Weapons (World War I)

World War I brought major changes in military technology, due to the development of new weapons.

Belgrade (15th century)

The castle of Belgrade (Nándorfehérvár) was one of the most important components in the chain of Hungarian border forts.

Cromwell´s Ironsides (17th century)

The Ironsides were members of the Parliamentarian cavalry formed by Oliver Cromwell during the English Civil War.

Archimedes’ screw (3rd century BC)

The screw pump commonly attributed to Archimedes made irrigation much more effective

Typical flat in Hungary in the 1980s

Typical flats characterise the culture of the decade.

MIG-31 (Soviet Union, 1982)

The Soviet-made twin-engine interceptor aircraft was first deployed in 1982.

B-2 Spirit (USA, 1989)

The B-2 Spirit heavy stealth bomber was deployed in the Balkan war, Afghanistan and Iraq.

Sputnik 1 (1957)

The Soviet-made satellite was the first spacecraft to be launched into outer space (in October 1957).

The Battle of Gaugamela (331 BC)

The battle, that is considered to be a tactical masterpiece, meant a decisive victory for Alexander the Great against Persia.

Medieval towers and bastions

The structure of fortresses developed together with military technology.

Farm (Hungary, 19th century)

Small farms usually located near the border of rural towns, inhabited by peasants.

Chain Bridge (Budapest)

The Széchényi Chain Bridge, named after István Széchenyi, was the first permanent bridge across the Danube between Pest and Buda.

Eiffel Tower (Paris, 1889)

The iron lattice tower, erected for the 1889 World Fair, became the symbol of the capital city of France.

Tanks (World War I)

Tanks developed in the mid-1910s quickly became the most important weapons of land-based military operations.

Zither

A zither is one of the typical instruments of Hungarian folk music, played by strumming or plucking the strings.

Tall buildings

Tall buildings are mementoes of human history and technological development.

Ara Pacis Augustae (Rome, 1st century BC)

The Altar of Peace, commissioned during the reign of Augustus, was one of the most important works of ancient Roman art.

Sophie´s desk

A game about the different views of complex objects.

The fortress of Oradea (1775)

The fortress of Oradea in Transylvania is a good example of medieval fortress architecture.

Tropical cyclones

Cyclones are large air masses with winds spiralling inwards around a low-pressure centre, and carry clouds and precipitation.

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