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Visit the workshop of the Renaissance polymath and his most influential inventions and works of art.
Located close to Osaka, the Japanese castle is also called the White Heron because of its white exterior.
The animation shows five outstanding works in the history of sculpture.
The primary duty of these Japanese warriors was to serve their feudal lords, even at the cost of their own lives.
The legendary city of the Mayan-Toltec Empire was located on the territory of present-day Mexico.
Medieval Syrian water wheels were used to convey water to distant areas.
The animation shows the traditional Japanese wooden townhouse, the machiya.
The magnificent capital of the Aztec Empire astonished even the Spanish Conquistadors.
Typical settlements of the Norsemen were not only established in Scandinavia, they appeared on distant areas as well.
African villages adapt to the natural environment well and reflect of the culture of local tribes.
The bacterial disease known as the bubonic plague is one of the deadliest infectious diseases in the history of mankind.
Machines converting the energy of flowing or falling water into useful forms of power were already in use in the Middle Ages.
A wooden church built in the 12th-13th centuries, the best preserved of Norway´s stave churches.
The ancient Inca city, located in present-day Peru, is a World Heritage Site.
Several ingenious instruments have been invented over the centuries to help in navigating the seas.
Machines converting the energy of wind into useful forms of power were already in use in the Middle Ages.
Medieval townhouses were built from stone or brick and were several stories high.
Life magazine picked Gutenberg's invention of mechanical movable type printing as the most important event of the second millennium.
Keeps were typical buildings in the Middle Ages, also built independently from castles.
The torii is a traditional Japanese gate built at the entrance of shrines.