Hussite wagon fort

The Hussites mastered the use of war wagons in the 15th century.

Native American settlement (Crow Nation)

The Crow are Native Americans who inhabited the Yellowstone River valley.

Mongol Khan (13th century)

The ruler of the vast Mongol Empire was the Khan.

Byzantine Emperor (6th century)

The Byzantine Emperor was the head of the Byzantine Empire, the direct continuation of the Roman Empire.

Arab warrior (6th century)

The most important weapons of medieval Arab warriors were the bow and the sword.

Inca warrior (15th century)

The Incas´ rudimentary weapons were inadequate in their struggle against the Spanish Conquistadors.

Abbey of Saint Gall (11th century)

The building complex was one of the most important Benedictine abbeys for centuries.

Hierarchy of the Medieval Christian church (11th century)

This animation shows the hierarchical structure of the Medieval Christian church.

The Mongol Empire

The legendary Mongol ruler Genghis Khan established a huge empire through his conquests.

The Madara rider

A rock relief located in Northeast Bulgaria, probably carved at the end of the 7th century.

Torii (gateway) of the Itsukushima Shrine

The torii is a traditional Japanese gate built at the entrance of shrines.

Legendary medieval empires

Numerous legendary empires were built (and destroyed) in the course of history.

Typical dwelling types

Every era and every culture has specific residential buildings.

Traditional Arab sailboat (Sambuk)

The largest type of Arab sailboat, most commonly used as trading vessels in the Persian Gulf.

Junk

A sailing vessel with characteristic lugsails used for both military and trade purposes.

Geisha

A geisha is a traditional Japanese entertainer whose skills include performing classical music and dance.

Polynesian family settlement (Samoa, 15th century)

The architecture of traditional Samoan family settlements reflect the unique culture of their inhabitants.

Jameh Mosque (Isfahan, 15th century)

Its architectural solutions and ornamentation rank this mosque among the masterpieces of Islamic art.

Viking chieftain (10th century)

Viking leaders were elected from tribe members by the right of blood or an act of bravery.

Viking longship (10th century)

These excellent shipbuilders and sailors travelled great distances on the seas and rivers.

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