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What early Christian communities tell us about giving financial aid at a time of crises

Sometime in the late second century A.D., Christians in the city of Rome organized a collection to send to the followers of Jesus in the city of Corinth.

Mystery solved! We finally understand the origin of the colours in the first colour photographs

A palette of colours on a silver plate: that is what the world’s first colour photograph looks like. It was taken by French physicist Edmond Becquerel in 1848. His process was empirical, never explained, and quickly abandoned.

The Nemi Ships were elaborate floating palaces built by Caligula in the 1st Century AD.

The Nemi Ships were large Roman vessels, essentially floating palaces built in the 1st century at Lake Nemi by the Roman Emperor Caligula.

Was Anne Boleyn buried in the Tower of London?

Anne Boleyn, Queen of England and second wife of Henry VIII was executed within the grounds of the Tower of London. Her crime was a trumpeted up charge of adultery with two men of the court, and incest with her brother. The real reason for her execution was to remove Anne, who was an obstacle to Henry remarrying and having an heir.

Æthelred the “Unready” – The Lost King of England

Æthelred II, also dubbed the Unready was King of Saxon England during 978–1013 and 1014–1016. Under his father Kind Edgar, England had experienced a period of peace after the reconquest of the Danelaw in the mid-10th century.

When Israel flew Nazi Planes

Just how did the post-war Israeli air force end up equipping its first fighter squadrons with the famous Nazi warplane the Me-109s?

Matilda McCrear – the hidden story of the last transatlantic slave trade survivor

Johnny Crear, from Selma, Alabama, had no idea of his Grandmother Matilda’s history until her story was uncovered by Dr Hannah Durkin.

The passport of Ramesses II

In 1974, his remains were issued an Egyptian passport (nearly 3 thousand years after his death) so that he could be transported to Paris for treatment of a fungoid growth. 

The Roman Empire – Interactive Map

Map of Roman Empire - The Roman Empire was the post-Roman Republic period of the ancient Roman civilization, characterized by government headed by emperors and large territorial holdings around the Mediterranean Sea in Europe, Africa and Asia.