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I came across this photograph of an Ascetic on an Emaciated Nag in a book in the British Library.The artistic elements of the painting - well leave that aside for the moment, but this was so brilliantly executed that all I could do was to stare at it...

Image: Chronos Media GmbH/ullstein bild via Getty ImagesAt midnight on Aug. 13, 1961, East Germany sealed the borders around West Berlin.Germany had been divided into four occupation zones in the aftermath of World War II, each administered by an all...

There’s a lot of women responsible for the steps we’ve taken towards women’s equality, but Women’s Equality Day was first proposed as a bill by New York Democrat Bella Abzug. Unlike National Hot Dog Day or National Sunscreen Day, it actually...

Prince William of Gloucester (1941–1972) was the son of Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester (d1974) and the grandson of King George V and Queen Mary. His mother was Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, daughter of 7th Duke Buccleuch. At his baptism...

Careful with that baby T-Rex. Getting ready for the festival. Photo by Tony Bartholomew.The Yorkshire Fossil Festival is returning to Scarborough for a third year, bringing fun, fascinating forums and forensic foraging to all things palaeon...

Guest: Andy Bruno is an Assistant Professor of History at Northern Illinois University where he specializes in the environmental history of modern Russia. He is the author of The Nature of Soviet Power: An Arctic Environmental History. Opening Commen...

April 28, 1936An autogyro takes off in front of the United States Capitol.Image: Library of CongressIn 1919, Spanish aviation engineer Juan de la Cierva witnessed one of his airplanes crash after stalling out due to low speed. The pilot was uninjured...