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  • Heinrich Schlieman Essay

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    relief of the sun god Apollo riding the four horses of the sun. The work was most likely from much later than the supposed time of the Trojan War. Though Schliemann had promised to give the Turkish government half of the treasure he found, he and Calvert smuggled the relief out of the country, and it ended up in Schliemann's garden for many years.      Shortly after that find came one of the most interesting of Schliemann's discoveries. Schliemann himself found a golden treasure

  • Heinrich Schliemann Essay

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    "We could describe (Heinrich) Schliemann's excavations on the hill of Hissarlik and consider their results without speaking of Troy or even alluding to it," Georges Perrot wrote in 1891 in his Journal des Savants. "Even then, they would have added a whole new chapter to the history of civilization, the history of art" (qtd. in Duchêne 87). Heinrich Schliemann's life is the stuff fairy tales are made of. A poor, uneducated, and motherless boy rises through his hard work

  • Olmsted And Veaux Central Park Summary

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    Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux's choices in the design of Central Park reflect a key movement toward sustainability. In leiu of ornate structures prefered by the upper class, Olmsted and Vaux chose designs that would encourage people from all classes to enjoy the park. Olmsted and Vaux selected plants and additional fixtures in the park by considering ecological implications. One of the main goals during the creation of Central Park was to provide a serene space for city dwellers to go and

  • Charlemagne: The Hero of the Dark Age Europe Essay

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    Most scholars, under the same breath, deem Charlemagne as the hero Dark Age Europe needed. As the king of the Frankish kingdom, Frankia, from 768, he started recovering order after the collapse of the Roman Empire in the Dark Ages. On the other hand, some believe that he is the cause of World War II. They reason that he caused the separation of his land into Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and western Germany by giving parts of his kingdom to his sons. However, his sons, through their foolishness

  • Charlemagne Essay

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    who orders alike the fate of kingdoms and the course of time, had broken the feet of iron and clay in one noble statue, to wit the Romans, he raised by the hands of the illustrious Charles the golden head of another, not less admirable, among the Franks”. At the beginning of this quote, Einhard is praising Charlemagne. St. Gall is placing Charlemagne at the same level as the Romans, saying God has raised up Charlemagne to succeed them. Then, at the end of the quote, it is unclear why St. Gall says

  • A Hunting Trip with Friends in "Hunters in the Snow" by Tobias Wolff

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    "Hunters in the Snow" by Tobias Wolff is about three friends-Tub,Kenny, and Frank-who have arranged to go hunting which is something that they do on a regular basis. Kenny taunts Tub about him being overweight and Frank about his affair with a 15 year old girl. Throughout the entire day of the hunting trip, Kenny was taunting the two men. A series of events takes place on the hunting trip which makes it noticeable that their problems are much deeper than just one day of hunting, Kenny taunts and

  • The Life of Charlemagne by Einhard

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    “After he had taken the imperial title, since he saw that many things were lacking in the laws of his people (for the Franks have two laws, very different in many places), he thought of supplying what was lacking and reconciling their differences and of correcting what was bad or wrongly expressed. But he did nothing more than add a few chapters to the law, and they were

  • A Brief History of France

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    ago. Between 1500 and 500 B.C. The Guals moved into the region before it was known as France. Gaul was conquered by Rome in the second century B.C., which led to the Gauls adopting the Roman language and culture. France derived its modern name from Franks a Germanic tribes that overran the country from the east around 5th century. (A Brief History of France I) In the 9th century, the Treaty of Verdun divided the Kingdom of Francia to three territories; Eastern Francia, Middle Francia and Western Francia

  • Charlemagne Or Charles The Great

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    Charlemagne or Charles the Great, (747-814) was one of the most significant people during the Middle Ages, playing a key role in defining the shape and character of Medieval Europe. Considered the ‘Father of Europe’, Charlemagne reigned as King of the Franks (768-814) and became the first Holy Roman Emperor (800-814). He created a great empire as he dramatically expanded the Frankish Kingdom in a series of conquests that united most of Western Europe for the first time since the Roman Empire. He also

  • The King Of The Frankish

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    Charlemagne, also known as Karl I or Charles the great [1] was the king of the Frankish (the Germanic peoples of France, west Germany and North Italy). He took the throne in 768 A.D after the death of his father Pepin the short, with his brother Carloman as co-ruler. He became king of Italy in 774 after his conquest of the Lombard kingdoms and after 800 A.D he was proclaimed the ‘Emperor of the Romans’ by the Pope Leo III. This marks the peak of the Carolingian empire that Charlemagne founded [2]