Represented primarily through cathedrals, Romanesque and Gothic styles of architecture were some of the few symbols of civilization in the poverty stricken and often depressing Middle Ages. These cathedrals represented faith, dedication, and cooperation; a sane place in a world of anarchy. Gothic and Romanesque styles of architecture were related in various ways, yet they also contrasted in style in some ways. Romanesque and Gothic architecture, although having many similarities, also
THE ROMAN MILITARY The Roman Republic and the Roman Empire together lasted for over one-thousand years, and at its height, their extensive territories stretched from the Atlantic Ocean in the West, to the rivers of Mesopotamia in the East, and from the Sahara desert in the South, to the River Rhine in Northern Europe. The one factor that made this spectacula
ANCIENT EGYPT'S PYRAMIDS The first tombs in Egypt were a simple matter of wrapping a body and covering it in rocks. After that they found the body better preserved in a mastaba. A mastaba's sunbaked mud walls were decorated and gave protection against nature.
Euclid is considered one of, if not, the best mathematician there is, there was, and ever will be. He led a simple life as a mathematician, collecting works from others and studying them to come up with his own ideas. This essay will explain his life, death, and his teachings. It also contains information of one of the most famous mathematics books in history, The Elements. Euclid, "The most prominent mathematician of antiquity"(Euclid of Alexandria) lived in Alexandria, Egypt was born around
Chronicle The culture of the ancient Egyptians is extremely interesting. Beliefs The ancient Egyptians had very unique and profound beliefs. Religion had deeply dominated all aspects of the Egyptian culture, its art, science, government, and law. Their entire culture is characterized by their beliefs. An interesting feature of their religion is that they acquired new beliefs but would never disregard old ones (except in specified cases); their new beliefs would build upon other ones.
The Ten Plagues of Egypt The Ten Plagues affected the Ancient Egyptians mercilessly. All their water turns to blood, the land becomes infested with frogs, then lice. There is no light for three days. It got pretty bad for the Egyptians. Somehow, it did not affect the Israelites for one reason or another. It is unclear however, when, and under whose reign these plagues took place. There is very little, if any, scientific evidence supporting the theory that these plagues really did take place
The ancient Romans were very different from the ancient Greeks. The ancient Romans were down-to-earth realists, not idealists. You can see this in their statues. The Greeks made statues of perfect people. The Romans created real life statues. A statue of one of the Roman emperors is a good example. The Romans were fierce soldiers and wonderful builders. They built roads all over the empire, and all roads led to Rome. The ancient Greeks had roads, but they were not built nearly as well, and the
Gladiators of Rome By Bartek Sliwa Gladiators were trained warriors who fought each other to the death to entertain the Roman people. Most of these matches took place at a large Amphitheater called the Colosseum. The majority of them were slaves who were sold to gladiator schools where they were trained to become gladiators. There they were put in different classes that determined what type of a gladiator they would be. Even tough many of t
King Richard 1st was called Coeur de Lion, which means Lion Hearted. He was born in Oxford, England1157. He was the third son of Henry 2nd and Eleanor of Aquitaine. While Richard was still a baby he was betrothed to daughter of the French king Louis VII, and in 1172 he was given the duchy of Aquitaine in France, his mother's inheritance. As a child he spent his time protecting his interests from his father. Richard turned out to be a brilliant solider. When he became king in 1189, he set out on
During its golden age, the sprawling metropolis of Rome was decorated with dozens of beautiful arches veneered with the finest marble and ordained with ivory statues of the gods. Citizens of Rome were entertained by literally thousands of fountains and bathes supplied with scores of aqueducts (Hadas 37). The city became a cosmopolitan metropolis that reached a peak population of between six hundred- thousand and one million people. All of these people were supplied with grain and merchandise fro