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Tales from Auschwitz: survivor stories

Photograph: Reuters<p>Some of the 600 children who survived Auschwitz show their identification numbers.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/26/1422280529297/87c46f20-f20a-46e4-81ed-e0170d19ce79-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Reuters<p>Some of the 600 children who survived …

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Van Gogh and the decision that changed art history

In 1878 Van Gogh was a struggling would-be preacher. At his lowest ebb, he began to draw. Alastair Sooke looks back at this pivotal moment in history.<p>In the spring of 1878, Vincent van Gogh turned 25. As he looked back over his short life, the Dutchman found little to celebrate among the meagre …

Graves of 'vampires' discovered in Poland were cholera victims

Archaeologists have discovered the graves of cholera victims which were treated like vampires to stop them rising from the grave and infecting the locals<p>When archaeologists discovered graves in Poland where the dead had been buried with sickles across their throats and rocks under their chins, they …

The Mysterious Antikythera Mechanism Is More Ancient Than We Thought

As if the freakishly advanced Antikythera Mechanism wasn't astounding enough, a new analysis suggests the astronomical device is older than …

8 Things You Didn't Know About James Bond

Ian Fleming's first James Bond novel, <i>Casino Royale</i>, was published in 1953, and since then we've followed the exploits of the spy with the license to kill from country to country and woman to woman for more than five decades. You may only live twice, but Bond seems like he may just live forever. As …

'Night Will Fall' an eye-opener about documenting Nazi camps

The documentary "Night Will Fall," receiving an Oscar-qualifying run in advance of its HBO premiere in January, is a masterfully constructed, eye-opening and, at times, eyes-averting look at an obscure chapter of Holocaust history. It's also one of the most harrowing cinematic journeys on the topic …

12-Inch Nails Turned Into Stunning Sculptures

John Bisbee has spent nearly 30 years welding and forging 12-inch nails into amazing works of sculptural work. This might sound like a misplaced act …

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Watches Made From Machine Guns and Other Unexpected Materials

The best watches tell a story. These just happen to be stranger than most.<p>The best wristwatches tell a story, and the best stories have a dash of the unexpected. It's hard to beat a classic heirloom for timeless pizzazz and quality show-and-tell, but not every man inherits a WWI timepiece à la <i>Pulp</i> …

A Brief But Stunning Visual History Of Burlesque In The 1950s

Today, burlesque is nothing short of an art form. Performers both male and female combine the most explosive aspects of costumery, dance, comedy and theater in a type of live entertainment that, of course, places nudity on a pedestal. Dita Von Tesse and World Famous BOB have turned the …