Hagia Sophia (Istanbul)

The church of the "Holy Wisdom," built in the Byzantine Empire, had been one of the largest religious buildings until 1935, when it was converted into a museum.

Nizwa Fort (Oman, 17th century)

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

The Alhambra in the 16th century (Spain)

The name of this magnificent palace complex originates in Arabic and means 'the red one'.

Geographical discoveries (15th-17th century)

Legendary geographical discoveries at the beginning of the Modern Age had not only redrawn maps, but also had a truly diverse impact.

Taj Mahal (Agra, 17th century)

The center of the Indian mausoleum complex is a white marble tomb built by Shah Jahan for his beloved wife.

Moai (Easter Island, 16th century)

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

Medieval inhabited bridge (London Bridge, 16th century)

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

Bedouin camp

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

Patent-Motorwagen (Karl Benz, 1886)

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

Bastille (Paris, 18th century)

The Parisian prison became legendary after the Revolution of 1789.

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 in the dynamically developing industry.

Watt´s steam engine (18th century)

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

Napoleonic Wars

Napoleon I, who crowned himself emperor, was one of the most outstanding military commanders in history.

Daguerreotype

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

Tower of London (16th century)

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

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

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

Hot-air balloon (18th century)

The French Montgolfier brothers were the first pioneers of flying.

Telegraph (Samuel F. B. Morse)

The American inventor presented his invention revolutionizing telecommunication at New York University in 1837.

Dynamo (intermediate)

A dynamo converts mechanical energy into direct current.

Wright Flyer I (1903)

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

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