History

January 13, 2019

19th Century Geometry Guide Is Transformed Into Incredible Online Resource

Once called “one of the oddest and most beautiful books of the century,” mathematician Oliver Byrne’s colorful, visual representation of Euclid’s Elements was first published in 1847. By minimizing the text and focusing on its colorful diagrams, Byrne attempted to break down Euclid’s geometry into digestible lessons. The work was a breakthrough in how people thought about education thanks to Byrne’s innovative emphasis on visual learning.

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December 30, 2018

Download Hundreds of Japanese Fireworks Illustrations from the 1800s

Fireworks are beautiful to look at it and enjoy, but the moment can seem fleeting due to their temporary nature. That’s what makes this newly digitized catalog of fireworks illustrations from Jinta Hirayama so amazing. Fireworks are frozen in time to be enjoyed over and over. And the best part? They’re available to download for free.

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December 4, 2018

Winners of Photo Contest Celebrate the Splendor of Historic Sites Around the World

In just its second year, the Historic Photographer of the Year contest is already attracting attention with top-notch entries by international photographers. Organized by TripHistoric, in partnership with History Hit TV, the contest celebrates the best historic cultural sites in the world. Whether the photographers capture well-worn places like the Taj Mahal or obscure gems like the Castle of Sammezzano, the results are mesmerizing.

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November 22, 2018

7 Surprising Facts About the Egyptian Pyramids

The Egyptian pyramids are one of the defining architectural achievements of the ancient world. As an incredible feat of engineering, Egyptologists are still discovering more about these structures with each passing year. The Giza pyramid complex has drawn visitors from around the world since the days of the Grand Tour and children around the world who study the mysteries of ancient Egypt can’t help but associate the pyramids with the grand pharaohs of yesteryear.

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