Category: HISTORY

Jul 10, 2017

Picture of the Day: Religious Nature

Picture of the Day: Religious Nature

A sandstone Buddha statue nestled in the tree roots beside the minor chapels of Wat Maha That, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province, Thailand

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Jun 14, 2017

Chunk from Famous Dutch Graffiti Wall Reveals 30 Years of Art

Chunk from Famous Dutch Graffiti Wall Reveals 30 Years of Art

Paul De Graaf shows the layers of paint that have formed on a famous Dutch graffiti wall over the last 30 years

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Jun 14, 2017

A Roman Empire Subway Map of their 250,000 Mile Road Network

A Roman Empire Subway Map of their 250,000 Mile Road Network

Geography and data nerd Sasha Trubetskoy created a subway map of the major Roman roads, based on the Empire of ca 125 AD

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Jun 13, 2017

The First House Gaudi Ever Designed Just Opened to the Public After 130 Years

The First House Gaudi Ever Designed Just Opened to the Public After 130 Years

Casa Vicens, the first house designed by Antoni Gaudí, can be visited for the first time after remaining a private residence for 132 years

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Apr 20, 2017

21-Year-Old Artist Brings History to Life Through Color (18 photos)

21-Year-Old Artist Brings History to Life Through Color (18 photos)

Brazilian artist Marina Amaral believes that color has the power to bring life back to important moments in history

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Apr 11, 2017

Google Earth Timelapse Lets You Explore the Globe and Watch It Change Over a 32 Year Span

Google Earth Timelapse Lets You Explore the Globe and Watch It Change Over a 32 Year Span

Google Timelapse is a global, zoomable video that lets you see how the Earth has changed over the past 32 years

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Feb 27, 2017

In 1885 Wilson Bentley Took the First Ever Photographs of Snowflakes (23 Photos)

In 1885 Wilson Bentley Took the First Ever Photographs of Snowflakes (23 Photos)

He believed no two snowflakes were the same

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Feb 23, 2017

Picture of the Day: A Mug Shot of the Inventor of the Mug Shot (1912)

Picture of the Day: A Mug Shot of the Inventor of the Mug Shot (1912)

Alphonse Bertillon (24 April 1853 – 13 February 1914) was a French police officer, biometrics researcher, and inventor of the mug shot

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Feb 7, 2017

This Reading Room at the University of Oxford is One of the Oldest in Europe

This Reading Room at the University of Oxford is One of the Oldest in Europe

The Duke Humfrey’s Library contains rare titles such as a Shakespeare First Folio and 1 of 42 Gutenberg Bibles

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Feb 6, 2017

Picture of the Day: Early HDR Photo From 1856

Picture of the Day: Early HDR Photo From 1856

Early high-dynamic-range imaging sample created by exposing two monochromatic negative images (one for the sky, the other for the sea). The photo was taken by Gustave Le Gray (1820-1884), who has been called “the most important French photographer of the nineteenth century” because of his technical innovations

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