Founded in 1350 AD, Ayutthaya was the Siamese capital of Thailand until the 18th century. The city was attacked and burned to the ground in 1767 AD by the Burmese army - leaving only stone buildings which remain standing today. Click here to learn more.
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The Hudson Valley Philharmonic String Competition began in 1966 under the direction of Maestro Claude Monteux, as a way to find string players for the orchestra. This competition has attracted some of the finest conservatory string players in the world with many former winners going on to have illustrious classical music careers. Click here to learn more.
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This video features relaxing rain sounds while walking in a small park in Falls Church, Virginia near a suburban neighborhood. Click here to learn more.
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Wikipedia was launched on January 15, 2001. Two decades on, Wikipedia itself has become ambient music. Wikipedia co-creator Mahmoud Hashemi says “ [this] is a real-time auralization of Wikipedia growing, one edit at a time. The site is literally self-explanatory.” Click here to learn more.
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The skeletal remains of royal Bohemian brothers (born circa 875 AD) were identified at Prague Castle in the 1980s by anthropologist Emanuel Vlček. Due to advances in DNA analysis and imaging, we can now see an approximation of what they would have looked like while alive. Click here to learn more.
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Not knowing how to start writing is very common – and it is not a bad thing at all. If you struggle with knowing where to begin with your writing, you’re in good company. Click here to learn more.
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Following a London West End run in December 2007, a sold-out limited engagement at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in March 2008, and an eight-week run on Broadway, director Rupert Goold's stage production of Macbeth was filmed for television at the end of 2009 with Patrick Stewart in his Tony-nominated performance as the ambitious general, and Tony-nominated Kate Fleetwood as his scheming wife. Click here to learn more.
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The San Diego Zoo has ten live cams to choose from, including penguins, tigers, koalas and giraffes. Click here to learn more.
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The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History virtual tours allow visitors to take self-guided, room-by-room tours of select exhibits and areas within the museum. Click here to learn more.
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Perspective is the way to draw three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional surface by giving the right impression of their height, width, depth, and position in relation to each other. This tutorial teaches you when to use linear perspective vs atmospheric perspective and how to add figures into these drawings. Click here to learn more.