Timeline 875BC-875AD

875 BC


The chain pump was invented using circular discs to pump water. This machine was used by Middle eastern, China, and Europe

Writing was in the forms of chisel on tablets.

Art was carved into stones


Tiglath-Pileser I, ruled the country of Assyria destroying the “ancient world” and putting the society in “Dark Ages”.

Chaldaeans settled into southwestern Babylonia causing a increase in their population


Assyrians rose from the turmoil and began to start a new empire.

Tiglath-Pileser III combined the two monarchies (Assyrian and Babylonia).


Around the time of the “Tower of Babel” A Large Ziggurat was created to worship not a God, but for the glory of man.

875 AD


Art is enforced by Church and helped to inspire “Sacred cups, vessels, reliqueries, crucifixes, rosaries, alter pieces, and statues of well known religious figures.


Vikings become known all over Britain.

Battle of Edington. Alfred the Great charged the Vikings in springtime and overthrew their army.

Treaty of Alfred and Guthrum still did not contain the feud between them.

Longphort’s were created in Ireland and utilized as a barrier against oncoming shore attackers.

Vikings claim the territory of Waterford, Ireland and was taken 700 years later by Henry Ireton.


Architecture grew steadily at the end of the 9th century using traditional castles and drew society to Churches. Churches became popular because of their elaborate high style buildings.

Prague Castle is founded and is an inspiration to future castles in the 10th century.
St. George’s Basilica inhabited Prague castle and became known as the “oldest church building”.

Saint Vitus’s Cathedral is founded in Prague Castle and celebrates examples of Gothic Architecture.

Duke of Bohemia founded one of the most renowned pieces of architecture named the “Rotunda” in 925.




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I believe that the Disney World castle is a piece of architecture that is world renowned object that represents stories and fairy-tales. For many years Disney has created movies that create ideas and notions and inspirations from cartoons that tell stories.


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Artifacts are simply memorable objects with hidden meanings and history.


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Communication between two or more people from different backgrounds usually require translation. We use methods of gestures, music, and sometimes a written language.


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In Architecture, Multiview drawings help tremendously. They provide depth and perspective on ideas and suggestions.


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Cycles such as the scientific water cycle shows how there is constant repetition and consistency. Without fail it will always happen. For example, the design cycle depicts the rise and fall of architecture based on time periods. Like music there is a decline and a rise depending on the society.

iLLustrated Artifacts

The Little Red Cap

The Little Red Cap

The story begins with an introduction of the protagonist. She was beautiful and very attractive with her silky hair and perfect skin. Her grandmother gives her a little red cap and she fell in love with it so much they called her “Little Red Cap”.

As the story goes Little Red Cap must deliver a bottle of wine and a piece of cake to her grandmother who lives far in the woods. She begins her journey and runs into a wolf. The wolf soon convinces the little girl to go off track and pick some flowers and gets quickly distracted and consumed by the forest.

While Little Red Cap picked and played in the flowers the wolf quickly ran to the grandmother’s house, ate her, and swiftly changed into her clothes awaiting the helpless Red Cap.

Little Red Cap, realizing what time it was, rushed to the grandmother’s house. The wolf’s identity became clear and in panic, ate Little Red Cap.

Moments later a hunter enters the building with suspicion and finds the grandmother and Red Cap moving within the wolf’s belly. He cuts open the wolf abruptly, saves the two women, and killed the wolf by putting stones in his stomach.

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Design History Class Session 1 Cont.

That day I decided to make a drawing of a red bull can with a twist. In there advertisement they always say "It will give you wings". I decided to add that in the already designed blue and red can. Just some free drawing.

Design History Class Session 1

On the first day of class we were given assigned seats based on our name. Along with the assigned seats we were also given a year to find architectural information on. (More on that Later) These were the notes that were taken in class.

First off, I love this class. I find it extremely interesting, captivating, and at times inspirational. Patrick Lucas is able to identify objects off of the top of his head and his knowledge seems endless.

The New Post in the New Opus

I was sitting in Biology and decided to take notes. While listening they talked about the Scientific Method. I believe that since the Scientific Method is and always will remain repetitive then it is considered a cycle.

"The Start of Something New"

The first week is finally over and it was intense. We jumped straight into the fun and was assigned 20x Lettering ABC, 10+ drawings that illustrated the five words for the week.

The Opus Project