The Castle of Otranto was published

The first gothic novel by Horace Walpole was The Castle of Otranto was published in England in 1764. Continue reading

Georges Méliès

Marie-Georges-Jean Méliès (/meɪˈljɛs/; French: [meljɛs]; 8 December 1861 – 21 January 1938), was a French illusionist and film director who led many technical and narrative developments in the earliest days of cinema. Méliès was well-known for the use of special effects, popularizing such techniques as substitution splices, multiple exposures, time-lapse photography, dissolves, and hand-painted colour. Continue reading

Georges Méliès’ Science Fiction Film Released

French director Georges Méliès released the first science fiction film Le voyage dans la Lune (A Trip to the Moon) in 1902. Continue reading

Sanskrit Didactic Verses

Upanishads are compilations of teachings written in 500 BCE by Hindu sages in a Sanskrit didactic style verse. Continue reading

Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh was a historical king of the Sumerian city-state of Uruk, a major hero in ancient Mesopotamian mythology, and the protagonist of the Epic of Gilgamesh, an epic poem written in Akkadian during the late second millennium BC. Continue reading

Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh relates to the futile search for immortality of a Sumerian king based on the king who ruled the city of Uruk (Erech) in 2200 BCE. Continue reading