Following in his father's footsteps, Ernest Rude was a Norwegian photographer who worked in the early 20th century. He is best known for his portrait photography which you can explore in this gallery.
Chess is a board game with a long history. In this gallery, discover players, pieces and papers relating to chess from across Europe.
We sliced up some of China’s most popular fruits into this colourful gallery. Curated by PAGODE partners
News reports documenting how science has fought pandemics with vaccination. From polio in the 1950s to swine flu in the 21st century, public awareness through research, trustworthy information and governmental campaigns has been crucial.
Christmas markets are street markets associated with the celebration of Christmas during the four weeks of Advent. They originated in Germany, but are now held in many other countries.
These photos explore skiing, which developed to a competitive sport and leisure past-time in the 18th and 19th centuries. Gallery curated by the Europeana Sport project.
The idea of opposite forces complementing each other is at the core of many belief systems. The Ancient Chinese concept of yin & yang is often represented by black & white 'taijitu', but also by broken and solid lines sometimes combined in…
Sporting venues from across Europe Gallery curated by Europeana Common Culture project partners
The defining dress of the 1920s, the flapper dress and style symbolises the road towards emancipation and increasing freedom for women.
Paintings, photographs and drawing of landmarks and locations around Scotland
Amphitheaters were elliptical monumental buildings used in Roman times for public performances. The morning was the time for venationes, forms of entertainment that involved hunting and killing wild animals; gladiator games were held in the afternoon.
Windmills and wind turbines allow us to harness the power of the skies. They can mill grain into flour, or turn currents into electricity, in a sustainable and eco-friendly way.
Ludwig van Beethoven (Bonn, 16 December 1770 - Vienna, 26 March 1827) is one of the most famous music composers. Explore this gallery and discover his life and works through literature, science, history and philosophy topics.
Celebrating sporting achievement in gold, silver, bronze and other materials. Gallery curated by Europeana Common Culture project partners
The etchings by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) with motifs from ancient Rome ranging from urban layouts to decorative elements, especially monuments, buildings and urban sites that no longer exist, can serve as an excellent information for archaeo…
The term ‘grave goods’ embraces all kinds of objects found in tombs and necropolises: weapons, jewels, tools, pottery, food. This practice dates back since prehistoric times. Funerary equipment helps in interpretting habits and traditions of ancient popul…
This gallery is composed of several portraits of famous archaeologists and personalities which contributed with their work and their skills to achieve and consolidate new knowledge about the history of the past.
Marine archaeology studies the human interaction with oceans, seas, lakes and rivers. Boats were used since ancient times as means of transport for men and goods and for war purposes.