There are some objects that are so commonplace in our everyday lives that we hardly give them a second thought. A quilt is likely one of those items. Many of us have probably snuggled up with a handmade quilt at some point in our lives; maybe you have one that was passed down from a relative. But how much thought have you given to how they are made and their history?
If you think the climate change debate is a recent issue, think again.
The ancient city of Pompeii is one of the most fascinating archaeological sites in the world.
We all know the ancient Romans were skilled engineers, constructing vast highways to cover the enormous lands they conquered. But did you know they were also fashionable? In the Empire, footwear was used as a status symbol in addition to providing warmth and protection. And with Italy’s reputation for shoes, it should come as no surprise that their Roman ancestors were also good cobblers.
Archaeology is like a treasure hunt where the prizes are pieces of information from the past, and Japanese archaeologists recently...
Last year, Sasha Turbetskoy created an incredible map of the Ancient Roman Empire’s roads as a subway map, and now he’s back...
Stanley Kubrick once said that his adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, The Shining, would be the “scariest horror movie of all time.” And although it was met with mixed reviews when it was first released in 1980, today many people believe The Shining to be a true horror masterpiece. Recently, the Overlook Hotel blog (run by director Lee Unkrich)
You never know what you’ll find when you start digging.
Over the course of World War I, more than 1 million French soldiers were killed in the line of duty.
On Floreana Island in the Galapagos, there sits an unusual “post office” that doesn’t have any employees. There’s also no building to house the handwritten letters—just a barrel that serves as a makeshift mailbox. Known as Post Office Bay, the wooden vessel has acted as a functioning post office since the 1700s. Sans mail carrier, it relies on the goodwill of fellow travelers to get the letters to their intended destinations.
Before the advent of GPS and Google Maps, plenty of people spent a lot of time fumbling with bulky atlases...