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The architecture of traditional Samoan family settlements reflect the unique culture of their inhabitants.
The largest type of Arab sailboat, most commonly used as trading vessels in the Persian Gulf.
A sailing vessel with characteristic lugsails used for both military and trade purposes.
Numerous legendary empires were built (and destroyed) in the course of history.
A rock relief located in Northeast Bulgaria, probably carved at the end of the 7th century.
Viking leaders were elected from tribe members by the right of blood or an act of bravery.
These excellent shipbuilders and sailors travelled great distances on the seas and rivers.
The fearsome looking Aztec warriors could not stop the Spanish conquistadors with their primitive weapons.
Medieval Venice owed its wealth to its flourishing maritime trade.
The work of smiths – one of the first professions in history – became even more important in the Middle Ages.
Farming techniques evolved with the development of human civilisation in the Middle Ages and the Modern Age.
Keeps were typical buildings in the Middle Ages, also built independently from castles.
The palace of Charlemagne was not only the centre of his empire, but also a centre of culture.
One of the most important religious military orders, formed in the era of the Crusades.
The cathedral named after the Assumption of Mary into Heaven is one of the gems of French Gothic architecture.
A wide variety of torture devices were in use in medieval dungeons.
Every era and every culture has specific residential buildings.
Its architectural solutions and ornamentation rank this mosque among the masterpieces of Islamic art.
Farmhouses in the Middle Ages were simple, single-storey structures built from earth, mud and wood.
The medieval bell tower of the Cathedral of Pisa is the most famous leaning tower of the world.