January 16, 2021

Rarely-Seen Illustrations of Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’ Are Now Free for All To View Online

This year marks the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri’s death in 1321. The Italian poet and philosopher is the well-known author of The Divine Comedy—a three-part epic poem describing his journey through hell, purgatory, and finally, paradise. To recognize this significant milestone, the Uffizi Gallery is displaying a collection of rarely exhibited drawings by 16th-century Renaissance artist Frederico Zuccari, which illustrate scenes from Dante’s age-old chronicle.

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December 28, 2020

Archaeologists Unearth an Incredibly Well-Preserved Ancient Food Stall in Pompeii

Even after hundreds of years of archaeological excavation, new finds on the historic site of Pompeii are still frequently unearthed. Most recently, researchers have completely uncovered an incredibly well-preserved thermopolium or fast-food counter covered in colorful frescos. The Thermopolium of Regio V was first excavated in 2019 and has since been carefully revealed since then.

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December 18, 2020

New Zealand Purchases Enough Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine for Its Island Neighbors

The island nation of New Zealand has been widely lauded for its handling of the coronavirus pandemic. At present, the country reports no known community cases and only 43 isolated individuals held in quarantine at the country's border. The nation's effective contact tracing and quarantine methods will soon be buoyed by vaccine distribution. However, New Zealand is not merely concerned for its own citizens.

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November 9, 2020

Kamala Harris’ Groundbreaking Vice Presidential Win Inspires Outpouring of Emotions

As major news outlets began calling the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election in favor of Joe Biden, attention turned to the history-making aspect of his win. Entering the White House with Biden is Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, a lawyer and senator with impressive credentials. But what also makes Kamala Harris so special to millions across the United States and around the world is her glass-ceiling-shattering ascent to the White House.

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