Mark V Tanks - Mark V Male Tank and Mark V Female Tank

British Mark V Tanks were used in World War I and Russian Civil War by the Red Army from 1918 to 1941.

Country - United Kingdom
Weight - Male: 29 tons and Female: 28 tons
Length - 8.5 m
Width - Male:  3.90 m and Female: 3.20 m
Height - 2.64 m
Crew - 8 (commander, driver, and six gunners)

Mark V Male (First World War)
Mark V Male Tank

 Mark V Female - Ukraine
Mark V Female Tank

Eruption of St. Helens - Gigantic rockslide and debris avalanche

On May 18, 1980, in morning, a magnitude 5.1 earthquake shook Mount St. Helens. The bulge and surrounding area slid away in a gigantic rockslide and debris avalanche, releasing pressure, and triggering a major pumice and ash eruption of the volcano. Thirteen-hundred feet (400 meters) of the peak collapsed or blew outwards. As a result, 24 square miles (62 square kilometers) of valley was filled by a debris avalanche, 250 square miles (650 square kilometers) of recreation, timber, and private lands were damaged by a lateral blast, and an estimated 200 million cubic yards (150 million cubic meters) of material was deposited directly by lahars (volcanic mudflows) into the river channels. Sixty-one people were killed or are still missing. USGS Photograph taken on May 18, 1980, by Austin Post.
St. Helens Eruption

The Final Routes of The Second Crusade

The Second Crusade (1145–1149) was the second major crusade launched from Europe and reached Eastern Mediterranean and Jarusalem.

On this map you can see the routes where crusaders were marching on to reach Holy Land as well as locations of Muslim Castles, Christian Castles, important cities an towns (like Acre, Antioch, Edessa, Tortosa etc)

Iowa Farm 1875

An illustration of a typical Iowa Farm, Muscatine County, Iowa.
Dated 1875
From "Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Iowa" by Alfred Andreas

19th Century Iowa Farm

Map of Roman Empire 300 A.D

This is Roman Empire after 285 A.D. The Empire was divided East-West.

Western Provinces
Diocese of Britain, Diocese of Gaul, Diocese of Spain, Diocese of Italy, Africa and Rome.
East Roman's Provinces
Diocese of Dacia, Dioese of Thrace, Egypt, Asia, Diocese of Pontus and Macedonia
Eastern Roman Empire and Western Roman Empire

Swedish Empire 1560 - 1815

Map of Swedish Empire in Early Modern Europe. The Swedish Empire following the Treaty of Roskilde of 1658.

Sweden under Gustav Vasa until 1560
Acquisitions under Gustav Vasa's songs until 1611
Acquisitions under Gustav II Adolf and Christina until 1654
Acquisitions under Karls X until 1660
Swedish Empire in Early Modern Europe

Official Seal of the President of Ireland

The Seal of the President of Ireland (Séala Uachtarán na hÉireann)  The seal remains in the custody of the current President or the Presidential Commission.

The official seal has the word "Éire" in Gaelic script, and uses the modified harp that is used as the official state symbol on coins and documents of the Republic of Ireland.

Seal of the President of Ireland

Global Earthquake Map - Earthquakes Around The World 1963-1998

Map of global earthquake epicenters, 1963–1998. There were more than 350.000 eartquakes in 35 years.
As you see on the map almost entire Russia, Canada, Greenland, Brazil and West Africa look much safer.

Earthquakes around the World

Carthaginian Republic 3rd Century BC

The Carthaginian Republic was one of the longest-lived and largest states in the ancient Mediterranean.
Map of Carthaginian territory in the early 3rd century BC.

