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Iran History - History

Iran History - History

The ancient nation of Iran, historically known to the West as Persia and once a major empire in its own right, has been overrun frequently and has had its territory altered throughout the centuries. Invaded by Arabs, Seljuk Turks, Mongols, and others--and often caught up in the affairs of larger powers--Iran has always reasserted its national identity and has developed as a distinct political and cultural entity.

USS Vermont BB-20 - History

USS Vermont BB-20 - History

USS Vermont BB-20Vermont II(Battleship No. 20: dp. 16,000 (n.); 1. 456& 39;4& 34;; b. 76& 39;10& 34; dr. 24& 39;6& 34; (mean), s. 18 k., cpl. 880, a. 4 12& 34; 8 8& 34;12 7& 34;, 20 3& 34;, 12 3-pars., 4 1-pars, 4 .30-cal. mg.,2 .30-car. Colt mg.; cl. Connecticut)The second Vermont (Battleship No. 20) was laid down on 21 May 1904 at Quincy, Mass.

An honored Zhou Dynasty warrior, buried with a chariot and horses, has been unearthed in China

An honored Zhou Dynasty warrior, buried with a chariot and horses, has been unearthed in China

There is a legend about the battle of Muye in 1046 BC, fought between the 50,000 soldiers of the ancient Chinese Zhou Dynasty and 700,000 from the Shang Dynasty.

North American B-25C from above

North American B-25C from above

North American B-25C from above Here we see a North American B-25C from above, showing the long tapered wing, position of the upper turret, and general layout of the aircraft.

Robert Guiscard

Robert Guiscard

Robert Guiscard (c. 1015-1085 CE) was a Norman knight who fought with success against the Byzantine and Arab Empires. Painting by Merry-Joseph Blondel (1781–1853 CE). (Palace of Versailles, France)

The toilet, a moment of feminine intimacy

The toilet, a moment of feminine intimacy

The gothic bathroom.MALLET Jean Baptiste (1759 - 1835) The toilet.TOULOUSE-LAUTREC by Henri (1864 - 1901) CloseTitle: The gothic bathroom.Author: MALLET Jean Baptiste (1759 - 1835) Creation date: 1810Date shown: Dimensions: Height 40.5 - Width 32.5 Technique and other indications: Oil on canvas.