History

Memoirs of a Geisha

14-08-2022

Memoirs of a Geisha

Geisha is an ancient and honorable profession in Japan. Geisha are not just girls for entertaining guests, they are traditions, ...

9 "bearded women" who made history

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9 "bearded women" who made history

Hirsutism is a condition in which women have excessive growth of terminal hair of the male type. There are several "bearded women" ...

Creepy Parisian clubs that were lit up before it became mainstream

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Creepy Parisian clubs that were lit up before it became ...

Surely you have at least once turned the wrong way in an unfamiliar city and found yourself in an area with ominous architecture. ...

Miracle in the Andes: How the dead saved the living

14-08-2022

Miracle in the Andes: How the dead saved the living

It was in October 1972. The Uruguayan youth rugby team flew to Chile with friends and relatives, a total of 45 people with the crew ...

How and why women's fist fights were held in Russia

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How and why women's fist fights were held in Russia

Everyone knows about the popularity of fist fights in Russia. They were arranged even before the adoption of Christianity, on the ...

Why the Church condemns "cross roof", known in Russia since ancient times

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Why the Church condemns "cross roof", known in Russia since ...

In the old cemeteries can still be found unusual to our eye crosses, covered with small roofs. Gradually they are less and less ...

Not only the kitchen, children and the church: the whole truth about the life of the townspeople of the Middle Ages

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Not only the kitchen, children and the church: the whole ...

Cinema and literature have formed for us a certain image of a medieval city-dark, dirty, filled with suspicious personalities and ...

Drowning in Nantes — a monstrous massacre organized by a fanatic

14-08-2022

Drowning in Nantes — a monstrous massacre organized by a ...

The French Revolution of 1789 put an end to the monarchy. And at the same time, she took the lives of tens of thousands of ...

22 retro photos - what the fitness of the early 20th century looked like

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22 retro photos - what the fitness of the early 20th century ...

Despite the fact that fitness, shaping and other figure improvement programs have become popular only in recent decades, the desire ...

Simple Muscovites of the 1950s through the eyes of an American

13-08-2022

Simple Muscovites of the 1950s through the eyes of an American

Thanks to the endless archives of LIFE magazine, we have a wonderful opportunity to go back in time and look into the eyes of our ...

Incredible fortitude and courage: how a Russian doctor operated on himself

13-08-2022

Incredible fortitude and courage: how a Russian doctor ...

Usually, when researchers go on long trips, a doctor is next to them to provide assistance if necessary. So, one of the ...

23 violent photos from the underworld of New York of the last century

13-08-2022

23 violent photos from the underworld of New York of the last ...

New York, like any other metropolis, is a concentration of crime, and there are still legends about the gangs of New York and the ...

Historical facts that will make you take a different look at the concept of time

13-08-2022

Historical facts that will make you take a different look at ...

When you start studying history at school, it seems that the construction of the pyramids and Cleopatra were a very long time ago ...

Attire of Japanese firefighters of the 17th and 19th centuries as a separate art form

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Attire of Japanese firefighters of the 17th and 19th ...

In the Edo era (1603-1868) in Japan, fires were not uncommon & # 8212; thin wooden floors in houses could easily catch fire. The ...

Sobrino de Botin: the oldest restaurant in Europe that Hemingway loved and where Goya worked part-time in his youth

13-08-2022

Sobrino de Botin: the oldest restaurant in Europe that ...

There are many restaurants in Europe with a century-old history, but the oldest among them is Sobrino de Botín, located in the ...

14 moments in the history of sports that changed the world

13-08-2022

14 moments in the history of sports that changed the world

There are great moments in the history of sports that have determined the course of not only sporting events, but also the history ...

15 rare photos of Fidel Castro as a child and youth

12-08-2022

15 rare photos of Fidel Castro as a child and youth

On August 13, 1926, Fidel Castro, a Cuban revolutionary and leader, was born. The long life of the legendary comandante was full of ...

"Hell on wheels": stunning photos of the New York subway of the 80s

12-08-2022

"Hell on wheels": stunning photos of the New York subway of ...

In 1979, 250 serious crimes per week were registered in the New York subway. There were six murders in the first two months of that ...

The dissolute youth of the West of the 1920s

12-08-2022

The dissolute youth of the West of the 1920s

The roaring 1920s in the West became a decade of parties, money and an extravagant lifestyle. This period represented the American ...

20 personal photos of celebrities who breathe the atmosphere of the past years

12-08-2022

20 personal photos of celebrities who breathe the atmosphere ...

Some photos are worth a thousand words. And the opportunity to capture what this amazing world offers us is simply priceless. We ...

Hunting for sewing machines, or Why antique dealers need Grandma's "Singer"

11-08-2022

Hunting for sewing machines, or Why antique dealers need ...

On August 12, 1851, the American tailor Singer patented an improved sewing machine. This ingenious invention changed the economy. ...

The Dignidad colony: how a pedophile Nazi organized a private concentration camp in Chile

11-08-2022

The Dignidad colony: how a pedophile Nazi organized a private ...

After the end of the Second World War, thousands of Nazis found salvation from justice in Latin America. Chile, with its government ...

9 Archaeological Finds That Made Us Say "Wow"

11-08-2022

9 Archaeological Finds That Made Us Say "Wow"

From time to time, researchers dig up treasure troves of interesting archaeological finds. While some of these ancient discoveries ...

Artist Adolf Hitler: unrecognized genius or mediocrity?

11-08-2022

Artist Adolf Hitler: unrecognized genius or mediocrity?

The future founder of the totalitarian dictatorship of the Third Reich did very poorly at school. Almost the only subject with ...

5 of the most crazy warriors of the middle Ages

11-08-2022

5 of the most crazy warriors of the middle Ages

You know, talking about some "generally repulsed"? And while "captured" quite often it turns out that, for what he undertakes — ...

No fruit and morphine at night: Wild tips for raising Victorian children

11-08-2022

No fruit and morphine at night: Wild tips for raising ...

Guess what is common between raising children in our time and in the Victorian era? You will never guess in your life, but we have ...