The legacy of racism is everywhere in American history, from marble mansions to ordinary streetcorners. We must reckon with it.
This painting commemorates the discovery, in 1639, of one of the world's great Iron Age art treasures, sadly now lost to history.
This beautiful picture depicts a bride show in the 17th century, whereby a Tsar chose his consort, but artistically it's clearly a product of the 19th century.
The feasts of Shakespeare, his plays and his era are not for the faint of heart, as the Recipe Reminiscing blog shows us.
England's greatest queen almost died on a mound of cushions piled on the floor because she wouldn't go to bed. This fascinating detail has resonated throughout history.
This month (April 2016) is the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death. In this interesting article on The View from Sari's World blog, Sari delves [...]
This beautiful library room was constructed in 1773, but the library itself has existed since 1647 and represents one of the great intellectual repositories of Colonial Mexico.
Ever notice how movies involving Henry VIII or Elizabeth I always seem to start with a shot of a gargoyle and end with somebody being beheaded?
This curious Dutch painting from the 17th century is intended to remind its viewers of the transience and delicacy of life.
A devastating earthquake in 1693 made permanent rubble out of this Sicilian town that had existed as a community since the Bronze Age.