History

What were the witches in Russia and how they fought without the Inquisition

17-05-2022

What were the witches in Russia and how they fought without ...

The horrors of the Inquisition, which for several centuries operated in Europe and America, well known to all of us from a school ...

Do not take skinny wives and other rules of family life in Russia

17-05-2022

Do not take skinny wives and other rules of family life in Russia

Creating a family is a responsible activity. If today we live in a civilized world and adhere to certain rules of morality, then in ...

Sights of Athens

17-05-2022

Sights of Athens

If you are planning a trip to Athens, forget about popular attractions. Here are 10 places in the capital of Greece, from the ...

Types of Pre-revolutionary Russia

17-05-2022

Types of Pre-revolutionary Russia

Since the 60s of the nineteenth century, several photographers from Moscow and St. Petersburg have worked on creating a ...

20 first photos from the history of photography

17-05-2022

20 first photos from the history of photography

On May 17, 1961, a color photograph made using the method of the Scottish physicist James Maxwell was publicly shown for the first ...

Beijing 1947 in Color: At the Crossroads of Epochs

17-05-2022

Beijing 1947 in Color: At the Crossroads of Epochs

One of the greatest cities in the world was captured on color film by American photographer Dmitry Kessel in 1947. For a city with ...

Zelenka and plantain all diseases: all about home medicine in the USSR

17-05-2022

Zelenka and plantain all diseases: all about home medicine in ...

Modern children often get sick – colds, allergies, and so on. Although in our childhood everything was the same. When we noticed ...

How the Tower Bridge was built

16-05-2022

How the Tower Bridge was built

Tower Bridge is the most famous bridge in London and one of the symbols not only of the city, but, perhaps, of the whole of ...

10 types of the most effective cold weapons that you should stay away from

16-05-2022

10 types of the most effective cold weapons that you should ...

This type of cold weapon, like brass knuckles, is known to everyone. But humanity has also invented other neognestrelnoe weapons, ...

The scariest church in the world

16-05-2022

The scariest church in the world

Goosebumps and a sticky, hopeless feeling of dread. A dark building surrounded by a cemetery, creaking floors, cold. You go inside ...

18 inventions of the past that the world was simply not ready for

16-05-2022

18 inventions of the past that the world was simply not ready for

"If at first the idea does not seem absurd, it is hopeless," said Albert Einstein. However, it is worth recognizing that sometimes ...

Hirosimites – amazing artifacts created by a nuclear explosion

16-05-2022

Hirosimites – amazing artifacts created by a nuclear explosion

The nuclear bombing of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is a terrible tragedy of all mankind. The consequences of a ...

10 weird misconceptions about Ancient Rome

16-05-2022

10 weird misconceptions about Ancient Rome

People mistakenly believe that ancient Romans lived in idleness, indulging in gluttony, debauchery. Meanwhile, Roman society was ...

The evolution of a beer can: from simple to elementary

15-05-2022

The evolution of a beer can: from simple to elementary

January 24 is a significant day for beer connoisseurs. Exactly 85 years ago, the foam drink first appeared on sale in a metal jar. ...

Supermarket, spam, electric guitar, and 7 other things that came about thanks to the Great Depression

15-05-2022

Supermarket, spam, electric guitar, and 7 other things that ...

The global economic crisis, which began on October 24, 1929 with the stock market crash in the United States and lasted for a long ...

45 archival photos that you won't see in history textbooks

15-05-2022

45 archival photos that you won't see in history textbooks

To better understand the present, we often turn to the past, and photos help us a lot with this. After all, many events and ...

The black pearl of the Russian ballet that charmed Hitchcock and all of Hollywood

15-05-2022

The black pearl of the Russian ballet that charmed Hitchcock ...

The outstanding Soviet ballerina Tamara Tumanova was a man of peace. Even the place of her birth is interpreted differently in ...

Nicholas II and Alexandra: a 23-year-long honeymoon

15-05-2022

Nicholas II and Alexandra: a 23-year-long honeymoon

They met when they were teenagers. He had dreamed of marrying her for many years. They had an exemplary family and five children. ...

Vladimir Vysotsky's favorite women

15-05-2022

Vladimir Vysotsky's favorite women

Today, the outstanding artist Vladimir Vysotsky would have turned 82 years old. His exorbitant talent captivated millions of ...

What the Moscow Metro looked like in 1935

14-05-2022

What the Moscow Metro looked like in 1935

The first line of the Moscow Metro opened on May 15, 1935 and ran from Sokolniki station to Park Kultury station. Since then, 14 ...

The story of Vietnam's youngest photojournalist — 12-year-old Lo Man Hung

14-05-2022

The story of Vietnam's youngest photojournalist — ...

The frame below, where the boy takes pictures during military operations, is not staged at all. The picture was taken on February ...

5 outstanding personalities who became victims of the Inquisition

14-05-2022

5 outstanding personalities who became victims of the Inquisition

On May 15, 1252, Pope Innocent IV read out the bull "ad extirpanda", according to which the torture of those suspected of heresy ...

The elixir of immortality has been found: a bronze vessel with a mysterious liquid was found in an ancient Chinese grave

14-05-2022

The elixir of immortality has been found: a bronze vessel ...

Throughout history, mankind has been struggling to invent a substance that gives eternal life. It looks like the elixir of ...

Features of the primitive sex, or Who slept with whom in the stone age

14-05-2022

Features of the primitive sex, or Who slept with whom in the ...

In terms of history, monogamous marriage is a relatively new. In it, the necessity arose in connection with the development of ...

Why the legendary Explorer Thor Heyerdahl searched the home of the Vikings in the Rostov region

14-05-2022

Why the legendary Explorer Thor Heyerdahl searched the home ...

Norwegian Explorer Thor Heyerdahl became famous for his travels that debunked historical myths. Journey on the balsa Heyerdahl ...

Virginia Oldoini — Countess, mistress of the Emperor and the first model of the XIX century

14-05-2022

Virginia Oldoini — Countess, mistress of the Emperor and ...

Virginia Elisabeta Luisa Carlotta Antonietta Teresa Maria Oldoini was born into an aristocratic family in 1837 in Florence. Later ...