Ay: Haziran 2014

  • Thales of Miletus

    Thales of Miletus

    In 585 BC, a scientist and philosopher in the Greek city of Miletus offered a bold prediction: On May 28 of that year, he said, there would be a total eclipse of the sun. Such predictions, based on previous astronomical observations, were virtually unheard of in the ancient world. Few […]

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  • Khufu


    The ancient Egyptian pharaoh Khufu (c. 2609–c. 2566 BC) envisioned his tomb as a towering limestone monument to his own greatness. The great pyramid in the desert, he hoped, would not only protect his soul during its journey to the afterlife, but also ensure that the world would never forget […]

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  • Leonardo da Vinci

    Leonardo da Vinci

    Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) is universally recognized as one of history’s great creative geniuses. Excelling in a variety of disciplines—painting, sculpture, architecture, music, engineering, and the physical sciences—he is often deemed the quintessential Renaissance man. Born in 1452 in Vinci, Italy, da Vinci was the illegitimate son of Ser Piero […]

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