Historical

The Great Dictators

Frank Dikötter

What do the tyrants of the 20th century have in common? Terror, confusion and quasi-religious followings. [...]
Thu, Sep 19, 2019
Source: History Today

Three artifacts for years classified as lunate (crescent moon-shaped) pendants have now been identified as Roman makeup tools. The copper alloy objects were discovered in Wroxeter, Shropshire, in the 1910s and 1920s (these finds were not documented and no further details are known about the time and location of the discovery), in an excavation of the site of Viriconium Cornoviorum, modern-day Wroxeter.

At its peak, Viriconium was Britain's [...]

Wed, Sep 18, 2019
Source: The History Blog
Beyond Good and Evil

Tom Holland

As a frontline soldier in the First World War, the German artist Otto Dix fell under the spell of the writings of Friedrich Nietzsche and his assault on Christian morality. [...]
Wed, Sep 18, 2019
Source: History Today

A mechanical lion made by Leonardo da Vinci which once paid dazzling homage to the King of France has been recreated 500 years after the master's death. The wood, metal and rope lion is 6'7″ high and 9'10” long is now on display at the Italian Cultural Institute in Paris.

The lion automaton was commissioned in 1515 by Pope Leo X as a gift for the new King [...]

Tue, Sep 17, 2019
Source: The History Blog
Leaving Hong Kong

Mark Hampton

Hong Kong's current extradition law crisis is not the first that the territory has faced. [...]
Tue, Sep 17, 2019
Source: History Today

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