When we think of the ancient Romans, monuments like the Colosseum spring to mind. But the reality is that this powerful empire spread well beyond Italy. In fact, the late empire stretched all the way to Britain, and sites like Hadrian's Wall are testament to this heritage. Archaeology related to the Romans is still be uncovered in Britain and a recent discovery in Yorkshire may be one of the most exciting yet.
Here today, gone tomorrow.
Photography has a long history. Today, most people shoot with their smartphone or DSLR cameras with high megapixel counts.
While we've seen ships overrun by nature before, it's usually been due to a shipwreck. In Washington State, however, there is a forest-filled ship that serves another purpose. Located on the western side of the state in Anacortes, a four-masted schooner named La Merced has taken on new life as a breakwater in a case of creative recycling.
The history of scent is largely ephemeral.
Between 1845 and 1852, the potato crop in Ireland failed and caused what became known as the Great Famine.
The ancient city of Pompeii is one of the most fascinating archaeological sites in the world. Located just outside of Naples in southern Italy, Pompeii is renowned for its well-preserved Roman ruins—and the disaster that ironically left them intact. Following a cataclysmic volcanic eruption, the entire city was covered by a blanket of volcanic ash. Until the 18th century, the city remained buried by this dust, leaving it untouched—and unseen—for nearly 1,700 years.
Have you heard of the Harvard Computers?
The start of the 20th century marked the advent of popular personal photography.
On a hill overlooking Paris lies the neighborhood of Montmartre. During La Belle Époque—a period of French history dating between 1880 and 1914—the sloped streets were home to some of the world's most legendary artists. This area has long been central to Parisian history, from the revolutionary Paris Commune to the iconic cabaret Le Chat Noir. Paris is a city saturated in the arts, and a pilgrimage to Montmartre is almost obligatory for traveling creatives.
Though famously short in stature, leprechauns have landed a big role in Irish folklore.
Polish-born researcher and professor Marie Curie is arguably the most well-known female scientist of all time.