British Museum

Where Our Human Ancestors Made an Impression

The most basic of human imprints—footprints—are found around the world’s coasts. Illustration by Mark Garrison<p>“It turns out under very specific …

Archaeology

Reexamined Dare Stone could solve mystery of Lost Colony of Roanoke

What REALLY happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke? An inscribed stone once considered a notorious forgery being reexamined by academics could …

Archaeology

penannular brooch

Object type<p>penannular brooch<p>Museum number<p>1856,0320.1<p>Description<p>Bronze penannular brooch with grooved hoop, terminals with red enamel, each with three …

Archaeology

London city guide including best things to see and do, top restaurants and cheap hotels

With its bustling streets, iconic landmarks, quirky foodie scene and breathtaking sights, it's no wonder that London draws in millions of visitors …

England

The turbulent life of the British School of Archaeology in Iraq

On a dark November day in 1929, the nascent British School of Archaeology in Iraq launched its appeal for funds. Central Hall in Westminster was packed to overflowing and the audience was treated to a lantern slide show of recent discoveries in Iraq, followed by a long list of speakers, including …

Science

A curse on all the selfie-takers who blocked my view of the Egyptian tombs at the British Museum

Human beings have been making artefacts and images for millennia —and the British Museum is one of the world’s great repositories of that history. …

Opinion (UK)

Royal Academy to host Bill Viola video art showcase

The Royal Academy of Arts is to stage its first significant video art show displaying works by one of the giants of the genre, Bill Viola.<p>It announced details of an exhibition that will bring together 12 video installations by Viola, once described as “a Rembrandt for the video age”, with an added …

Art

Botany, Herbals and Healing In Islamic Science and Medicine

<b>FSTC Research Team</b>*<p><b>Table of contents</b><p>4.1. Ibn Juljul<br>4.2. Ibn Samjun<br>4.3. Ibn Al-Wafid<br>4.4. Al-Ghafiqi<br>4.5. Al-Idrisi<br>4.6. Al-Qalanisi<br>4.7. Ibn Sirabiyun …

Museums

The Bible Museum: Devoted to the Book

The Bible Museum, opened in 2017, Washington DC, is a comprehensive history of the world's most famous book, from the beginning of Christianity to …

Art

Experience intellectual, social and cultural London: Europhysiology 2018

<b>By Dan Brayson,</b><p>Join us in London for Europhysiology 2018 to experience all sides of London’s metropolitan lifestyle- intellectual, social and …

England

Will The World Cup Boost Russian Growth?

Last night’s World Cup final may have worked out well for the French, but will it work out financially for the host nation? Russia may have secured the prestige of hosting, but costs were around $600 million ahead of budget, bringing the total cost to almost $12 billion. Can the country hope to …

World Economic Forum

African Americans and the Congo: An Interview with Ira Dworkin

In today’s post, Marius Kothor, a PhD student in the Department of History at Yale University, interviews <b>Ira Dworkin</b> on his new book, <i>Congo Love Song:</i> …

History

6 ways to experience India in London

One need not travel across the world to experience India’s exceptional treasures. London is bursting with some of the finest ancient sculptures, …

England

The Doctor Who Season 11 Trailer is Here and Yeah, We’re Excited

Fans of <i>Doctor Who</i> were treated to a sneak peek at the upcoming season today, when BBC One aired the first teaser trailer during half-time at the …

Doctor Who

Where to stay in London - district and hotel guide

This article may contain compensated links. See our full disclosure <b>here</b><p>London is such an exciting city to visit but let’s be frank, there are almost …

England

P·P·O·W opens exhibition of installations by David Wojnarowicz

<b>NEW YORK, NY</b><b>.-</b> P·P·O·W is presenting Soon All This Will Be Picturesque Ruins: The Installations of David Wojnarowicz. The exhibition opened in …

Los Angeles

Why September is the best time to visit marvellous Mykonos

Mykonos is now in party mode but September is the really hot ticket... Discovering a serene side to the glamorous Greek island<p><b>Visit the Greek island</b> …

European Travel

Ultimate 2 Days in London Itinerary

<b>So you’ve only got 2 days in London and you’re looking for the perfect London itinerary? Well, here it is!</b><p>First though, I will say that London has so …

England

The Other Art History: The Forgotten Women of Bauhaus

When Walter Gropius founded the Bauhaus School of Design in Weimar, Germany in 1919, he stipulated that the school would be open to “any person of …

Art

Man steals ancient 'Olduvai Handaxe’ replica from Delhi's National Museum, says he brought it home because he 'liked' it

Hack:<p>A team of Delhi police on Saturday arrested a man for allegedly stealing a replica of ‘the ancient ‘Olduvai Handaxe’ from the National …

Delhi Police

All Hail Amastris, the War Captive Who Rose to Power and Became a Queen

The Persian princess was captured in battle by Alexander the Great, but she didn't let that stop her from founding a city and coining her own money.<p>In ancient Greek literature, a woman captured in battle is a conquest on two levels. There’s obvious victory in the physical act of the capture itself, …

Ancient History

Glow-in-the-dark and vaporized: The ice cream revolution is upon us

<b>(CNN) —</b> One bite and the lines dance. Another causes them to spike and form a series of excitable peaks. The device attached to my temples is projecting my brain's activity on a wall with colored lasers. It seems eating ice cream elicits strong feelings in us all.<p>The beloved dessert is a dynamic …

Ice Cream

This London student is forcing the West to accept the uncomfortable truth behind Britain’s stolen art acquisitions

True lies<p>There’s a silent shake-up underway at London’s biggest museums, and 23-year-old art history graduate Alice Procter is leading it. In June …

National Portrait Gallery

The State of the Scoop: 13 Incredible New Developments In Ice Cream

It’s summer, it’s hot and Sunday is National Ice Cream Day. And... we don’t need to keep justifying this whole thing when we all clearly worship the …

Food

8 cringeworthy statues of famous people that look nothing like them

While getting a statue made of someone seems like one of the most honorable ways to immortalize them, that's not always the case: many statues of famous individuals turn out looking nothing like them.<p>These mishaps have occurred with restorations of classic art works as well as wax figures of …

James Dean

Hawkman Changes What We Thought We Knew About Time Travel in the DCU

<i>WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Hawkman #2 by Robert Venditti, Bryan Hitch, Andrew Currie, Daniel Henriques, Jeremiah Skipper</i> …

Time Travel

Murder in the Bathtub - Jean Paul Marat and Charlotte Corday

The Death of Marat<br>by Jacques-Louis David (1793)<p>On July 13, 1793, the ‘martyr of the revolution‘, <b>Jean Paul Marat</b> was assassinated by Charlotte Corday, …

Science

Interview With A Witch – Stuart Inman On Alex Sanders, Buddhism & 1734 Witchcraft

Interview With A Witch – Stuart Inman On Alex Sanders, Buddhism & 1734 Witchcraft<p>July 13, 2018 by Ian Chambers<p><b>Stuart Inman has been a respected and</b> …

Spirituality

Will India ever get its treasures back?

'Does a thousand-year-old sculpture worshipped in a thriving religion belong to a foreign museum or the temple from which it was extracted?' Congress …

India News

Native American Artifacts in What Was Ours | Blog | Independent Lens | PBS

<i>Editor’s note: Author Jordan Dresser is featured in the</i> Independent Lens <i>film</i> What Was Ours<i>. He is a journalist, holds a Master’s in Museum Studies,</i> …

Gustav Klimt