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War is a woman's business: DNA analysis confirmed the existence of Viking women

19-06-2022

War is a woman's business: DNA analysis confirmed the ...

The legends of the Viking age about fearless female warriors who fought side by side with men have long aroused suspicions that at ...

"Retrophizra»: how physical education classes were held in 1895-1937

19-06-2022

"Retrophizra»: how physical education classes were held in ...

Many of us remember our Soviet physical education lessons — rope, horse, skiing... that's all. And how the world followed the ...

19 poignant and sobering photos of how merciless time is

19-06-2022

19 poignant and sobering photos of how merciless time is

Here you are only 5 years old. Kindergarten. It's already 15. First love. Until recently, you graduated from the institute, and ...

Prostitutes of Japan of the XIX century

18-06-2022

Prostitutes of Japan of the XIX century

In the Land of the Rising Sun, since ancient times, there have been many professional courtesans-geisha, and prostitutes-oiran, ...

The wolves of Wall Street have scented prey: Yale University receives interest on an ancient goat-skin bond

18-06-2022

The wolves of Wall Street have scented prey: Yale University ...

The Dutch bond of 1648, housed in the Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscripts Library at Yale University, differs from the tens of ...

The Past that will never come back: 15 photos of 20th-century New York

18-06-2022

The Past that will never come back: 15 photos of 20th-century ...

New York is one of the most interesting cities in the world. Art, architecture, interesting people and much more are intertwined ...

22 atmospheric images of the 90s that evoke nostalgia

18-06-2022

22 atmospheric images of the 90s that evoke nostalgia

Surprisingly, the difficult and even dangerous 90s most often cause nostalgia. Perhaps this is due to the fact that these were the ...

The main culprit of the death of the Titanic was not an iceberg

18-06-2022

The main culprit of the death of the Titanic was not an iceberg

More than a century has passed since a huge liner, making a flight from Southampton to New York, sank in the waters of the North ...

Marilyn Monroe without makeup and 33 more interesting and rare photos from the past

17-06-2022

Marilyn Monroe without makeup and 33 more interesting and ...

History keeps a lot of interesting pictures of people, events, places that somehow stood out and were remembered. In this ...

An archive of photographs of an unknown genius Masha Ivashintsova was discovered in St. Petersburg

17-06-2022

An archive of photographs of an unknown genius Masha ...

Masha Ivashintsova was a lost photographer of Leningrad. Throughout her life, from 1942 to 2000, she took pictures, but never ...

Face distorted in the throes of agony: images before and after the terrible volcanic eruption of the twentieth century

17-06-2022

Face distorted in the throes of agony: images before and ...

The eruption of the volcano Montagne Pelee in 1902 was the worst volcanic disaster of the twentieth century. In less than a minute, ...

The world's oldest serial killer: how a 90-year-old "Bataan witch" poisoned 150 men

17-06-2022

The world's oldest serial killer: how a 90-year-old "Bataan ...

The phrase "the oldest serial killer in history" evokes associations with the scruffy cannibal grandfather from Lovecraft's short ...

Why in Russia the meeting with the funeral was a good sign

17-06-2022

Why in Russia the meeting with the funeral was a good sign

Today, having met the funeral, few people feel positive emotions. Many even believe that this event can cause trouble and therefore ...

Why do the military salute by putting their hand to their head

17-06-2022

Why do the military salute by putting their hand to their head

The military jokingly say: "They don't put their hand to an empty head." They mean that military honor should be given only if ...

To hell with etiquette! Queens who knew how to rock to the fullest

17-06-2022

To hell with etiquette! Queens who knew how to rock to the ...

It is considered that kings and queens are prim, reserved and a little boring. But the women we want to talk about below prove the ...

Tips for pregnant women of the past: from just ridiculous to outright harmful

17-06-2022

Tips for pregnant women of the past: from just ridiculous to ...

The task of every decent pregnant woman is to ensure a healthy and happy 9 months of waiting. Even today's expectant mothers find ...

How did the custom of clinking glasses appear

17-06-2022

How did the custom of clinking glasses appear

A lot of interesting traditions are connected with the intake of alcohol in Russia. What are only the famous 10 stacks "on the ...

20 photos of celebrities of the twentieth century on motorcycles

16-06-2022

20 photos of celebrities of the twentieth century on motorcycles

Motorcycles have long been a kind of symbol of freedom and risky adventures, so it is not surprising that many famous creative ...

The most expensive artists in the world

16-06-2022

The most expensive artists in the world

Every year, the Artprice portal publishes a list of the most expensive artists in the world, whose works are sold at auctions for ...

Harem of the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire: 8 facts you didn't know for sure

16-06-2022

Harem of the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire: 8 facts you didn't ...

In our view, the sultan's harem is a paradise where the languid wives and concubines of the lord in beautiful gardens, among ...

Madagascar is ours: Peter I's secret expedition to Africa

16-06-2022

Madagascar is ours: Peter I's secret expedition to Africa

With the beginning of the era of Great geographical Discoveries, Spain and Portugal rushed to saw the world, establishing their ...

The tragic life and death of the Pygmy Ota Beng, a living exhibit from the zoo

16-06-2022

The tragic life and death of the Pygmy Ota Beng, a living ...

He was the last of his tribe, all of whose members were killed by Belgian soldiers. Despite the fact that slavery in the United ...

What was the first Victoria's Secret show like?

16-06-2022

What was the first Victoria's Secret show like?

As we have already written, Victoria’s Secret confirmed rumors that the famous show will be canceled for the first time in 25 ...

Who are you Mr. Bergmann: the mystery of one of the most mysterious deaths in history

16-06-2022

Who are you Mr. Bergmann: the mystery of one of the most ...

On the foggy morning of June 16, 2009, a resident of the Irish county of Sligo, Arthur Kinsell, came to the beach, near the village ...

The first woman in space: unknown facts about the flight of Valentina Tereshkova

15-06-2022

The first woman in space: unknown facts about the flight of ...

Exactly 58 years ago, Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman, went into space. We want to remember her remarkable space expedition. ...

The best works from the contest Historic Photographer of the Year 2019

15-06-2022

The best works from the contest Historic Photographer of the ...

The organizers of the Historic Photographer of the Year 2019 competition summed up the results. The jury considered the works of ...