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An Ancient City Is Discovered Underwater. What They Found Will Change History Forever

The city of Heracleion was engulfed underwater 1500 years ago. This grand city had been mentioned by the Greek writer Herodotus, the 5th-century BC …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

London's enduring South Bank problem

What the South Bank really needs is fewer buildings and more open space, says Rupert Christiansen<p>Ever since the <b>Festival of Britain</b>, London’s South Bank has been envisioned as a string of cultural pearls. Today, stretching from the old County Hall down to Tower Bridge, it ranks as one of the …

‘Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose’, John Singer Sargent, 1885-6 | Tate

This painting is set in a garden in the Cotswolds village of Broadway, where John Singer Sargent stayed in the summer of 1885. The children lighting …

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The 10 most subversive women artists in history

From the 17th-century painter who repeatedly depicted a woman beheading a man to the last great surrealist, Louise Bourgeois, here are 10 artists who took on the patriarchy and won<p>Artemisia Gentileschi<p>When she was a teenager, this 17th-century baroque artist was raped by a painter. She responded by …

Talking 'bout a Revolution

I have been looking forward to 2014 because it’s an anniversary of sorts. A tenuous anniversary, agreed, but an anniversary nevertheless. This year …