History

January 29, 2019

Fascinating Animations Show How the Palace of Versailles Evolved Over 400 Years

Did you know that France is currently the most visited country in the world? Though impressive, this accolade is hardly surprising. Boasting countless cultural institutions and hoards of historic landmarks, France is full of top tourist destinations, including the Palace of Versailles. While you’re likely familiar with the site as it stands today, the château has changed a lot over the years—an evolution you can now explore in three dimensions.

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December 25, 2018

Photo Exhibit Inspired by French Writer’s 1947 Journey Across America

A mid-twentieth century travelogue provides the inspiration for Sous Les Etoiles Gallery‘s newest photography exhibition. In 1947, French writer, intellectual, and feminist theorist Simone de Beauvoir landed at New York’s Laguardia airport, ready for a four-month voyage across the country. Of course, she couldn’t help but keep a diary of her experiences during her first time in the United States.

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November 30, 2018

These Four Manuscripts Contain Almost All Surviving Old English Poetry

These days, the words “Old English” most likely conjures up images of a font used to evoke a historical feel. However, the Old English language itself—though quite different—is actually the foundation of modern English. Interestingly, for such an important language, written materials are scarce. Only four original literary manuscripts written entirely in Old English have survived, each giving us a small glimpse into a culture that has long since disappeared.

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