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Road Sign 1956

A fairly common road sign around Johannesburg in 1956: "Caution Beware Of Natives".

The Importance of the Nile River to Ancient Egyptians

The Nile River set Egypt up to be one of the major and earliest ancient civilizations. The Nile watered crops, via irrigation, and the long course of the Nile served to transport goods and people in each direction of the longest river in the world.

How do I Create a 3D Model of a Famous Painting?

Dioramas, or 3D representations of settings, have been made for well over a century now. The first diorama was invented by Louis Jacques Mande and was viewed in 10 to 15 minute bursts by hundreds of people at a time. These days just about any one can make their own diorama at home, from a simple mol

Types of Greek Art

Greek art include sculptures from several periods.Greek God image by Sitech from Fotolia.comGreek art includes sculpture, painting, architecture, music and pottery. It can be divided into four basic periods: the Geometric Period, the Archaic Period, the Classical Period and the...

Rupert Brooke

Rupert Brooke - a biography of Rupert Brooke

The Inauguration of James Knox Polk, March 4, 1845

James Knox Polk would be overshadowed by most other presidents, and in this illustration of his inauguration he is overshadowed by the statue of Christopher Columbus that used to adorn the steps of the Capitol's east front.

US Navy: USS Princeton (1843)

USS Princeton (1843) was the US Navy's first screw steam warship. Designed by John Ericsson and Robert Stockton, USS Princeton entered service in 1843. USS Princeton is best remembered for the February 28, 1844 disaster which saw one of its guns, the Peacemaker, explode killing several people i

Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Badajoz

The Battle of Badajoz was fought from March 16 to April 6, 1812. Laying siege to the city, British forces under Wellington moved progressively closer to its walls and opened several breaches. On April 6, British troops stormed Badajoz and captured the city after a prolonged and bloody battle.

Terrazzo Art & Architecture

Terrazzo art can trace its origins to Venice in the 15th century and became an architectural art form in the late 19th century. Terrazzo art originated as a flooring finish of decorative marble chips and stones set in cement.

Five German Thinkers Who Changed the World

The German language has proved ideal for expressing radical thoughts and ideas. The concepts of people such as Wolff, Kant, Hegel, Marx and Nietzsche have had a significant impact on Western values an

The Lost Ark Of The Covenant

Lost indeed, The Ark of the Covenant… Everybody is searching for it, but there is absolutely no trace of it till this day.

Second Battle of Fort Sumter

Want the fast facts about the Second Battle of Fort Sumter? Learn about the battle, its outcome, and its significance.

War of the World

War of the World - Explanation of War of the World

Primary Sources

Primary Sources - Definition of Primary Sources

Types of Art Nouveau

Types of Art Nouveau works fall into numerous stylistic categories. A vital movement in the history of art, examples of the Art Nouveau architectural style exists in many European and American buildings. Because this movement penetrated all areas of design, numerous examples of Art Nouveau style sur

Biography: Levy Patrick Mwanawasa

Biography of Levy Patrick Mwanawasa -- respected statesman and third president of an independent Zambia (2002-2008)

The Greek Hero Achilles

Picture of Achilles tending Patroclus' wounds from a red-figure kylix by the Sosias Painter from about 500 B.C. in the Staatliche museum in Berlin.