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The storming of the Bastille, July 14, 1789

The storming of the Bastille, July 14, 1789

Close Title: Storming of the Bastille and arrest of Governor M. de Launay, July 14, 1789.Author: ANONYMOUS (-) Date shown: July 14, 1789Dimensions: Height 58 - Width 73Technique and other indications: oil painting on canvasLocation of Conservation: National Museum of the Palace of Versailles (Versailles) website Contact copyright: © Photo RMN-Grand Palais Image reference: 15-509300 / MV 5517 Storming of the Bastille and arrest of Governor M.

11 Things You May Not Know About Marco Polo

11 Things You May Not Know About Marco Polo

1. Marco Polo’s famous travelogue was penned in prison.Marco Polo is remembered thanks to a colorful and popular narrative about his eastward voyage, known simply as “The Travels of Marco Polo.” Ironically, this record of Polo’s freewheeling years as an explorer was written while he languished behind bars.

Soldiers and Ghosts: A History of Battle in Classical Antiquity

Soldiers and Ghosts: A History of Battle in Classical Antiquity

J. E. Lendon in his book, Soldiers and Ghosts: A History of Battle in Classical Antiquity, uses Greek and Roman culture to explain fundamental changes...

What do the phone number suffixes J, M, R, W in 1940 New York phone book mean?

What do the phone number suffixes J, M, R, W in 1940 New York phone book mean?

Browsing through the Staten Island, NY telephone directory of January 1940, I found that certain phone numbers were printed with a suffix J, M, R or W. What do these mean? I've marked a few of them…

Unravelling the Events Surrounding the Frozen Burial of a Pazyryk Noblewoman

Unravelling the Events Surrounding the Frozen Burial of a Pazyryk Noblewoman

Twenty years ago, on the Ukok Plateau in the Altai Mountains, one of the greatest discoveries of the national archaeology of the late 20th century was made in Russia: an intact “frozen” burial of Pazy

Civic Definitions- What is a Mayor - History

Civic Definitions- What is a Mayor - History

Civic Definitions- What is a Mayor