Ancient Egyptian deities

Ancient Egyptians worshipped a large number of gods and goddesses.

Legendary buildings

A selection of legendary buildings from the history of civilisation.

Altitudinal zonation

In mountainous areas the climate, soil properties, the flora and fauna change depending on elevation.

Tower of London (16th century)

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

The Black Death (Europe, 1347–1353)

The bacterial disease known as the bubonic plague is one of the deadliest infectious diseases in the history of mankind.

Theatre of Pompey (Rome, 1st c. BC)

The building commissioned by Pompey the Great was the first permanent theatre in Ancient Rome.

Teotihuacan (4th century)

Majestic even in its ruins, this city was the largest and most populous settlement in the pre-Columbian Americas.

Interesting astronomy facts

This animation presents some interesting facts in the field of astronomy.

The New Horizons mission

The New Horizons space probe was launched in 2006, with the objective to study Pluto and the Kuiper Belt.

Mount Rushmore (USA)

Carved into a granite cliff, the sculptures of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial depict four great United States presidents.

Organisation of genetic material

Eukaryotic cells with nuclei measuring only a few micrometres may contain nearly 2 metres of DNA, coiled multiple times.

Wright Flyer I (1903)

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

The spread of Homo sapiens on Earth

The 'wise man' originated in Africa and dispersed throughout most of the continents.

Ocean currents

The Great ocean conveyor is a planet-wide system of ocean currents, which has a great influence on the Earth´s climate.

How do seas shape the Earth's surface?

Seawater, as an external force, plays an important role in shaping coastlines.

The anatomy and functions of the liver

The liver is a vital organ that plays an important role in the digestion of fats, detoxification and metabolism.

Code of Hammurabi

The Code of Hammurabi is the emblem of the Mesopotamian civilisation; it contains 282 laws carved into a basalt stele.

Galileo Galilei's workshop

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

Solids of revolution

Rotating a geometric shape around a line within its geometric plane as an axis results in a solid of revolution.

Vegetative plant organs

These organs are vital for the survival and development of plants.

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