04 Jul 2018

The Story Behind The Star Spangled Banner

How the flag that flew proudly over Fort McHenry inspired an anthem and made its

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27 Jun 2018

How Consumerism Sold Democracy To Postwar Germany

After World War II, the United States was battling the Soviet Union for cultural influence.

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30 Apr 2018

How Climate Change And Disease Helped The Fall Of Rome

At some time or another, every historian of Rome has been asked to say where we are,

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25 Apr 2018

The Rise And Fall Of The Assyrian Empire

Before the sun never set on the British Empire; before Genghis Khan swept the steppe;

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05 Apr 2018

How The New Science Of Computational History Is Changing The Study Of The Past

Applying network theory to medieval records suggests that historical events are governed by “laws of

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04 Apr 2018

Migrants : When Europeans Once Flocked To North African Shores

“Praise be to God. To my master, may god preserve you. After our master scolded

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14 Mar 2018

How Underground Radar Uncovered a Lost WWII Cemetery

Cutting-edge archaeological tools are helping nations find the remains of missing service members and return

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13 Mar 2018

San Francisco’s Ships Sailing Underneath The Sea

Beneath the streets of San Francisco’s financial district lie the remains of dozens of sailing

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27 Feb 2018

The 14 Epic Must-See Libraries Of The World

A cab driver once told me that, at the age of eight, he walked 10

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20 Feb 2018

Eurasia, The supercontinent That Will Define Our Century

The end of the Cold War was supposed to inaugurate Europe’s age of reconciliations, when

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12 Feb 2018

Paying The Price For Unrequited Love In London’s Past

For centuries, suitors would carve names on coins before tossing them into the river. Mudlark

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25 Jan 2018

The Top 10 Kingmakers Who Shaped The Course Of History

The term “kingmaker” is used to describe a person of power and influence who plays

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29 Dec 2017

A Bizarre & Hilarious History Of The Whole World

You have been in development for literally billions of years. Thankfully, you don’t have to

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18 Sep 2017

Why Did Korea Split In Two?

After being part of the same nation for more than a millennium, and having shared

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25 Aug 2017

How Maps Became Deadly Innovations in WWI

Advances in weaponry and cartography had deadly repercussions in World War I, which the United

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13 Jul 2017

Why Cities Are Where They Are

Politics and history aside, the single best place on Earth to build a city may

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12 Jul 2017

An Ancient Hydraulic System, Envy Of Modern Ones?

The Shushtar Hydraulic System in the island city of Shushtar is a complex irrigation system

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01 Jul 2017

Is Hong Kong A Part Of China?

Is Hong Kong a part of China? With the Hong Kong elections coming up, and

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12 Jun 2017

Britain, A Biking Highway Pioneer, In The 1930, Needs Revival

In the 1930s, the U.K. built a massive network of state-of-the-art bike trails. Now the

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11 May 2017

Singapore Island’s Smallness Drives The Bigness Of Its Ambitions

Jurong Island, a man-made smear of sand, lies just off the southern coast of Singapore.

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09 May 2017

Where Your Product Failures Become Art For The Ages

Every successful product launch is usually preceded by a string of failures, but we only

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04 May 2017

The Flowering Of Macau City

An hour West of Hong Kong across the Zhu jang (Pearl River) Estuary lies a

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28 Apr 2017

The Coolest Way To Get Your Mail In A Digital World

Remember the last time you were diving underwater and you suddenly remembered an important letter

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28 Mar 2017

The 10 Maps Of Exquisite Beauty And Elegance

During much of history, maps were designed as much for beauty and display as for

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01 Feb 2017

Playing The Odds: The Evolution Of The World’s Oldest Game

Gambling is as old as human history itself, embedded in societal culture and is responsible

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24 Nov 2016

Will Nostradamus Keep Being Right For 2017?

