Medieval keep

Keeps were typical buildings in the Middle Ages, also built independently from castles.

Native American settlement (Crow Nation)

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

Traditional Arab sailboat (Sambuk)

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

Viking chieftain (10th century)

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

Junk

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

Arab warrior (6th century)

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

Medieval Chinese Emperor

The Emperor of the vast Far-Eastern empire was the lord of life and death.

Byzantine Emperor (6th century)

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

Jameh Mosque (Isfahan, 15th century)

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

Inca warrior (15th century)

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

Typical dwelling types

Every era and every culture has specific residential buildings.

Abbey of Saint Gall (11th century)

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

Viking longship (10th century)

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

Palace of Charlemagne (Aachen 9th century)

The palace of Charlemagne was not only the centre of his empire, but also a centre of...

The Mongol Empire

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

Aztec warriors (15th century)

The fearsome looking Aztec warriors could not stop the Spanish conquistadors with their...

Gothic cathedral (Clermont-Ferrand, 15th century)

The cathedral named after the Assumption of Mary into Heaven is one of the gems of French...

Medieval farmhouse

Farmhouses in the Middle Ages were simple, single-storey structures built from earth, mud...

Leaning Tower of Pisa (14th century)

The medieval bell tower of the Cathedral of Pisa is the most famous leaning tower of the...

Hussite wagon fort

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

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