Hagia Sophia (Istanbul)

The church of the 'Holy Wisdom', built in the Byzantine Empire, had been one of the...

Wright Flyer I (1903)

The Wright Flyer was the first successful powered, heavier-than-air aircraft, designed...

Patent-Motorwagen (Karl Benz, 1886)

The Benz Patent-Motorwagen is widely regarded as the first vehicle propelled by an...

Geographical discoveries (15th-17th century)

Legendary geographical discoveries at the beginning of the Modern Age had not only...

Galileo Galilei's workshop

Galileo Galilei's scientific achievements contributed greatly to the advancement of...

Mining at the time of the Industrial Revolution

At the end of the 18th century, mining boomed because of the great need for raw materials...

Watt´s steam engine (18th century)

The steam engine, perfected by the Scottish engineer James Watt, revolutionised technology.

Hot-air balloon (18th century)

The French Montgolfier brothers were the first pioneers of flying.

Moai (Easter Island, 16th century)

This Pacific island is famous for its unique monolithic human figures.

Melk Abbey (Austria)

The 900 years old Benedictine abbey is situated in Melk, on the right bank of the Danube.

Bedouin camp

The seminomadic lifestyle of the Bedouin adapted to the climatic and environmental...

The White House (Washington, DC, 1800)

One of the best known buildings in the world, this is the residence and office of the...

Nizwa Fort (Oman, 17th century)

The round tower of the largest fort in the Arabian Peninsula had an ingenious defence system.

BR Standard Class 3 2-6-2T steam locomotive

A type of steam locomotives used by British Railways were manufactured in the 1950s.

Dynamo (intermediate)

A dynamo converts mechanical energy into direct current.

Daguerreotype

The first commercially successful technique of photography was invented by the French...

Taj Mahal (Agra, 17th century)

The centre of the Indian mausoleum complex is a white marble tomb built by Shah Jahan for...

Medieval inhabited bridge (London Bridge, 16th century)

In the Tudor Era around 200 buildings were built on the bridge across the River Thames.

Bastille (Paris, 18th century)

The Parisian prison became legendary after the Revolution of 1789.

Tower of London (16th century)

The intriguing history of this historic castle spans nearly a thousand years.

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