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260,000 digitized images of Jewish art and artifacts now online

The Hebrew University's Center for Jewish Art has launched the world's largest index of Jewish Art, a collection of more than 260,000 digitized …


Explore Armenia's Medieval Monasteries in Interactive 360-Degree Panoramas

Navigate through secluded buildings that once housed some of the brightest scholars of the Middle Ages<p>Geghard Monastery, Goght<p>Haghartsin Monastery, …


A Digital Archive of Slave Voyages Details the Largest Forced Migration in History

An online database explores the nearly 36,000 slave voyages that occurred between 1514 and 1866<p>Working with complex data<p>Engagement with Voyages …


A Wayback Machine for Early 20th Century Tunes

The Internet Archive has a surprisingly deep collection of records made of insect secretions.<p>The Internet Archive’s name can be a little misleading. …

Vinyl Records

What a difference 400 years makes: the London skyline 1616 v 2016 – interactive

Inspired by Claes Jansz Visscher’s classic engraving of London half a century before the Great Fire, Robin Reynolds has updated the view to the present day<p>Visscher Redrawn is at London’s Guildhall art gallery until 20 November<p>Fifty years before the centre of London was destroyed by the Great Fire, …


Europe's Famed Bog Bodies Are Starting to Reveal Their Secrets

High-tech tools divulge new information about the mysterious and violent fates met by these corpses<p>Bog Borderlands<p>Comment on this Story


3-D Virtual Model Reconstructs Germany’s Heidelberg Castle

KARLSRUHE, GERMANY—<i>The International Business Times</i> reports that architectural historian Julian Hanschke of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology has …


Magnificent 3D Reconstruction of Pompeii Home Sheds Light on Life in the Ancient City Before its Destruction

Pompeii was an ancient Roman city near modern-day Naples in Italy, which was wiped out and buried under 6 meters of ash and pumice following the …

Publisher Set to Release Exact Replicas of the World's Most Mysterious Manuscript

There will be 898 copies made of the coded Voynich Manuscript, which has stumped scholars for over a century<p>Comment on this Story

British Philosophy

Trans-ing History on the Web: The Digital Transgender Archive

When College of the Holy Cross professor K.J. Rawson first imagined what would become the Digital Transgender Archive (DTA), he had in mind something …


Album of Seaweed Pictures (1848)

Fine specimen of a 19th-century seaweed album, in which marine algae is rendered into designs, bouquets, and even sometimes intricate little scenes.

Brooklyn Museum