History

Tattoos on the face — a sacred tradition of Maori women

04-06-2022

Tattoos on the face — a sacred tradition of Maori women

Maori women are traditionally tattooed on the chin in their teens. This drawing, called "moko kauae", is considered a visual ...

11 actresses who embraced Cleopatra in life on the big screen

04-06-2022

11 actresses who embraced Cleopatra in life on the big screen

There are several historical figures who have managed to avoid textbooks and articles, as well as, in part, part of mass culture. ...

Sons of Death, servants of Kali: the secret sect of the Tug-stranglers

04-06-2022

Sons of Death, servants of Kali: the secret sect of the ...

The most notorious sophisticated killers were the Indian thugs, who were "the most bloodthirsty bandits in the history of mankind." ...

Old woman Shapoklyak: the tragedy of a real person, hidden behind a grotesque image

04-06-2022

Old woman Shapoklyak: the tragedy of a real person, hidden ...

Each of us from childhood is well familiar with the old woman Shapoklyak & #8212; a dirty old woman with a large rat Lariska on a ...

The King of scammers: how Victor Lustig was able to sell the Eiffel Tower. Twice

04-06-2022

The King of scammers: how Victor Lustig was able to sell the ...

Victor Lustig is considered one of the most skillful and famous scammers in the world. He was arrested about 50 times and released ...

What is the secret of Victorian photographs?

03-06-2022

What is the secret of Victorian photographs?

In the era of the reign of Queen Victoria in Great Britain, with the advent of such a miracle as photography, quite strange ...

Mata Hari and other sex front fighters who caused political scandals

03-06-2022

Mata Hari and other sex front fighters who caused political ...

It's not just men in suits who can be secret agents. And the girls we want to tell you about once again confirm this. What role did ...

Women's Armor: Fantasy and reality of breast tucks

03-06-2022

Women's Armor: Fantasy and reality of breast tucks

A warrior girl with such tuck-ups on (and for) her chest on a plate armor is a familiar picture, isn't it? Fantasy artists have ...

Salt, feathers, shells: the most unusual money in the history of mankind

03-06-2022

Salt, feathers, shells: the most unusual money in the history ...

There were times when any money was big, even the smallest. This is far from an allegory — history knows enough examples when ...

Soviet caricature of the family theme

03-06-2022

Soviet caricature of the family theme

Overage loafers sitting on the neck of their industrious old parents, old old men who marry young persons, bewilderment of the ...

"Fence art" of the ancients: archaeologists regularly find offensive inscriptions

03-06-2022

"Fence art" of the ancients: archaeologists regularly find ...

Many believe that offensive inscriptions on walls and fences are a sad sign of our era associated with the decline of morals. But ...

25 Soviet things you haven't heard about abroad

03-06-2022

25 Soviet things you haven't heard about abroad

The past of each country is unique and unites the people living in it. We remember the good Soviet times and what causes a pleasant ...

The Cossack Timofey Box: the story of the life and devotion of the tsar's bodyguard

02-06-2022

The Cossack Timofey Box: the story of the life and devotion ...

Loyalty to the tsar and the Fatherland for many soldiers of pre-revolutionary Russia was not an empty phrase. They remembered the ...

Size matters: oh, these women's hairstyles of the 60s

02-06-2022

Size matters: oh, these women's hairstyles of the 60s

Fashion is constantly changing, and this is especially noticeable in archival photographs that tell about how people looked in the ...

How we walked in Chicago nightclubs in the 70s

02-06-2022

How we walked in Chicago nightclubs in the 70s

Dangerous pimp guys and their hot chocolate girlfriends. They didn't let strangers near them, so these pictures taken in the ...

Infidelity, third floor and singing briefs: sexual entertainment of ancient Indians

02-06-2022

Infidelity, third floor and singing briefs: sexual ...

India — the country that gave us a unique guide to sexual practices. There is no doubt that these people know a lot about ...

9 Scientific Facts That Are Surprisingly True

02-06-2022

9 Scientific Facts That Are Surprisingly True

To this day, 65% of our Earth - excluding land - is still shrouded in mystery, and 86% of the world's species are unknown. But ...

Illustrations of the legendary magazine La Vie Parisienne with a touch of eroticism in the Art Nouveau style

02-06-2022

Illustrations of the legendary magazine La Vie Parisienne ...

The magazine La Vie Parisienne ("Parisian life") appeared in 1863 and became very popular in the first twenty years of the ...

Rock ' n ' roll on the other side of the lens

01-06-2022

Rock ' n ' roll on the other side of the lens

Photographers Patty Boyd, Henry Diltz, Joel Bernstein, and Graham Nash, who is also known for the band Crosby, Stills, Nash & ...

What the girls who posed for the most famous pin-up posters really looked like

01-06-2022

What the girls who posed for the most famous pin-up posters ...

We all know what a pin-up is, and often enjoy looking at the standards of female beauty of the mid-XX century. As behind any work ...

Bella Borodkin-execute, can not be pardoned

01-06-2022

Bella Borodkin-execute, can not be pardoned

Berta Naumovna Borodkina, who was called Iron Bella, during the Brezhnev stagnation, managed a catering service in Gelendzhik, ...

27 photos of Russian celebrities in the style of "then and now"

01-06-2022

27 photos of Russian celebrities in the style of "then and now"

All people change over time, whether they do or not. Someone grows up and with age a sense of style comes to them and changes occur ...

8 most beautiful squares in Moscow

01-06-2022

8 most beautiful squares in Moscow

Each square has its own architectural flair and a fascinating history dating back to the past. Choose your favourite.

Like today: 11 color photographs of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union

01-06-2022

Like today: 11 color photographs of the Russian Empire and ...

Initially these photographs were black-and-white, but the colorist Olga Shirnina restored the correct colors invisible to the ...

Funny fool Schlitz Sertis: how the fate of the most famous freak of the XX century turned out

01-06-2022

Funny fool Schlitz Sertis: how the fate of the most famous ...

The sight of this ugly, but at the same time sweet, kind, lively and friendly person causes not so much horror as sympathy and ...

The Epitome of Super-Stupidity: The Story of a New York Drug Lord named Mr. Untouchable

01-06-2022

The Epitome of Super-Stupidity: The Story of a New York Drug ...

In the 1970s, times in New York were turbulent, if not alarming. What was happening can be confidently called heroin wars: drug ...