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