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ataraxia part of the Epicurean philosophy of pleasure

Neolithic Period Pottery

These pictures of ancient Chinese pottery and ceramics were taken at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

4 Noble Truths

The 4 noble truths were taught by Gautama Buddha and are part of Buddhism.

The Hindenburg Disaster

The burning over New Jersey on May 6,1937 of this 804-foot dirigible filled with over 7 million cubic feet of hydrogen killed 36 people.

Styles of Greek Vases

The Greek amphora was designed thousands of years ago.ancient greek ornamented vessel image by Denis Topal from Fotolia.comAmong the treasures the Greeks have left us, the vase is a useful and beautiful art form. Used for mixing, storing, entertaining and ritual, these ancient containers...

Reclaiming the Valley: Third Battle of Winchester

The Third Battle of Winchester (Opequon) was fought September 19, 1864, during the American Civil War. Advancing on Lt. Gen. Jubal Early, the Third Battle of Winchester saw Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan attack Confederate forces. In the Third Battle of Winchester, Sheridan won a decisive victory.

The Greek Hero Odysseus

Picture of Odysseus and the Sirens. Detail from an Attic red-figured stamnos, ca. 480-470 BC. From Vulci. British Museum.

Bingley Austen

Bingley Austen writes biographies of famous ancient people.


Spartan is an adjective used to describe ancient Greeks from the polis of Sparta and people who behave in ways thought to have been typical of these Spartans.

Battle of Midway: Turning Point in the Pacific

The Battle of Midway in early June 1942, marked the turning point of World War II in the Pacific. Fighting to the west of Midway, the US Navy attacked and sunk four Japanese aircraft carriers while losing only one of its own.