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Krizna Jama
By Michael Biach
01 Feb 2019

A caver is lighting his underwater lights inside one of the many lakes in Krizna Jama. Krizna Jama (Cross Cave) is eight kilometers long and considered to be one of the most beautiful and best preserved caves in Europe. It is known by a chain of 50 underground lakes with emerald green water.

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Krizna Jama
By Michael Biach
01 Feb 2019

Two cavers are rowing their rubber boat along the underground river inside Krizna Jama. Krizna Jama (Cross Cave) is eight kilometers long and considered to be one of the most beautiful and best preserved caves in Europe. It is known by a chain of 50 underground lakes with emerald green water.

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Krizna Jama
By Michael Biach
01 Feb 2019

Cavers are fixing rubber boats to prefixed lines so that the boats will stay in the correct place even after rainwater is flooding the cave. Krizna Jama (Cross Cave) is eight kilometers long and considered to be one of the most beautiful and best preserved caves in Europe. It is known by a chain of 50 underground lakes with emerald green water.

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Krizna Jama
By Michael Biach
01 Feb 2019

Cavers are walking along the underground river in Krizna Jama. Krizna Jama (Cross Cave) is eight kilometers long and considered to be one of the most beautiful and best preserved caves in Europe. It is known by a chain of 50 underground lakes with emerald green water.

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Krizna Jama
By Michael Biach
01 Feb 2019

Two cavers are leaving their boat and carrying it to deeper parts of the huge underground river inside Krizna Jama. Krizna Jama (Cross Cave) is eight kilometers long and considered to be one of the most beautiful and best preserved caves in Europe. It is known by a chain of 50 underground lakes with emerald green water.

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Krizna Jama
By Michael Biach
01 Feb 2019

A rubber boat is fixed inside Krizna Jama next to the underground river so it will stay in the correct place after rain water is flooding the cave. Krizna Jama (Cross Cave) is eight kilometers long and considered to be one of the most beautiful and best preserved caves in Europe. It is known by a chain of 50 underground lakes with emerald green water.

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Krizna Jama
By Michael Biach
01 Feb 2019

Two cavers are leaving their boat and carrying it to deeper parts of the huge underground river inside Krizna Jama. Krizna Jama (Cross Cave) is eight kilometers long and considered to be one of the most beautiful and best preserved caves in Europe. It is known by a chain of 50 underground lakes with emerald green water.

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Krizna Jama
By Michael Biach
01 Feb 2019

A caver is inside his rubberboat on an emerald green lake inside the cave. Krizna Jama (Cross Cave) is eight kilometers long and considered to be one of the most beautiful and best preserved caves in Europe. It is known by a chain of 50 underground lakes with emerald green water.

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Krizna Jama
By Michael Biach
01 Feb 2019

A caver is standing next to the underground river inside the huge cave. Krizna Jama (Cross Cave) is eight kilometers long and considered to be one of the most beautiful and best preserved caves in Europe. It is known by a chain of 50 underground lakes with emerald green water.

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Krizna Jama
By Michael Biach
01 Feb 2019

A fossil of a cave bear teeth inside a rock stone in Krizna Jama. Krizna Jama (Cross Cave) is eight kilometers long and considered to be one of the most beautiful and best preserved caves in Europe. It is known by a chain of 50 underground lakes with emerald green water.

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Krizna Jama
By Michael Biach
01 Feb 2019

Some passages inside Krizna Jama are very narrow and cavers must lay inside the rubberboats to pass the restrictions. Krizna Jama (Cross Cave) is eight kilometers long and considered to be one of the most beautiful and best preserved caves in Europe. It is known by a chain of 50 underground lakes with emerald green water.

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Krizna Jama
By Michael Biach
01 Feb 2019

Some passages inside Krizna Jama are very narrow and cavers must lay inside the rubberboats to pass the restrictions. Krizna Jama (Cross Cave) is eight kilometers long and considered to be one of the most beautiful and best preserved caves in Europe. It is known by a chain of 50 underground lakes with emerald green water.

