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Timeline of History - 20th Century at a Glance

Timeline of History - 20th Century at a Glance

Democrats and Republicans Les 10 photographes les plus riches du Monde en 2014 Comme chaque année, Artprice livre son classement des artistes contemporains qui ont le mieux vendu leurs oeuvres. Chez les photographes, on retrouve des habitués du classement : Richard Prince, Andreas Gursky, Helmut Newton, Cindy Sherman... La plupart vendent des dizaines de photographies chaque année dans les plus prestigieuses maisons de vente aux enchères. Actuphoto revient sur leur meilleur vente en 2014 et sur le cliché qu'ils ont le mieux vendu dans l'ensemble de leur carrière. N°10 : Helmut Newton, 1 699 404 $ Faut-il encore présenter Helmut Newton ? Sie Kommen, Paris (Naked and Dressed), Vogue Studios, 1981 © Helmut Newton En 2014, la série Private Property: Suites I, II and III est parti pour 389 000 $. Private Property: Suites I, II and III, © Helmut Newton N°9 : Gilbert & George, 1 801 002 $ © Jo Loosemore Gilbert Prousch et George Passmore, plus connus sous le nom de Gilbert et George, travaillent en duo depuis leur rencontre en 1967. To Her Majesty, © Gilbert&George

Tiki-Toki Timeline Tool maps home page Down to: 6th to 15th Centuries | 16th and 19th Centuries | 1901 to World War Two | 1946 to 21st Century The Ancient World ... index of places Aegean Region, to 300 BCE Aegean Region, 185 BCE Africa, 2500 to 1500 BCE Africa to 500 CE African Language Families Alexander in the East (334 to 323 BCE) Ashoka, Empire of (269 to 232 BCE) Athenian Empire (431 BCE) China, Korea and Japan (1st to 5th century CE) China's Warring States (245 to 235 BCE) Cyrus II, Empire of (559 to 530 BCE) Delian League, 431 BCE Egyptian and Hittite Empires, 1279 BCE Europe Fertile Crescent, 9000-4500 BCE Germania (120 CE) Greece (600s to 400s BCE) Gupta Empire (320 to 550 CE) Han China, circa 100 BCE Hellespont (Battle of Granicus River, 334 BCE) India to 500 BCE Israel and Judah to 733 BCE Italy and Sicily (400 to 200 BCE) Judea, Galilee, Idumea (1st Century BCE) Mesopotamia to 2500 BCE Mesoamerica and the Maya (250 to 500 CE) Oceania Power divisions across Eurasia, 301 BCE Roman Empire, CE 12 Roman Empire, CE 150 Roman Empire, CE 500

Medieval Demographics Made Easy Fantasy worlds come in many varieties, from the "hard core" medieval-simulation school to the more fanciful realms of high fantasy, with alabaster castles and jeweled gardens in the place of the more traditional muddy squalor. Despite their differences, these share a vital common element: ordinary people. Most realms of fantasy, no matter how baroque or magical, can not get by without a supply of ordinary farmers, merchants, quarreling princes and palace guards. Of course, doing the research necessary to find out how common a large city should be, or how many shoemakers can be found in a town, can take up time not all GMs have available. This article is a distillation of broad possibilities drawn from a variety of historical reference points, focusing more on results than on the details that create them. Population Density: How Many In That Kingdom? Some Historical Comparisons: Medieval France tops the list, with a 14th-century density upwards of 100 people/sq. mile. Population Spread

US media Les 40 photos les plus puissantes jamais prises au monde depuis 100 ans. Le site web spécialisé Buzzfeed a publié les 40 photos les plus puissantes jamais prises au monde depuis 100 ans. Certaines photos sont fort émouvantes et montrent bien qu'une photo vaut 1000 mots! traduction by huffingtonpost Quebec Un vétéran russe pleure à côté du tank, maintenant un monument, dans lequel il a fait la guerre. Via: Un enfant roumain donne un ballon en forme de coeur à l'escouade anti-émeute pendant des manifestations anti-austérité à Bucarest. Source: / via: Le chef de police retraité de Philadelphie Ray Lewis est arrêté lors des manifestations Occupy Wall Street, en 2011. Un moine prie pour un vieil homme qui venait de mourir en Chine. Image by Asianewsphoto / Reuters Un chien reste près de son maître décédé pour une deuxième journée consécutive, après les glissements de terrain meurtriers de janvier 2011, à Rio de Janiero. Image by Vanderlei Almeida / Getty Images Image by Associated Press / AP Via: John F.

15 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Egypt History Ever since my childhood I have been fascinated with all things relating to Ancient Egypt. I have tried for a long time to come up with a good idea for a list relating to it and this is the first (of what I hope will be many!) These facts should serve as a good introduction to Ancient Egyptian culture and society – and hopefully many will be things you did not know. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Sources: National Geographic, James’ Interesting Facts Jamie Frater Jamie is the founder of Listverse.

EyeWitness To The Middle Ages and Renaissance Life in a Christian Monastery, ca. 585"When he was dead his body was not placed with the bodies of the brethren, but a grave was dug in the dung pit, and his body was flung down into it. . . " Crime and punishment in a medieval monastery: the monastery's Abbott provides insight into the monastic life. The Vikings Discover America, ca. 1000"There was no want of salmon either in the river or in the lake." Five hundred years before Columbus, the Vikings discover a New World. Invasion of England, 1066The Norman conquest of Anglo-Saxon England described through the images of the 900 year-old Bayeux Tapestry. Anarchy in 12th Century EnglandThe Anglo-Saxon Chronicle paints a sobering picture of life in 12th century England that contrasts strikingly with Hollywood's image of the Middle Ages. The Murder Of Thomas Becket, 1170The killing of the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Crusaders Capture Jerusalem, 1099The assault and capture of the Christian "Navel of the World"

Mittérand sur les rapports entre les Etats-Unis et la France 40 incroyables photos du passé que vous n'avez probablement jamais vues encore... La #15 m'a retourné le cerveau ! On connaît tous certaines photos d'histoire, très célèbres. La petite fille vietnamienne nue fuyant les soldats américains, qui est dans tous les livres d'histoire. Ou encore les ouvriers mangeant leur déjeuner en haut d'un gratte-ciel... Mais connaissez vous cette photo d'ouvriers jouant au golf en haut d'un gratte-ciel ? Ou bien le cliché de la porte du tombeau de Toutankhamon avant qu'elle soit ouverte...? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41.

6 Ancient Sports Too Awesome For the Modern World It's amazing how crazy people get about sports these days, especially considering how much sports suck compared to what they used to be. No, we're not talking about the 1940s when football players wore leather helmets. We're talking about the ancient sports where Viking rape was a trophy and "crocodile death" had its own slot on the scoreboard. Mesoamerican Ballgame Long before soccer (and smallpox) took pre-Columbian America by storm, the official sport of Ancient Mexico was an odd game that the Mayans called pitz. "I don't know what this game is or why the hell we're playing it." The "Game" Mesoamerican Ballgame was a lot like volleyball, except the ball involved was nine pounds of solid rubber. Players had to keep the heavy bastard in play by bouncing it off their forearms, hips, elbows and (if you're a sissy) bats and rackets. Face blocks, while legal, cannot in good conscience be recommended. The Mesoamericans included one final draw to wow their crowd. How is that "Insane"? "Yes."