Historical

The restoration of Michelangelo’s Bandini Pietà at the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo has been completed, revealing the original marble and answering questions that have long been asked about this iconic masterpiece. The restoration began November 23, 2019, and was supposed to be completed by summer of 2020, but a certain virus had other ideas. Conservators were able to get back to work in September of last year, [...]

Tue, Sep 28, 2021
Source: The History Blog
The Sin King Katie Holyoak Tue, 09/28/2021 - 09:24 [...]
Tue, Sep 28, 2021
Source: History Today

A mosaic composed of natural stones has been unearthed at the ancient Bronze Age Hittite site of Usakli Hoyuk near Yozgat in central Turkey. It was first discovered in 2018 in the remains of temple to Teshub, the Hittite god of thunder and storms. The temple dates to around 1500 B.C., which makes this mosaic the oldest patterned mosaic known.

The site has been known since the early [...]

Mon, Sep 27, 2021
Source: The History Blog
Ultimate Sacrifice Katie Holyoak Mon, 09/27/2021 - 09:40 [...]
Mon, Sep 27, 2021
Source: History Today

In the collection of a small historical society in Syracuse, New York, is a unique and seldom-seen object: an 1864 eagle on a globe made entirely of hair contributed by leading politicians and their wives, most notably President Abraham Lincoln and First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln.

It was created for the Metropolitan Sanitary Fair, an exposition to benefit the United States Sanitary Commission, a [...]

Sun, Sep 26, 2021
Source: The History Blog

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