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Krizna Jama
By Michael Biach
01 Feb 2019

A caver is standing on a pile of collapsed rocks inside Krizna Jama while another caver is inside his boat on an emerald green lake of the cave. Krizna Jama (Cross Cave) is eight kilometers long and considered to be one of the most beautiful and best preserved caves in Europe. It is known by a chain of 50 underground lakes with emerald green water.

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Krizna Jama
By Michael Biach
01 Feb 2019

Cavers on their way to the exit of Krizna Jama. Krizna Jama (Cross Cave) is eight kilometers long and considered to be one of the most beautiful and best preserved caves in Europe. It is known by a chain of 50 underground lakes with emerald green water.

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Krizna Jama
By Michael Biach
01 Feb 2019

A caver is fixing his rubber boat on a line to make sure the boat is not getting lost inside the cave. Krizna Jama (Cross Cave) is eight kilometers long and considered to be one of the most beautiful and best preserved caves in Europe. It is known by a chain of 50 underground lakes with emerald green water.

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Krizna Jama
By Michael Biach
01 Feb 2019

A caver is showing polished parts of rocks inside the Cross Cave. Thousands of years ago ancient cave bears pushed the rocks away while walking inside the cave to seek shelter for the elements or rest for winter sleep. Over thousands of years corners of the rocks had been polished by this behavior. Krizna Jama (Cross Cave) is eight kilometers long and considered to be one of the most beautiful and best preserved caves in Europe. It is known by a chain of 50 underground lakes with emerald green water.

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Krizna Jama
By Michael Biach
01 Feb 2019

Graffiti from the past 400 years showing that the cave has been visted intensivly over the centuries. The oldes grafitto is reffering to the 16th century. Krizna Jama (Cross Cave) is eight kilometers long and considered to be one of the most beautiful and best preserved caves in Europe. It is known by a chain of 50 underground lakes with emerald green water.

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Inauguration of Christmas lights in B...
Brescia
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2017

Brescia inaugurates the Christmas lights with a dance, circus and music show by the company Cafè Lulè.
The clock tower Victory square will change the color of the lighting every Sunday, for the inauguration it has been chosen the white color.
The next Sunday the tower will be illuminated with green, blue, red and gold light with as many show themes until all January 8.
In photo: A moment of the show in Loggia square, on the background there's the Loggia palace
Brescia - Italy 2017/Nov/26, ph Cosimo Attanasio

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Brescia
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2017

Brescia inaugurates the Christmas lights with a dance, circus and music show by the company Cafè Lulè.
The clock tower Victory square will change the color of the lighting every Sunday, for the inauguration it has been chosen the white color.
The next Sunday the tower will be illuminated with green, blue, red and gold light with as many show themes until all January 8.
In photo: A moment of the show in Loggia square, on the background there's the ancient clock called "Macc de l'ure" (madmen of the time)
Brescia - Italy 2017/Nov/26, ph Cosimo Attanasio

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Inauguration of Christmas lights in B...
Brescia
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2017

Brescia inaugurates the Christmas lights with a dance, circus and music show by the company Cafè Lulè.
The clock tower Victory square will change the color of the lighting every Sunday, for the inauguration it has been chosen the white color.
The next Sunday the tower will be illuminated with green, blue, red and gold light with as many show themes until all January 8.
In photo: A moment of the show in Loggia square, on the background there's the Loggia palace
Brescia - Italy 2017/Nov/26, ph Cosimo Attanasio

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Brescia
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2017

Brescia inaugurates the Christmas lights with a dance, circus and music show by the company Cafè Lulè.
The clock tower Victory square will change the color of the lighting every Sunday, for the inauguration it has been chosen the white color.
The next Sunday the tower will be illuminated with green, blue, red and gold light with as many show themes until all January 8.
In photo: A moment of the show in Loggia square, on the background there's the ancient clock called "Macc de l'ure" (madmen of the time)
Brescia - Italy 2017/Nov/26, ph Cosimo Attanasio

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Inauguration of Christmas lights in B...
Brescia
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2017

Brescia inaugurates the Christmas lights with a dance, circus and music show by the company Cafè Lulè.
The clock tower Victory square will change the color of the lighting every Sunday, for the inauguration it has been chosen the white color.
The next Sunday the tower will be illuminated with green, blue, red and gold light with as many show themes until all January 8.
In photo: the clock tower with the new lights.
Brescia - Italy 2017/Nov/26, ph Cosimo Attanasio

