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A picture of the remains and an introduction to an important ancient city called Ecbatana.

Prelude to Brandywine: Battle of Cooch's Bridge

The Battle of Cooch's Bridge was fought September 3, 1777, during the American Revolution and saw American forces skirmish with the British in Delaware as General Sir William Howe advanced on Philadelphia.

Aztec Warriors

Only the bravest Aztec warriors who fought well in battle could become either jaguar or eagle warriors.


Phiale is a flat Greek drinking cup.

A Closer Look at the Holocaust's Most Famous Death Camp

Auschwitz, one of the five death camps constructed by the Nazis, was the most stream-lined mass killing center ever created. At Auschwitz, 1.1 million people were murdered. Learn more about Auschwitz: where it was located, when it was established, selection, the gas chambers, life within the camp, m

Antebellum Era

Definition of Antebellum. 19th Century History.

The People's Fighter: Heinkel He 162

The Heinkel He 162 was a German jet fighter developed during World War II which saw limited service in the conflict's final months.

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.

Jenny Lind, the Swedish Nightingale

These vintage images depict highlights from the career of the great showman Phineas T. Barnum, an influential and beloved figure in 19th century America. His museums, shows, and circuses entertained millions of people, and the 1800s would have been a much drearier time without his creative flair and