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Colour images taken 100 years ago show Russia like you wouldn’t imagine it

100 years ago, photographer and chemist, Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) used a specialised camera to capture some truly remarkable …

Russian Empire

Inside the British Monarchy's £13 billion property empire

The British Monarchy holds a huge amount of historic property in the UK, which is managed by the Crown Estate.<p>The Crown Estate announced in June last year that it returned a record £328.8 million ($464 million) to the Treasury in 2016 as the value of the overall estate rose to an astonishing £13.1 …

Aberdeenshire

10 amazing movable bridges around the world

as cities and populations continue to grow, the use of <b>bridges</b> not only improves accessibility and infrastructure for all modes of transport, but it …

Architecture

The Wooden Home of Sophistication

This Berlin home, designed by architecture professionals, <i>MÖHRING</i>, is an example of beautiful, Scandinavian architecture and design.<p>Categorized by …

14 Gorgeous Castles You Must See In Europe

I’m a sucker for a good castle! It doesn’t matter where or where we go, I always try and find one of the picturesque castles that seem to be almost …

Castles

Hitler bust among Argentina's biggest haul of Nazi artefacts found in secret room

Macabre medical device discovered in a hidden room in a house in Buenos Aires according to security minister<p>In a hidden room in a house near Argentina’s capital, police believe they have found the biggest collection of Nazi artefacts in the country’s history, including a bust relief of Adolf …

The US Army is 242 years old — here are 22 photos of its storied history

From it start as state militias joined together to fight the fearsome British redcoats, the US Army has gone on to become the strongest fighting force in the world.<p>The US Army, the largest branch of the US armed forces, is charged with land-based operations, drawing on some of the best technology …

Military

Hitler's secret Nazi war machines of World War II

Earlier this month, the world reflected on the 72nd anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe — when Hitler's Nazi army finally surrendered on what is now known as "Victor in Europe Day."<p>Hitler's engineers secretly developed some of the most ambitious projects and rapidly produced …

Military

Visit a New Digital Archive of 2.2 Million Images from the First Hundred Years of Photography

Interested in photography? You’re in the right place. Over the years, we’ve compiled free classes on digital photography, hundreds of photography …

Henri Cartier-Bresson

This amazing date tree was grown from a seed preserved since the time of Jesus

Getting fruit from it might be a tad difficult, though<p>In 1963, archaeologists began a dig around King Herod the Great’s palace at the ancient …

Egypt 'uncovers burial chamber of pharaoh's daughter'

<b>The 3,700-year-old burial chamber of a pharaoh's daughter is believed to have been found near the remains of a recently discovered pyramid in Egypt.</b><p>The ministry of antiquities said the chamber at the Dahshur royal necropolis, south of Cairo, contained a wooden box engraved with hieroglyphs.<p>Inside …

Archaeology

Couple Gets Married On Mount Everest After Trekking For 3 Weeks, And Their Wedding Photos Are Epic

It’s been said that love can move mountains, but one California couple has proven that it can also climb them. Ashley Schmeider and James Sisson felt …

These vivid color photos from the 1890s used retouching to make the world more real

More than seven million photochrom postcards were printed<p>Of all the early color photographic processes to live and die, photochroms were perhaps the …

Astronomers Discover Earth’s Cold Twin Orbiting A Faint Star 13,000 Light-Years Away

Astronomers using the Korea Microlensing Telescope Network (KMTNet) and NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered an Earth-sized planet orbiting …

What Happened to the Cross Jesus Died On?

For 2,000 years, Christians have sought a piece of the cross Jesus died on—and some have been willing to use their teeth.<p>Last week, Christians around …

Can This Luxurious Nile Cruise Ship Revive Egypt’s Tourism Industry?

A new cruise ship is bringing luxury to the Nile—and travelers back to Egypt…<p><b>Amid the uncertainty in postrevolution Egypt, the elegant Philae has</b> …

Seoul tower set elevator record - CNN Style

Written by By Kate Springer, Jenni MarshJane Sit, CNN.<p>After six years of construction, the 555-meter-tall (1,820 ft) Lotte World Tower opened in April, setting three world records and redefining the Seoul skyline.<p>Not only is it the tallest tower in South Korea and fifth highest in the world -- …

Skyscrapers

Increase the value of your home with open plans and patios, says new report

A new study from Realtor examines what matters most<p>If you’ve ever wanted to renovate your kitchen, re-do the floors, or go full Joanna Gaines on your home, you’ve likely indulged in a little self-justification, claiming it would “improve the value” of the house. But getting a real return on …

Rare colour pictures of the Second World War released by the IWM

13 Pictures That Capture the Wonder and Thrill of Archaeology

Digging for archaeology photos in National Geographic’s archive<p>“It’s not what you find, it’s what you find out,” says David Hurst Thomas, a curator at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Which is to say that finding the artifact or remains of a building on an archaeological dig is …

Archaeology

Your European World Heritage Sites Pictures

Travel Photography

Amazing images of London show the city's evolution over nearly 2,000 years

London started as a small Roman settlement along the Thames River. But today, more than 8.6 million people call the place home.<p>Here are 18 maps, paintings, and old-time photographs that show the journey of the British capital.

England
AOL

Hidden Greece: 21 gems you'd never thought to visit (but really should)

European Travel

Eerie photographs of Cyprus's abandoned no man's land airport

Underwater Ancient Cities and Ruins

Mysterious and strange, these ancient cities and buildings survived during sometimes more than 1000 years, protected by water. Deeply hidden in the …

Brick Lane exposed: a 1980s view of east London – in pictures

Raju Vaidyanathan has lived in Brick Lane in London’s Tower Hamlets all his life. In 1983, he acquired an old second-hand camera and started taking photos, but without enough money to print them he left the negatives stored in boxes. He began developing them 18 months ago. ‘I thought there might be …

‘Ring of Fire’ Solar Eclipse Coming—How to See It

Find out how to safely watch a stunning annular eclipse that will appear this week in the skies over South America and Africa.<p>On February 26, lucky sky-watchers across South America and Africa will witness the sun turn into a dramatic ring of fire due to an event known as an annular eclipse.<p>A solar …

Solar Eclipse

During a 1994 blackout, L.A. residents called 911 when they saw the Milky Way for the first time

More like the City of <i>Too Much</i> Light…<p>In 1994, a 6.7-magnitude earthquake rumbled through Los Angeles at 4:30 a.m. The shaking woke residents, who …

Neil deGrasse Tyson