Category Archives: History

Brighton and Hove Black History: Discovering Diverse Sussex with Bert Williams- Museum Crush

A nurse from Brighton General Hospital, 1960s. Courtesy Brighton & Hove Black History Ahead of DIVERSE SUSSEX a programme of events in Eastbourne during November 2018 honouring the hidden diversity of people in Sussex, we talk to people’s historian Bert … Continue reading

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Britain’s best places to see: Musicians’ houses and musical instruments – Museum Crush

The UK has a rich music heritage, from Holst to the Beatles. Explore the homes of some of the most influential composers and musicians in Britain, as well as sublime galleries dedicated to revealing the beauty of masterfully-crafted musical instruments. … Continue reading

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Recently Digitized Journals Grant Visitors Access to Leonardo da Vinci’s Detailed Engineering Schematics and Musings

The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London recently published scans of two of the Leonardo da Vinci notebooks so website visitors can digitally zoom and flip through the drawings and musings of the Italian Renaissance painter, architect, inventor, and … Continue reading

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What really happened to the Library of Alexandria? – Elizabeth Cox

2,300 years ago, the rulers of Alexandria set out to fulfill a very audacious goal: to collect all the knowledge in the world under one roof. In its prime, the Library of Alexandria housed an unprecedented number of scrolls and … Continue reading

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A Friendly Octopus Found Within Ancient River Pebble Mosaics in Greece

Pebble mosaics dating from the 4th century BC have been unearthed in Arta, Greece. During excavations at the Small Theatre of Ancient Amvrakia, the floor of a 12-foot wide bathhouse was revealed. Achaeologists discovered carefully laid mosaics of swans, octopuses, and … Continue reading

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What Happened Before History? Human Origins

Humans. We have been around for a while now. When we think about our past we think about ancient civilizations, the pyramids, stuff like that. But this is only a tiny, tiny part of our history.

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Philosophy Feuds: Freud vs Jung

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The Emperor of Time

The strange and sordid tale of Eadweard Muybridge, the man who accidentally invented motion pictures. The film is told from the point of view of Muybridge’s abandoned son and viewed completely through a nineteenth century early cinema contraption called a … Continue reading

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We May Never Truly Fathom Other Cultures

Our discrete cultural universes are not easily bridged.Inca Princess – La Gran Ñusta Mama Occollo (early 1800s) / Denver Art Museum If they’re honest and humble enough, people who study societies that existed in the Americas before the arrival of Europeans … Continue reading

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Top 10 African Tribes Taken In The Atlantic Slave Trade

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