At the Entrance to the Temple Mount, Jerusalem (1886), by Gustav Bauernfeind. This also shows the Dome of the Rock before it got its bronze alloy coating in the 1960s.
Hustle and Bustle on the Galata Bridge in Constantinople (1890s), by Fausto Zonaro. The view is south down Galata Bridge. The Yeni Cami (New Mosque), which was completed between 1660 and 1665, is still there. The painting makes it look larger and more imposing than it does in Google Street View, where it is mixed in with telephone wires and traffic lights.
La Modiste Sur Les Champs-Élysées (1889), by Jean Béraud.
The Piazza San Marco towards the Basilica (1760-65), by Francesco Guardi. The tower next to the basilica today is a replacement for this one, which stood from the 15th century until it collapsed in 1902.
Antwerp – Group Portrait of the Oude Voetboog Guild on the Grote Markt (1643), David Teniers II.
Parade at the Palace Square in St Petersburg (1800s) by Adolphe Ladurner. In the middle is the 600-tonne red granite Alexander Column. It was built between 1830 and 1834 and was one of the tallest columns in the world.
All photographs: Halley Docherty. Courtesy of The Guardian.
New findings at ancient nomadic campsites in Kazakhstan push back the earliest known East-West interaction along the famed Silk Road trade network by some 2,000 years.
But with Tribe operatives in place at key strategic crossroads, we knew that already…
Is this the ultimate 21st-century resume, or what?
Found this gem in the MX (train newspaper in Melbourne)
Story spoiler threats to enhance the classroom learning experience = proof of the power of great storytelling!
In honor of National Fragrance Day. Seriously.
This broken Roman unguent phial once contained a lady’s perfume or makeup. Lucky for our friends at Museum of London who plucked it from a rubbish heap, it appears not to have picked up any foul odors on its journey through time.
The ancient Celts may have revered hundreds of deities, but they feared demons, too.
Some of the most fearsome Celtic “monsters” originally were gods, later demonized as pagan threats as Christianity made inroads into Celtic society and culture.
Courtesy of IrishCentral, here are ten of the most frightening of these mythical fear-mongers.
Agatha vs Evelyn, ca. 1955.
Angkor is one of the most important and the greatest archaeological sites in the world. This by the way the world’s largest (400 square kilometers) temple complex (almost a 1000 temples) was between IX and XV century the capital of the Khmer Empire. Probably, in the eleventh century, numbering one million inhabitants of Angkor was the largest city in the contemporary world.
I want to go to Cambodia so much.
We think this calls for a Timekey