Land reclamation in the Netherlands, 17th century
Inhabitants of the northern part of the Netherlands have successfully fought the sea since the Middle Ages.
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Machines converting the energy of wind into useful forms of power were already in use in the Middle Ages.
This animation presents the provinces and provincial capitals of the Netherlands.
River locks make rivers with great level differences safe for boating.
The Rietveld Schröder House, located in the town of Utrecht in the Netherlands, can be considered a forerunner of modern houses.
Influenced by Western Europe, the Tsar attempted to modernise the Russian Empire.
Remarkable civil engineering works to continue the Netherland's centuries-long fight against the sea.
Tidal power stations utilise the daily fluctuation of the water level for producing electricity.
Medieval Syrian water wheels were used to convey water to distant areas.
Machines converting the energy of flowing or falling water into useful forms of power were already in use in the Middle Ages.
The excellent road and aqueduct system covering the whole empire reflects well the development of the Roman civilisation.
This animation demonstrates the anatomy of tulips, daffodils and snowdrops.
Spanish conquerors owed their success to their armour and firearms.
Schooners, first built in the Netherlands in the 17th century, were mainly used as merchant ships.