The Byzantine Emperor was the head of the Byzantine Empire, the direct continuation of the Roman Empire.
One of the positive influences of the Ottoman invasion of Europe was the construction of baths.
Its architectural solutions and ornamentation rank this mosque among the masterpieces of Islamic art.
Every era and every culture has specific residential buildings.
The medieval bell tower of the Cathedral of Pisa is the most famous leaning tower of the world.
Keeps were typical buildings in the Middle Ages, also built independently from castles.
The palace of Charlemagne was not only the centre of his empire, but also a centre of culture.
Viking leaders were elected from tribe members by the right of blood or an act of bravery.
These excellent shipbuilders and sailors travelled great distances on the seas and rivers.
The cathedral named after the Assumption of Mary into Heaven is one of the gems of French Gothic architecture.
Medieval Venice owed its wealth to its flourishing maritime trade.
The ruler of the vast Mongol Empire was the Khan.
The torii is a traditional Japanese gate built at the entrance of shrines.
The Aztec Empire was a despotic, militaristic state ruled by the tlatoani.
Influenced by Western Europe, the Tsar attempted to modernise the Russian Empire.
The wearer of the armour found at the archaeological dig of the Issyk Kurgan in Kazakhstan was named the 'Golden man'.
Market towns became the most common type of towns in the Kingdom of Hungary by the Late Middle Ages.
Remnants of Ottoman architecture in Hungary include the Gazi Kasim Pasha Mosque in Pécs and the Minaret of Eger.
African tribes have their own distinct cultures.
One of the most important parts of a medieval castle was the Knights´ hall.