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  1. Hanging Gardens of Babylon (4963 bytes)
    3: ...on|Nebuchadnezzar II]] around [[600 BC]] (present-day [[Iraq]]). However, there are doubts as to whet...
    15: ...chadnezzar's homesick wife, [[Amyitis]]. Amyitis, daughter of the king of the Medes, was married to Ne...
    46: [[da:Babylons h殧ende haver]]
    54: [[pt:Jardins suspensos da Babil󮩡]]
  2. List of explorers (24013 bytes)
    8: *[[Francisco de Almeida]] ([[16th century]] [[Portuguese]] naval explorer...
    14: *[[Charles Albanel]] (1616-1696), Canada
    21: ...] naval officer, several expeditions to the [[Canada|Canadian]] [[Arctic]]
    23: ...]], first to sight the [[Pacific Ocean]], founded Darién, oldest surviving European settlement in the...
    38: *[[Saint Brendan]] - [[Ireland|Irish]] [[abbot]] who sailed the [...
  3. History of China (45919 bytes)
    2: ...he familiar image of Chinese culture and people today.
    7: ...addy]] agriculture is [[Radiocarbon dating|carbon-dated]] to about 6000 BC, and associated with the [[...
    14: ...皇五帝). These rulers were legendary sage-kings and moral examplars, and one of them...
    18: ...22799;朝) to some 4,000 years ago, but this date has not yet been corroborated. Some archaeolog...
    22: ...he last of the six capitals of the Shang (c 1300–1046 BC).
  4. Christopher Columbus (44177 bytes)
    1: ...lumbus''' ([[1451]]<sup>[[#Early life|1]]</sup> &ndash; [[20 May]] [[1506]]) ( ''Cristòfor Colom'' in...
    5: ...led by [[João Vaz Corte-Real]] to Terra Verde (today's Newfoundland). [[Giovanni Caboto]] (better kno...
    7: ... in the Bahamas) is celebrated as a [[Holiday|holiday]].
    11: ...ome &ndash; including many [[Native Americans]] &ndash; view him as responsible, directly or indirectl...
    21: ...ant, and his mother was Susanna Fontanarossa, the daughter of a woollens merchant. Christopher had thr...
  5. Steel (28384 bytes)
    8:
    32: ...copper-smelting sites on the [[Sinai Peninsula]], dated to about 3000 BC. Some iron oxides are effect...
    34: ...] died in [[1323 BC]] and was buried with an iron dagger with a golden hilt. An [[Ancient Egyptian]] [...
    40: ...artifact is a knife found on [[Cyprus]] at a site dated to [[1100 BC]].
    46: ...and weapons. A mass grave in [[Hebei]] province, dated to the early third century BC, contains severa...
  6. Amerigo Vespucci (3736 bytes)
    4: ...ent had been discovered, a bold contention in his day when everyone, including [[Christopher Columbus]...
    16: ...ng 6�S, before turning around and seeing [[Trinidad]] and the [[Orinoco River]] and returning to [[S...
    18: His next voyage in [[1501]]&ndash;[[1502]] was in service of [[Portugal]], when h...
    20: Little is known of his last voyage, in [[1503]]&ndash;[[1504]], not even whether it actually took pla...
  7. Golda Meir (10143 bytes)
    1: [[Image:Goldmeir at whitehouse.jpg|frame|right|Golda Meir was the fourth [[Prime Minister of Israel]]]...
    2: ...nly man in the Cabinet." She is the first (and to date only) female [[Prime Minister of Israel]], the ...
    6: ...ld. Her sisters' names were Shayna and Zipke. Golda looked up to Shayna. Her father left for the Unit...
    10: ... Beginning when she was only eight years old, Golda oversaw the store for a short time each morning a...
    12: ...up school for work and to marry an older man. Golda rebelled and ran away. She went to Denver, where...
  8. Artemisia Gentileschi (23093 bytes)
    3: ...ileschi''' ([[July 8]], [[1593]] - [[1653]]) is today considered one of the most accomplished Early [[...
    10: ...elden]]. The picture shows how, under parental guidance, Artemisia assimilated the realism of [[Carava...
    12: ..., so Orazio hired the Tuscan painter to tutor his daughter privately. The unfortunate effect was that ...
    14: ...apped around the fingers and tighted by degrees &mdash; a particularly cruel torture to a painter. Bot...
    18: ... Virgin Mary with Baby"''), currently in the [[Spada Gallery]], [[Rome]].
  9. Mary, the mother of Jesus (30135 bytes)
    17: ...e cross along with her sister Mary, and [[Mary Magdalene]], [[Salome (disciple)|Salome]] and other wom...
    19: ...ople in the Upper Room after the Ascension on the day of [[Pentecost]], she is one of the handful who ...
