Pyramid of Djoser (Saqqara, 27th century BC)

The step pyramid, built in the 27th century BC, was the first pyramid in Egypt.

Comets

Comets are spectacular celestial bodies orbiting the Sun.

The sense of balance

The position and acceleration of the head is detected by the inner ear.

Folding (advanced)

Lateral compressive forces cause rocks to form folds. This is how fold mountains are formed.

Gutenberg's press (Mainz, 15th century)

Life magazine picked Gutenberg's invention of mechanical movable type printing as the most important event of the second millennium.

Soviet labour camp (1930s)

Soviet labour camps (Gulags) were located far from inhabited areas.

The science of candles

Candles have been used for lighting since ancient times.

Airbus A380 (2005)

The double-decked, wide-bodied passenger aircraft can carry more then 500 passengers.

European garden spider

This animation demonstrates the anatomy of spiders through the example of a common European species.

How does it work? - Electron microscope

This animation demonstrates the structure and operation of electron microscopes.

From the Stone Age to the Iron Age

This animation demonstrates the development of the axe throughout archaeological periods.

Types of bone articulations

Human bones are joined together by cartilaginous or synovial joints, sutures or they can fuse together.

Stephenson’s Rocket (1829)

The English engineer George Stephenson’s locomotive was built for a competition of locomotives in 1829.

Body parts

This animation introduces body parts on a male anatomical model.

The development of celestial mechanics

This animation introduces the studies of astronomers and physicists whose works fundamentally changed our view of the universe.

Environmentally friendly vehicles

Combining a conventional internal combustion engine propulsion system with an electric propulsion system reduces emission.

Tenochtitlan (15th century)

The magnificent capital of the Aztec Empire astonished even the Spanish Conquistadors.

Viking settlement (10th century)

Typical settlements of the Norsemen were not only established in Scandinavia, they appeared on distant areas as well.

Melk Abbey (Austria)

The 900 years old Benedictine abbey is situated in Melk, on the right bank of the Danube.

Navigational instruments of the past

Several ingenious instruments have been invented over the centuries to help in navigating the seas.

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