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British Battleship Classes of the First World War

British Battleship Classes of the First World War

British Battleship Classes of the First World WarIntroductionPre-DreadnoughtsDreadnoughtsIntroductionThe Royal Navy’s battle fleet in 1914 could be divided into two very distinct types of battleship. In 1905 Great Britain had had a fleet of fifty modern first class battleships, most capable of reaching 18 knots and carrying four 12in guns, with the most recent ships adding 9.

Archaeologists find a 300-year-old slave quarter on a Jesuit plantation in the United States.

Archaeologists find a 300-year-old slave quarter on a Jesuit plantation in the United States.

The team of specialists has discovered several broken clay tobacco pipes, ceramic vessels and other objects that belonged to slaves. American archaeologists have discovered the remains of a slave quarter from 300 years ago on a historic Jesuit plantation in the state of Maryland , reports St.

History of Photography in Brighton

History of Photography in Brighton

Brighton Photography

Who Was Pyrrhus and What is a Pyrrhic Victory?

Who Was Pyrrhus and What is a Pyrrhic Victory?

A “Pyrrhic victory” is one of those phrases that gets thrown around a lot, without much thought given as to where it comes from or, in many cases, what it really means.It refers to a military success that is gained at such a high price that the victory proved too costly to be worthwhile. Various battles throughout the ages have come to be defined as Pyrrhic victories – perhaps most famously the Battle of Bunker Hill during the American War of Independence.

More than 30,000 archaeological objects found in the Rio de Janeiro zoo

More than 30,000 archaeological objects found in the Rio de Janeiro zoo

More than 30,000 archaeological objects were found in the remodeling work carried out at the Rio de Janeiro Zoo, authorities announced at the beginning of April, in what is considered an "archaeological treasure." Most of these objects belong to the nineteenth century and span until the first years of the twentieth century, and narrate part of the history of Brazil in these centuries, that of Rio de Janeiro and Quinta de Boa Vista, the complex where the zoo is located.

What do these terms in Caesar's Gallic Wars mean?

What do these terms in Caesar's Gallic Wars mean?

In his Comentarii de bello Gallico, Caesar writes this on first page: The Belgae rises from the extreme frontier of Gaul, extend to the lower part of the river Rhine; and look toward the no…