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date: 24 Aug
The Eruption of Mount Vesuvius     -  24th August 79AD  -     A story of endless fascination the world over, the eruption of Pompeii has been recreated on TV and film on numerous occasions. The towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum have become some of the great tourist spots, situated in the Bay of Naples. What is often forgotten however is the massive...
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  • Empires
  • Roman
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date: 25 Oct
The Battle of Balaclava - The Charge of the Light Brigade October 25th 1854 The decline of the powerful Ottoman Empire led to a struggle for supremacy between the Russians on the one side and the British and French on the other – supported by the last of the Ottomans themselves. Most of the conflict between these powers took place in Russia’s...
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  • 19th Century
  • Battles
  • Empires
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  • Warfare
date: 11 Jul
11th July 1975  -  “There are 7 wonders of the world and the discovery of the Terracotta Army, we may say, is the 8th miracle of the world. No-one who has not seen the pyramids can claim to have visited Egypt, and now, I’d say that no-one who has not seen the terracotta figures can claim to have visited China.” So said Jacques Chirac, the former...
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  • 20th Century
  • Emperors
  • Empires
  • Sculpture
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