Santa Maria (15th century)
Christopher Columbus' three-masted carrack, the Santa Maria was the flagship of his first, landmark voyage.
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Legendary geographical discoveries at the beginning of the Modern Age had not only redrawn maps, but also had a truly diverse impact.
Spanish conquerors owed their success to their armour and firearms.
Several European countries joined the conquest of the New World, making America a colourful continent.
The Crow are Native Americans who inhabited the Yellowstone River valley.
Several ingenious instruments have been invented over the centuries to help in navigating the seas.
The migration of large human populations began in Ancient times.
These excellent shipbuilders and sailors travelled great distances on the seas and rivers.
The American bison is the largest land animal in North America.
The legendary city of the Mayan-Toltec Empire was located on the territory of present-day Mexico.
The colonising powers´ colours were wiped off the map by the nations fighting to regain their independence.
English sailing ships were among the best ships in the 17th-19th centuries.
The animation shows the forms of government and official languages of the world´s countries.
The ancient Inca city, located in present-day Peru, is a World Heritage Site.
Numerous legendary empires were built (and destroyed) in the course of history.
Cannons also appeared in naval warfare.
Oil tankers appeared in the late 19th century; today they are among the largest ships.
Polynesians travelled huge distances with their specially designed boats.
The magnificent capital of the Aztec Empire astonished even the Spanish Conquistadors.
The name of this magnificent palace complex originates in Arabic and means 'the red one'.
Learning about the geographic location, capitals and flags of American countries through exercises in three levels of difficulty.
James Cook's legendary journey around the world proved to be enormously valuable for science.
Schooners, first built in the Netherlands in the 17th century, were mainly used as merchant ships.
A game about sights around the world.
A bireme is a type of ancient warship, with a characteristic pointed bow and two decks of oars, used by many armies.
A sailing vessel with characteristic lugsails used for both military and trade purposes.
Today called Dubrovnik, this Croatian city is known for its spectacular architecture and beautiful location.
Submarines submerge and surface by changing the average density of the hull.
Majestic even in its ruins, this city was the largest and most populous settlement in the pre-Columbian Americas.
The Panama Canal is an artificial waterway created to shorten shipping routes between the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean.
The statue was donated by the French to the USA for the centenary of gaining independence.
RMS Titanic was the largest passenger ship at the beginning of the 20th century.
The largest type of Arab sailboat, most commonly used as trading vessels in the Persian Gulf.