Mysterious Disappearing of The Amber Room | Artwork Plundered By The Nazi

The Amber Room or Yantarnaya Komnata is a world-famous chamber decorated in amber panels backed with gold leaf and mirrors, located in the Catherine Palace of Tsarskoye Selo near Saint Petersburg. Construction of the Amber Room began in 1701 and...

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The Amber Room or Yantarnaya Komnata is a world-famous chamber decorated in amber panels backed with gold leaf and mirrors, located in the Catherine Palace of Tsarskoye Selo near Saint Petersburg. Construction of the Amber Room began in 1701 and the room was installed at Charlottenburg Palace, home of Friedrich I, the first King of Prussia.  As the name implies, the Amber Room was sculpted out of amber, which is...

NYPL Shares 180K High-Res Public Domain Images Online | Historic Photographs, Maps, Letters & More

The New York Public Library just released high-resolution scans of 180,000 public domain images including photographs, etchings, watercolors, sheet music, maps, stereoscopic views, and other images dating...

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The New York Public Library just released high-resolution scans of 180,000 public domain images including photographs, etchings, watercolors, sheet music, maps, stereoscopic views, and other images dating back as far as the 11th century. Their press release states: “Did you know that more than 180,000 of the items in our Digital Collections are in the public domain?...

Architectural Details of Mosque’s Ceilings In Iran

Instagram photographer Mehrdad Rasoulifard (@m1rasoulifard) is taking viewers on a visual journey through the history of Iranian architecture and design by capturing the intricately tiled ceilings of...

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Instagram photographer Mehrdad Rasoulifard (@m1rasoulifard) is taking viewers on a visual journey through the history of Iranian architecture and design by capturing the intricately tiled ceilings of centuries old mosques. The ceilings are not only covered in rich patterns, but architecturally structured to appear like complex tessellations or honeycombs. As home to one of the world’s oldest civilizations,...

Ancient Skeleton Mosaic Uncovered in Turkey Reads “Be Cheerful and Live Your Life”

Archaeology is a pretty amazing field. Sure, you have to sift through sand and dirt and dust all day, but when you find something amazing,...

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Archaeology is a pretty amazing field. Sure, you have to sift through sand and dirt and dust all day, but when you find something amazing, it’s really amazing. Archaeologists in Turkey in 2012, unearthed an exceptionally preserved mosaic inside the remains of a building from the 3rd century. Described as a “reckless skeleton” for his YOLO-inciting philosophies, It’s believed to be...

335 Year Old Painting Restored at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 10 months

Everhard Jabach and His Family was painted by Charles Le Brun and finished in 1660. The portrait was covered in a badly tinted varnish, had multiple superficial scratches...

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Everhard Jabach and His Family was painted by Charles Le Brun and finished in 1660. The portrait was covered in a badly tinted varnish, had multiple superficial scratches and structural damage had split the painting nearly in half.  it took a period of over ten months to retouching, structural work, re-varnishing, and numerous other conservation techniques to bring this giant...

A Big Chunk Of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Notebooks Have Been Digitized And Shared Online To Be Viewed By Public

Thanks to the British Library, we can go inside the mind of a genius and peruse Leonardo Da Vinci’s notebooks. The British Library has digitized 570 loose...

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Thanks to the British Library, we can go inside the mind of a genius and peruse Leonardo Da Vinci’s notebooks. The British Library has digitized 570 loose pages of notes drawn and written by famous artist Leonard da Vinci to compile a notebook which is called, The Codex Arundel. You can view the document online for free, although it’s written in...

18 Colorized Photos from the 1920s Discovery of King Tut

Nearly a century ago (1922) that archaeologist Howard Carter captured the world’s imagination with the astounding discovery of the undisturbed tomb of Tutankhamun. Harry Burton, an...

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Nearly a century ago (1922) that archaeologist Howard Carter captured the world’s imagination with the astounding discovery of the undisturbed tomb of Tutankhamun. Harry Burton, an English Egyptologist and archaeological photographer, documented the remarkable excavation on behalf of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, taking over 1400 photos of the once-in-a-lifetime event. British specialist studio Dynamichrome colorized a selection...

Famous Artists Last Works/Paintings Part 1

Final works of famous artists are always something of a curiosity.  What was that artist’s last artistic hurrah? What were their near-death obsessions? We are going...

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Final works of famous artists are always something of a curiosity.  What was that artist’s last artistic hurrah? What were their near-death obsessions? We are going to share some of  the masterpieces from some of the world’s most well-known artists. Via [FlavorWire] Claude Monet: Water Lilies Murals (1926)  Pablo Picasso’s Last Self-Portrait (1972) Vincent Van Gogh:...

Tech Shows 2,000-Year-Old Mummy of a Little Girl in Amazing Detail

Some 2,000 years ago, the body of a girl who was around 5 years old was mummified and laid to rest somewhere in Egypt. Many...

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Some 2,000 years ago, the body of a girl who was around 5 years old was mummified and laid to rest somewhere in Egypt. Many of her internal organs were removed, and she was wrapped in fine linen with round earrings, a necklace and an amulet. Now, a new technique that merges colorful 3D scans...

Vincent, Is It You? Van Gogh Possibly Identified in Newly Discovered Group Photo of Famous Artists from 1887

Some experts believe this recently discovered 1887 tintype showing six men drinking around a table may include a rare sighting of painter Vincent van Gogh. Vincent...

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Some experts believe this recently discovered 1887 tintype showing six men drinking around a table may include a rare sighting of painter Vincent van Gogh. Vincent was known to abhor photography and supposedly never sat for a photo as an adult. There are only 2 photos of him are in existence, when he was 13 and...

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