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Which head of state had the most gaps in their rule?

Which head of state had the most gaps in their rule?

Inspired by this question, which head of state in history has had the largest number of non-consecutive periods of rule? One answer on that question has given Gruffudd ap Cynan, King of Gwynedd as…

This Day in History: 05/06/1937 - The Hindenburg disaster

This Day in History: 05/06/1937 - The Hindenburg disaster

In This Day in History video clip: On May 3, 1937, The airship Hindenburg, the largest dirigible ever built and the pride of Nazi Germany, bursts into flames upon touching its mooring mast in Lakehurst, New Jersey, killing 36 passengers and crewmembers. While attempting to moor at Lakehurst, the airship suddenly burst into flames, probably after a spark ignited its hydrogen core.

Indonesian rock paintings are as old as European prehistoric art

Indonesian rock paintings are as old as European prehistoric art

The silhouette of a hand found in a cave in Indonesia is 40,000 years old, which shows that Europe was not the cradle of art as it was always believed. A painting of a pig was also found in the cave on the island of Sulawesi. 35,000 years ago, a discovery that reveals two theories that challenge conventional wisdom about the history of human artistic expression.

How Sir Walter Raleigh Fell From Grace

How Sir Walter Raleigh Fell From Grace

On 29 October 1618 the great explorer and adventurer Sir Walter Raleigh was beheaded on the orders of King James I of England. Famous for being one of the first to popularize tobacco brought back from his American adventures, Raleigh left a small bag of the stuff in his cell with the words “It was my companion at that most miserable time” inscribed upon it.

Albatros C.VII

Albatros C.VII

Albatros C.VIIThe Albatros C.VII was similar to the C.V, but was powered by a Benz engine that was produced in much larger numbers than the interim Mercedes engine used on the C.V.In March 1916 Albatros had received an order to produce 200 Albatros C.Vs, powered by the 220hp Mercedes D.IV engine. This was only ever seen as an interim design while Mercedes worked on the more powerful 260hp Mercedes D.

Prancing Bull from Tell al-Ubaid

Prancing Bull from Tell al-Ubaid

This plaque of Sumerian decoration was probably used for wooden items, such as furniture or fine musical instrument. From Tell al-Ubaid, Southern Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. Early Dynastic Period...