Domestic dog

Dogs are the domesticated subspecies of grey wolves.

Soma cube

Three-dimensional assembly puzzle with solutions.

Threshing machine (19th century)

Threshing machines are used for separating grains from straw.

How does it work? - Microwave oven

This animation demonstrates how microwave ovens work.

Refugee camp in Africa (Darfur)

Because of the military conflict in Sudan, millions of people had to flee their homes.

Russian Tsar Peter I with his wife

Influenced by Western Europe, the Tsar attempted to modernise the Russian Empire.

Common kingfisher

The characteristic colours of the common kingfisher aid the bird in catching its prey.

Medieval Arab water pump (Al-Jazari, 13th century)

The ingenius water pump designed by Al-Jazari is a great example of the creativity of Medieval Arab engineers.

Ötzi, the Iceman

The mummified body of a man who probably lived in the Chalcolithic period, was found in one of the glaciers of the Alps.

Cities

A type of settlement that has central functions.

The battle of Actium (31 BC)

In the battle fought at the shores of Hellas, Octavian won a decisive victory over Marcus Antonius.

Medieval Arab torpedo (Hassan Al Rammah, 13th century)

The medieval Arab inventor, Hassan Al Rammah designed the world's first operating torpedo.

The Battle of the Catalaunian Plains (451)

The Roman army, led by Flavius Aetius, stopped the Hun invasion led by king Attila

Battle of Trafalgar (1805)

The British Royal Fleet led by Admiral Lord Nelson defeated the combined Franco-Spanish fleet in the naval battle during the Napoleonic Wars.

Clothing in ancient Egypt

Inhabitants of ancient Egypt wore characteristic clothes and jewellery.

Persian pontoon bridge (5th century BC)

King Darius as well as Xerxes built pontoon bridges across the Bosphorus for the Persian army.

Mir Castle Complex (17th century)

The Mir Castle Complex, situated in the town of Mir, Belarus was built in the Gothic-Renaissance style.

French soldier (World War I)

During World War I France was part of the military alliance called 'Triple Entente'.

Forms of government and official state languages

The animation shows the forms of government and official languages of the world´s countries.

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