Parliament Square, Trinity College Dublin
Trinity College is the only ancient university located in Ireland and was established in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I of England (r. 1558-1603) as the sole college of the University of Dublin. Most of the buildings date from the 18th and 19th...
Pompeii: Graffiti, Signs & Electoral Notices
WARNING: This article contains sexually explicit language that might not be appropriate for children or teenagers. The Roman town of Pompeii was preserved in metres of volcanic material following the cataclysmic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius...
The Long Room, Trinity College Dublin
The Long Room is the main chamber of the old library of Trinity College. The room was built between 1712 and 1732, while the roof was raised in 1860 to make room for more books, giving the Long Room its iconic appearance.
Old Library, Trinity College Dublin
The Long Room of the Old Library at Trinity College Dublin dates from the early 18th century and contains the oldest books of the Trinity library.
Electoral Notices, Pompeii
Many of the buildings in the Roman town of Pompeii, preserved following the burial of the town by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 CE, were covered in electoral notices and graffiti on all manner of subjects.
Henricus Colony of Virginia
Henricus (1611-1622, also known as Henrico, Henryco, Citie of Henryco) was a colony established in Virginia in 1611 by Sir Thomas Dale (l. c. 1560-1619). Dale had been ordered by the Virginia Company of London – which had funded the establishment...
First Court, Magdalene College, Cambridge
The First Court of Magdalene College, part of the University of Cambridge. The college was founded in 1542 CE. The court and chapel were first laid out in the 16th century CE and then added to and altered over subsequent centuries.
Jesus College, Oxford
The second quadrangle at Jesus College, Oxford. Part of Oxford University, the college was founded in 1571 CE during the reign of Elizabeth I of England (r. 1558-1603 CE). The second quadrangle was built in the 17th century CE.
The so-called College of the Augustales in Herculaneum
The interior of the so-called College of the Augustales in Herculaneum. The building has often been associated with the presence of the imperial cult in Herculaneum, but it might just as well be a meeting place for the town council, the local...
King's College Chapel, Cambridge
King's College Chapel, Cambridge, founded by Henry VI of England (r. 1422-1461 & 1470-1471 CE) in 1441 CE.