Cosmas Zacharatos

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Steampunk Star Wars Illustrations by Björn Hurri

Concept artist and illustrator Björn Hurri has been releasing a series of steampunk illustrations as a tribute to Star Wars. Björn is currently …

Steampunk

Photographer Abbas Chronicles 'What People Do In The Name Of God'

Photographs from the exhibit, 'Children of Abraham,' by Abbas<p>Iranian-born photographer Abbas knew from a very early age that he would spend his life taking pictures. Growing up in Algeria during that country's war for independence more than a half-century ago, he remember being struck by the …

University of Pennsylvania

There Were American Nazi Summer Camps Across the US in the 1930s

During the latter half of the 1930s, a surprising number of Nazi-themed summer camps sprouted across the United States. Organized locally and without …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Watch: a 5-minute history of Syria's war and the rise of ISIS - Vox

ISIS, you will note, did not become a major player in the Syrian war until after some time — and after the country had been torn apart by a conflict that initially had nothing to do with the group. The fight at the center of the war, between Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad and the opposition, is thus …

The Kissinger Diaries: What He Really Thought About Vietnam

It has long been assumed that Henry Kissinger “supported” the Vietnam War throughout the 1960s—and that this was one of the reasons Richard Nixon offered him the job of national security adviser. This view is incorrect. As his private papers and diaries make clear, Kissinger realized by 1966 at the …

Lost 'Epic of Gilgamesh' verse depicts cacophonous abode of gods

A serendipitous deal between a history museum and a smuggler has provided new insight into one of the most famous stories ever told: "The Epic of Gilgamesh."<p>The new finding, a clay tablet, reveals a previously unknown "chapter" of the epic poem from ancient Mesopotamia. This new section brings both …

Market history is calling, and it's saying stock performance will be crappy for another ~10 years

If history is a guide, it's likely to stay weak for at least another 10 years.<p>Why?<p>Because stocks are still fantastically expensive relative to most of recorded history.<p>And in the past, when stocks have been this expensive — or close to this expensive — performance over the next decade has been …

How 'The Martian' Became A Science Love Story

If you watch the film <i>The Martian,</i> you'll see Hollywood explosions and special effects galore, but you'll also see some serious science.<p>Actor Matt Damon, who plays stranded astronaut Mark Watney, must calculate his way through food shortages, Martian road trips and other misadventures as he fights …

Religion in ancient Rome: what did they believe?

From Jupiter to Venus, Romans worshipped and made sacrifices to a multitude of gods and goddesses, believing that these deities could influence their …

Ancient History

Artifacts Recovered From Over 2,000-Year-Old Shipwreck Reveal ‘How the 1 Percent Lived in the Time of Caesar’

Marine archaeologists continued work on a shipwreck off the coast of a Greek island that has previously been called the “Titanic of the ancient world,” excavating more than 50 artifacts in a recent mission.<p>Archaeologists with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and others on the international …

How to Plan a Crusade by Christopher Tyerman review – the role of reason in medieval religious wars

This book opens disarmingly with a novice historian stumbling through a lecture, “wondering why he had ever begun”. He is saved by his students, who storm the hall and, with cries of “<i>Deus lo volt</i>”, demand to be taken to Jerusalem, AKA the pub next door. Thirty-six years later, Christopher Tyerman, …

Holy Sepulchre

Oliver Stone: Forget ISIS, America Is The Real Threat To The World

<b>Many people thought Oliver Stone’s days of rankling the establishment were over. Many people were wrong.</b> His 2012 book and TV series, <i>The Untold</i> …

Volkswagen: a history of boardroom clashes and controversy

Volkswagen could easily have ended up a British company. After the second world war, the British army, led by Maj Ivan Hirst, decided to try to salvage the carmaker’s factory in Wolfsburg rather than destroy it. They instructed VW to construct 20,000 cars to help the army travel around the British …

Automotive Industry

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

A Dishy, Bloody History of Sicily

In Sicily: An Island at the Crossroads of History, John Julius Norwich tells the juicy tale of the most conquered island in the world, from detailing …

Diary of Soviet ambassador to London rewrites history of World War II

Stalin’s terror and purges of the 1930s discouraged any Soviet official from putting a pen to paper, let alone keep a personal diary. The sole …

Black Earth: The Holocaust As History and Warning review – evil explained in detail

Doing justice to the phenomenon of mass evil poses a host of ticklish problems. You can get lost in a catalogue of numbers, losing the sense of individual lives being randomly terminated. Or, as has happened to novelists and film-makers, you can appear besotted by radical evil, ending by …

World History

Pentagon enlisting outsiders to help search for US WWII MIAs

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Justin Taylan has been to the remote Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea dozens of times over the past two decades, spending countless hours slogging through crocodile-infested swamps in his quest to document as many World War II airplane wreck sites as possible.<p>Since …

How Hitler tried to terrorize the seas with U-boats during World War II

By the end of the war, Hitler's Kriegsmarine, the navy of Nazi Germany, had built 1,162 U-boats, which is short for the German word "Unterseeboot," or undersea boat.<p>In the fall 2015 issue of Weapons of WWII magazine, Marc DeSantis explains how the U-boats were used during World War II.

Photograph: Anonymous/AP<p>President Nasser of Egypt (left), shakes hands with Ashraf Marwan (right), during Marwan’s wedding to Nasser’s daughter, Mona (centre), on 7 July 1966.<p>84<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/b947e8b46f206677d9d9435f9eeb33bb6284921a/0_171_3000_1797/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Murdo Macleod for …

Tony Blair

The History Of The Bra: Watch The Amazing Evolution Of Lingerie

Ever wondered what bras looked like 500 years ago? This amazing new video from Glamour is about to give you a lingerie history lesson.<p>The vid …

UCLA archive flashes gems to mark 50 years of film and TV preservation

<i>"UCLA Film & Television Archive advocates the robust circulation of all moving images in all formats by collecting, preserving, curating and making accessible media for research, education and entertainment."</i><p><i>— From the UCLA archive's mission statement</i><p>Since its inception in 1965, the UCLA …

Figurines in Dachau - Edmund de Waal on the Nazis’ love of porcelain

In June this year I found myself sitting in the office of a small apartment in a suburban street of a dormitory town close to Munich. The owner was a large man and he could barely squeeze behind his desk. It was a very orderly space – family photographs arrayed carefully, a bookcase of tabulated …

Framing