Medieval smithy

The work of smiths – one of the first professions in history – became even more important in the Middle Ages.

Venice in the Middle Ages

Medieval Venice owed its wealth to its flourishing maritime trade.

Cannon operation (18th century)

The cannon was an important type of firearms at the beginning of modern history, widespread both on land and water.

Traditional Arab sailboat (Sambuk)

The largest type of Arab sailboat, most commonly used as trading vessels in the Persian Gulf.

Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco, 1937)

The suspension bridge that stretches above the strait between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean was opened in 1937.

Medieval dungeon

A wide variety of torture devices were in use in medieval dungeons.

Working-class district (19th century)

Typical working-class districts with unhealthy living conditions were built at the time of the Industrial Revolution.

Jamestown (17th century)

Jamestown, founded in 1607, was the first permanent English settlement on the east coast of North America.

How does it work? – Tower crane

Tower cranes are machines used for lifting loads weighing up to several tonnes.

Guillotine

The device designed to carry out executions more humanely than before was named after a French doctor.

The Cave of Altamira

The world-famous limestone cave with its amazing cave paintings is one of the most important archaeological sites of Palaeolithic art.

Olympia (5th century BC)

The Olympic Games, held in the town every 4th year after 776 BC made it one of the centres of ancient Greece.

Archimedes’s military inventions (3rd century BC)

Archimedes was one of the most brilliant Greek scholars of ancient times, who made his mark with military inventions as well.

Soap

Fatty acid molecules consist of a polar head and a non-polar tail, therefore they are suitable for removing fat stains.

Evolution of the bicycle

The changing bicycle, at first mocked as a toy, is a true mirror of the technical development over the last three centuries.

Tanks (World War II)

The main protagonists of World War II were tanks.

Northern white-breasted hedgehog

The Northern white-breasted hedgehog rolls into a ball to protect itself.

Palaeolithic cave

The first dwellings in human history provide a lot of information about the lifestyle of our ancestors.

Hero’s aeolipile

Hero of Alexandria is the inventor of the first steam engine, although he regarded it as an entertaining toy.

How does it work? - Ballpoint pen

The invention of the ballpoint pen made writing a lot easier.

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