Melk Abbey (Austria)

The 900 years old Benedictine abbey is situated in Melk, on the right bank of the Danube.

Macedonian siege tower (4th century BC)

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

The development of celestial mechanics

This animation introduces the studies of astronomers and physicists whose works fundamentally changed our view of the universe.

Venus figurines

These Palaeolithic statuettes probably symbolise fertility and prosperity.

The mechanism of vision

The curvature of the lens of the eye changes when we look at a distant or at a near object, to ensure a sharp image.

Viking settlement (10th century)

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

Tenochtitlan (15th century)

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

Transparency

This animation explains transparency and opacity, the principle of radiography, and the light-absorbing properties of materials.

Taj Mahal (Agra, 17th century)

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

Deep-sea hydrothermal vents

A hydrothermal vent is a fissure in the planet's surface through which geothermally heated water erupts.

Layers of the ocean

Physical properties, as well as the flora and fauna of the ocean change with depth.

Mechanism of taste reception

Taste receptors convert chemical stimuli into electric signals.

Altitudinal zonation

In mountainous areas the climate, soil properties, the flora and fauna change depending on elevation.

Roman snail

A widespread snail species, also popular as food.

Tower of London (16th century)

The intriguing history of this historic castle spans nearly a thousand years.

The life cycle of vertebrates

The life cycle of vertebrates starts with the production of the reproductive cells of an individual and ends with the production of the reproductive cells...

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.

Theatre of Pompey (Rome, 1st c. BC)

The building commissioned by Pompey the Great was the first permanent theatre in Ancient Rome.

European garden spider

This animation demonstrates the anatomy of spiders through the example of a common European species.

Teotihuacan (4th century)

Majestic even in its ruins, this city was the largest and most populous settlement in the pre-Columbian Americas.

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