History

Reincarnation exists? Twins of celebrities from the past

24-11-2021

Reincarnation exists? Twins of celebrities from the past

The belief that people live on land, some lives seem quite reasonable when you look at these pictures. Recently at the University ...

Stars of the 80s: young, bright and unbridled

24-11-2021

Stars of the 80s: young, bright and unbridled

The 1980s were a truly revolutionary decade — in everything related to fashion, music, cinema, etc. Here are some candid (and ...

Black Maria: like a French fortune-teller predicted the death of Napoleon, but he didn't believe her

23-11-2021

Black Maria: like a French fortune-teller predicted the death ...

There are amazing people who do not like history and think that history — it's boring, unclear and uninteresting. But writer ...

Russian Amazons and German vampires: 7 world-famous criminal couples

23-11-2021

Russian Amazons and German vampires: 7 world-famous criminal ...

Most crimes are committed by men, but some women are not a step behind them. These bandits received sentences and went down in ...

The last secret of the Great Alexander: where did two thousand Macedonian ships go?

23-11-2021

The last secret of the Great Alexander: where did two ...

By the age of 30, Alexander, the son of King Philip of Macedon, had become the ruler of a vast empire from Greece to India. Even ...

12 rivers that changed the course of history

23-11-2021

12 rivers that changed the course of history

Of the tens of thousands of rivers crossing the Earth's surface, a select few have shaped the course of human history. From the ...

What were the school supplies in the Soviet Union

23-11-2021

What were the school supplies in the Soviet Union

Politsvet pencils, metal rulers and protractors, wooden pencil cases and the famous Kohinor pencils - let's remember together what ...

Moments of the past: how did a young lady of 100 years ago

22-11-2021

Moments of the past: how did a young lady of 100 years ago

Concepts of beauty change and behaviour undergo significant changes, and over time from the past no trace remains. Only written ...

Did everyone wake up on Monday?

22-11-2021

Did everyone wake up on Monday?

Knocker-up or Knocker-upper is a forgotten profession in England and Ireland, which consisted in waking people up to work. It ...

Vivid pictures of everyday life in Thailand in the 1970s

21-11-2021

Vivid pictures of everyday life in Thailand in the 1970s

Thailand has now become for many both a place for a beach holiday, and a country where you can taste delicious dishes, and a place ...

The Golden cage: how the life of Russian tsarinas

21-11-2021

The Golden cage: how the life of Russian tsarinas

In Imperial times women had no power over him. The sphere of influence of the peasant and the boyar wives was limited to raising ...

How venereal diseases were treated in the old days: lead weights, a whip and mercury ointments

21-11-2021

How venereal diseases were treated in the old days: lead ...

Despite the fact that sexually transmitted diseases have been known for more than one century, they were effectively treated ...

Braveheart: 7 women to whom we should be grateful for the victory of equality

21-11-2021

Braveheart: 7 women to whom we should be grateful for the ...

One of the main achievements of the XX century is the establishment of equality between people. Including gender equality. And, of ...

The Marquise de Maintenon-unofficial Queen of France, founder of the first girls ' school

21-11-2021

The Marquise de Maintenon-unofficial Queen of France, founder ...

Madame de Maintenon is known as one of the favorites of the" sun King " Louis XIV. Very few people know that this woman was also ...

What Sheremetyevo Airport looked like at the very beginning

21-11-2021

What Sheremetyevo Airport looked like at the very beginning

Sheremetyevo is an international airport of federal significance, the first in Russia in terms of passenger traffic and one of the ...

1942: how Americans collected scrap metal for the military industry

21-11-2021

1942: how Americans collected scrap metal for the military ...

When the United States entered World War II after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the world trade in raw materials was in a ...

Chekhov and Lika mizinova: an unusual story of unrequited love classics

20-11-2021

Chekhov and Lika mizinova: an unusual story of unrequited ...

The most famous play by Anton Chekhov, no doubt, became "the Seagull". Many people know the plot of the story, but few people know ...

City of Darkness: The Amazing Fate of Kowloon Fortress City

20-11-2021

City of Darkness: The Amazing Fate of Kowloon Fortress City

Hundreds of high-rise buildings huddled together, narrow passages between them that did not know sunlight, children who, for lack ...

5 deadly situations from which a person emerged victorious

20-11-2021

5 deadly situations from which a person emerged victorious

Survival in extreme situations requires a person's endurance and unshakable faith that there are no hopeless situations. We present ...

How the "City of the Dead" appeared in the Dargava Gorge, where the bravest do not go at dusk

20-11-2021

How the "City of the Dead" appeared in the Dargava Gorge, ...

There are many mysterious places covered with legends on the world map. There are also truly mystical ones among them, where a ...

The life of Siamese twins Daisy and Violet Hilton

20-11-2021

The life of Siamese twins Daisy and Violet Hilton

When they were born, their mother decided that this was the punishment of the Lord. Apparently, God wanted to punish her for having ...

The story of Leonarda Cianciulli, a serial killer who turned his victims into soap and cupcakes

19-11-2021

The story of Leonarda Cianciulli, a serial killer who turned ...

According to stereotypes, Italian moms and grandmothers, caring and loving, always make sure that their children are well fed and ...

What would Nefertiti, Beethoven and other historical figures look like today

19-11-2021

What would Nefertiti, Beethoven and other historical figures ...

The artist Becca Saladin tries not only to restore the true appearance of the great rulers of the past from paintings and ...

A Midsummer night's dream... in the closet. Why in the Middle ages Europeans were sleeping in cupboards and drawers

18-11-2021

A Midsummer night's dream... in the closet. Why in the Middle ...

Over the centuries, the concept of personal space was very abstract. Privacy for sleeping can afford very few. The poor lived in ...

"Churchill's Egg": why the British prime minister had to fly in a personal sarcophagus

18-11-2021

"Churchill's Egg": why the British prime minister had to fly ...

There are a lot of funny stories about Winston Churchill. Recall at least the story of how the most famous portrait of the British ...

What women used before their period pads appeared

18-11-2021

What women used before their period pads appeared

In ancient times, people believed that menstrual blood could drive dogs crazy. So, all talk about menstruation and how to deal with ...