Printing Press

The printing press with movable type was invented by Johannes Gutenberg in Mainz, Germany, around 1440. The first major book printed with a printing press was the Gutenberg Bible.

Gutenberg’s invention was responsible for the popularisation of books and by the end of the 19th century it turned feasible the publishing press.

The Scream

The ScreamPainted on oil by the expressionist Norwegian artist Edvard Munch in 1893, The Scream depicts an agonized figure against a blood red sky.

Another three versions of this painting were created by Munch: Two pastel on cardboard and one tempera on cardboard. There is, also, a lithograph (1895).

The oil painting is in the National Gallery of Norway, Oslo.

Saint Basil’s Cathedral

Saint Basil's Cathedral

The Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Basil the Blessed was built between 1555 and 1561.

Comissioned by Ivan IV of Russia, the cathedral was built to celebrate the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan.

Saint Basil’s Cathedral is located in The Red Square, Moscow, Russia.

Stonehenge

Stonehenge

It is believed that the construction of Stonehenge happened in three phases and that these phases required more than thirty million hours of work. Allegedly, Phase I occurred ca. 3100 BC, Phase II took place ca. 3000 BC, and Phase III developed from ca. 2600 BC to ca. 1930 BC.

The reasons why it was built are still unknown. Archaeologists speculate they range from human sacrifice to astronomy.

Stonehenge is located in the county of Wiltshire, England.

Michelangelo’s David

Michelangelo's DavidMichelangelo started to work on the statue of the Biblical hero David in 1501, unveilling the completed marble sculpture on 8 September 1504.

The original setting of the sculpture was the Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy. However, to protect it from weather damage, the original sculpture was moved to the Accademia di Belle Arti Firenze, Florence, Italy, in 1873.

Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge construction started in 1870 and was completed in 1883. It is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States.

The bridge spans 1825 metres over the East River to connect the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn.

The Iliad and the Odyssey

The Iliad
The Greek epic poem Iliad along with its sequel, the Odyssey, are believed to have been composed during the 8th century B.C. in Ionia, modern Turkey.

Whilst the Iliad is set in the Trojan War, the Odyssey centers on the journey home of the Greek hero Ulysses after the fall of Troy.

Although it is believed both the Iliad and the Odyssey were written by Homer, the poems authorship is disputed.