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Inauguration of Christmas lights in B...
Brescia
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2017

Brescia inaugurates the Christmas lights with a dance, circus and music show by the company Cafè Lulè.
The clock tower Victory square will change the color of the lighting every Sunday, for the inauguration it has been chosen the white color.
The next Sunday the tower will be illuminated with green, blue, red and gold light with as many show themes until all January 8.
In photo: A moment of the show in Loggia square, on the background there's the Loggia palace
Brescia - Italy 2017/Nov/26, ph Cosimo Attanasio

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Inauguration of Christmas lights in B...
Brescia
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2017

Brescia inaugurates the Christmas lights with a dance, circus and music show by the company Cafè Lulè.
The clock tower Victory square will change the color of the lighting every Sunday, for the inauguration it has been chosen the white color.
The next Sunday the tower will be illuminated with green, blue, red and gold light with as many show themes until all January 8.
In photo: A moment of the show in Loggia square, on the background there's the ancient clock called "Macc de l'ure" (madmen of the time)
Brescia - Italy 2017/Nov/26, ph Cosimo Attanasio

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Inauguration of Christmas lights in B...
Brescia
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2017

Brescia inaugurates the Christmas lights with a dance, circus and music show by the company Cafè Lulè.
The clock tower Victory square will change the color of the lighting every Sunday, for the inauguration it has been chosen the white color.
The next Sunday the tower will be illuminated with green, blue, red and gold light with as many show themes until all January 8.
In photo: A moment of the show in Loggia square, on the background there's the Loggia palace
Brescia - Italy 2017/Nov/26, ph Cosimo Attanasio

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Inauguration of Christmas lights in B...
Brescia
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2017

Brescia inaugurates the Christmas lights with a dance, circus and music show by the company Cafè Lulè.
The clock tower Victory square will change the color of the lighting every Sunday, for the inauguration it has been chosen the white color.
The next Sunday the tower will be illuminated with green, blue, red and gold light with as many show themes until all January 8.
In photo: A moment of the aerial show on the palace of the post in Victory square.
Brescia - Italy 2017/Nov/26, ph Cosimo Attanasio

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Inauguration of Christmas lights in B...
Brescia
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2017

Brescia inaugurates the Christmas lights with a dance, circus and music show by the company Cafè Lulè.
The clock tower Victory square will change the color of the lighting every Sunday, for the inauguration it has been chosen the white color.
The next Sunday the tower will be illuminated with green, blue, red and gold light with as many show themes until all January 8.
In photo: A moment of the aerial show on the palace of the post in Victory square.
Brescia - Italy 2017/Nov/26, ph Cosimo Attanasio

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Inauguration of Christmas lights in B...
Brescia
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2017

Brescia inaugurates the Christmas lights with a dance, circus and music show by the company Cafè Lulè.
The clock tower Victory square will change the color of the lighting every Sunday, for the inauguration it has been chosen the white color.
The next Sunday the tower will be illuminated with green, blue, red and gold light with as many show themes until all January 8.
In photo: A moment of the show in Loggia square, on the background there's the ancient clock called "Macc de l'ure" (madmen of the time)
Brescia - Italy 2017/Nov/26, ph Cosimo Attanasio

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Inauguration of Christmas lights in B...
Brescia
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2017

Brescia inaugurates the Christmas lights with a dance, circus and music show by the company Cafè Lulè.
The clock tower Victory square will change the color of the lighting every Sunday, for the inauguration it has been chosen the white color.
The next Sunday the tower will be illuminated with green, blue, red and gold light with as many show themes until all January 8.
In photo: A moment of the show in Loggia square, on the background there's the ancient clock called "Macc de l'ure" (madmen of the time)
Brescia - Italy 2017/Nov/26, ph Cosimo Attanasio

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Bangladesh's Jamdani Sari
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
08 Jul 2015

In December 2013, the Intellectual Property Association of Bangladesh (IPAB) celebrated a major success as Bangladesh's Jamdani Sari weaving tradition, a labor-intensive and time-consuming form of hand loom weaving is recognized as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Jamdani is the finest Muslin textile produced in Bangladesh's Dhaka District.

