Geographical discoveries (15th-17th century)

Geographical discoveries (15th-17th century)

Legendary geographical discoveries at the beginning of the Modern Age had not only redrawn maps, but also had a truly diverse impact.


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Navigational instruments of the past

Several ingenious instruments have been invented over the centuries to help in navigating the seas.

Santa Maria (15th century)

Christopher Columbus' three-masted carrack, the Santa Maria was the flagship of his first, landmark voyage.

The history of human migration

The migration of large human populations began in Ancient times.

Colonisation and decolonisation

The colonising powers´ colours were wiped off the map by the nations fighting to regain their independence.

Continents and oceans

Dry land on the surface of Earth is divided into continents which are separated by oceans.

Polynesian catamaran

Polynesians travelled huge distances with their specially designed boats.

Seas and bays

This animation demonstrates the most important seas and bays.

Darwin's legendary voyage

Darwin's legendary voyage aboard HMS Beagle played a crucial role in the development of the Theory of Evolution.

Geographic coordinate system (basic)

The system of circles of latitude and longitude on the globe enable every location on the Earth to be exactly specified.

Interesting geography facts – Social geography

This animation presents some interesting facts in social geography.

Machu Picchu (15th century)

The ancient Inca city, located in present-day Peru, is a World Heritage Site.

Modern empires

Numerous legendary empires were built (and destroyed) in the course of history.

Sights of the world

A game about sights around the world.

Tenochtitlan (15th century)

The magnificent capital of the Aztec Empire astonished even the Spanish Conquistadors.

Teotihuacan (4th century)

Majestic even in its ruins, this city was the largest and most populous settlement in the pre-Columbian Americas.

The Panama Canal

The Panama Canal is an artificial waterway created to shorten shipping routes between the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean.

American bison

The American bison is the largest land animal in North America.

Chichen Itza (12th century)

The legendary city of the Mayan-Toltec Empire was located on the territory of present-day Mexico.

Cities of the world

This animation demonstrates the geographical locations of the Earth's major cities.

Forms of government and official state languages

The animation shows the forms of government and official languages of the world´s countries.

Polynesian family settlement (Samoa, 15th century)

The architecture of traditional Samoan family settlements reflect the unique culture of their inhabitants.

States and cities of the USA

This animation demonstrates the states and largest cities of the USA.

The countries of Africa

Learning about the geographic location, capitals and flags of African countries through exercises in three levels of difficulty.

The countries of the Americas

Learning about the geographic location, capitals and flags of American countries through exercises in three levels of difficulty.

Vergovinė plantacija pietinėse valstijose (JAV, XIX a.)

Didelės vergovinės plantacijos būdingos JAV pietinių valstijų ekonomikai iki pat pilietinio karo laikų.

Geographic coordinate system

The geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be exactly specified.

Terms of physical geography

This animation demonstrates the most important relief features, surface waters and their relevant symbols.

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