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Curated Stories From Antiquity to Contemporary Art

What Inspired Manga Artist Hirohiko Araki?

  The works of Hirohiko Araki span decades but there is one thing that has remained consistent upon the honing of his craft, his references...

11 Most Expensive Jewelry Auction Results in the last 10 Years

  'The most personal of the decorative arts', jewelry can represent a foregone age, tell the intimate story of its owner, and harness the beauty...

The Pre-Modern Museum: What Is A Cabinet Of Curiosities?

  Imagine that you are a member of the royalty in 17th century Europe. After inviting a few friends over for dinner, you ran out...

8 Greatest and Toughest Medieval Knights Worth Knowing

  When we evoke the Middle Ages, images of fortified castles, mighty kings, and great knights in armor immediately come to mind. In the collective...

The Many Faces of Lucrezia Borgia: 5 Versions One Woman

  Images of Lucrezia Borgia have been reproduced decades after her death portraying her as a sensual and conniving person. These images reveal how the...

Top 10 Monuments Of Ancient Olympia, Greece

  Every four years, people from every corner of the Greek world flocked to Olympia, Greece, to attend the ancient Greek Olympic Games. The Panhellenic...

Rome & Jerusalem: The Historical Context of Jesus Christ

  Jesus Christ was probably born sometime between 4-6 BC, slightly earlier than the date set by the Church. He lived in Galilee for most...

Why Ramses II Is Known As Ramses The Great?

  Tutankhamun is, for many, Egypt’s most famous Pharaoh. Quite a few Pharaohs would take offence, starting with the pyramid builders, the mighty Thutmose III...

6 Spectacular Replicas Of The Parthenon

  The Parthenon of Acropolis in the Greek capital of Athens is by far the most famous ancient Greek monument surviving today. However, the Parthenon...

Virgil’s Aeneid: The Adventures of Aeneas Described in 17 Artworks

  After ten years of bloody warfare outside the walls of Troy, the Greeks finally put their ships to sea.  They left behind only a...

Ancient Warfare: How the Greco-Romans Fought Their Battles

  From culture to culture, each kingdom of the ancient world conducted warfare by its own means. Ancient warfare tactics would be broadly applied in...

Roman Baths: An Integral Part of Life in the Ancient Empire

  Bathing is synonymous with the Romans in a similar fashion to roads, legionaries, and togas. The Romans relished the simple enjoyment of warm clean...

18 Free Online Museum Tours To Enjoy Without Leaving Your Couch

  As the history of museums is entering its digital age, more and more art institutions are choosing to expand their online services. Most large...

Darius the Great: 9 Facts About The King Of Kings

  A mighty leader and administrative genius, Darius the Great ruled the Achaemenid Empire at the height of its powers. Stretching from the Balkans in...