Allegorya de la Fae

469 Added | 12 Magazines | 20 Likes | 2 Following | 12 Followers | @Allegorya | Medievalist with a specialty in textiles, guild organization, and the boundaries created in Medieval and Reformation society.

Magical Slavic Photography From Russia Is So Impressive That It Looks Unreal

Russia culture is just one off spring branch of greater Slavic culture that is shared by 360 million Slavs worldwide. Vibrant images filled with …

Embroidered Sculptures Highlight Our Bodies’ Beautiful Flaws

Sally Hewett embroiders butt pimples, boob spider veins, and filmy togues.<p>Embroidery is associated with all that’s pretty, dainty, non-confrontational—the perfect hobby for Victorian ladies who have to while away the hours until the perfect suitor comes along. But artist Sally Hewett takes this …

Art

Evidence of Viking Outpost Found in Canada

Sharpeners may be smoking guns in quest for New World's second Viking site.<p><i>Part of our weekly "In Focus" series—stepping back, looking closer.</i><p><b>For the past 50 years</b>—<b>since the discovery of a thousand-year-old Viking way station in Newfoundland</b>—<b>archaeologists and amateur historians have combed North</b> …

An Investigation into Viking Mathematics

Vegetarianism
Vegetarianism
Vegetarianism

Spices in the 18th Century English Kitchen

Proper seasoning can make all the difference between a bland chunk of meat and a course fit for royalty. We decided to dig through a collection of …

ENDING AND TIMING OF YULE IN PRE-CHRISTIAN NORWAY | Freyia Völundarhúsins

<b>ABOUT SKALDS, LESSER KNOWN YULE RITUALS IN OLD NORSE TIMES, OLD NORSE HEATHEN NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS, AND HOW YULE CHANGED WITH THE NEW ROYAL ORDERS IN</b> …

Is there such a thing as wilderness anymore?

Author Jason Mark looks for wilderness in the age of man and finds it in unexpected places.<p>Recently I sat down with a book that within a chapter or …

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Historic England Research Issue 2 | Historic England

This is the magazine version of Historic England Research. It reports on projects and activities involving applied research into the historic …

Study Skills
Archaeology
Archaeology
Archaeology

Classical Depravity: A Guide to the Perverted Past

<i>Detail of the Borghese Vase (via Louvre)</i><p>“Sexual intercourse began / In nineteen sixty-three,” wrote Philip Larkin wryly in his 1967 poem “Annus …

Now there's an Aga with a saga: Victorian kitchen that has remained untouched for 60 years discovered in stately home renovation

• The treasure trove of Victorian items included a 19th-century cook book<br>• Also found were pastry cutters and antique fire extinguishers<p>By<p>Shrouded in a …

Kirsty Mitchell’s ‘Wonderland’ Finished After 6.5 Years and 74 Photographs

Since 2009, Kirsty Mitchell has been dazzling the photography world with her epic (and deeply personal) photo project titled <i>Wonderland</i>. Now, 6.5 …

Projects / Escape

<b>ESCAPE</b><p><b>Danila Tkachenko</b><p>I was traveling in search for people who have decided to escape from social life and live all alone in the wild nature, far …

Project Management

Why Plastic is Better than Steel

Written by Luca Costigliolo<p>Making a corset was my first sewing experience. I was fourteen and it was 1991. I wanted one so badly! I was obsessed with …

Papua New Guinea
Johnny B. Goode

How to get an art education without going to art school

An education in the UK currently slides between £3,000 and £9,000 per year, and with many students struggling to find work after the golden gates of uni close you'd be forgiven for thinking 'what's the point?' Enter: the Internet, a glorious wormhole of philosophical memes, endless hours wasted …

Sex, Drugs, and Broomsticks: The Origins of the Iconic Witch

<i>Luis Ricardo Falero, “The Witches’ Sabbath” (1880), oil on canvas (via Wikimedia)<br>Witches were almost always portrayed naked until the 1900s.</i><p>In …

5,500-year-old sun disc found on Danish island

8/06/2015 07:30:00 PM<p>Relics that are evidence of beliefs and rituals performed by inhabitants of the Danish island of Bornholm before 5,500 years …

Historic Glass-Plate Photos From Romania Restored And Turned Into Colorful Art (Part 2)

Continuing with her Dancing with Costică series, Australian artist Jane Long uses photographs from Romanian photographer Costică Acsinte restores, …

Photography

The Curious Frau

Big History