Face of 4000-Year-Old Dog Revealed by Forensic Reconstruction

Face of 4000-Year-Old Dog Revealed by Forensic Reconstruction

A reconstruction, commissioned by Historic Environment Scotland (HES), has revealed the face of a Neolithic dog for the first time in over 4,000 years. The reconstruction has been created from the skull of a dog discovered in Cuween Hill chambered cairn on Orkney. Continue reading »

If We Drew Modern Animals The Way We Draw Dinosaurs, Based On Bones Alone

Baboon
If We Drew Modern Animals The Way We Draw Dinosaurs, Based On Bones Alone

When we see illustrations of dinosaurs done by Paleoartists in books the skeletal reconstructions are what many artists depend on when trying to draw dinosaurs.

But what happens when you try to apply that to modern day animals? Continue reading »

Amazing Then-and-Now Photos Show How London Has Changed From Between the 1920s and 2010s

Charlwood Street
Amazing Then-and-Now Photos Show How London Has Changed From Between the 1920s and 2010s

The 1920s in Britain, also known as the ‘Roaring Twenties’, was a decade of contrasts. The First World War had ended in victory, peace had returned and with it, prosperity. Continue reading »

Photographer Captures Side-By-Side Portraits Of Famous Historical Figures And Their Direct Descendants

Thomas Jefferson (Left), 1800 And Shannon Lanier (Right) Sixth Great-Grandson Of Thomas Jefferson
Photographer Captures Side-By-Side Portraits Of Famous Historical Figures And Their Direct Descendants

Fueled by his passion for history, photographer Drew Gardner recreated portraits of some of the world’s most famous historical figures, featuring their direct descendants as models. Continue reading »

Artist Titus Kaphar Explores ‘UnSeen’ Narratives In Provocative Historic Portraiture

Artist Titus Kaphar Explores ‘UnSeen’ Narratives In Provocative Historic Portraiture

Hanging half loose from its stretcher, a portrait of Thomas Jefferson reveals an image of a black woman behind it. It’s a provocative juxtaposition that raises a question about the relationship between the two subjects. Her hair is covered while her partially shown shoulder and leg are bare. She is brown-skinned with an indeterminable gaze. She evokes both assertion and alarm.

Titled “Beyond the Myth of Benevolence” (2014), the painting by Titus Kaphar was inspired by a Rembrandt Peale portrait of Jefferson made in 1800. Continue reading »

Artist Reimagined Famous Paintings To See What They’d Look Like If They Were Painted During The Coronavirus Crisis

Artist Reimagined Famous Paintings To See What They’d Look Like If They Were Painted During The Coronavirus Crisis

Genevieve Blais is a photo-based artist earning great praise for her work involving art historical and theoretical narratives. The artist’s twisted representation of familiar subject matter characterizes her fantasy world. Her captivating yet sinister work draws on themes of sexuality, mortality and symbolism. Continue reading »

Explaining The Worst Pandemics In History

Explaining The Worst Pandemics In History

A somber episode of After Skool tells the history of the world’s worst pandemics and explains what we can learn from them using a combination of whiteboard illustrations and historical photos. Continue reading »

Sleeping With The Devil: A Weird And Wonderful Collection Of Medieval Bedroom Hijinks With Creatures From Hell

The Conception of Merlin – Histoire de Merlin, France (Poitiers), 1450-1455. BNF, Français 96, fol. 62v
Sleeping With The Devil: A Weird And Wonderful Collection Of Medieval Bedroom Hijinks With Creatures From Hell

The Middle English Prose Merlin at Cambridge University Library MS Ff.3.11, apparently written near the middle of the fifteenth century, not long before Thomas Malory was composing Morte D’Arthur, is thought the earliest piece of Arthurian literature written in English prose. Continue reading »

Here’s What Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Caligula And Others Would Look Like Today

Emperor Augustus (born Octavius, the great-nephew of Julius Caesar)
Here’s What Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Caligula And Others Would Look Like Today

