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Lenin Jacket Picture: What's the story?

Lenin Jacket Picture: What's the story?

What is the story behind this photo? When was this photo taken? Who are the models? This photo, in many places on the internet, even in this article on "Chinese wikipedia", is shown as an example…

Geography, Economy, & Trade in Ancient Egypt

Geography, Economy, & Trade in Ancient Egypt

We have prepared three lesson plans including classroom activities, assignments, homework, and keys as well as: Multiple choice quiz questions in an excel format. Glossary of keywords and concepts...

The battle of Poitiers

The battle of Poitiers

Battle of Poitiers, October 732 © RMN-Grand Palais (Château de Versailles) / image RMN-GPPublication date: December 2019Historical contextSupport of the endangered homeland If the story of Charles Martel (688-741) is relatively unknown to the French Even today, the same is not true of one of his main feats of arms: a victory over the troops of Umayyad invaders during the so-called battle of Poitiers, in October 732.

Was there a reason Hitler saluted differently to everyone else?

Was there a reason Hitler saluted differently to everyone else?

When people think of the nazi salute, the hand is generally out in front, around 45° palm down. Sometimes it would be lower, which I think reinforces that it's a "palm open and down" gesture:…

The Legend of Prester John and His Lost Kingdom in the East

The Legend of Prester John and His Lost Kingdom in the East

Prester John (known also as Presbyter John or John the Elder) was a legendary figure in Europe during the Medieval and Early Modern periods. Europeans living at that time believed that Prester John was a wealthy and powerful Christian monarch who ruled over a kingdom somewhere in the East

Southern Egypt/Nubia Map

Southern Egypt/Nubia Map

A map indicating the location of the city of Faras, founded in 2040-1750 BCE and later a capital of Christian Nubia.