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If it wasn't for the cunning rat, the ox would have won the race in the Chinese fable of the Great Race, which pitted all of the animals of the zodiac against each other. Oxen have been used for transport and agriculture by humans since 4000 BCE.

Nobel Prize winning women

Since 1901, 57 women have been awarded a Nobel Prize. From first-ever winner Marie Curie to 2020 laureate Emmanuelle Charpentier, this gallery celebrates outstanding accomplishments in Chemistry, Physics, Medicine, Literature and Peace. Curated by the Eur…

Horses in art: equestrian portraits

Horses have appeared in works of art throughout history, reflecting their close connection with humans. This gallery shows paintings, sketches and sculptures of horses in art.

Sports posters

Explore these posters from across Europe advertising a variety of sports and sporting events. Gallery curated by Europeana Sport project partners


Throughout history, mosaic art has been an expression of aesthetics, spirituality and luxury. Here are inspirational Greek, Roman and Christian mosaics that have brought art and color to the walls and floors of palaces, theatres, churches, public building…

Photographs by Ernest Rude

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.

Fruits from China

We sliced up some of China’s most popular fruits into this colourful gallery. Curated by PAGODE partners

Newsreels and TV news about vaccines

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

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.

Skiing & ski slopes

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.

Yin and Yang

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…

Arenas and stadiums

Sporting venues from across Europe Gallery curated by Europeana Common Culture project partners

Festive flapper dresses

The defining dress of the 1920s, the flapper dress and style symbolises the road towards emancipation and increasing freedom for women.

Scotland and the Scottish Highlands

Paintings, photographs and drawing of landmarks and locations around Scotland

Amphitheaters in ancient times

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.

Schiller's Ode to Joy

Explore this illustrated version of Schiller's Ode to Joy poem


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.

Life and works of Beethoven

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.

Medals and trophies

Celebrating sporting achievement in gold, silver, bronze and other materials. Gallery curated by Europeana Common Culture project partners