The Berlin Wall was built on August 13, 1961. "A soldier helping a boy over the barbed wire. After the picture, the soldier was immediately replaced. God only knows what happened to him afterwards."

An East German soldier helping a boy cross the newly formed ‘Berlin Wall,’ The boy was found on the opposite side of the wall from his family. Despite given orders by the East German government to let no one pass, the soldier helped the boy through

A young girl enjoys a cup of tea courtesy of the advancing Allied armies in a sector of Europe now cleared of Hitler's troops. 1944.

American US history photograph A young girl enjoys a cup of tea courtesy of the advancing Allied armies in a sector of Europe now cleared of Hitler's troops.

Malala Yousafzai is an amazing teen activist campaigning for the rights of girls and women to receive education who was shot in the head by the Taliban on her way home from school. She recently earned the Nobel Peace Prize.

Malala Yousafzai is an amazing teen activist campaigning for the rights of girls and women to receive education who was shot in the head by the Taliban on her way home from school and recently nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. An amazing young woman!

Holocaust survivor Henia Bryer:  Now in her 80s, she fears younger generations lack knowledge of the Holocaust.    "I had an operation once and the anaesthetist comes and looks at [the tattoo on] my arm and he says, 'What is this?' And I said, 'That's from Auschwitz.' And he said, 'Auschwitz, what was that?' And that was a young man, a qualified doctor," she says.

Henia Bryer: Prisoner number A26188

Holocaust survivor Henia Bryer: Now in her she fears younger generations…

Mithraeum under what was once the Circus Maximus, Rome

One of the largest secret Mithraic temples in Rome is hidden next to the famous Circus Maximus. Discovered in 1931 as part of Rome's fascist-era building projects, the small subterranean space was once dedicated to the mystery cult of the god Mithras.

Viscountess Nancy Astor - 1936  Her tiara has the historic 55 carat Sancy diamond as its central stone. It was a wedding present from her father-in-law William 1st Viscount Astor. Sold by her grandson the current Viscount it is now back in the Louvre.

Viscountess Nancy Astor - 1936 Her tiara has the historic 55 carat Sancy diamond as its central stone. It was a wedding present from her father-in-law William Viscount Astor. Sold by her grandson the current Viscount it is now back in the Louvre.

General Eisenhower (at left) with British prime minister Winston Churchill and General Omar Bradley in England, May, 1944.

General Dwight Eisenhower, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and General Omar Bradley test fire the Carbine in

*POMPEII, ITALY ~ Greaves. Pair of bronze gladiator's greaves (leg guards) from Pompeii decorated with relief of Jupiter (left) and Neptune (right).

Pair of bronze gladiator's greaves (leg guards) from Pompeii decorated with relief of Jupiter (left) and Neptune (right).

November 27, 1095: Pope Urban II Orders First Crusade On this day in 1095, Pope Urban II gave rise to the Crusades by calling all Christians in Europe to wage war against Muslims in order to reclaim the Holy Land. Pope Urban’s brutal and bloody war was the first of seven major military campaigns, known as the Crusades, fought over the next two centuries.

When It Comes to Killing in the Name of Religion and Nationhood, Christians Hold the Modern Record

Throne of Charlemagne and the subsequent German Kings in Aachen Cathedral

Throne of Charlemagne and the subsequent German Kings in Aachen Cathedral. Charlemagne's court in Aachen was the centre of the cultural revival sometimes referred to as the "Carolingian Renaissance". My GGG grandfather.

Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto.  Assassinated in 2007.

Former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto. she was beautiful, intelligent, kind, graceful and powerful.

Visitors explore a restored bathhouse in ancient Pompeii

Ancient Pompeii Is Alive Again as Italian Officials Unveil Six Restored Ruins

Ancient Pompeii Is Alive Again as Italian Officials Unveil Six Restored Ruins - The “Grand Pompeii Project” helps to preserve the dwellings

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