30 History Photos You Have To See To Believe

By | June 18, 2018

A 140-year-old mother with her 5 day old son.

The photos in this collection will show you just how amazing it was in the past. The saying goes, “you have to see it to believe” and that’s exactly what these images prove. Without old photographs, it would be hard for us to believe many of the interesting and out-of-the-ordinary things, people, and events of our past. 

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Is this turtle the oldest mom ever? Maybe. This pic was snapped back in 2011 at the Nyiregyhaza Animal Park in Hungary. This mama African spurred tortoise had recently hatched eight little baby tortoises and the photographer was capturing the happy event. He place one of the babies on the mother’s head for the photo shoot. I know what you’re thinking…how could this mama tortoise be 140 years old? Actually, tortoises enjoy one of the longest life spans of any animal on Earth. It is not uncommon for them to live to be 150 years old or more. In several cultures, including Chinese and Indian cultures, the tortoise symbolizes longevity. Just think…when this mama tortoise was born, Ulysses S. Grant was president! 

A spiral staircase designed by Leonardo da Vinci in the year 1516. Wow!

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Leonardo Divinci was a man of pure genius. Not only was he an amazing painter and sculptor, but he was a progressive-thinking inventor and visionary. This spiral staircase at the Chateau de Chambord is a stunning example of his ability to blend artistry into his invention. Designing a spiral staircase is a lot harder than it appears and requires an advance understanding of geometry and mathematics. Good think DiVinci was on the job. There was no one else more qualified that him to oversee the construction of the marvelous marble beauty. If the perfection and symmetry of the spiral staircase isn’t enough to impress you, the intricately carved banisters and facades should.