Posts by Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.

October 17, 2020

This Giant 826.9 Megapixel Photo is Named the World’s Largest Underwater Panorama

Brazilian photographer Marcio Cabral is known for his underwater panoramas. And now, he can add world record holder to his achievements, as an image he took in 2018 was recently named the world's largest underwater panorama by Guinness World Records. The photograph is an impressive 826.9 megapixels—breaking his previous record of 495 megapixels—and was taken in Brazil's Lagoa Misteriosa. Known for its transparent waters, the Lagoa Misteriosa (“Mysterious Lake”)

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October 14, 2020

Ancient Egyptian Coffins Sealed 2,600 Years Ago Are Opened for First Time in History

Last month, the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquity announced the incredible discovery of 2,600-year-old coffins in Saqqara. Unearthed in a well near the Step Pyramid of Djoser, the wood coffins were found to be remarkably well-preserved and still retaining some of their paint. Now, archaeologists have taken the next step and actually opened one of the coffins.

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October 12, 2020

Winners of the Close-Up Photographer of the Year Awards Give Their Unique Perspective on the World

For the second year, the Close-up Photographer of the Year competition has spotlighted the small world that often passes under our noses, unobserved. Through micro, macro, and close-up photography, these photographers settle into the details and expose new aspects of our planet. This year's contest has had more entries than ever, with over 6,500 images submitted from photographers in 52 different countries.

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October 10, 2020

5 Fun Facts About Maine Coons, the Gentle Giants of the Cat World

Anyone who has ever had a Maine Coon in their life knows that these gentle giants are something special. Their incredible size and loving personalities have made them one of the most popular cat breeds in the world. As one of the oldest natural breeds in North America, Maine Coons are majestic cats that have a delightfully playful side.

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