You never know what you'll find when you start digging. Between 2003 and 2012, while excavating Amsterdam's new subway line along the Amstel river, civil engineers uncovered a wealth of objects. Around 700,000 everyday objects weave a history of the city, each with its own small contribution to daily life. And now, Below the Surface presents 20,000 of the most interesting finds.
Over the course of World War I, more than 1 million French soldiers were killed in the line of duty.
On Floreana Island in the Galapagos, there sits an unusual “post office” that doesn’t have any employees.
Before the advent of GPS and Google Maps, plenty of people spent a lot of time fumbling with bulky atlases on the road. But what if they discovered that they could fit 2,600 miles in your pocket? And what if they realized this was actually first accomplished in 1866?
In 1911, a group of scientists and adventurers set off on the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, which covered previously unexplored areas...
Thanks to archival footage from the EYE Filmmuseum, we're able to get a glimpse of life in early 20th century Tokyo. Filmed in 1913 and 1915, the clip is an incredible look at Japan in flux, emerging from the Meiji period of modernization and moving toward the height of industrialism. Over the course of 4 minutes, we're transported back to historic Tokyo, the streets filled with life.
For over 150 years, the public has been inspired by and in awe of the world's fair.
Shot by Swedish documentary team Svenska Biografteatern in 1911, the A Trip Through New York City documentary film gives a...
As researchers continue to make new discoveries about the evolution and migration of early man, a new study gives evidence that humans may have migrated out of Africa much earlier than previously believed. Archaeologists working in Saudi Arabia's Nefud Desert have discovered the fossil of a human middle finger bone dating back nearly 90,000 years. What makes this finger so special?
If you've spent any time in South Asia, specifically Pakistan, Afganistan, and India, you've surely seen colorful, ornate trucks rumbling...
Tucked in the residential Roman neighborhood of EUR, a sprawling 1:250 scale model displays the glory of ancient Rome.