What if you could wear the entire universe on your finger? Since ancient times, astronomers around the world have used models of the sky to make calculations. With the advent of the armillary sphere, stargazers were given a physical model to better visualize the lines of celestial longitude and latitude. Created independently in ancient Greece and ancient China, these armillary spheres consisted of spherical rings centered on either the Earth or the Sun.
The weird and wonderful Predjama Castle seems like it belongs in a fantasy world, but the real history behind this...
Musical notations can go far beyond what is indicated on the page.
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Press office (@ministry_antiquities) on Apr 13, 2019 at 10:00am PDT In Egypt, the archeological discoveries never end. This was made all the more clear by the recent discovery of a colorful tomb in Saqqara, home to some of Egypt’s earliest pyramids.
You’ve probably heard of Fabergé eggs—opulent, egg-shaped ornaments decked with gemstones and precious metals—but did you know about their history...
Shrouded in mystery, Stonehenge is among the world’s most famous ancient ruins.
The start of spring means that Easter is on the horizon, which for many people means one thing—it’s time to start decorating eggs. But did you know that in Ukraine, Easter egg decorating is an important art form that dates back centuries? Known as pysanky, these Ukrainian Easter eggs are decorated using the wax-resist (batik) method.
In the world of Medieval illuminated manuscripts, there’s one work that sits above the rest. The Book of Kells is not only the finest existing work of its kind, it’s also an Irish national treasure. Believed to have been created around 800 CE, the work is on permanent display at Trinity College Library in Dublin. But now you can see it in close detail without ever setting foot on Irish soil (or even leaving home).
Nestled off the coast of Normandy is Mont-Saint-Michel, a magical site that dates back to the Middle Ages.
Most book lovers would agree that coming across a very long sentence in a novel can sometimes require multiple reads...