History Photos & Ideas
A fascination with our bodies’ bones goes back much further than modern Halloween merch—all the way to the Middle Ages
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A fascination with our bodies’ bones goes back much further than modern Halloween merch—all the way to the Middle Ages
November 18, 2019
Four detailed accounts of crucifixion have survived from antiquity. Remarkably, they all describe the same execution
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Four detailed accounts of crucifixion have survived from antiquity. Remarkably, they all describe the same execution
November 18, 2019
The Nazis prohibited most German Jews from taking assets out of the country, which meant they would be potential public charges unless they had close relatives in the U.S. with ample resources
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The Nazis prohibited most German Jews from taking assets out of the country, which meant they would be potential public charges unless they had close relatives in the U.S. with ample resources
November 18, 2019
‘Etiquette,’ published during the roaring 1920s, spoke to both the old money and the new
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‘Etiquette,’ published during the roaring 1920s, spoke to both the old money and the new
November 18, 2019
Only in recent years has the Israel State Archives made the transcripts of some of these trials publicly available
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Only in recent years has the Israel State Archives made the transcripts of some of these trials publicly available
November 18, 2019
His difficulty finding a buffalo drove home the fact that the West was changing
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His difficulty finding a buffalo drove home the fact that the West was changing
November 18, 2019
Tubman was unflinching in her commitment to liberation and would use the power of her pistol if necessary
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Tubman was unflinching in her commitment to liberation and would use the power of her pistol if necessary
November 18, 2019
Defining the Aztecs based purely on their conquerors’ judgments leads to an incomplete picture at best. Now they can speak for themselves
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Defining the Aztecs based purely on their conquerors’ judgments leads to an incomplete picture at best. Now they can speak for themselves
November 18, 2019
The history of Halloween and Christianity goes back to the Middle Ages
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The history of Halloween and Christianity goes back to the Middle Ages
November 18, 2019
The fall seemed to mark the victory of capitalism over communism. In the succeeding decades, however, it has turned out that both sides lost
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The fall seemed to mark the victory of capitalism over communism. In the succeeding decades, however, it has turned out that both sides lost
November 18, 2019