History

Facial tattoos are a sacred tradition of Maori women

07-01-2022

Facial tattoos are a sacred tradition of Maori women

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

Mae West is a scandalous actress who became America's first sex symbol

07-01-2022

Mae West is a scandalous actress who became America's first ...

Once, as a joke, Mae West said that she should be given a license to invent sex, which she discovered for Americans. The name of ...

"Larechnaya" Moscow, which we have lost

06-01-2022

"Larechnaya" Moscow, which we have lost

Yes, stalls and tents - it was convenient. You get out of the subway, and you have a choice of hundreds of goods: socks, thread, ...

7 well-known brands that did not start with those goods that you know of

06-01-2022

7 well-known brands that did not start with those goods that ...

Time not only changes the appearance and habits of the people, but also force us to drastically change some things. To them ...

What do the famous handsome men who drove the girls of the 1990s crazy look like now

06-01-2022

What do the famous handsome men who drove the girls of the ...

Every girl knew all these actors and musicians in the 1990s, and every second was a fervent fan of one of them. But time goes by, ...

The plague of overweight: a LIFE story about weight loss American women Dorothy

06-01-2022

The plague of overweight: a LIFE story about weight loss ...

There was in the world, in the United States of the late 1940s, years nurse. And her name was Dorothy Bradley. Poor Dorothy weighed ...

What was London like before Banksy: street art of the 80s

06-01-2022

What was London like before Banksy: street art of the 80s

In the 80s, a craze for street art began in the British capital. More and more graffiti began to appear on the streets: from ...

Why pirates are depicted with parrots

06-01-2022

Why pirates are depicted with parrots

In our view, a classic pirate is a stern man with a wooden leg, an eye patch, armed to the teeth and with a parrot on his shoulder. ...

The Last Days of Feudal Japan

05-01-2022

The Last Days of Feudal Japan

These rare pictures tell about what life was like in Japan in 1908, before industrialization and the two world wars. And this life ...

Buddhist Monk's Self-Immolation: The Flame that changed the World

05-01-2022

Buddhist Monk's Self-Immolation: The Flame that changed the World

Thit Quang Duc is a Buddhist monk from Vietnam, who went down in history and became a symbol of the struggle for equality of ...

The birth of a legend: how did Mickey Mouse come up?

05-01-2022

The birth of a legend: how did Mickey Mouse come up?

What do you know about Mickey Mouse? In fact, this famous and beloved character has its own long and interesting history. Mickey ...

The first candid shooting of a young Kate moss, Angelina Jolie and other stars

04-01-2022

The first candid shooting of a young Kate moss, Angelina ...

Examined the archives in search of rare shots of our favorite celebrities. And not simple, and almost erotic! The age of many stars ...

The spirit of the ancestors: in a Papuan tribe smoked mummies of leaders to save them for posterity

04-01-2022

The spirit of the ancestors: in a Papuan tribe smoked mummies ...

Papua New Guinea continues to amaze the primitive culture of their own peoples. Italian photographer managed to capture the unusual ...

Women who ruled Paris from bed: a scandalous catalog with Parisian courtesans of the XIX century

04-01-2022

Women who ruled Paris from bed: a scandalous catalog with ...

In the 19th century, prostitution was legal in France. For the convenience of customers, each district of Paris published a booklet ...

What the business class of a Swiss airline looked like in the 60s

04-01-2022

What the business class of a Swiss airline looked like in the 60s

The Swiss airline Swissair recently published a photo from its archives of the 60s. Passengers in those days flew like kings: ...

The story of Baldwin IV — the leper king "without a face", which won even lying

03-01-2022

The story of Baldwin IV — the leper king "without a face", ...

Kings in all times is called sun and the subjects should have been familiar with his monarch in the face. But there is in history ...

He will never refuse. History of Zippo

03-01-2022

He will never refuse. History of Zippo

In 1933, the first mass-produced Zippo lighter was released. Over 88 years, more than half a million lighters have been sold, and ...

The Black Dragon of Nicholas II – the secret of the Romanovs' only tattoo

03-01-2022

The Black Dragon of Nicholas II – the secret of the ...

Tattooed monarchs were not uncommon in the West. Russia is a completely different matter. Our drawings on the skin have long been ...

Why the name Svetlana is not recognized by the Church

03-01-2022

Why the name Svetlana is not recognized by the Church

The formation of Russian names occurred centuries under the influence of many factors and cultures. Despite this, our imenoslov ...

The mind-blowing "Rotor– is a rotating attraction of the 50s for the most desperate

03-01-2022

The mind-blowing "Rotor– is a rotating attraction of the ...

Nowadays in amusement parks you can find attractions for every taste. Fortunately, today the organizers carefully monitor the ...

The phenomenon of the Russian hand-to-hand combat, or 70 wins front-line scout Konyaeva

02-01-2022

The phenomenon of the Russian hand-to-hand combat, or 70 wins ...

Even during the Napoleonic wars Russian hand to hand combat to induce the enemy of horror. But over time, the technique was ...

Pages of life of ordinary and poor Americans in New York of the XIX century

02-01-2022

Pages of life of ordinary and poor Americans in New York of ...

When you imagine New York, the so-called "Big Apple", bright neon signs pop up in your mind, streets filled with pedestrians, where ...

The contrasts of Afghanistan: the end of the 1920-ies and the present

02-01-2022

The contrasts of Afghanistan: the end of the 1920-ies and the ...

Manicured gardens, majestic historic buildings and picturesque mountain ranges — these pictures cover a piece of history of ...

Why Russian surnames have different endings?

02-01-2022

Why Russian surnames have different endings?

We all know that the real Russian names end in "-in" or "s". In a pinch, in "-EV" or "likewise." Why do these groups of names one ...

Blond Sirte: the vanished people of the shamans who lived in the Northern Arctic

01-01-2022

Blond Sirte: the vanished people of the shamans who lived in ...

Among the Russian who migrated to the North, there existed legends about the mysterious people of the white-eyed Chud, who was ...

Eunuchs of the Sultan's court: a brilliant career in exchange for male happiness

01-01-2022

Eunuchs of the Sultan's court: a brilliant career in exchange ...

In the Middle Ages in the countries of the East, a slave, demonstrating wisdom and loyalty to the ruler, could become one of the ...