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11.09.2017
The Palace of Versailles has always been enlarged and converted to meet the needs of each successive sovereign. The Verspera project aims to create a 3D model of the Palace as it was throughout the...
Article
02.27.2017
While science has historically been associated with war, scientists have long advocated for peace. Thus in July 1957 the first “Conference on Science and World Affairs” brought together a number of...
Article
01.04.2017
Far from the romanticized image created since the 18th century by writers like Defoe and Stevenson, and perpetuated by Hollywood to this day, the actual history of the pirates and privateers, with...
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10.04.2016

Paintings and engravings show us what 18th century Paris looked like. But what did it sound like? A group of researchers has created an audioguide that revisits the stories of those whose...

Article
08.04.2016
As the Rio Olympics are about to begin, historian Jean-Paul Thuillier discusses the origins of the modern Olympic Games in ancient Greece and Rome.
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05.31.2016
Seventy-one years after he disappeared in Budapest, the Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who saved tens of thousands of Jews from deportation by giving them Swedish papers, has been officially...