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The History Hat – Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle

The History Hat – Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle

Hello History Hatters! The southeast quadrant of the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C. is home to the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, which is the seat of the Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington. It is also a historic, artistic, and architectural treasure trove. The parish of St. Matthew the Apostle …

How the CN Tower was Built

How the CN Tower was Built

For almost 50 years, the CN Tower has dominated the skyline here in Toronto, Canada as one of the tallest communication towers ever built, and as one of the greatest engineering achievements of the 20th century. Standing at just over 553 m, the tower opened to the public in the summer of 1976 as the …

One of the most epic engineering feats in history – Alex Gendler

One of the most epic engineering feats in history – Alex Gendler

In the mid-19th century, suspension bridges were collapsing all across Europe. Their industrial cables frayed during turbulent weather and snapped under the weight of their decks. So when a German-American engineer named John Roebling proposed building the largest and most expensive suspension bridge ever conceived over New York’s East River, city officials were understandably skeptical. …

Ancient Rome 101 | National Geographic

Ancient Rome 101 | National Geographic

– [Narrator] The story of ancient Rome is a story of evolution, of how a civilization’s ability to adapt and dominate can lead to its survival for over 1,000 years. Rome began as a small village on central Italy’s Tiber River. In the coming centuries, it grew into an empire that stretched from the north …

La cathédrale Notre-Dame d’Amiens.

La cathédrale Notre-Dame d’Amiens.

The cathedral Notre Dame d’Amiens Our Lady of Amiens is a Roman Catholic cathedral. It is erected on a Latin cross-shaped plane and is liturgically oriented from east to west, with a southward inclination of about 23 degrees. It is the largest in France with an area of ​​7700 m2 and internal volumes of 200 …

Ancient Greece 101 | National Geographic

Ancient Greece 101 | National Geographic

– [Narrator] Art, philosophy, democracy, and heroes. These are just a few achievements of the legendary civilization known as ancient Greece. Ancient Greece was born on the shores of the Aegean Sea about 4,000 years ago. In over a millennium, it expanded to lands as far west as Spain and as far east as India. …