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Ancient Chinese Culture: Ancient Civilization

By | February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Historical Events|Tags: |

Present day Ancient Chinese Culture is an amalgamation of old world traditions and a westernized lifestyle. The two co-exist like the traditional Yin Yang formula of balance. This can be seen in the juxtaposition of towering skyscrapers with heritage buildings, the contrast of western fashion with the traditional Chinese Qipao dress, the people's paradoxical affinity for both dim sums and McDonald's. Ancient Chinese Culture is older than 5000 years. Chinese cultural history has enormous diversity and variety. The sophisticated Chinese civilization [...]

HMS Barham Battleship: World War I and World War II

By | February 21st, 2018|Categories: World War I, World War II|Tags: , , , |

HMS Barham was a Queen Elizabeth-class battleship built for the Royal Navy during the early 1910s. Often used as a flagship, she participated in the Battle of Jutland during the First World War as part of the Grand Fleet. For the rest of the First World War, except for the inconclusive Action of 19 August 1916, her service during the war generally consisted of routine patrols and training in the North Sea. During the 1920s and 1930s, the ship was [...]

Harburg Castle: Medieval Fortification in Germany

By | February 21st, 2018|Categories: Castles, Constructions, Medieval|Tags: , , |

The quaint medieval town of Harburg may be small and unassuming, but there is nothing small or unimpressive about its castle! The Harburg Castle is one of the largest, best-preserved castles in all of Germany. Visiting Harburg and the Harburg Castle is like stepping back into the Middle Ages! Harburg is a picturesque town of about 6,000 inhabitants and sits on the Wörnitz River in Bavaria (Bayern) along the famous Romantic Road. The town is often called Harburg a der [...]

Gary Ridgway: The Green River Killer

By | February 20th, 2018|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , , |

Gary Leon Ridgway (born February 18, 1949), also known as the Green River Killer, is an American serial killer. He was initially convicted of 48 separate murders and is presumed to be responsible for more than 90. As part of his plea bargain, an additional conviction was added, bringing the total number of convictions to 49, making him the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history according to confirmed murders. He murdered numerous women and girls in Washington State during [...]

Château de Caen: Medieval Fortification in France

By | February 20th, 2018|Categories: Castles, Constructions, Medieval|Tags: , , |

The Château de Caen is a castle in the Norman town of Caen in the Calvados département (Normandy). It has been officially classed as a Monument Historique since 1886. The castle was built c. 1060 by William the Conqueror (William of Normandy), who successfully conquered England in 1066. His son Henry I then built the Saint George's church, a keep (1123) and a large hall for the Ducal Court. On Christmas 1182, a royal court celebration for Christmas in the [...]

HMS Resolution Battleship: World War II

By | February 19th, 2018|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , |

HMS Resolution was one of five Revenge-class battleships built for the Royal Navy during World War I. Completed after the Battle of Jutland in 1916, she saw no combat during the war. The future First Sea Lord John H. D. Cunningham served aboard her as Flag Captain to Admiral Sir William Fisher, the commander-in-chief of the Mediterranean Fleet. Design and description The Revenge-class ships were designed as slightly smaller, slower, and more heavily protected versions of the preceding Queen Elizabeth-class [...]

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