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Ancient China - A Collection of Culture
Image Galleryby Emily Mark

Ancient China - A Collection of Culture

In this gallery, we showcase some of China's historical landmarks. China is one of the oldest cultures in the world, beginning over 7000 years ago with the Chinese "Cradle of Civilization" in the Yellow River Valley of Henan Province. Among...
A Gallery of Historical Maps
Image Galleryby Mark Cartwright

A Gallery of Historical Maps

This gallery of 30 maps traces the history of cartography, with examples of maps made by cultures from the Paleolithic to the early modern period. The maps cover cities, states, continents, sometimes the entire world as it was known at the...
Artistic Expression in Ancient China
Image Galleryby Emily Mark

Artistic Expression in Ancient China

Art in the ancient world was initially associated with ceremonial ritual but, in time, began featuring subjects related to everyday life and the common people. The Chinese were among the first civilizations to create a narrative of their...
Evolution of Armor Throughout The Ages
Image Galleryby Arienne King

Evolution of Armor Throughout The Ages

This collection explores the evolution of arms and armour around the world, from ancient times to the early modern period. Although it is by no means a complete list of the varied gear carried into warfare throughout history, it takes a look...
A Gallery of 25 Homes through History
Image Galleryby Mark Cartwright

A Gallery of 25 Homes through History

In this gallery, we look at how humans have made their private homes through history. From Denisova caves to Kikuyu huts, we see through archaeological remains, reconstruction images and pottery models what is often frequently lost to the...
A Gallery of Reconstructed Palaces
Image Galleryby Mark Cartwright

A Gallery of Reconstructed Palaces

In this gallery, we present reconstructions of seven famous palaces through history. The palaces, presented here in the chronological order of their construction, are: Palace of Knossos, Crete Qal'eh Dokhtar Palace, Fizurabad Dungur...
A Gallery of Etruscan Art
Image Galleryby Mark Cartwright

A Gallery of Etruscan Art

In this gallery, we showcase 25 pieces of art produced by the Etruscan civilization which flourished in central Italy between the 8th and 3rd century BCE. Etruscan art is celebrated for its vitality, colour and capturing of everyday life...
A Gallery of Ancient Japanese Pagodas
Image Galleryby Mark Cartwright

A Gallery of Ancient Japanese Pagodas

In this gallery, we look at some of the most famous pagodas in Japan, many of which are classified as National Treasures. Pagodas are tall, multi-storied structures which traditionally featured as part of Buddhist temple complexes. The tallest...
A Gallery of 12 Roman Amphitheatres
Image Galleryby Mark Cartwright

A Gallery of 12 Roman Amphitheatres

In this gallery, we showcase 12 amphitheatres, a structure built throughout the Roman empire where ordinary people could watch such spectacles as gladiator games, mock naval battles, wild animal hunts, and public executions. Usually oval...
A Gallery of Fabergé Eggs
Image Galleryby Mark Cartwright

A Gallery of Fabergé Eggs

The tradition of giving miniature Easter eggs was not a new one but when Tsar Alexander III (r. 1881-1894) commissioned Peter Carl Fabergé (1846-1920) to make one for Easter in 1885, a legend was born. Over 50 eggs were made by the masters...
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