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The Steam Engine & the Industrial Revolution
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The Steam Engine & the Industrial Revolution

Steam power was one of the most significant developments of the Industrial Revolution (1760-1840) in Britain. First invented as a pump in the 1690s...
Themis
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Themis

Themis is the personification and goddess of divine law, will, and justice in Greek mythology. She was held in high esteem by the Olympians, often sitting...
The Wreck of the HMS Gloucester
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The Wreck of the HMS Gloucester

The HMS Gloucester was wrecked in the North Sea, about 30 miles off the shore of Norfolk, England, shortly after dawn on 6 May 1682. It was a warship...
Prehistoric Alpine Stilt Houses
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Prehistoric Alpine Stilt Houses

Alpine stilt houses are a unique and fascinating aspect of prehistoric architecture in the Alps, which provide valuable insights into the lives and...
Lugalbanda and the Anzud Bird
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Lugalbanda and the Anzud Bird

Lugalbanda and the Anzud Bird is a Sumerian myth dated to the Ur III Period (2047-1750 BCE) featuring the hero-king of Uruk, Lugalbanda, father of Gilgamesh...
Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans
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Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans

Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (l. 1747-1793) was a French noble of royal blood. He was the head of the House of Orléans, a cadet branch of the...
Great Exhibition
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Great Exhibition

The 1851 Great Exhibition was held in the purpose-built Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, London, to showcase the latest developments in engineering, science...
The History of The East India Company
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The History of The East India Company

The British East India Company (EIC) was founded as a trading company in 1600. Run by a board of directors in London, the company employed a private...
Chariot Racing in Ancient Rome
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Chariot Racing in Ancient Rome

Chariot racing was very big business in ancient Rome. There was a whole industry built around the factions, the four professional stables known by their...
Dialogue of Pessimism
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Dialogue of Pessimism

The Dialogue of Pessimism (c. 1000 BCE) is a Babylonian poem featuring a master and his slave in ten exchanges during which the master proposes an action...
Louis XVII of France
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Louis XVII of France

Louis XVII of France was the regnal name of Louis-Charles de France (l. 1785-1795), the younger son of King Louis XVI of France (r. 1774-1792) and Queen...
British House of Hanover
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British House of Hanover

The House of Hanover is a royal house that first ruled Hanover and then Great Britain from 1714 to 1901. The British Hanoverians began with George I...
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