Carthaginian Republic Map 3rd Century BC

Ronald Reagan Arrives in Moscow 1988

US president Ronald Reagan at Vnukovo Airport, Moscow in 1988

Ronald Reagan Moscow 1988

Obama's Changing Looks Through the Years

Obama's Changing Face in 5 years.
This is Obama in 2009 and That is Obama in 2014Obama's Changing Looks

Witches - Painting

Witches by Hans Baldung. 1508

Hans Baldung Grien (1484-1545) was a German artist in painting and printmaking. Baldung developed a distinctive style, full of color, expression and imagination. He produced a great and extensive variety of work including portraits, woodcuts, altarpieces, drawings, tapestries, allegories and mythological motifs.
Painting Witches

New Orleans Under Water

This is New Orleans city center, 31 August 2005

Aerial view from a U.S. Navy helicopter; showing the rising flood waters threatening the entire downtown New Orleans city center, including the famed New Orleans Saints Super Dome. Tens of thousands of displaced citizens sought shelter at the dome, before, during and after Hurricane Katrina, but have been forced to evacuate as flood waters continue to rise throughout the area.  U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Jeremy L. Grisham  Chicago's Dark History >>
New Orleans Katrina

Palace of King of Kabul - A Beautiful Lithograph

Interior of the palace of Shauh Shujah Ool Moolk, Late King of Cabul
This lithograph is taken from plate 3 of 'Afghaunistan' by Lieutenant James Rattray.

This scene shows Shah Shuja in 1839 after his enthronement as Emir of Afghanistan in the Bala Hissar (fort) of Kabul. Rattray wrote: "The Shah was a man of great personal beauty, and so well got up, that none could have guessed his age." He continued: "the wild grandeur of the whole pageantry baffles description."


Tatar Girl

Tatar Girl, 1890
by Markov EL

Tatar Girl

Gigant Oarfish - Largest Fish Caught in USA

King of Herrings
How could you take this giant fish home, if you get it on your hook?

The photograph was taken in 1996 and shows a giant oarfish (Regalecus glesne) found on the shore of the Pacific Ocean near San Diego, California. This extremely rare specimen was 23 ft (7.0 m) long and weighed 300 lb (140 kg).

Biggest Fish USA

A photograph from Iraq's Peaceful Past - Iraq Old Photos

Year 1932, there are every kind of people in the streets of Mosul, Iraq. Members of different religions and ethnic groups shopping at the grand bazaar of Mosul City, Iraq.

Source: G. Eric and Edith Matson Photograph Collection
Iraq Old Photos

The Washington Monument - Baltimore

This is "The Washington Monument" in Baltimore, Maryland. It was the first architectural monument planned to honor George Washington, and is the oldest surviving such monument.
Designed by Robert Mills in 1815 and was completed by 1829.
Height: 178 feet (54 m)

China The Cake Of The Kings and Emperors

An epic political cartoon about China from 1898. A pastry represents and is being divided between Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, William II of Germany, Nicholas II of Russia,  the French Marianne and a samurai representing Japan, carefully contemplating which pieces to take. A stereotypical Qing official throws up his hands to try and stop them, but is powerless. It is meant to be a figurative representation of the Imperialist tendencies of these nations towards China during the decade.
Historic Political Cartoon

Voyages of Captain Cook

Map showing the three voyages of Captain James Cook, with the first version in red, second in green, and third in blue. The route of Cook's crew following his death is shown as a dashed blue line.

Cook's voyages by sea kayak?
I have heard that some guys from Australia and Britain are planning to complete the same voyages by sea kayak. They aim to design their own sea kayak for this kayaking expedition. Good luck to them!

Captain James Cook (1728 – 1779) was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy. Captain Cook made three voyages to the Pacific Ocean, during which he achieved the first recorded European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, and the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand.

Red - the first voyage
Green - second voyage
Blue - third voyage

Author: Jon Platek @ Wikipedia
Voyages of Captain James Cook

Italian Soldiers in 1911 - An Historical Image from History of Italian Wars

An amazing photo from Turco-Italian War. Italian troops firing on the Turks in Tripoli, 1911.
The Italo-Turkish or Turco-Italian War  was fought between the Ottoman Empire and the Kingdom of Italy from September 29, 1911 to October 18, 1912.
Tripoli War

Map of Floristic Regions in Europe

Floristic regions according to Wolfgang Frey and Rainer Lösch.
Mediterranean, Sub Mediterranean, Pontic, Central European, Atlantic, Central Russian, Boreal and Arctic Regions.
Map of Floristic Regions in Europe

