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17 Key Figures of the French Revolution
Collection by Harrison W. Mark

17 Key Figures of the French Revolution

The French Revolution (1789-1799) was one of the defining events of Western history. Triggered by economic troubles, political turmoil, and social inequality, the Revolution saw the French people topple their ancient monarchy, proclaim their...
A Gallery of Crowns Through the Ages
Image Gallery by Mark Cartwright

A Gallery of Crowns Through the Ages

Crowns have been used for millennia as a symbol of power, rank, and distinction, both for rulers and religious leaders. In this gallery of images, we take a look at some fabulous, unusual, and even slightly odd crowns that were worn in cultures...
12 Great Composers
Collection by Mark Cartwright

12 Great Composers

In this collection, we consider 12 of the great composers, from Bach to Rachmaninoff. Covering Baroque, Classical, and Romantic music, many of the works remain instantly recognisable even amongst non-classical music fans. The biographies...
War, Strategy and Tactics in Ancient Mesopotamia
Collection by Jan van der Crabben

War, Strategy and Tactics in Ancient Mesopotamia

The ancient Mesopotamians pioneered many strategies, tactics and policies in warfare that would be used for thousands of years to come, some of which continue to this day. The Akkadian Empire was the first to build a standing army and the...
Mesopotamia: Agriculture & Innovations
Collection by Jan van der Crabben

Mesopotamia: Agriculture & Innovations

Ancient Mesopotamia, located in the Fertile Crescent between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, witnessed the emergence of cities and empires primarily due to the vital role of agriculture. The rich alluvial soil and access to water sources...
Kingdoms & Empires of Ancient Mesopotamia
Collection by Jan van der Crabben

Kingdoms & Empires of Ancient Mesopotamia

The region of ancient Mesopotamia was home to several key kingdoms and empires that left a lasting impact on the region and influenced future civilizations. One of the earliest empires was the Akkadian Empire, established by Sargon...
Mesopotamia: Government & Religion
Collection by Jan van der Crabben

Mesopotamia: Government & Religion

The polytheistic religion of ancient Mesopotamia was instrumental in shaping its government and held great significance in the lives of its people. Mesopotamian religion revolved around the belief that humans were created to work alongside...
The Lady and the Unicorn: Medieval Tapestries
Image Gallery by Jan van der Crabben

The Lady and the Unicorn: Medieval Tapestries

The Lady and the Unicorn tapestries, housed at the Musée de Cluny in Paris, are a series of six exquisite medieval tapestries that are renowned for their beauty, craftsmanship, and mysterious symbolism. These tapestries are believed to have...
Life in Mesopotamia
Collection by Jan van der Crabben

Life in Mesopotamia

Even though Mesopotamia was never a single unified civilization, people led their lives following similar principles throughout the region and across time periods. As the birthplace of cities, agriculture, writing, and civilization in general...
A Gallery of 30 Industrial Revolution Inventions
Image Gallery by Mark Cartwright

A Gallery of 30 Industrial Revolution Inventions

The Industrial Revolution, usually dated from around the mid-18th century to the mid-19th century, brought an extraordinary array of inventions that changed industry and society alike. Most inventions were collaborative affairs where inventors...
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