According to Becca Saladin: “Ever since I was a child, I have been fascinated by history and archaeology. I think humans perceive the past as a series of events; something like a movie that we can’t really feel or touch. I believe the things that bring us closer to the past are those that truly humanize us – the bodies from Pompeii, the perfectly preserved Inca mummies, the personal objects of those long gone, and more. Continue reading »

Wonderful Photos Of Everyday Life In Postwar Leningrad, The City That Refused To Starve In WWII

Wonderful Photos Of Everyday Life In Postwar Leningrad, The City That Refused To Starve In WWII

It was Leningrad, not Stalingrad that was the Eastern Front’s real World War II humanitarian disaster. Nazi Germany sent hundreds of thousands of civilians to their deaths through starvation and hypothermia. Continue reading »

People In Medieval Art Who’re Getting Murdered But Just Don’t Give A Damn

People In Medieval Art Who’re Getting Murdered But Just Don’t Give A Damn

Medieval manuscripts were the imageboards of their day, full of murderous illustrations, however for some strange reason many people look as if they were bored with life anyway and their killer did them a service all while enjoying it himself. Scroll down to see the funniest examples of medieval art where people are getting killed but just don’t give a damn. Continue reading »

80 Wonderful Black And White Photographs Of The Famous (And Not So Famous) People Who Have Left Their Mark On History

80 Wonderful Black And White Photographs Of The Famous (And Not So Famous) People Who Have Left Their Mark On History
English fashion model Twiggy, born Lesley Hornby. (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images). 1966 Continue reading »

Romanian Artist Colorized Black And White Photos To Bring Memories To Vivid Reality

Amelia Earhart
Romanian Artist Colorized Black And White Photos To Bring Memories To Vivid Reality

Accroding to Jecinci: “Hi, I’m Jecinci, a 36 years old architect & 3D Artist from Romania with a passion for colorizing black & white photos. For me, colorizing black & white photographs is a hobby that opens a vibrant and dynamic window into the past, through which memories become a vivid reality. Continue reading »

Incredibly Realistic Sculptures Of People Who Lived Thousands Of Years Ago By Oscar Nilsson

Incredibly Realistic Sculptures Of People Who Lived Thousands Of Years Ago By Oscar Nilsson

Oscar Nilsson is a Swedish sculptor and archaeologist who specializes in reconstructing faces. In one of his recent projects, he used his skills to hand-sculpt the faces of a handful of people who lived hundreds, some even thousands, of years ago using their excavated bones as a reference, giving us a unique glimpse of how those people might have looked like. Continue reading »

“Selfie”: Photographer Flora Borsi Photoshops Herself Among A Famous Historical Figures

"Selfie": Photographer Flora Borsi Photoshops Herself Among A Famous Historical Figures

Acording to Flora Borsi (previously): “After the first official picture of a black hole was released last week, I decided to look into the Theory of relativity and I’ve been wondering how cool it was, if I could travel faster than the speed of light, ergo I could travel back in time. While I’ve been making a “selfie” with Albert Einstein (photoshopping myself into a picture of him) I decided to celebrate this amazing discovery with a series of pictures, where I travel back in time. Continue reading »

Stunning Photographs From The Inside One Of The Oldest Bank Archives In Europe

Stunning Photographs From The Inside One Of The Oldest Bank Archives In Europe

The Banco di Napoli Historical Archives can be considered the largest archival collection of bank documents in the entire world. There are documents dating back to the middle of the 1500s to the present day. Continue reading »

Rare Vintage Photos Of Dwellers Of The Russian North Over A Century Ago

Rare Vintage Photos Of Dwellers Of The Russian North Over A Century Ago

The author of this unique photo collection is a Russian photo artist Nikolay A. Shabunin (1866-1907) who dedicated all his life to the ethnography of his native region – the Mezen country and its outskirts. Continue reading »

This Post Is Dedicated To All The Veterans Past, Present And Future

Reaching for Rescue, Vietnam. 1968
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“What is absurd and monstrous about war is that men who have no personal quarrel should be trained to murder one another in cold blood.” – Aldous Huxley. Continue reading »

