How Dark Were the Dark Ages?
Not as dark as you've been told.
Charlemagne: One Of The Most Important Figures Of Early Medieval Europe
Charlemagne (known also as Charles the Great, as well as Charles I) was a King of the Franks, the first ruler of the Holy Roman Empire (though the term ‘Holy Roman Empire’ would only be
Mona Lisa: Italian scientists 'close' to discovering identity of Leonardo da Vinci model
Scientists are awaiting results from carbon tests on three female bodies exhumed from a convent in Florence, central Italy, back in 2011. Lead scientist Silvano Vinceti from Italy's National Committee...
9 Things You May Not Know About Michelangelo
On the 540th anniversary of his birth, learn nine surprising facts about the artist often called “the Divine One.”
What 'Cosmos' Got Wrong About Giordano Bruno, the Heretic Scientist
He was hailed as a bonafide science martyr in last night's Cosmos premiere. Not so fast, Tyson.
Classical antiquity
The term ancient Greece refers to the period of Greek history lasting from the Greek Dark Ages ca. 1100 BC and the Dorian invasion, to 146 BC and the Roman c...
Renaissance
Key figures and works of art from the Renaissance. The song is Lux Aerterna by Clint Mansell from the Requiem for a Dream soundtrack.
Middle Ages
At its height in the second century A.D., the Roman Empire was the beacon of learning, trade, power and prosperity in the western world. But success eventual...
Greco-Roman world
The Greco-Roman world, Greco-Roman culture, or the term Greco-Roman (/ˌɡrɛkoʊˈroʊmən/ or /ˌɡrɛkəˈroʊmən/; spelled Graeco-Roman in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth), when used as an adjective, a...
Greco-Roman world - Wikipedia
Mona Lisa: Italian scientists 'close' to discovering identity of Leonardo da Vinci model
Scientists are awaiting results from carbon tests on three female bodies exhumed from a convent in Florence, central Italy, back in 2011. Lead scientist Silvano Vinceti from Italy's National Committee...
1750–75 in Western fashion
Fashion in the years 1750–1775 in European countries and North America was characterised by greater abundance, elaboration and intricacy in clothing designs, loved by the Rococo artistic trends of the...
1750–75 in Western fashion - Wikipedia
Age of Enlightenment
The Age of Enlightenment (or simply the Enlightenment, or Age of Reason) is an era from the 1650s to the 1780s in which cultural and intellectual forces in Western Europe emphasized reason, analysis, ...
Age of Enlightenment - Wikipedia
Dyavolski most
The Dyavolski most (Bulgarian: Дяволски мост, "Devil's Bridge"; Turkish: Şeytan Köprüsü) is an arch bridge over the Arda River situated in a narrow gorge. It is located 10 km (6.2 mi) fro...
Dyavolski most - Wikipedia
Liane de Pougy
Liane de Pougy (2 July 1869 – 26 December 1950), was a Folies Bergère dancer renowned as one of Paris's most beautiful and notorious courtesans.
Anne Marie Chassaigne was born in La Flèche, Sarthe...
Liane de Pougy - Wikipedia
Medieval Hungary
The Kingdom of Hungary was a monarchy in Central Europe that existed from the Middle Ages into the twentieth century (1000–1918, 1920–1946). The Principality of Hungary emerged as a Christian ki...
Medieval Hungary - Wikipedia
La Goulue
Louise Weber (13 July 1866, Alsace-Lorraine – 30 January 1929) was a French can-can dancer who performed under the stage name of La Goulue ("the glutton"). She also was referred to as the Queen ...
La Goulue - Wikipedia