Louvre

History The Louvre was originally built as a fortress under the rule of King Phillip II in the late 12th century. Sections of the original fortress can be seen in the basement of the Louvre. During the Middle Ages, King Charles V used the palace as a place of residence.…

Channel Tunnel

History The design for a tunnel joining England to France wasn't original when England started boring the tunnels in late 1987, and the concept of a tunnel joining the two countries wasn't original when the Channel Tunnel Study Group proposed the dual tunnel system in 1960. The earliest recorded design…