History

1858: portraits of the last surviving veterans of the Napoleonic Wars

22-01-2022

1858: portraits of the last surviving veterans of the ...

The Battle of Waterloo in 1815 was the last defeat for Napoleon Bonaparte. But even after his death in 1821, the surviving soldiers ...

The life, crimes and death of Ilse Koch, nicknamed the Buchenwald Witch

22-01-2022

The life, crimes and death of Ilse Koch, nicknamed the ...

In the past, an inconspicuous librarian, this Frau was included in the list of the most violent women in the world. She was called ...

Mannequin named Cynthia doll, which was the envy of Marilyn Monroe

21-01-2022

Mannequin named Cynthia doll, which was the envy of Marilyn ...

In 1932, American sculptor and designer Lester GABA created a mannequin that looked very similar to a living woman, and named it ...

Photo of Auschwitz in color: so even worse

21-01-2022

Photo of Auschwitz in color: so even worse

The death of over a million people in the death camp Auschwitz (Auschwitz-Birkenau) — a terrible page in the history of the ...

Murderous passion: 6 of the most violent couples in the history of crime

21-01-2022

Murderous passion: 6 of the most violent couples in the ...

It's great when spouses have common hobbies, but when it's an obsession with murder, it gets creepy. In addition to the famous ...

Blast me! This is the only surviving pirate cemetery

20-01-2022

Blast me! This is the only surviving pirate cemetery

If you ever get the idea to take a look at whales coming to the surface, then there is no better place than the island of Nusi ...

The Kielce Massacre: who is responsible for the post-war Jewish pogrom

20-01-2022

The Kielce Massacre: who is responsible for the post-war ...

We are used to hearing about the mass extermination of Jews in Europe during the Second World War. The fact that the pogroms ...

Portraits of "problem girls— - inhabitants of Bedlam

20-01-2022

Portraits of "problem girls— - inhabitants of Bedlam

The creepy old pictures depict women who turned out to be patients of the infamous Bethlem Royal Hospital. This institution ...

3 Soviet gymnasts applauded by the whole world

20-01-2022

3 Soviet gymnasts applauded by the whole world

The Soviet Union had brought up several generations of famous athletes, many of whom were in the West these legends.

Sydney's criminal underground of the 1920s and 1940s - rare photos from the police archive

20-01-2022

Sydney's criminal underground of the 1920s and 1940s - rare ...

The "creative tandem" of a mother and daughter who sold cocaine and a gang of thieves who disguised themselves as women and stole ...

Dark history: how Edward Kennedy almost died at the hands of a satanist and a mafia

20-01-2022

Dark history: how Edward Kennedy almost died at the hands of ...

The Kennedy family is haunted by the evil fate of murders, diseases and early deaths. Senator Edward Kennedy almost suffered the ...

The smile of absolute evil

20-01-2022

The smile of absolute evil

It would seem that what could be scary in such a simple and sincere expression of emotion as a smile? However, when you see a smile ...

A human skull bonded with metal 2000 years ago amazed scientists

20-01-2022

A human skull bonded with metal 2000 years ago amazed scientists

The fact that ancient surgeons were able to perform quite complex operations has been known for a long time. But despite this, the ...

4 facts about the afterlife that are found in Russian folk tales

19-01-2022

4 facts about the afterlife that are found in Russian folk tales

Russian folk tales, where we grew up and which today we tell children, is not as simple as it might seem at first glance. Their ...

Tromelin Island – the most amazing survival story

19-01-2022

Tromelin Island – the most amazing survival story

We know many heroic stories of survival on uninhabited islands both in the southern latitudes and in the harsh north. But the story ...

Armpit plucker and other most humiliating professions of the past

18-01-2022

Armpit plucker and other most humiliating professions of the past

"All professions are necessary, all professions are important" - so the woman who was responsible for the maintenance of the ...

John Rockefeller and Laura Spelman: Billions, austerity and 50 years of family idyll

18-01-2022

John Rockefeller and Laura Spelman: Billions, austerity and ...

John Rockefeller went down in history as the first dollar billionaire. At the time of the 2000s, he was the richest man in history. ...

Evita Peron: from a kept woman with a dark past to the first lady of Argentina

18-01-2022

Evita Peron: from a kept woman with a dark past to the first ...

On May 7, 1919, Maria Eva Duarte Peron, or simply Evita, as the Argentines lovingly called her, was born. She became famous all ...

Margaret Hamilton is a modest conqueror of the Moon, about whom they used to keep silent

18-01-2022

Margaret Hamilton is a modest conqueror of the Moon, about ...

Everyone knows that success in any large-scale project is ensured by a lot of people who work tirelessly for a common goal. But ...

The scariest church in the world

18-01-2022

The scariest church in the world

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

13 facts that sound so incredible that they seem like a form of fraud

18-01-2022

13 facts that sound so incredible that they seem like a form ...

No matter how long a person lives in the world and no matter how much new knowledge he receives, there will always be something ...

"Hotel of death" Lavinia Fisher: the first female serial killer in USA

18-01-2022

"Hotel of death" Lavinia Fisher: the first female serial ...

Serial killers are male in history a few hundred and the army of the villains being added regularly. But among women «serial ...

The legend of Judith and Oloferne

18-01-2022

The legend of Judith and Oloferne

After defeating the median king Arphaxad, the Assyrian king Nebuchadnezzar, who ruled in Nineveh, sent his captain Holofernes to ...

The scientist confirmed that the legendary execution of the Vikings "bloody eagle" existed

18-01-2022

The scientist confirmed that the legendary execution of the ...

Stories about medieval executions and torture are very popular today. Some of them are quite real, others are questioned. One of ...

20 fascinating photos of Moscow at the beginning of the last century

17-01-2022

20 fascinating photos of Moscow at the beginning of the last ...

Often, when viewing images of the modern capital, the viewer has a lot of questions: in what form the architecture of the city is ...

10 Lev Tolstoy books you need to read

17-01-2022

10 Lev Tolstoy books you need to read

It is difficult to choose only ten books from the entire collected works of the author. But we tried.