The photo camera’s ancestors, both the obscura and pinhole cameras, can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Chinese. The first individual to write down the concepts of camera obscura was the Chinese writer Mozi, who resided during the Han dynasty (approximately 468–about 391 BC). Ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle also wrote in his book, […]
Many consider our ability to record information for long-term usage is one of the many reasons that our species was able to advance in the way that it has. Books provide new generations to learn from generations past, allowing information and storytelling to pass through the ages.
India is a beautiful country that is overflowing with plenty of culture and history. The people of India take great pride in their history, and have created many museums throughout the country that visitors are welcome to see.
Mankind has been building status for as long as there has been civilisation, and even before that. Our ability to take a piece of rock, granite, or marble and carve it into something unique and one-of-a-kind is part of the creative spark that humans were gifted with from the moment we began paining in caves.
Sci-fi is a timeless literary genre that has given life to some of the best novels and characters in history. From classics like George Orwell’s 1894 to modern must-reads like Nicola Griffiths’ Ammonite, here are five of the best sci-fi books to read the next time you need a short break from your favorite mobile […]
Since the time that the first cameras were released to the public, countless photographers have made it their mission to document both the very best and very worst that humanity has to offer. From famines to war to truly remarkable moments, there are very few mediums that are able to capture a situation as […]
If you’re anything like us, we can’t think of a better way to spend an evening than curled up on the couch, under a cosy blanket, reading a literary great. Add to that a bit of romance and you’ve got the perfect recipe! With that in mind, we’ve scoured the bookshelves of many bookworms to […]
While we’ve all spent time in expansive museums spread across many storeys, can you say that you’ve been in one of the smallest museums in the world? While most of them will only take a few minutes to visit and there might not even be enough space to turn around, they are no less fascinating.
When visiting a new city for the first time, it’s often a popular choice to visit the local museums, where visitors can appreciate the culture and art of the region. But for many, visiting an anatomical museum is generally not very high on the list. Despite this, there are a number of museums around the […]
Since the beginning of human history, we have always been at war with each other. From ancient biblical crusades to modern world wars, mankind has forever found reasons to go to war, and while it’s perhaps not one of our more positive traits, it has created an endless amount of fascinating history over the centuries. […]