Japanese creeper

An ornamental plant often grown to cover porches and walls of houses. It creates fresh and green environment.

Louis XIV

The efforts of previous Bourbon kings to strengthen the French monarchy paved the way for the most powerful ruler in French history – Louis XIV.

Judo

The Judo is a type of Japanese martial art, which is characterised by throws, leg techniques and ground fighting.

Cayan Tower

Cayan Tower, known as Infinity Tower prior to its inauguration, is a 306-meter-tall, 75-story skyscraper in Dubai.

The king, the wise man and the chessboard

Chess is without a doubt one of the oldest and most popular games. There are a number of legends of its origins.

The Berlin Olympics

The 1936 Summer Olympics were held in Berlin, the capital of Germany.

How long can we live?

Thanks to advances in medicine and our constantly deepening knowledge of biology, we are living longer and longer. But how long can we live?

The Eagle’s Nest

The landscape is quite picturesque. Mountains and lakes as far as the eye can see. Location: The Southeastern corner of Bavaria. Adolf Hitler’s secret...

Turbine powered by heat

A simple experiment which shows the power of heat.

Serfdom

Learn about the hardships of serfdom from Thomas' perspective.

Burj Al Arab

The Burj Al Arab is a hotel located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the third tallest hotel in the world.

The mix of the European peoples

During those few thousand years, many kinds of people settled in Europe. Their way of life was in sync with environmental conditions.

Migrant workers

The term "migrant worker" has different official meanings and connotations in different parts of the world.

Florence, the Renaissance city

Straddling the River Arno and spreading out through its valley, the city has a long history. Let’s go for a walk in this town that is so rich in art relics.

Collapse of the USSR

The collapse of the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics (USSR) ended the Cold War and radically changed the world by 1991. Numerous reasons led to the end...

The developed North and the developing South

There is a huge gap between the socio-economic conditions of the northern and southern hemispheres. The reasons for this can be traced back to geographical...

Masada

Masada is an ancient fortification in the Southern District of Israel. This is one of Israel's most popular tourist attractions.

Desert

A desert is a barren area of land where little precipitation occurs and consequently living conditions are hostile for plant and animal life.

Craft guilds

Guilds were powerful forces in the medieval economy. Learn more about them.

Developed countries

Developed countries are the engines of the world economy, and they have the highest GNP as well as the highest living standards in the world.

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