When French colonial forces pulled out of Guinea following its declaration of independence in 1958, they notoriously even took the lightbulbs.
It seems like there’s always something new to discover in the thousands of pages of notes and drawings left behind by Leonardo da Vinci, whether it’s a sketch for an early refrigerator or an illustration of a viola organista fusing a piano with a stringed instrument.
In April of 1789, a few months before the storming of the Bastille, the paper factory of Jean-Baptiste Réveillon in Paris was taken over by labor protestors, who commandeered the machines to print paper in red, white, and blue.
Hypnosis straddles the line between science and entertainment, encompassing both the therapeutic practice of hypnotherapy and performative stage acts.
When German-born photographer Annemarie Heinrich opened her first studio in 1930, her adopted country of Argentina was experiencing a time of change from old cultural practices to industrialization.
It isn’t every day that one of the world’s biggest cultural institutions refuses to host a massive digital archive of great historical significance.
For only its second time on loan, the earliest known Bible is going on view this October at the British Museum.
Could a mystery that’s stumped historians for nearly two centuries be solved by internet commenters?
Beyond the borders of maps, where the limits of exploration fell to imagination, medieval artists and authors created monsters.
Despite the vast and growing resources available online, much of the world’s knowledge and history remains ephemeral and under threat of disappearance.
To celebrate the Magna Carta’s big year, put on your party hat and check out the four surviving copies of the original manuscript.
Last week, the British Library launched a £40m ($60m) crowdfunding initiative to preserve its archive of over six million sound recordings.