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The Dominican monastery of Sainte Marie de La Tourette was designed by Modernist architect Le Corbusier and built near Lyon in France. Constructed between 1956 and 1960, the monastery houses a chapel, residence and place of learning for Dominican friars. La Tourette is one of the most important buildings of the Modern Movment. The building had a profound influence on the later phase of Modernism and initiated a notorious architectural style called Brutalism.
Published by MJ5446 100 months ago in History | +13 votes | 8 comments
A very brief look at a rash of true tales that link Scotland and slavery. Some with a twist of humour!
Published by Alistair Briggs 101 months ago in History | +6 votes | 2 comments
Marxism simply capitalized on the fact that a revolution could quite possibly restructure society, taking the dialectic that everything evolves scientifically, thus every change throughout history is the result of conflicts between material forces.
Published by Lauren Axelrod 103 months ago in History | +11 votes | 7 comments
Blue Mosque, Sultan Ahmet Mosque, Istanbul is unique to Islam and the reason why the Haram Mosque in Mecca has 7 minarets.
Published by Louie Jerome 104 months ago in History | +7 votes | 8 comments
In 1681, William Penn received a charter from the king of England, Charles II, to colonize an area called Pennsylvania. PennÂ’s motivation were primarily to establish a place where people could live free of religious persecution, but, unlike others who colonized the New World, he encouraged people of all European nationalities and non-Quakers to join this group.
Published by ecapz 104 months ago in History | +3 votes | 0 comments
The Roman Gladiator his way of life and death.
Published by Johnny Dod 104 months ago in History | +5 votes | 6 comments
In 1974 Chinese peasants uncovered the first of a huge army of lefe-sized Chinese Terracotta soldiers interred with the first Emperor of China in 210BC
Published by Louie Jerome 106 months ago in History | +3 votes | 5 comments
Kayakoy, also called Karmylassos, was a casualty of the Greco-Turkish War and is now a ghost town.
Published by Louie Jerome 106 months ago in History | +4 votes | 4 comments
The Ainu are original Japanese aborigines. For hundreds of years their existence was denied and their culture wiped out. In 1998 the Ainu were officially recognized in Japan.
Published by Louie Jerome 106 months ago in History | +2 votes | 2 comments
Published by Louie Jerome 106 months ago in History | +4 votes | 0 comments
Potatoes are cloned, not seeded During the great famine, while Irish people starved, Ireland still exported food to England.
Published by Louie Jerome 107 months ago in History | +3 votes | 3 comments
The Chinese are said to have invented gunpowder.
Published by Louie Jerome 110 months ago in History | +3 votes | 1 comments
The Henrican Reformation came about because Henry VIII wanted a divorce.
Published by W S 114 months ago in History | +2 votes | 0 comments
Published by Charlene Collins 117 months ago in History | +4 votes | 0 comments
There wasnt always a Super Bowl. How the Super Bowl got its start and the first exciting games between the NFL and the AFL.
Published by Sam Montana 118 months ago in History | +0 votes | 1 comments
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