Gold mining (19th century)

The California Gold Rush started in 1848, near San Francisco.

How does it work? - Microwave oven

This animation demonstrates how microwave ovens work.

Belgrade (15th century)

The castle of Belgrade (Nándorfehérvár) was one of the most important components in the chain of Hungarian border forts.

Pollen

Pollen serves to fertilise the egg of plants. Pollen grains come in a variety of shapes and sizes, characteristic of the species.

The Hungarian Crown Jewels

The best-known piece of the Hungarian Crown Jewels is the Holy Crown.

Tiktaalik

A transitional form between fish and tetrapods, or four-limbed vertebrates.

Mongol warrior (13th century)

The dreaded warriors of the Mongol Empire helped to make it one of the largest empires in history.

Battle of Midway (1942)

One of the most important battles of World War II proved to be a turning point of the War in the Pacific

Clothing in ancient Egypt

Inhabitants of ancient Egypt wore characteristic clothes and jewellery.

Common kingfisher

The characteristic colours of the common kingfisher aid the bird in catching its prey.

Sputnik 1 (1957)

The Soviet-made satellite was the first spacecraft to be launched into outer space (in October 1957).

Macedonian phalangite (4th century BC)

Soldiers of the ancient Macedonian Kingdom were dreaded warriors.

Marsh harrier

Marsh harriers are birds of prey found almost worldwide.

Russian Tsar Peter I with his wife

Influenced by Western Europe, the Tsar attempted to modernise the Russian Empire.

Egyptian Pharaoh and his wife (2nd millennium BC)

Egyptian Pharaohs were respected as gods, they were lords of life and death.

The fortress of Oradea (1775)

The fortress of Oradea in Transylvania is a good example of medieval fortress architecture.

Gothic brick castle (Gyula, Hungary)

A brick castle in South-East Hungary; its oldest parts were probably built in the late 14th century.

Noah’s ark

According to the Bible Noah was ordered by God to build a large vessel to save his family and the animals from the flood

Ancient Greek merchant ship

Ancient Greeks became the ‘carters of the sea’ thanks to their advanced sailing ships.

Threshing machine (19th century)

Threshing machines are used for separating grains from straw.

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