The Historical Audacity of the Louisiana Purchase - Judy Walton
View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-audacity-behind-the-louisiana-purchase-judy-walton When the French offered up the Louisiana Territory, Thomas Jefferson knew this real estate deal was too good to pass up. How did the President...
Natchez Trace is a historic site and park in the United States commemorated by the Natchez Trail Parkway stretching 444 miles (715 km) from Natchez, Mississippi, through northern Alabama, to Nashville, Tennessee, roughly adhering to a series...
Memorial to Deceased Roman Cavalryman
All that remains of this stone memorial is a portrait of the deceased Roman cavalryman. The prototype of this kind of portrait can be traced to Hellenistic Greece. This memorial was found in Cologne, Germany and dates from the 1st century...
Mosaic in the Memorial Church of Moses, Mount Nebo
6th century CE mosaic in the Diakonikon Baptistry of the Memorial Church of Moses in Mount Nebo, Jordan. The mosaic, dating to 530 CE, is a large square divided into two sections. The top section depicts hunting scenes while the lower section...
Roman Funeral Memorial
1st century CE limestone Roman funeral memorial with portraits.(Archaeological Museum, Milan)
John Alden Memorial
John Alden memorial stone, Plymouth, MA. John Alden (l. c. 1598-1687 CE) was a member of the crew of the Mayflower, one of the more prominent members of the Plymouth Colony, who also participated in the founding of the nearby settlement...
Memorial Dedicated to Titus Flavius Fruendus
Memorial dedicated to Titus Flavius Fruendus by his heirs. Titus Flavius Fruendus and his three heirs were frumentarii (literally, corn-officers) in the 8th and 22nd legions. They served on detached duty and were employed on various missions...
Founders Memorial, Boston
Close-up of the Founders Memorial along the Beacon Mall on the Common, Boston, erected in 1930 CE. Its bronze bas-relief, sitting in a large frame, shows William Blackstone welcoming John Winthrop's (l. c. 1588-1649 CE) party to Shawmut...
Memorial to a Roman Soldier
Marble memorial to a soldier named Ares, who died at the age of 29 years. Both figures may represent Ares. On the left, he wears a military tunic and cloak, and makes offerings to Ares (the god of war) to bring victory. On the right he wears...
Fragment of the Memorial Column of Theodosius I
This marble fragment came from the memorial column of the Roman Emperor Theodosius I (reigned (379-395 CE). Circa 386-393 CE. From Beyazit, Istanbul, in modern-day Turkey. (Museum of Archaeology, Istanbul, Turley).