istanbul, in the fifth century after Christ. When Constantinople was...
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Paragraph on “Where is Jellyfish Creek?” complete paragraph for Class 9, Class 10, Class 11 and Class 12

Where is Jellyfish Creek? In the summer of 196o, Helge Ingstad, a Norwegian writer and explorer, went to look at what was thought to be the remains of early sixteenth century colonial houses at an isolated fishing village called L’Anse aux Meadows, by Epaves Bay on the northernmost tip of Newfoundland. L’Anse aux Meadows is a corruption of the original French name, L’Anse aux Meduse — Jellyfish Creek ! Helge Ingstad...
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Paragraph on “How important were goddesses in Greek mythology?” complete paragraph for Class 9, Class 10, Class 11 and Class 12

How important were goddesses in Greek mythology? One of the most remarkable features of Greek religion and mythology is the important part played by the goddesses. In Greece itself, women played no part in public affairs, yet the goddess Athena was the protector of Athens, and there is a myth which tells us that she attained this position by overcoming the god Poseidon. Hera, the wife of Zeus, De-meter the goddess...
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Paragraph on “How old is the story of Jason and the Golden Fleece?” complete paragraph for Class 9, Class 10, Class 11 and Class 12

How old is the story of Jason and the Golden Fleece? About three thousand years ago, minstrels wandered in the beautiful land of Greece, telling wonderful tales of gods and men. At that time, the Greeks lived in huge fortified citadels built on the tops of hills. Each citadel had its own king, and he ruled the valleys around it, where olives and corn grew, and also the mountain slopes, where...
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Paragraph on “What is St. Elmo’s fire?” complete paragraph for Class 9, Class 10, Class 11 and Class 12

What is St. Elmo’s fire? St Elmo’s fire is the ghostly halo of light that is to be seen around the tips of ships’ masts and aircrafts’ wings, during storms. It is caused by lightning, which is a discharge of electricity, either between two clouds or between a cloud and the Earth. In the sixteenth century St Elmo was the patron saint of Mediterranean seamen, who believed that this luminous discharge...
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Paragraph on “What is lightning?” complete paragraph for Class 9, Class 10, Class 11 and Class 12

What is lightning? When something has an electric charge, ether positive or negative, the electricity tries o ‘low away to nearby objects. The charge tries to spread itself out evenly. This is why electricity sparks from the comb to your hand as shown opposite. The electric charge jumps across the narrow gap through the air. An American inventor who lived 200 years ago, Benjamin Franklin, thought that lightning was something to...
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Paragraph on “What made man want to paint?” complete paragraph for Class 9, Class 10, Class 11 and Class 12

What made man want to paint?   The earliest forms of art by primitive man were an expression of his feelings about life. He was essentially a hunter and he believed that by drawing images of animals such as bison, mammoth or reindeer, and the weapons he used to slay these animals, he was symbolically giving strength to his ability to kill them. He considered his pictures had a spiritual force...
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