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The Animated History of Italy | Part 1

The Animated History of Italy | Part 1

This video is kindly sponsored by the Great Courses Plus. Use the URL “TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/Suibhne” to support the channel and receive a free trial membership. Romulus and Remus, warrior twins from the Latin tribe, founded a city on seven hills. Enraged by jealousy and blinded by ambition, Romulus killed his brother and named the city after …

Why Do Ethiopia And Eritrea Hate Each Other?

Why Do Ethiopia And Eritrea Hate Each Other?

On September 7th, 2015, Eritrea accused its neighbor, Ethiopia, of “rachet[ing] up” threats of invasion. For a large part of their history, the two nations have been in constant conflict with each other. So, why do Eritrea and Ethiopia hate each other? Well, originally, Eritrea emerged as an Italian colony during the 1800s western scramble …

Great Minds: Leonardo da Vinci

Great Minds: Leonardo da Vinci

Few people can rival Leonardo da Vinci for the title of “Supreme Genius of the Ages” perhaps known first as an artist. His paintings: The Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, Vitruvian Man are amongst the most famous, recognizable and parodied works of all time. But Leonardo was the very definition of a polymath renaissance man. …

The History of Venice: Rise of the Republic

The History of Venice: Rise of the Republic

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One of the Worst Man-Made Disasters in History

One of the Worst Man-Made Disasters in History

NARRATOR: 1957. 70 miles from Venice, amid the cliffs and gorges of Italy’s Vajont River Valley, work begins on the Vajont Hydroelectric Dam. Crucial to the dam’s operation is a vast reservoir that can hold 44 billion gallons of water. Ever since the filling of the reservoir in early 1960, enormous cracks have begun appearing …