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Characteristics of the Early Renaissance Paintings

The Early Renaissance began in Florence, Italy, and marked a period of rebirth in classical art. Artists embraced the new spirit of humanism. Reason and science began to take over from the theology and focus on supernatural revelation of the Middle Ages. This new philosophy was reflected in painting

Some Facts of Ancient Rome's History

'Triumviri republicae constituendae' - the triumvirate (of three people) to govern the republic. The first triumvirate between Caesar, Pompey the Great and Crassus was unofficial - It was more like al

Crew Remains Transferred

A picture of the transfer of the remains of the Challenger crew from 7 hearses to a transport plane.


Puritan - Definition

Tiresias - Ovid's Metamorphoses

In the Metamorphoses (of Transformations) if Ovid, one of Midusmmer Night's Dream-like stories within a story is about the fulfillment of the transgendered blind seer Tiresias' prophecies.

Korean War: USS Leyte (CV-32)

USS Leyte (CV-32) was an Essex-class aircraft carrier that entered service in 1946 and saw combat duty during the Korean War.


A redan is a type of angled fortification consisting of two faces which form a salient towards the enemy.

Read JFK's Famous Man on the Moon Speech

On May 25, 1961, U.S. President John F. Kennedy stood in front of a joint session of Congress and stated that the United States should set as a goal the 'landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth' by the end of the decade.

Grumman F4F Wildcat

Fighters ruled the skies during World War II. As a result, each nation strove to design the most effective and lethal aircraft to achieve air superiority. This gallery profiles several American fighters used by the US Army Air Forces and US Navy during World War II.

Traditional Alaskan Billiken Carvings

Alaskan gift shops and Inuit tribes have been claiming the native tradition of Billiken carvings for decades, but the figure was actually first created by a female teacher from Kansas City in 1908.


What is Knapping?

Famous Landscape Paintings by J.M.W Turner

Joseph Mallord William Turner was an English painter who lived from 1775 to 1851. Turner, who was also known for his oil painting, began as a watercolorist and did many studies of nature in this medium. The transparency of watercolor may have contributed to his revolutionary use of light and color,