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Pests That Changed History
Pests That Changed History(9 Photos)
From the rats that unleashed the Black Plague on 14th-century Europe to the mosquitoes that continue to infect millions with malaria each year, these pesky creatures have played a decisive role in shaping human history.
The RenaissanceVideo Clip (3:06)
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What does it mean to be a "Renaissance Man"? Get the history of the Renaissance as told by musician and artist Jeffrey Lewis.
The Book that Changed the World
The Book that Changed the WorldVideo Clip (2:18)
Video Clip (2:18)
The Gutenberg Bible was the first book printed in Western Europe using movable metal type, introducing text reproduction to the masses.
Coroner's Report: Plague
Coroner's Report: PlagueVideo Clip (2:37)
Video Clip (2:37)
In the 14th century, a devastating plague known as the Black Death claimed an estimated 75 million lives. How did the people who contracted it know their luck had run out?
Beyond the Big Bang: Galileo Galilei
Beyond the Big Bang: Galileo GalileiVideo Clip (3:36)
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In a History Beyond the Big Bang video, discover that the sophisticated telescopes used by astronomers today to see distant galaxies are direct descendents of the humble lenses used by Galileo Galilei over four hundred years ago.
Leonardo's DelugeVideo Clip (3:28)
Video Clip (3:28)
The Last Supper is Leonardo Da Vinci's most famous work, but he also sketched prophetic symbols of calamitous disasters.
St. Peter's Basilica
St. Peter's BasilicaVideo Clip (3:05)
Video Clip (3:05)
One of the largest domed structures in the world, St. Peters Basilica was designed in by Michelangelo and completed in 1626. Structural problems have threatened it for hundreds of years, but were always kept at bay by humans. How long can it stand on its own?
Mankind in 2 Minutes
Mankind in 2 MinutesVideo Clip (2:12)
Video Clip (2:12)
Experience the story of Mankind in 2 Minutes.
The Last Supper
The Last SupperVideo Clip (3:09)
Video Clip (3:09)
Painted by Leonardo DaVinci in the 15th century, the Last Supper has been meticulously maintained through restorations and the installment of an advanced dehumidifying system. Could the last supper be on its last legs?
UFO Sightings: Renaissance Artists
UFO Sightings: Renaissance ArtistsVideo Clip (1:36)
Video Clip (1:36)
A look at the Renaissance painters illustrating many different UFO shapes in the paintings and frescoes.
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