Hagia Sophia (Istanbul)

The church of the "Holy Wisdom," built in the Byzantine Empire, had been one of the largest religious buildings until 1935, when it was converted into a museum.

Nizwa Fort (Oman, 17th century)

The round tower of the largest fort in the Arabian Peninsula had an ingenious defense system.

Taj Mahal (Agra, 17th century)

The center of the Indian mausoleum complex is a white marble tomb built by Shah Jahan for his beloved wife.

Telegraph (Samuel F. B. Morse)

The American inventor presented his invention revolutionizing telecommunication at New York University in 1837.

Bedouin camp

The seminomadic lifestyle of the Bedouin adapted to the climatic and environmental conditions of the desert.

Bastille (Paris, 18th century)

The Parisian prison became legendary after the Revolution of 1789.

Medieval inhabited bridge (London Bridge, 16th century)

In the Tudor Era around 200 buildings were built on the bridge across the River Thames.

Patent-Motorwagen (Karl Benz, 1886)

The Benz Patent-Motorwagen is widely regarded as the first vehicle propelled by an internal combustion engine.

Moai (Easter Island, 16th century)

This Pacific island is famous for its unique monolithic human figures.

Wright Flyer I (1903)

The Wright Flyer was the first successful powered, heavier-than-air aircraft, designed and built by the Wright brothers.

Galileo Galilei's workshop

Galileo Galilei's scientific achievements contributed greatly to the advancement of physics and astronomy.

Mining at the time of the Industrial Revolution

At the end of the 18th century, mining boomed because of the great need for raw materials in the dynamically developing industry.

Dynamo (intermediate)

A dynamo converts mechanical energy into direct current.

BR Standard Class 3 2-6-2T steam locomotive

A type of steam locomotives used by British Railways were manufactured in the 1950s.

Watt´s steam engine (18th century)

The steam engine, perfected by the Scottish engineer James Watt, revolutionized technology.

Hot-air balloon (18th century)

The French Montgolfier brothers were the first pioneers of flying.

Napoleonic Wars

Napoleon I, who crowned himself emperor, was one of the most outstanding military commanders in history.

Daguerreotype

The first commercially successful technique of photography was invented by the French Louis Daguerre.

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.

Telephone (Alexander Graham Bell)

The device that transmits human voice as electrical signals was invented by Bell in 1876.

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