Bánh xe nước Syria (Thành phố Hama, thế kỷ thứ 13)

Các bánh xe nước của Syria thời Trung Cổ được dùng để chuyển nước đến những vùng xa xôi.

Thành thị thời trung cổ

Những ngôi nhà liền kề thời trung cổ được xây dựng từ đá hoặc gạch và cao vài tầng.

Cối xay nước

Ngườii Trung Cổ sử dụng những máy móc chuyển năng lượng của dòng nước chảy thành các dạng năng lượng hữu ích.

Chiến binh Ả Rập (thế kỷ thứ 6)

Những vũ khí quan trọng nhất của các chiến binh Ả Rập thời trung cổ là cung và kiếm.

Leonardo da Vinci’s workshop (Florence, 16th century)

Visit the workshop of the Renaissance polymath and his most influential inventions and works of art.

Traditional Japanese house (Machiya)

The animation shows the traditional Japanese wooden townhouse, the machiya.

Tenochtitlan (15th century)

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

Viking settlement (10th century)

Typical settlements of the Norsemen were not only established in Scandinavia, they appeared on distant areas as well.

Chichen Itza (12th century)

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

African village (Sudan)

African villages adapt to the natural environment well and reflect of the culture of local tribes.

Samurai

The primary duty of these Japanese warriors was to serve their feudal lords, even at the cost of their own lives.

Navigational instruments of the past

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

Milestones of sculpture

The animation shows five outstanding works in the history of sculpture.

Himeji Castle

Located close to Osaka, the Japanese castle is also called the White Heron because of its white exterior.

Viking stave church (Borgund, 13th century)

A wooden church built in the 12th-13th centuries, the best preserved of Norway´s stave churches.

Gutenberg's press (Mainz, 15th century)

Life magazine picked Gutenberg's invention of mechanical movable type printing as the most important event of the second millennium.

Machu Picchu (15th century)

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

Windmill

Machines converting the energy of wind into useful forms of power were already in use in the Middle Ages.

The Black Death (Europe, 1347–1353)

The bacterial disease known as the bubonic plague is one of the deadliest infectious diseases in the history of mankind.

Hierarchy of the Medieval Christian church (11th century)

This animation shows the hierarchical structure of the Medieval Christian church.

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