Persian monarch (5th century BC)

Persian monarch (5th century BC)

Ancient Persian monarchs were famous for the size of their empire and their wealth.

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Legendary ancient empires

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

Persian warrior (5th century BC)

The excellent archers were feared members of the Persian army

Battle of Issus (333 BC)

The battle ended with the overwhelming victory of the Macedonian army over the Persian army led by Darius III.

Battle of Marathon (490 BC)

The marathon running event was instituted in commemoration of the run of a Greek soldier after the Battle of Marathon, fought between the Athenian and the...

Battle of Salamis (480 BC)

The Greek fleet owed their success to their good tactics and their fast and easily manoeuvrable ships.

Battle of Thermopylae (480 BC)

The battle of the Greek-Persian War became famous for the heroic sacrifice of the Spartan soldiers.

Bireme (ancient oared warship)

A bireme is a type of ancient warship, with a characteristic pointed bow and two decks of oars, used by many armies.

Egyptian Pharaoh and his wife (2nd millennium BC)

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

Greek and Macedonian phalanx formation

The phalanx formation was a military formation of the Greek heavy infantry.

Macedonian siege tower (4th century BC)

The army of Alexander the Great successfully deployed siege towers in its attacks against fortifications.

Mesopotamian inventions (3rd millennium BC)

These tools, revolutionary even in their simplicity, are still in use today.

Persian pontoon bridge (5th century BC)

King Darius as well as Xerxes built pontoon bridges across the Bosphorus for the Persian army.

The Battle of Gaugamela (331 BC)

The battle, that is considered to be a tactical masterpiece, meant a decisive victory for Alexander the Great against Persia.

Aztec ruler (15th century)

The Aztec Empire was a despotic, militaristic state ruled by the tlatoani.

Byzantine Emperor (6th century)

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

Medieval Chinese Emperor

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

The city of Babylon (6th century BC)

The ancient city of Babylon was built on the banks of the Euphrates River in Mesopotamia.

The Hungarian Crown Jewels

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

The Macedonian Empire

The legendary ruler and military leader, Alexander the Great, established a vast empire.

Habsburg imperial couple (19th century)

Emperor Franz Joseph I and the beautiful Elisabeth got married in Vienna in 1854, but their marriage was unfortunately an unhappy one.

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