We’re already looking into our crystal balls and checking Nostradamus’ books to see what he

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09 Nov 2016

Once Upon A Time, Information Was Literally Chained In Libraries

Before the printing press made books cheap and easily available, books in the Middle Ages

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31 Oct 2016

Kayakoy: A Greek Ghost Town in Turkey

Eight kilometers to the south of Fethiye city in southwestern Turkey lies the ruins of

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26 Oct 2016

Top 10 Things To Know About The Day Of The Dead

We’ve all heard about the Day of the Dead or seen the classic sugar skull

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26 Oct 2016

A View Of The Globe That Transcends From The Inside-Out

The Mapparium at Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston, Massachusetts, is a huge, 30 foot

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25 Oct 2016

Who Do We Have To Thank For Inventing The Internet?

The Internet — arguably one of the greatest breakthrough of the last century not just

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21 Oct 2016

Shelters That Saved Londoners In War, Still Serves Peacetime

When the Second World broke out in Europe, and London became the prime bombing target,

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17 Oct 2016

The New Temple Of Art That You Maybe Stepping Underneath

“There were very few people outside the water system who knew this massive space was

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19 Sep 2016

‘Do’ Paper-Making: Rebirth Of A Lost Art Form

In a small rural village 45 kilometers southwest of Hanoi, lies Suoi Co where the

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09 Aug 2016

Oil Rocks : The Land Of Fire In The Middle Of The Sea

Far out into the Caspian Sea, a hundred kilometers away from the Azerbaijani capital Baku,

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14 Jul 2016

Our Modern Grid Design For Cities, Not So Modern After All

The ruins of Timgad lies on the slopes of the Aures Massif, about 35 km

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30 Jun 2016

Is The UK Really European Or Not? A Short History.

  1948 “We cannot aim at anything less than the Union of Europe as a

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15 Jun 2016

Pikeville: Among Biggest Mountain Move, A New City Is Born

Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains, in Kentucky, along the Levisa Fork — a tributary of

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08 Jun 2016

A Most Stark & Beautiful Take On A Brutalist World

Peter Chadwick’s new book collates some striking examples of this enduringly popular architectural genre –

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31 May 2016

Discover A Tale Of Cities, We Missed & Unheard

To complement our 50-part series on the history of urbanisation, our readers shared fascinating stories

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24 May 2016

Granite: America’s Raw Ingredient For Rail, Industry, & Monuments

When architect Solomon Willard arrived in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1825, and discovered a granite ledge

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13 May 2016

Amazing Discovery Of A Well-Preserved 2,000-Year-Old Wooden Road

Long ago, a large part of north-western Europe, particularly Ireland and Great Britain, were covered

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11 May 2016

Amsterdam’s Key To Survival In The Past Among Its Heritage

The immense firepower of modern artillery witnessed during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71 caused great

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05 May 2016

Canberra’s Tug & Pull Between The Ideal & The Mediocre

Chicago pacifist Walter Griffin’s design for Australia’s new capital promised so much – even German

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28 Apr 2016

Learning About And From A City That Truly Stood The Test Of Time

In the Basilicata region, in Southern Italy, is an ancient city named Matera known for

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25 Apr 2016

Remember ANZAC And The World’s Courageous Fallen

The first Anzac Day didn’t include a dawn service or the wearing of poppies; those traditions

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20 Apr 2016

The Ancient Bridge That Claps In Somerset

In the lonely moors of Devon and in other upland areas of the United Kingdom,

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19 Apr 2016

In Copenhagen, An Art Gallery That Was Once A Cistern Of Hope & Life

Buried beneath Frederiksberg Hill in the heart of Søndermarken Park, in Copenhagen, is a massive

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18 Apr 2016

Modern Cities Began Like Blackhouses In Settlements Around Scotland

Hundreds of years ago the highlands of Scotland and Ireland were dotted with a type

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14 Apr 2016

Japan’s Largest & Sacred Cemetery With 200,000 Monks Buried

In a peaceful wooded area of Wakayama Prefecture, south of Kyoto and Osaka, lies the

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