History of Toronto in Black & White - Yonge Street 1900

A historic photograph, a black & white witness to Toronto's glorious history.
This is Yonge Street, crowds celebrating the end of the Boer War, 31 May 1900 . Stylish Canadians, beautiful women, well-groomed gentlemen in the streets.
Toronto Old Photos

Map of France in 1360

This is France, nearly Seven Hundreds years ago. It was after the Treaty of Bretigny, signed on 25 May 1360, between King Edward III of England and King John II of France.
Treaty of Bretigny
Picardy -  Normandy - Orleans - Dauphiny - Languedoc - Jersey - Gunyenne

Historic Map of West Frankish Kingdom and East Frankish Kingdom 843-888

This is France, Germany and Western Europe between 843 and 888.
It was also called the time of Carolingian Empire. West Frankish Kingdom, East Frankish Kingdom, Moravian Kingdom.
History of France and Germany

The Man Who Brightened The World

The most famous inventor of the Age - Thomas Edison in his laboratory, West Orange, New Jersey, 1901

Thomas Alva Edison (1847 – 1931) was an American inventor and businessman.
He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera and more..
Thomas Edison

African Knight

A Baguirmi warrior in full padded armour suit. Black Knight ready for battle.

The Kingdom of Baguirmi (1522–1897), was an Islamic kingdom around southeast of Lake Chad, North Africa. African Warrior - Black Knight - African Kingdom Army.
Black Knight

Map of Muslim Conquests in the time of Mohammad

On this page we can see the Islamic conquests between 630-641
Conquests of Prophet Muhammad and the Rashidun Caliphate.
Map of Muslim Conquests
Spread of Islam - Muslim Warriors - Rise of Islam

Edmonton's Silent History

How did Edmonton look like 107 years ago?

This is an old photograph of Jasper Avenue (from East of city, looking West) Edmonton, Alberta. It's dated 1907. A lady is standing on the balcony. No cars, no trucks, no rushing people around..  A beautiful and rare moment of Alberta's silent history.

Edmonton History
Source: University of Alberta Libraries

Faroe Stamps Viking Voyages

Faroe Island stamp sheet with Viking Voyages to North Atlantic, Greenland and East Coast of Canada
Viking Stamps

Denmark-Norway Map 1780

Historic Map of United Kingdoms of Denmark and Norway, 1780

Throughout the time of Denmark–Norway, it continuously had possession over various overseas territories. At the earliest times areas in Northern Europe, for instance Estonia and the Norwegian possessions of Greenland, the Faroe Islands and Iceland.
Denmark-Norway Monarchy

Who Would Like to Sit On This Chair?

Tennessee brings back the legendary chair.
This is an Electric Chair. An execution method originating in the United States
And Tennessee is the first state to enact a law to introduce the electric chair without giving prisoners an option (May 2014)
Electric Chair

Map of Mexico in 1854

This is how Mexico looked like in 1954, after the Gadsden Purchase.
Old Map Mexico

An Interesting Photograph from Chicago's Dark History

The Great Depression in Chicago.
What do you think these men were doing? What were they waiting for?

This photograph was taken in 1932. During The Great Depression. And these were unemployed men, queued outside a depression soup kitchen opened in Chicago by Al Capone

"Free Soup, Coffee and Doughnuts for the Unemployed"
Al Capone Restaurant Chicago

American foreign aids 2015

Here you can see the some of American foreign aids for 2015.

Israel gets the biggest slice of the cake; $378.33
Afghanistan $62.74
Egypt $17.35
Nigeria $4.04

American foreign aids 2015

Map of Ostrogothic Kingdom - Where was The Ostrogothic Kingdom?

This historic map shows The Ostrogothic Kingdom at its greatest extent. The Ostrogothic Kingdom was established by the Ostrogoths in Italy and neighboring areas from 493 to 553.

