Lemuel Cook, one of the last Revolutionary War veterans; he lived 'til 1866!
Calculation of the surface area of a terrain at Umma, Mesopotamia (Iraq). Clay tablet. Sumerian, 2100 BCE. Location: Louvre, (Museum), Paris, France
Invasion Routes to the US | 1940
Sea creatures mosaic, 100 BCE, from Pompeii
The Statue of Liberty surrounded by scaffolding as workers complete the final stages of construction in Paris. 1884.
An artist's rendering shows the ancient Maya trading city of El Mirador rising from the dense Guatemalan jungle, about 225 miles (360 kilometers) north of modern-day Guatemala City. Unless you have a helicopter, it's a 5 day mule trip to get there.
The man who saved the world... 50 years ago, at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, second-in-command Vasilli Arkhipov of the Soviet submarine B-59 refused to agree with his Captain's order to launch nuclear torpedos against US warships and setting off what might well have been a terminal superpower nuclear war. His story is finally being told - the BBC is airing a documentary on it.