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Mona Lisa - Mona Lisa (Leonardo da Vinci)

Mona Lisa - Mona Lisa (Leonardo da Vinci)

The Mona Lisa (Mona Lisa) is a mythical painting painted by Leonardo da Vinci and the most famous work of all time, considered the timeless symbol of Western art. It owes its notoriety to the fact that it represents a woman's face and not a religious scene or a still life. Presumed portrait of Monna Lisa, wife of the Marquis Francesco del Giocondo, the work will be acquired by Francis I and will later become the centerpiece of the Louvre Museum.

The samurai: a warrior caste in power

The samurai: a warrior caste in power

They have dominated Japan for a good millennium and yet remain little known in the West. Originally men of war, doomed peace in their heyday, they themselves dreamed of their myth and came to believe in it. National Geographic History & Wars & History takes a look at the legends and realities of this summer. a warrior caste: the Samurai.

Secrets of the Tower of London

Secrets of the Tower of London

Built in 1078 by William the Conqueror, The Tower of London has a reputation, to say the least, of torture and death. The Tower of London, the historic stronghold of the British capital, holds secrets they range from trying to unravel.From public executions to savage beheadings, these bloody tales reveal the most controversial crimes in the history of this former prison, symbol of the oppression of another time.

Ephemeris of February 21

Ephemeris of February 21

1965: Black American leader Malcolm Little aka Malcolm X is killed at a rally in Harlem while returning from a pilgrimage to Mecca. 1916: At 7:30 a.m., German infantrymen commanded by the leader Staff Erich von Falkenhayn, storm the forts and trenches of Verdun.

Agrégation d'Histoire 2011: an event canceled?

Agrégation d'Histoire 2011: an event canceled?

Thunderclap in the small world of university history: a test of the aggregation of history, queen of the competitions and scorer of the elite, risks cancellation. The scandal allegedly started with the Passion Histoire forum, in which a member discovered the jury's error and informed the other forumers, many of whom are candidates for aggregation.

Ephemeris of February 10

Ephemeris of February 10

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