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Acropolis as a Part of the European History

Acropolis as a Part of the European (and World) History

May 2011


We are all Greeks. Our laws, our literature, our religion, our arts have their root in Greece.
P.B. Shelley

History of the Dutch East India Company - The Asian part

By Henk Rijkeboer.

Nicolaes Visscher - Indiae Orientalis.
(Click on image to go to source.)

A first expedition under the command of Cornelis de Houtman1 and Peter Dirkz Keijzer sailed to "the East" in 1595/1596. Result: the Dutch had their sea route to the Indies. The Indies was everything east of the Indus River. Several companies were started for trade with the east. They competed fiercely with each other. This decreased profits and no one could stand against enemies such as the Portuguese. Therefore under political pressure from Maurits (Stadtholder2) and Oldenbarnevelt (Land's Advocate3) all companies were united to the Dutch East India Company (V.O.C.,1602).

Pilgrims to Santiago: Yesterday and today

english  |  galego

José A. Armesto


The Chronicle of the Rebellion

The Chronicle of the Rebellion


1533 Beginning

Who is Who

Who is Who

The following characters were the main protagonists of the Anabaptists' rebellion.

The Dutch Art of Painting in the 17th Century

General History of Art during the 17th Century

by Jan Melkert

In history there are periods in which economic, scientific and cultural developments coincidence. They are the cause of an unmatched flowering period. The 17th century in the Netherlands was such a period.

The Greek Art of Painting in the 19th Century

Greek Painters of the 19th century

In General

The history of Modern Greek Painters coincides with the history of the independent Greek state. In December 31st, 1836, the “School of Fine Arts” is established by the new state in Athens. It was open only on Sundays for free, where foreign teachers, mostly German and French, taught the art of painting and gave scholarships to students so they could continue studying abroad. The Greek painters were sent in the “Arts Academy of Munich”.


Abendgymnasium Münster Image

Münster | NRW | Germany


EPAPU Albeiros


Lugo |  Galicia | Spain


Horizon CollegeImage


Alkmaar | North-Holland | The Netherlands




Lesvos Island |  Aegean Sea | Greece 

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