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March 23, 2018

How the Development of the Camera Changed Our World

These days, thanks to smartphones, almost everyone has a camera with them at any given moment. And, there is no doubt about the impact of photography on the entire world. Rewinding time, before selfies were a cultural norm, before geniuses like Cindy Sherman and Andrea Gursky elevated photography to an art form, someone had to invent this piece of technology. So, who invented the camera?

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March 6, 2018

How an Early 1900s Photographer Helped Change America as We Know It

Following in the footsteps of Jacob Riis, American photographer and sociologist Lewis Hine used his camera to spark social change. In fact, his work helped ensure American child labor laws were enacted in the early 20th century. Inspired by early fine art photographers like Alfred Stieglitz, his images are a mix of artistry and photojournalism.

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February 9, 2018

Archeologists Discover 4,400-Year-Old Tomb With Well-Preserved Wall Paintings

Just when you think we've learned all we can about the ancient Egyptians, another archeological discovery sheds new light on the powerful civilization. Egypt’s ‎Ministry of Antiquities just announced the discovery of the tomb of an ancient priestess, one covered with rare and remarkably well-preserved wall paintings. Discovered by Egyptian archeologists during the excavations of Giza's western cemetery, the tomb dates from the Old Kingdom's Fifth Dynasty (2465-2323 BC).

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February 5, 2018

Laser Mapping Unearths 60,000 Ancient Maya Structures in Guatemalan Jungle

The ancient Maya civilization has remained a mystery for centuries, hampered by the thick Central American jungle that has made excavations difficult. But now, a group of scientists has come together and, using cutting-edge technology, they've been able to identify more than 60,000 previously unknown Maya structures. This breakthrough discovery changes everything archeologists previously thought about this ancient culture. Using laser technology called LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging)

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