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Young Soviet boys with captured Sherman weapons following the Battle of Stalingrad. February, 1943.

One of the oldest surviving fragments of Euclid’s Elements, found at Oxyrhynchus and dated to circa AD 100 (P. Oxy. 29).

Electrum coin from Ephesus, 650-625 BC. Obverse: Stag grazing right, ΦΑΝΕΩΣ (retrograde). Reverse: Two incuse punches, each with raised intersecting lines.

In January 1871 Bismarck declared the German nation united. Following a tragic 20th century, Germany reunified once more in 1990. Four historians offer their perspectives on both events.

A Gallo-Roman grave of a child buried with a puppy has been discovered in Aulnat, central France. Excavation at a site slated for airport expansion unearthed the grave was found on the perifery of a settlement from the Gallo-Roman era. It dates to the first third of the 1st century A.D., the reigns of emperors Augusts and Tiberius.

The child was only one year old when he died. He was buried in a fitted wooden coffin about 32 inches long. The wood has long since rotted away, but the nails that held together and an ornamental iron plate have survived to attest to its structure and design. The casket was placed in a large pit (6.5 x 3.3 feet) and surrounded with a remarkable array of objects and offerings.

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Prisoners escorted by a soldier, on a victory stele of Sargon of Akkad, circa 2300 BCE.[36][37] The hairstyle of the prisoners (curly hair on top and short hair on the sides) is characteristic of Sumerians, as also seen on the Standard of Ur.[38] Louvre Museum.

Thousands of years before the ancient Roman Empire, the north African civilization of ancient Egypt was leading the way in the fields of art, architecture, and engineering. Many of their preserved creations can still be seen today in museums across the globe. In addition to sculptures, jewelry, and headdresses, some everyday objects can be viewed as well. The Metropolitan Museum of Art holds a beautiful painter’s palette that dates back to 1390-1352 BCE.

Red Army infantry marching through the main street of Kiev, Ukraine, following the liberation of the city from German forces - 1943

During the 1939-1945 North African campaign in WW2, it was often hot enough for German troops to fry eggs on top of their tanks.

Russian Soldiers outside the Reichstag, Berlin, 1945


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Created on Jun 17, 2020
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