    25: ...French, Spanish, and Italian, is rendered ''Notre Dame'', ''Nuestra Se&ntilde;ora'', and ''Madonna'' r...
    27: ...ome Orthodox and Catholic Christians, she was the daughter of [[Joachim]] and [[Saint Anne|Anna]]. Bef...
    41: ...too much attention is focused on Mary, there is a danger of detracting from the worship due to God alo...
  10. Joan of Arc (27453 bytes)
    2: ...le interest in the [[Republic of Ireland]], [[Canada]], [[United Kingdom]] and [[United States]]. Many...
    7: ... to Henry V's heirs, disinheriting Charles, the [[Dauphin]] ([[crown prince]]), and making the infant ...
    12: ...d they gave her male clothing to wear (as the standard disguise used in such circumstances) and brough...
    14: ... small force she eventually led included the legendary soldiers, [[Jean de Dunois|Jean d'Orleans (Coun...
    16: ... said would verify her legitimacy as a visionary&mdash;gained her the support of prominent clergy such...
  11. Hannah Szenes (4490 bytes)
    17: ... guilty. She kept diary entries up until her last day, November 7, 1944. Her remains were brought to [...
    68: :''In the dare game I stood on a number,''
    71: ::(*) (maybe danced, skipped or diddled?)
  12. Locomotive (16705 bytes)
    5: ...ives haul their trains. Increasingly common these days in passenger service is [[push-pull]] operation...
    27: ...wo and a half times that of diesel power, and the daily mileage achievable was far lower. As labour co...
    29: ...e in [[China]], where [[coal]] is a much more abundant resource than [[petroleum]] for diesel fuel. In...
    32: ...mber of which survive and are still operational today.
    60: ...cal suppliers over German ones. In the US and Canada, they are now greatly outnumbered by diesel-elect...
  13. Medieval art (6359 bytes)
    1: ...f the Holy Wisdom]] in former [[Constantinople]]&mdash;the image of Christ on the walls of the upper s...
    27: ...f artwork was destroyed; so little remains that today any discovery sheds new understanding. After 843...
    29: ...ainting]] did not appear untill around 1200 (this date has many qualifications), when it diverged from...
    85: **[[Dancing in the Middle Ages]] ([[Dance]])
  14. History of sculpture (6101 bytes)
    6: ...ing this time included basalt, diorite (a type of dark, coarse-grained stone), sandstone, and alabaste...
    27: ...re found together in a single grave on [[Keros]], dating from 2700 - 2750 BC.
    42: ...o Santi|Raphael]] also sculpted a statue called ''David''. Most sculptures during the Renaissance were...
  15. Glass (26176 bytes)
    1: ...was originally, which can be seen in its [[conchoidal]] fracture.
    5: ... will be concerned with a specific type of glass&mdash;the [[silica]]-based glasses in common use as a...
    20: ...s is due to the addition of compounds such as [[soda ash]] (sodium carbonate).
    30: ...he melting point to about 1000 ?C. However, the soda makes the glass water-soluble, which is obviously...
    32: ...ass that absorbs [[UV]] wavelengths (biologically damaging ionizing radiation).
  16. Printing (4400 bytes)
    6: [[Book]]s are usually printed today using the technique of [[offset printing]], and ...
    11: ...d using the more sophisticated [[block printing]] dates from 868 AD (The ''[[Diamond Sutra]]'' of AD [...
    15: ...an imported press in Mexico City, Mexico. Stephen Day built the first printing press in North America ...
    39: * [[Adam d'Ambergau]]
    40: * [[David Bruce]]
  17. Jewellery (4234 bytes)
  18. Blast furnace (4721 bytes)
    4: ... [[cast iron]] artifacts found in China have been dated as early as the [[5th century BC]], so it is p...
    6: In [[1709]], [[Abraham Darby]] developed a blast furnace that could be fire...
  19. Woodworking (12397 bytes)
    13: ...&mdash;such as flower pots, tables, altars, etc.&mdash;and also contains extensive instructions concer...
    61: ...working to prevent cracking, splitting, and other damage due to drying
    62: * shake: a crack or split in wood, caused by damage or drying
    82: *[[carpentry]] &ndash; Originally a carpenter was a wagon maker but c...
    83: *[[joinery]] &ndash; The joining of two or more pieces of wood toge...
  20. Greek language (35285 bytes)
    13: ...phabet|IPA]] {{IPA|/&#603;&#716;lini&#712;ka/}} &ndash; "Hellenic") is an [[Indo-European]] [[language...
    21: ...[Byzantine]] period (as early as 11th century). Today in its '''common''' form, it is spoken by approx...
    32: ...]] and, with minor modifications, is still used today.
    34: ...eek state, and the most widely spoken by Greeks today.
    38: ...orm, with [[Latin language|Latin]] words, the foundation of international scientific and technical voc...

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