VOTE NOW: Who Should Be Crowned as Miss Earth 2016?

The Kaleidoscope of Pageantry

Who Will Be Next Miss Earth? 

Miss Earth 2016, will be the 16th edition of the pageant, which is slated to be held on October 29, 2016 at the Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City, Philippines. Over 84 countries and territories will compete for Miss Earth 2016 title with the theme, “Empowered to make a Change”. At the conclusion of the pageant, Angelia Ong from the Philippines will crown her successor.


While only 19 days left for the crowning of new Miss Earth, The Kaleidoscope of Pageantry welcomes all the pageant aficionados across the globe to express their opinions, as to who will walk home with the crown via this poll. Let the world know who is ruling the hearts of passionate pageant aficionados across the globe!🙂

The voting closes on October 29, 2016 at 12:00 AM, so hurry and make your favourite win this poll.

Vote For Your Favourite Miss International 2016…

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The pottery of ancient Tell Halaf, in Syria, and my ceramics


The love affair between me and the ancient pottery of Tell Halaf started when a friend of mine, a fellow potter and a university lecturer lent me some of his books about ancient Mesopotamia and the history of archaeological   excavations there. It was then that I began a serious study of arguably the finest pottery in the Neolithic produced.

Tell Halaf pottery

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We, the Syrians,  belong to a country which was a cradle of civilization, taking  part in creating the first civilizations known to mankind. Even in prehistoric times and before the invention of writing, Syria recorded in the amazing pottery of Tell Halaf (circa 7000 BC onward), the awakening of the artistic spirit in mankind and their early attempts to express themselves in images, patterns and shapes. Our lands witnessed in the Neolithic, the human revolution which introduced the first agricultural settlements and the domestication of animals.  The first settlements or small villages led gradually…

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