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Curated Stories From Antiquity to Contemporary Art

5 Extraordinary Medieval Women

  Medieval Women are often overlooked as having little to no influence in their period. However, upon closer inspection, this is not the case. Here...

Serapis And Isis: Religious Syncretism In The Greco-Roman World

  After the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BCE, the Greek world entered a period of expansive trade and the spread of Hellenistic...

Marcus Licinius Crassus: The Rise and Fall of Rome’s Wealthiest Man

  When he died in 53 BC, Marcus Licinius Crassus was one of the most important men in the Roman Republic. His career was nothing...

The Great Westernizer: How Peter the Great Earned His Name

  Innovative, intelligent, and physically imposing: these are a few adjectives that describe Russia’s great Emperor Peter the Great (r. 1682-1725). Known as the Great...

9 Greatest Foes Of The Achaemenid Empire

  For over two centuries of conquest, the Achaemenid Empire battled several famous enemies. From the Median King Astyages to Scythian rulers like Queen Tomyris,...

The Resolute Desk: The Story Behind the Iconic Oval Office Fixture

  The Resolute Desk is a mainstay feature of the Oval Office. Since its first use in that office by President Kennedy, the desk has...

9 Famous Antiquities Collectors from History

  Defined simply as objects from the ancient world, antiquities span a vast range of places, periods, and media. While the Western trade is primarily...

Kazimir Malevich: Understanding Suprematism Art

If you're interested in the history of modern art you must have seen an image of Kazimir Malevich's Black Square a thousand times! It...

Who Were the Flavian Emperors? (8 Facts)

  The Flavian Emperors left their mark on Roman history. Their reforms led to stability and their massive building campaigns are still visited by millions...

James Abbott McNeill Whistler: A Leader of the Aesthetic Movement (12 Facts)

  James Abbott McNeill Whistler made a name for himself in nineteenth-century Europe for a daring approach to art that was as compelling—and controversial—as his...

14 Times The Greek Gods Shapeshifted To Rape Mortals

  Greek Mythology is rife with stories of transformation. The ancient Greek gods were able to shapeshift in order to approach mortals without getting noticed....

Harmonia Rosales: Black Feminine Empowerment in Paintings

  Harmonia Rosales’ work exemplifies the values of the Black Feminist Movement while simultaneously calling in to question Black people’s place in the world. Her...

Where Did The Centaurs Come From? A Journey Through Ancient Art

  Centaurs in Greek Mythology were half-man half-horse beings that lived in the forests of mainland Greece. The Greeks used them as symbols of the...

The Myth Of Venus And Adonis: From Incest To Beauty

  After meeting each other, Venus and Adonis fell passionately in love and stayed together till death did them apart. Their myth was a story...