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Lieutenant General Richard S. Ewell, CSA

The Confederate Army employed hundreds of generals during the Civil War. This gallery provides an overview of several of the key Confederate generals who contributed to the Southern cause and helped guide its armies throughout the war. This photo shows Lieutenant General Richard Ewell.

Zeus Courting Ganymede

Zeus Courting Ganymede, by the Penthesileia painter. Red-figure kylix from 450 B.C.

James K Polk

Here is an image of James K. Polk, 11th president of the United States.

Tanglewood Tales

The tales of Greek mythology told by Nathaniel Hawthorne's in the Tanglewood Tales.

A Ptolemaic Family Affair

Author Emily Holleman chats about her new book, Cleopatra's Shadows, the role of women in the ancient world, and the tragic last princesses of Egypt.

How to Paint an Abstract Guitar

Abstract art, by its very nature, is not a detailed representation of an object. Instead, it is a figurative abstraction of the general shape and essence of the object. Exact shape, proportion and detail are not necessary in abstract paintings. The curves of a guitar can be used to inspire a work of

What Happened When the Hindenburg Caught on Fire?

At 7:25 p.m. on May 6, 1937, while the Hindenburg was attempting to land at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey, a flame appeared on the outer cover of the rear of the Hindenburg. Within 34 seconds, the entire airship was consumed by fire.

Northern Italy

Reference Map of Ancient Italy, Northern Part