A sari is the traditional garment worn by women in the Indian subcontinent, made up of a long strip of unstitched cloth, ranging from five to nine yards in length, which can be draped in various styles. The most common style is for the sari to be wrapped around the waist with one end then draped over the shoulders with the other. The Jamdani Sari is among the oldest styles, at more than 5,000 years old! Some people think that the sari was influenced by Greek or Roman toga, which we see on ancient statues. However, there is no solid historical evidence to this effect.

The sari is essentially designed to suit local conditions in the subcontinent. There are at least six varieties of Bengal handlooms, each deriving its name from the village in which it originated, and each with its own distinctive style. Dhaka was especially renowed for saris of fine muslin, a tradtion that carries on today. Jamdani is basically a transformation of the world famous Dhakai Muslin. According to their variety, fineness and patterns the traditional Dhakai Muslins were divided into specific categories. Among them, Aab-E-Rouhan, Shabnam, Sarband and Jamdani muslin were the most famous. Over the years the first three of these have vanished from history.

The production, marketing and export of Jamdani has somehow maintained its continuity. Dhaka has a history of only four hundred years from 1610 A.D., but the history of the cotton clothes of the region reveals more ancient traditions. Although most of the history of Jamdani weaving os lost in the mists of antiquity, it's known that trade in the fabric was established at least 2,000 years ago.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
07 Jul 2015

A Bangladeshi weaver designs a Jamdani Sari in the village of Rupganj Thana in the outskirts of Dhaka.

Jamdani is the finest Muslin textile produced in Bangladesh's Dhaka District. This time consuming and labor-intensive form of hand loom weaving has been declared intagible cultural world heritage by UNESCO.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
07 Jul 2015

A Bangladeshi weaver designs a Jamdani Sari in the village of Rupganj Thana in the outskirts of Dhaka.

Jamdani is the finest Muslin textile produced in Bangladesh's Dhaka District. This time consuming and labor-intensive form of hand loom weaving has been declared intagible cultural world heritage by UNESCO.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
07 Jul 2015

A Bangladeshi weaver designs a Jamdani Sari in the village of Rupganj Thana in the outskirts of Dhaka.

Jamdani is the finest Muslin textile produced in Bangladesh's Dhaka District. This time consuming and labor-intensive form of hand loom weaving has been declared intagible cultural world heritage by UNESCO.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
07 Jul 2015

A Bangladeshi weaver designs a Jamdani Sari in the village of Rupganj Thana in the outskirts of Dhaka.

Jamdani is the finest Muslin textile produced in Bangladesh's Dhaka District. This time consuming and labor-intensive form of hand loom weaving has been declared intagible cultural world heritage by UNESCO.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
07 Jul 2015

Portrait of a Bangladeshi weaver of Jamdani Saris in the village of Rupganj Thana in the outskirts of Dhaka.

Jamdani is the finest Muslin textile produced in Bangladesh's Dhaka District. This time consuming and labor-intensive form of hand loom weaving has been declared intagible cultural world heritage by UNESCO.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
07 Jul 2015

A Bangladeshi weaver designs a Jamdani Sari in the village of Rupganj Thana in the outskirts of Dhaka.

Jamdani is the finest Muslin textile produced in Bangladesh's Dhaka District. This time consuming and labor-intensive form of hand loom weaving has been declared intagible cultural world heritage by UNESCO.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
07 Jul 2015

Portrait of a Bangladeshi weaver of Jamdani Saris in the village of Rupganj Thana in the outskirts of Dhaka.

Jamdani is the finest Muslin textile produced in Bangladesh's Dhaka District. This time consuming and labor-intensive form of hand loom weaving has been declared intagible cultural world heritage by UNESCO.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
07 Jul 2015

A Bangladeshi weaver designs a Jamdani Sari in the village of Rupganj Thana in the outskirts of Dhaka.

Jamdani is the finest Muslin textile produced in Bangladesh's Dhaka District. This time consuming and labor-intensive form of hand loom weaving has been declared intagible cultural world heritage by UNESCO.