How did you learn to swim? Chances are your parents signed you up for swim classes at the local pool, or perhaps your grandpa took the old fashioned, ill-advised route of tossing you straight in to learn by necessity. Swimming is something that is often learned by doing rather than reading, but that wasn’t always the case. In fact, this practical skill has been immortalized in text.
We've all fancied ourselves geniuses from time to time, but what if you really were one?
When you want to learn more about art, history, and culture, museums are usually the best destinations.
Each June, the LGBTQIA+ community comes out in full force to make their voices heard. Pride Month is a time of celebration and a time for activism. And while so many important victories have been won by the gay community in the last few decades, it wasn't so long ago that things were quite different. Yet, one night sparked a fire that would change the course of history.
Celtic music is revered by many for its relaxing and ethereal qualities.
When you think of a monumental bell, what comes to mind?
One can find fascinating, surprising things in medieval manuscripts. These rich records of history and culture include anything from a list of herbs or religious prayers to innovative dog names and pictures of cute kittens. Time-consuming to create, expensive to buy, and precious to pass on, these books hold a certain fascination today. A new find suggests they may even provide insight into the history of comedy.
Linguists frequently debate the origins of language, aided by anthropologists and biologists in trying to determine just when, why, and...
Founding Father Benjamin Franklin is known as a great American Patriot who signed the Declaration of Independence.
The Hebrew Bible is a foundational text of human history, no matter your religion or belief in its contents. A sacred text, known as Tanakh, it comprises 24 books including the five books of Moses. Jewish, Christian, and Muslim sacred texts are either derived from or influenced by this ancient text.
Located in New Orleans, the National WWII Museum focuses on the contributions that America made to the Allied victory in...
Welcome to the Hereford Mappa Mundi, or as one might call it: a view of the world from an Englishman...