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History and Geography of Europe

History and Geography of Europe
Historical Maps Euratlas Periodis Historical Atlas of Europe History of Europe A sequence of 21 maps showing the European states as they were at the end of each century from 1 to 2000. Aegean Area History Detailed maps, created with Euratlas Periodis Expert, showing the history of the Aegean area.

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History Map Archive Browse the Map Archive The art and history of cartography, aka mapmaking, goes back to ancient times. Or at least what they thought it could look like. The Etymology Dictionary informs us that our English word map derives from the Latin word mappa, meaning napkin or cloth on which maps were drawn. The Map Archive What's the Magna Carta? 10 Surprises on Its 800th Birthday The 800-year-old sheet of parchment that is the Magna Carta is often hailed as one of the world’s most famous historical documents because it laid the foundation for the rights and freedoms on which modern democracy rests. On Monday, Queen Elizabeth will preside at a celebration at Runnymede Meadow alongside the Thames River, where John, King of England, affixed his seal to the medieval document in 1215. A.E. Dick Howard, a constitutional law professor at the University of Virginia and author of The Road from Runnymede: Magna Carta and Constitutionalism in America, will be there among dignitaries from around the world. “My children would never forgive me if I didn’t go,” he said in an interview from London, where he has been lecturing on the Magna Carta since late May. “It will be like a lawyers’ Woodstock.”

The Earth is Expanding THE PANGEA THEORY is wrong . Yet it’s still the generally accepted one; still taught in our schools. In this video Neal Adams explains the theory that the Earth is in fact growing. If you have ever looked at a map of the world , you have undoubtedly noticed that the East coast of South America appears to mimic the shape of the West coast of Africa. This observation was also noticed by German born geophysicists, Alfred Wegener, who proposed that the continents we see today were once connected.

29 Amazing Stats Which Prove That The Rich Are Getting Richer And The Poor Are Getting Poorer : Dr. Leonard Coldwell In the United States today, there is one group of people that is actually living the American Dream. The ultra-wealthy have seen their incomes absolutely explode over the past three decades. Meanwhile, the U.S. middle class has been steadily declining and the ranks of the poor have been swelling. But this is what always happens when an economy becomes highly centralized. Today, gigantic corporations and “too big to fail” banks totally dominate our economic system.

MapMaker Interactive Welcome to the MapMaker Interactive This tutorial explains how to explore National Geographic Education's interactive GIS mapping tool and tools for customizing outline maps for print. Use the zoom bar to go from a world view to a local view (or in cartographic terms, from a large scale to a small scale). If you zoom out to a world view, you will see that the map is in a Mercator projection. Use the location menus at the top to zoom from a world view to a continent, country, or other region. Identify your geographic position on the map using the latitude and longitude display at the bottom left.

The World Factbook The Office of Public Affairs (OPA) is the single point of contact for all inquiries about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). We read every letter, fax, or e-mail we receive, and we will convey your comments to CIA officials outside OPA as appropriate. However, with limited staff and resources, we simply cannot respond to all who write to us. Contact Information Submit questions or comments online The Anglo-Saxon Invasion: Britain Is More Germanic than It Thinks The fear of a violent conquest of their country is deeply engrained in the English psyche. One of the likely reasons for this fear is that their ancestors committed this misdeed themselves. According to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, two Germanic tribesmen, Hengist and Horsa, came ashore on the coast of Kent in southeast England in the year 449.

Smarthistory: a multimedia web-book about art and art history Smarthistory offers more than 1500 videos and essays on art from around the world and across time. We are working with more than 200 art historians and some of the world's most important museums to make the best art history resource anywhere. Use the "subject" pulldown menu (go to "Arts and Humanities") at the top of this window or click on the headings below to access our content: Art history basics First things first (you are here) The materials and techniques artists use Art 1010

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