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Portuguese Macao
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Portuguese Macao

Macao (Macau) is located on a peninsula in the estuary of the Pearl River delta in southeast China and it was a Portuguese colonial settlement from c. 1557 until 1999. Macao was a major trade hub of the Portuguese Empire and with its unique...
Cortés & the Siege of Tenochtitlan
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Cortés & the Siege of Tenochtitlan

A 17th-century CE oil painting depicting the Spanish Conquistadores led by Hernán Cortés besieging the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan in 1519 CE. (Jay I. Kislak Collection)
The Meaning of European Upper Paleolithic Rock Art
Articleby Cristian Violatti

The Meaning of European Upper Paleolithic Rock Art

Rock art (also known as parietal art) is an umbrella term which refers to several types of creations including finger markings left on soft surfaces, bas-relief sculptures, engraved figures and symbols, and paintings onto a rock surface...
European Migration: Crash Course
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European Migration: Crash Course

Between 1840 and 1914 CE, an estimated 40 million people left Europe. This is one of the most significant migrations in human history. So, who was leaving Europe? And why?
Columbus' Arrival in America
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Columbus' Arrival in America

Mosaic at the Metro Station Avenida de America, Madrid, representing the discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus (l. 1451-1506 CE).
Secoton Village by John White
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Secoton Village by John White

An illustration of the native Indian settlement called Secoton village, located in the area where English colonists settled in 1585 and 1587 CE, establishing Roanoke Colony (North Carolina, USA). (British Museum, London)
Mayflower II
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Mayflower II

Replica of the Mayflower which transported pilgrims from England to America in 1620 CE. Built in 1955-56 CE.
Embarkation of the Pilgrims
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Embarkation of the Pilgrims

Protestant pilgrims on the deck of the ship Speedwell before their departure from Delfthaven, the Netherlands in 1620 CE. had studied art in Italy and taught art at the military academy at West Point. Oil on canvas 548 x 365 cm (18 x 12...
Manila Galleon
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Manila Galleon

The Manila galleons were Spanish treasure ships which transported precious goods like silk, spices, and porcelain from Manila in the Philippines to Acapulco, Mexico, between 1565 and 1815. The Atlantic treasure fleets then shipped some of...
Economy & Trade in Ancient Greece
Lesson Packby Marion Wadowski

Economy & Trade in Ancient Greece

We have prepared five lesson plans including classroom activities, assignments, homework, and keys as well as: Multiple choice quiz questions in an excel format Glossary of keywords and concepts in an excel format Open questions...
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