Christmas in New York has always been a special time of year. From shoppers bustling about to the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center, the city buzzes with activity. And this glimpse of New York City in the early-20th century shows that much of that spirit was alive even in the past. In fact, the nation's first public Christmas tree was installed in 1912 in Madison Square Park, complete with bulbs donated by the Edison Company.
Archaeologists in Turkey recently made an interesting discovery when examining a 4,000-year-old Assyrian tablet.
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A new discovery by researchers at the University of Cincinnati is upending the way we think about the development of Western Civilization. More than one year after discovering the 3,500-year-old tomb of a Bronze age warrior in Greece, an incredible piece of carved stone could rewrite art history. Known as the Griffin Warrior tomb, the Greek government hailed it as “most important to have been discovered in 65 years.
The premier composer of the classical era, Mozart has inspired artists for centuries.
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Rock art is one of the most primitive visual forms used to express the rites, rituals, and religions of early cultures. A global phenomenon, different types of rock art are found around the world and now, for the first time, researchers have discovered dateable cave art in the Caribbean. Surveys of around 70 cave systems on the now-uninhabited Puerto Rican island of Mona revealed a stunning quantity of cave art from the 14th century.
No, an illuminated manuscript is not a book that lights up, but rather a visual way of articulating letters and inserting...
In 1878, villagers in the small Turkish village of Beyköy discovered a 14-inch (35-cm)
Labeled as a “poison cabinet” when placed for auction in 2008, images of this hollowed out book have been causing a stir online ever since. Was it a computer-generated image? Or a modern fake? According to German auction house Hermann Historica—and the private collector who purchased it for €5,200 (about $7,000)—that's not the case.
Hurricane Irma left a lot of destruction on its wake, but also some surprising discoveries.
A defining moment in American history, the Civil War is an event that still resonants across the country today.