Researchers from Australia’s Griffith University have made stunning discoveries that are changing the way we think about the history of art and the development of early man. Their extensive research into Paleolithic cave art in Borneo, published in Nature, includes dating the world’s oldest figurative painting. Going back as early as 40,000 years ago, these paintings are a breakthrough in understanding how early man left their mark on the world.
Calligraphers today have multiple tools at their disposal, including digital means to preserve their beautiful work.
Throughout history, cultures across the globe have adopted creative ways to deal with death. In ancient China, they crafted funerary sculptures.
For centuries, people young and old have reveled in the fun and frightening festivities of Halloween. Occurring every year on the last day of October, the haunted holiday is a festive way to celebrate the fall season. Though wildly popular today, Halloween is not merely a modern phenomenon. In fact, its roots date back thousands of years. Here, we explore its age-old origins, tracing its history and contextualizing its spellbinding traditions.
One of the largest buildings in America dedicated to rare books and manuscripts, the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library...
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If you love the New York Public Library as much as we do, you’ll enjoy this detailed tour of the building by Architectural Digest. Created in collaboration with the Bryant Park Corporation, the video is a nearly 30-minute view into every nook and cranny of the beloved building. Leading experts take us from the iconic exterior and its famed lion statues through the halls and rooms that house the incredible library collection.
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Europe’s oldest intact book has been discovered after being closed inside a hermit monk’s coffin for over 400 years.
Imagine a room so special that it was dismantled, packed into 27 crates, and floated across the ocean. In 1904, that’s just what happened to The Peacock Room—a decorative masterpiece by heralded American artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler. You might be wondering What makes this room so intriguing that it was floated across the Atlantic from England to America?
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This Babylonian tablet from 1750 BC goes to show that customer service and client/vendor disputes were happening well before shopping...