In a real-life case of “better late than never,” the world's oldest message in a bottle was discovered on January 21, 2018 on a beach in Western Australia. Tonya Illman was walking just north of Wedge Island, 112 miles (180 km) north of Perth, with friends and family when she noticed a bottle sticking out of the sand near her son's car.
Building a subway in Rome is like nowhere else on earth.
Following in the footsteps of Jacob Riis, American photographer and sociologist Lewis Hine used his camera to spark social change.
With an online collection that features everything from prints to patents, the British Library is at the forefront of today's digitization trend. Through a virtual gallery, the library lets book lovers and history buffs leaf through its one-of-a-kind treasures, including the world's biggest atlas, Leonardo da Vinci's notebook, and, now, Mozart's manuscript. The classical composer compiled his pieces in this thematic catalogue from February 1784 until his death in December 1791.
The story of embroidery is the story of the world.
Just when you think we've learned all we can about the ancient Egyptians, another archeological discovery sheds new light on...
In 1918, Parliament passed the Representation of the People Act—a pivotal piece of legislation that granted certain women the right to vote. To commemorate this important centenary, the University of Cambridge Library will exhibit a selection of recently rediscovered women's suffrage posters that have not be on view in 100 years. The one-of-a-kind collection of posters dates back to 1910, when they were sent to the library by Dr.
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The ancient Maya civilization has remained a mystery for centuries, hampered by the thick Central American jungle that has made...
When we think about the world as we know it, and how humans developed from pre-historic times, inevitably the word Pangea enters the discussion. This supercontinent, formed approximately 335 million years ago, slowly started to break apart around 175 million years ago into the continents we now know.
Researchers have deciphered one of last remaining Dead Sea Scrolls from over 900 that were originally found in the Qumran Caves more...
The woman who inspired Rosie the Riveter has passed away at age 96.