This blog post has not much to do with art, design and architecture but it has a beautiful moral to the story of a great warrior, leader and an outstanding patron of art, architecture and cultural heritage.
Part of the reason I have a soft spot for Timur, the late-14th century Mongolian/Turkic warlord who tried to rebuild the Mongolian Empire and didn’t care how many people he had to slaughter t…
Source: The story of Timur and the ant
Illustration/painting by Zahra. Recreation of a 16th c. Mughal/Persian miniature painting.