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  • Navigate Ancient Greece

    Cultures, politics, and strategies that shaped Western Civilization

    This famous image of Alexander the Great was preserved at the so-called "House of the Faun" in Pompeii. More than a million pieces of glass tiles called tesserae depict the Battle of Issus, between the Greek forces of Alexander and the Persian forces of Darius III. The Battle of Issus, which Alexander won, took place around 333 BCE. The mosaic was created more than 400 years later.
  • Cliff Palace at Mesa Verde

    This national park features ancient apartment-style living

    The ancient Native American village of Mesa Verde, Colorado, features numerous ruins built by ancient Pueblo people known as the Anasazi. The Anasazi made this stone dwelling, Cliff Palace, their home in the 1200s.
  • Soar into the School Year

    Learn how this Nat Geo Explorer is teaching from the skies!

    Image JJR 5D07 2321 release for National Geographic Explorer 5-21-12

Spotlight on Video

Rare Video: Tōhoku Tsunami

This video captures a first-hand perspective of the tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011.

Face-to-Face with a Leopard Seal

Photojournalist Paul Nicklen receives an unexpected gift from this major predator.

Gobi Desert

Photojournalist paraglides over a serene landscape.

Spotlight on Audio

Tiny Travelers

Louisiana’s red swamp crawfish has flourished—as both food and pest—across four continents.

Marian Anderson Performs on the National Mall

Listen to the 30-minute concert given by contralto Marian Anderson on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The recital drew a crowd of 75,000 and became a touchstone in the emerging civil rights movement.

One Species at a Time: Fungi

This podcast explores a life form that's all around us, yet rarely seen. 

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