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Curated Stories From Antiquity to Contemporary Art

How The Mona Lisa and These 4 Famous Artworks Were Never Finished?

  Some of the most famous artworks adored by millions all over the world were never actually finished. Either from an intentional artistic choice, a...

Attila: Who Were The Huns And Why Were They So Feared?

  In the 5th century CE the Western Roman Empire collapsed under enormous strain from multiple barbarian incursions. Many of these pillaging tribes were moving...

Who Was Marcus Agrippa? The Roman General Behind Emperor Augustus

  History remembers great leaders. We know of Alexander the Great, Queen Elizabeth II, Napoleon, Abraham Lincoln. However, each of those rulers could not achieve...

3 Ancient African Civilizations You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

  During the 19th century, European imperialists named Africa the dark continent, confident that no complex civilizations had ever existed there. When colonial archaeologists found...

Emperor Nero’s Death & The Curious Case Of The Pseudo Neros

  So, you think outlandish conspiracy theories and weird sightings of famous dead people are just a modern phenomenon? Ancient Rome had its own conspiracies....

Emperor Aurelian: Rome’s Savior Whom History Forgot

  Although his reign lasted only five years (270-275), emperor Aurelian achieved amazing results during that short time period. He stabilized the Danube frontier, defeating...

5 Of The Most Admired Ancient Elite Military Units

  History reveals several ancient elite military units that have been celebrated for their remarkable prowess and achievements; from warriors fighting for ancient Persian kings,...

The Harsh Materiality of Frank Auerbach in the School of London

The painter Frank Auerbach was born in Germany in 1931. To escape the Nazi regime, Auerbach’s parents sent him to Britain in 1939, where...

Who Were The Druids Of Roman Britain? (History & Facts)

  Ancient Roman authors, such as Caesar and Tacitus, perceived the druids of Gaul and Britain as savages. According to the Romans, the druids took part...

5 Spectacular Scottish Castles That Are Still Standing

  Castles are a staple of the landscape in Scotland. Many were built in the medieval period as statements of power, and prestige, as well...

Why The Roman Military Conquered the Balearic Islands

  Located 200 kilometers east of the Spanish coast, the Balearic Islands are a Mediterranean archipelago whose largest islands – Mallorca, Menorca, Eivissa, and Formentera...

Addressing Social Injustices: The Future of Museums Post-Pandemic

  The museum and heritage sectors have been through the wringer the past couple of years, addressing racism, colonialism, and the spread of Covid-19. How...

Obelisks in Exile: Ancient Rome’s Fascination With Egyptian Monuments

  Between the reigns of Augustus and Theodosius I, numerous Egyptian obelisks were expatriated to Europe. These monoliths of antiquity would impress any conqueror. But...

How Rich Was Imperial China?

  China today is an economic superpower, predicted to overtake the U.S. by 2028. The perception in the West today of China as a modern,...