Firearms

Competing with each other in the 19th and 20th centuries, the world´s most powerful nations made great efforts to develop effective firearms.

Medieval towers and bastions

The structure of fortresses developed together with military technology.

Bombardier CRJ200 (1991)

The small passenger aircraft is designed for speed, convenience and economical operation.

Arch of Titus (Rome, 1st century)

The Arch of Triumph was built at the entrance of the Forum Romanum, to commemorate Emperor Titus’ victory in the Siege of Jerusalem.

Relative position of lines and planes

This animation demonstrates the relative position of lines and planes.

Typical flat in Hungary in the 1980s

Typical flats characterise the culture of the decade.

Ara Pacis Augustae (Rome, 1st century BC)

The Altar of Peace, commissioned during the reign of Augustus, was one of the most important works of ancient Roman art.

Farm (Hungary, 19th century)

Small farms usually located near the border of rural towns, inhabited by peasants.

Medieval Arab torpedo (Hassan Al Rammah, 13th century)

The medieval Arab inventor, Hassan Al Rammah designed the world's first operating torpedo.

The Battle of Gaugamela (331 BC)

The battle, that is considered to be a tactical masterpiece, meant a decisive victory for Alexander the Great against Persia.

Weapons (World War I)

World War I brought major changes in military technology, due to the development of new weapons.

Chain Bridge (Budapest)

The Széchényi Chain Bridge, named after István Széchenyi, was the first permanent bridge across the Danube between Pest and Buda.

Medieval Arab water pump (Al-Jazari, 13th century)

The ingenius water pump designed by Al-Jazari is a great example of the creativity of Medieval Arab engineers.

Tropical cyclones

Cyclones are large air masses with winds spiralling inwards around a low-pressure centre, and carry clouds and precipitation.

Diamond

Crystalline allotrope of elemental carbon, the hardest known natural substance.

Gothic brick castle (Gyula, Hungary)

A brick castle in South-East Hungary; its oldest parts were probably built in the late 14th century.

Russian Tsar Peter I with his wife

Influenced by Western Europe, the Tsar attempted to modernise the Russian Empire.

Junkers G 24 floatplane

A floatplane (sometimes called hydroplane) is an aircraft capable of taking off not only dry land, but water too.

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