Stunning Images Of The Seven Wonders Of The Ancient World Restored In Their Prime

Stunning Images Of The Seven Wonders Of The Ancient World Restored In Their Prime
Budget Direct

The 7 Wonders of the Ancient World was a list of must-see sites for Ancient Greek tourists. Compiled by Antipater of Sidon, a poet in 2nd-century-BCE Greece, with later contributions by figures such as the mathematician Philon of Byzantium, the list remains an important piece of intangible heritage today. Continue reading »

21 Historical Photos That Prove The World Has Changed Dramatically

School dance in the 1950s
21 Historical Photos That Prove The World Has Changed Dramatically
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Just imagine how fast our world is changing! Even 50 years ago life was very different. Online banking and portable computers didn’t exist, and fashion didn’t change that fast. Maybe that’s why nowadays it is so interesting to see vintage photos. They always seem to put that nostalgic, cute smile on our faces. Continue reading »

Italian Artist Recreates Famous Roman Emperors Through His Realistic Sculptures

Italian Artist Recreates Famous Roman Emperors Through His Realistic Sculptures

What’s the first thought that comes to mind when you think about Rome? Perhaps it’s the iconic ancient Roman gladiatorial arena – the Colosseum, or an excavated heart of the Roman Empire also known as Roman Forum, which was the center of day-to-day life in Rome many centuries ago. And although Rome has all the right to boast about its architectural heritage, today’s topic is not about that. Continue reading »

Paul, Family And History Of Rock Music Through The Heartbreaking Photos Of Linda McCartney

Paul, Family And History Of Rock Music Through The Heartbreaking Photos Of Linda McCartney

Paul McCartney and his wife Linda (1941 – 1998) with their daughters Heather, Stella and Mary in Rye, East Sussex, 4th April 1976. Linda married Paul McCartney in 1969, and the two had three children: Mary Anna, Stella, and James. Linda was a member of Paul’s band, Wings, and she also wrote/recorded music independently (Seaside woman – Suzy and The Red Stripes). Continue reading »

5 Year-Old Recreates Photos Of Iconic Women Every Day Of Black History Month

5 Year-Old Recreates Photos Of Iconic Women Every Day Of Black History Month

In honor of black history month, a mother and a daughter teamed up to recreate photos of iconic black women.

Back in February 2017, Cristi Jones decided to commemorate the month by dressing her 5-year-old daughter and shared the results on Twitter. While there were so many women worth to mention, Cristi decided to take one photo per day and narrowed down the list to 29 memorable figures. Not only did her daughter had so much fun picking out costumes and dressing up, but she also learned about important black women throughout history. Continue reading »

The Past in Focus: 200 Fascinating Vintage Travel Photographs Are Being Restored

Two-hundred obscure photographs that have been buried in archives around the world are being brought to new life by Diana Metzinger, a young woman from Cleveland, who is restoring the images for her crowdfunding project The Grand Tour which will be running until February 4th on Kickstarter.

A grotto in an iceberg (British Antarctic Expedition, 1911)/National Library of New Zealand
The Past in Focus: 200 Fascinating Vintage Travel Photographs Are Being Restored

Last year, she chose to unearth 100 rarely-seen historic images for a restoration project entitled The Past in Focus. This campaign received so much positive feedback from backers that Diana decided to release a second edition, as well as create this new project focusing strictly on travel photography. Continue reading »

Alberobello: The Italian Fairytale-Like Village In Beautiful Pictures By Tania Depascalis And Tiago Marques

Alberobello: The Italian Fairytale-Like Village In Beautiful Pictures By Tania Depascalis And Tiago Marques

Alberobello is a town in Italy’s Apulia region. It’s known for its trulli, whitewashed stone huts with conical roofs. The hilltop Rione Monti district has hundreds of them. The 18th-century Trullo Sovrano is a 2-level trulli. Furniture and tools at the Museo del Territorio Casa Pezzolla re-create life in the trulli as it was centuries ago. Southwest of town is the Casa Rossa, a WWII internment camp. Continue reading »