history

History (from Greek ἱστορία, historia, meaning "inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation") is the study of the past as it is described in written documents. Events occurring before written record are considered prehistory. It is an umbrella term that relates to past events as well as the memory, discovery, collection, organization, presentation, and interpretation of information about these events. Scholars who write about history are called historians. History can also refer to the academic discipline which uses a narrative to examine and analyse a sequence of past events, and objectively determine the patterns of cause and effect that determine them. Historians sometimes debate the nature of history and its usefulness by discussing the study of the discipline as an end in itself and as a way of providing "perspective" on the problems of the present. Stories common to a particular culture, but not supported by external sources (such as the tales surrounding King Arthur), are usually classified as cultural heritage or legends, because they do not show the "disinterested investigation" required of the discipline of history. Herodotus, a 5th-century BC Greek historian is considered within the Western tradition to be the "father of history", and, along with his contemporary Thucydides, helped form the foundations for the modern study of human history. Their works continue to be read today, and the gap between the culture-focused Herodotus and the military-focused Thucydides remains a point of contention or approach in modern historical writing. In East Asia, a state chronicle, the Spring and Autumn Annals was known to be compiled from as early as 722 BC although only 2nd-century BC texts survived.
Old Town - Kutno - Pre-war city
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Old Town

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Medieval castle. - Medieval castle de Monbazillac.
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Medieval castle.

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Alexander the Great - mosaic of Alexander
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Alexander the Great

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Turkey. Ancient ruins. - Turkey. Ancient ruins.
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Turkey. Ancient ruins.

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Of Bhutan. Monastery. - Of Bhutan. Monastery on the rocks.
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Of Bhutan. Monastery.

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Backyard. - Backyard seen from the gate.
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Backyard.

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Medieval castle. - Medieval castle.
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Medieval castle.

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Basilica in Bruges - Medieval basilica in Bruges
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Basilica in Bruges

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VIKINGS 5 - RAGNAR ON THE MOUNTAIN
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VIKINGS 5

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Bruges / Belgium - a medieval corner in Bruges
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Bruges / Belgium

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The altar in the grotto - In the grotto of shepherds from the time of Christ is now a chapel with a altar that does not fit in
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The altar in the grotto

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avellino - test proof test
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avellino

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landscape - colorful puzzle puzzle
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landscape

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Jigsaw puzzle - complicated puzzle
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Jigsaw puzzle

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Cartography - colorful jigsaw puzzle
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Cartography

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Szuman - Szuman Stefan
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Szuman

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Paderewski - sdhbtgjnthumkfyil.gu/ ;.
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Paderewski

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The Colosseum - colorful puzzle jigsaw
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The Colosseum

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