What do you do when you have a question? These days most people turn to the Google search bar. But back in the 20th century, knowledgeable people were the search bars and libraries full of books were the internet. If you had a question in 1966, you could call your local librarian and ask them to point you in the direction of the best resource.
West Point is known as a prestigious military academy, producing many of the nation's generals since its founding in 1802.
Over the last few years, we've heard about mind-boggling finds in thrift stores and estate sales.
This year, UNESCO has added 42 new sites to the UNESCO World Heritage list, bringing the total up to 1,199 landmarks across 168 countries. Selected for their historical or cultural significance, these sites will now benefit from the highest level of cultural protection, as well as access to financial assistance from UNESCO. 2023's selections include 33 cultural sites and nine natural sites. Thanks to five new inscribed sites, Africa has now passed a milestone.
Most students study at least one other language in school.
When photography was still in its infancy, an Italian recorded what some of Iran's most spectacular sights in rare daguerreotypes.
Throughout history, cultures across the globe have adopted creative ways to deal with death. In ancient China, they crafted funerary sculptures to fill complex mausoleums. During the Dutch Golden Age, artists touched on mortality in their memento mori still life paintings. And, in modern Mexico, people celebrate Día de los Muertos, a colorful holiday dedicated to the dearly departed. Though this festival has evolved over centuries, it remains one of Mexico's most historically and culturally important events.
Many of the dishes we enjoy today are the result of age-old recipes being passed down from generation to generation.
There Are Only Three Known Photographs Taken When the U.S. Supreme Court Was in Session and They’re All From the 1930s
As a rule, cameras are not allowed in the courtroom when the U.S. Supreme Court is in session.
According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, about 36.3% of active physicians in the U.S. are women. And while this number is far from ideal parity, it still means that we’ve come a long way—and all thanks to trailblazers who defied social roles and pursued a medical degree in the early days of modern medicine.
A set of stairs known as the Survivors’ Staircase are part of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in...
Exploring the unknown can be a risky business.