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Pray and work: The Rule of Saint Benedict

6th century guide for communal religious life

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The Blue Ribbon Regatta on Lake Balaton

History of an annual sailing race on the largest lake in Central Europe

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Vierdaagse: the Four Days Marches in Nijmegen

World's largest multiple day marching event

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Hajj and the remarkable story of the Mahmal

Hajj is the annual pilgrimage to the sacred city of Mecca, the holiest city in Islam and the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad. Discover the longstanding tradition of offering intricately produced textiles to the holy shrines.

The 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm

Remembering the fifth games of the modern era

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The Tailteann Games: the Irish Olympics

Sport competitions in the 1920s and 1930s

Podcast: Century of Change

Listen to a podcast on the stories of Nobel Prize winners throughout the 20th Century, and discover how they became gamechangers in their field.

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London: a home for football

Exploring football in the the UK's capital city

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The Olympic Games that didn't happen

Cancellation, loss and postponement throughout the 20th century

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Roma slavery in Romania - a history

A history of more than 500 years of slavery of Roma population on the territory of Romania.

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Share your story with Europeana Sport

Can you help us to tell the story of sport in Europe in the past and the present?

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Plácido Zuloaga: How the medieval art of Alhambra inspired one of Spain’s greatest modern …

The Nasrid dynasty was the last Muslim dynasty in the Iberian Peninsula, ruling the Emirate of Granada from 1230 until 1492. Today, the most visible evidence of the Nasrid dynasty is the Alhambra palace complex which has influenced generations of creators

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Witnesses to Irish emigration in the 20th century

Century of change and continuity

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Go Scotland! 90 years of Commonwealth Games competition

Exploring the archives of Commonwealth Games Scotland

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Your EURO2020: Share your photos

Show us how you and your community are celebrating EURO2020

Men and machines: the queer art of Gösta Adrian-Nilsson

Exploring the queer artistic legacy of GAN

How did we get so much stuff?

The rise of consumerism in the 20th century

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Tisza sport shoes: icon of Hungarian sport

Sport story of a shoe factory in Martfű

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The classical roots of modern-day football

Greek and Latin in the beautiful game

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Game on: 4 unique championships from across Europe

Competitions with regional and cultural inspiration