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Art Ideas Introduced by Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) was a world-famous artist who rose to fame during the middle of the 20th century and was a leader in the Pop Art movement. His works are instantly recognizable, from paintings of Campbell's Soup cans to recolored silkscreens of famous people, and are among the most valuable p

Pandora

Pandora was the wife of Epimetheus. It was Pandora who opened the box that let out all the evils in the world. Athena and Hephaistos created Pandora.

World War I: Field Marshal Horatio Herbert Kitchener

Field Marshal Horatio Herbert Kitchener was a distinguished officer in the British Army in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Having played a key role in the Sudan and the Boer War, Kitchener is best remembered for working to raise troops during World War I. Kitchener was killed in 1916, while

Chinese Brush Technique

Chinese brush painting is an ancient technique that has been around for thousands of years. This technique it typically used to draw out Chinese symbols. It is important to focus on pressure and how you handle the brush, because even an slightly increased amount of pressure can build up ink and chan

Victorian

Definition of Victorian

Franco-Prussian War: Dreyse Needle Gun

The Dreyse Needle Gun was the first military rifle to incorporate breech-loading with a bolt-action. Entering service in 1848, the Needle Gun was used extensively by Prussian forces during the Austro-Prussian and Franco-Prussian Wars. In 1871, the Needle Gun was replaced by the Mauser Rifle.

Hundred Years' War: Battle of Patay

The Battle of Patay was fought on June 18, 1429, during the Hundred Years' War. In the fighting, the French were able to decisively defeat an unprepared English force. The Battle of Patay was the final action of the Loire Campaign.

Miletus

Information on the Greek colony of Miletus.

The Will That Established the Nobel Prizes

Alfred Nobel, Swedish chemist and the inventor of dynamite, established the Nobel Prizes in his will. The following is a portion of Alfred Nobel's will, dated November 27, 1895 and signed by Alfred Bernhard Nobel.

Adolf Hitler: A Brief Biography

This quick introduction to German dictator Adolf Hitler traces his life through his rise to power to starting World War 2, through his ultimate defeat to his death.

Morris Swadesh

Find out more about the American linguist, Morris Swadesh.