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Curated Stories From Antiquity to Contemporary Art

Emperor Aurelian: Rome’s Savior Whom History Forgot

  Although his reign lasted only five years (270-275), emperor Aurelian achieved amazing results during that short time period. He stabilized the Danube frontier, defeating...

5 Of The Most Admired Ancient Elite Military Units

  History reveals several ancient elite military units that have been celebrated for their remarkable prowess and achievements; from warriors fighting for ancient Persian kings,...

The Harsh Materiality of Frank Auerbach in the School of London

The painter Frank Auerbach was born in Germany in 1931. To escape the Nazi regime, Auerbach’s parents sent him to Britain in 1939, where...

Who Were The Druids Of Roman Britain? (History & Facts)

  Ancient Roman authors, such as Caesar and Tacitus, perceived the druids of Gaul and Britain as savages. According to the Romans, the druids took part...

5 Spectacular Scottish Castles That Are Still Standing

  Castles are a staple of the landscape in Scotland. Many were built in the medieval period as statements of power, and prestige, as well...

Why The Roman Military Conquered the Balearic Islands

  Located 200 kilometers east of the Spanish coast, the Balearic Islands are a Mediterranean archipelago whose largest islands – Mallorca, Menorca, Eivissa, and Formentera...

Addressing Social Injustices: The Future of Museums Post-Pandemic

  The museum and heritage sectors have been through the wringer the past couple of years, addressing racism, colonialism, and the spread of Covid-19. How...

Obelisks in Exile: Ancient Rome’s Fascination With Egyptian Monuments

  Between the reigns of Augustus and Theodosius I, numerous Egyptian obelisks were expatriated to Europe. These monoliths of antiquity would impress any conqueror. But...

How Rich Was Imperial China?

  China today is an economic superpower, predicted to overtake the U.S. by 2028. The perception in the West today of China as a modern,...

How Did Hydro-Engineering Help Build The Khmer Empire?

  The Khmer Empire at its height was larger than its contemporary, the Byzantium Empire. Their vast capital city at Angkor had a population of...

Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Haunting Works of an Artist Afflicted with AIDS

  Felix Gonzalez-Torres was born in Cuba in the year 1957. He moved to New York in 1979, where he also earned his Bachelor’s and...

How Meegeren Forged Paintings So Well It Almost Cost Him His Life

  After World War II, the Allies and the nations that supported them carried out several extensive trials against both Nazis and those that worked...

9 Of The World’s Greatest Ancient Cities

  When we think of the Ancient World, our minds are drawn to the mighty ancient cities at the heart of great empires and cultured...

Apollo And Daphne: A Detailed Breakdown Of The Famous Greek Myth

  The myth of Apollo and Daphne is a story describing what happens when lust faces rejection. It's a tale about the power of love,...