Ostrogothic Kingdom

Oldest Photo of Independiente Football Club

This is the oldest photo of Argentine football club Independiente. Dated 1909

Hair styles, moustasches, shorts, kits. shoes.. A beautiful memory from the history of Club Atlético Independiente.

Penarol 1905 - Old Photos of Uruguay Football

An interesting black & white photo from the history of Uruguay Football.
1905 CURCC team (Central Uruguay Railway Compan) . today Club Atlético Peñarol.
Penarol Football Club

River Plate 1908 - Argentine Football in Black & White Photos

An interesting old River Plate photo from the history of  Argentine football. 

Club River Plate team that won the second division championship in 1908, promoting to Primera División. Up: Luraschi, Griffero, Priano. Middle: Messina, Morroni, Chagneaud.
Down: García, Abaco Gómez, Chiappe, Politano, Elías Fernández.
River Plate Football Team

Members of Council of Lithuania 1917

The original 20 members of the Council of Lithuania after signing the Act of Independence of Lithuania, 16 February 1918.

Standing: K. Bizauskas, J. Vailokaitis, Donatas Malinauskas, kun. Vl. Mironas, M. Biržiška, kun. A. Petrulis, S. Banaitis, P. Klimas, A. Stulginskis, J. Šernas, Pr. Dovydaitis.

Sitting: J. Vileišis, dr. J. Šaulys, kun. J. Staugaitis, St. Narutavičius, dr. J. Basanavičius, A. Smetona, kan. K. Šaulys, Stp. Kairys, J. Smilgevičius.
Image © Owned by National Museum of Lithuania

Montreal 1910 - And Old Photo of Montreal Canada

How did Montreal look like 115 years ago?
This is Saint Jacques Street, Montreal. Photo was taken in 1910.

Old Map of Constantinople (Istanbul) - Constantinople 1422 Map

This is the oldest surviving map of Constantinople (modern Istanbul), designed by Cristoforo Buondelmonti in 1422.
Constantinople Maps

Historical Costumes of Sardinians

Sardinia,  the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea with a long history and rich cultural life.  This is a postcard which shows the costumes of Sardinia in 1880's.
Sardinia Folklor Costumes

The Depression in Canada

Canada's hard times.. Millions of unemployed men and difficult life for their families.
What we see in this black and white photograph is; The Single Men's Unemployed Association parading to Bathurst Street United Church. Toronto, Canada. 1930

King Kong 1933 - The First King Kong - A Classic Black an White Monster Movie

This is the official original Trailer of first King Kong movie; a classic fantasy monster film from 1930's.
A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot..and..

 It stars Fay Wray, Bruce Cabot and Robert Armstrong.

Woman With Horn - What Do You Know About Human Horn?

Is Barro Blanco Dam a big danger for Ngäbe-Buglé tribe?

The construction of Barro Blanco, a hydroelectric dam in the Chiriqui Province of Panama brings troubles to Ngäbe-Buglé, an indigenous tribe of Panama. Lets watch this interesting documentary-news.

Map of Veins of Human Body in 13th Century

Anatomical illustration showing the veins. England, late 13th century.

Kanak Warriors with penis gourds and spears

Kanak (Canaque) Warriros of New Caledonia. In this black and white photo wee see them posing with penis gourds and their spears.
Dated: 1880
Kanak Warriors

Fijian women in 1935 - Fiji Women in Black and White Photo

How did Fijian women look like in 1930's? Here two Fijian women in ceremonial dress, in 1935

Fiji Women

Princes of Orange - William I, Maurice and Frederick Henry, William II and William III

Portrait of Four generations of princes of Orange: William I, Maurice and Frederick Henry, William II and William III

By Dutch painter Pieter Nason, 1662-1666

The Last Emir of Bukhara - Mohammed Alim Khan

Emir Said Mir Mohammed Alim Khan 1880 - 1944) from the Uzbek dynasty of Turkic of the Manghud, the last Emir of Bukhara, in Central Asia.

Blackhouse Village - Traditional Scottish Highlands House

Gearrannan Black House Village is one of the most interesting places in Scotland. The blackhouses are traditional type of houses which use...


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