The Sutton Hoo Helmet: An Iron Face of the Vendel Period

Sutton Hoo Helmet

Sutton Hoo is a burial hill in the English county of Suffolk. It was found at the end of 1930, and probably the most significant archeological finds through the whole history of Great Britain were made there. Among these was a ship burial that dates back to the edge of the VI and VII centuries.This …

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7 Wonders of the Ancient World

7 wonders of the world

If you were an ancient globetrotter or sight-seer, you might be a little unsure about where to go at first. After all, information didn’t travel very quickly, and you couldn’t check out pictures or travel guides of the places you were thinking of going — if you even knew where you wanted to go. Luckily, …

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Introduction to New Spain and the Atlantic World

New Spain

Hernan Cortés, a rogue conquistador out to prove his mettle with no authorization from the Spanish crown or any of the governors in their Caribbean holdings, landed with his crew at what is now Veracruz, Mexico in 1519. Greeted at the coast by scouts and emissaries sent by Montezuma II, the Aztec emperor at the …

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