Monthly Archives: May 2015

Where does the Hope Diamond come from ?

 Kollur Mine in Golconda, India.

The Hope Diamond, also known as “Le Bijou du Roi” (the King’s Jewel), “Le blue de France” (the Blue of France), and the Tavernier Blue, is a large, 45.52-carat, deep-blue diamond, and now housed in the National Gem and Mineral collection at the Smithsonian Institution’s Natural History Museum in Washington, D.C. It is blue to the naked eye because of trace amounts of boron within its crystal structure, and exhibits red phosphorescence after exposure to ultraviolet light. Hope Diamond has a long and mysterious past.

Hope Diamond

Hope Diamond History

Hope Diamond - Jean Baptiste Tavernier

Hope Diamond - King Louis XIV

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What is Philosophy ?

Art of Wondering

  • Philosophy literally means love of wisdom.
  • Philosophy is the study of ideas about knowledge, truth, the nature and meaning of life, etc.
  • Philosophy helps us better understand who we are, why we are here, and where we are going.
  • Socrates is the father of Western philosophy. Socrates was a Greek philosopher and Plato‘s teacher from 469-399 BCE.

Philosophy Definition

Greece Philosophers

Socrates Quotes on Education

Aristotle Quotes n Wisdom

Branches of Philosophy

Art of Wondering

Philosophy - Key Questions