The Missal of Silos, the oldest European book made of paper

Egyptians wrote on papyrus, a material made from the plant of the same name (Cyperus papyrus) that grows on the…

Welcome Stranger, the largest gold nugget ever found

Mainly thanks to the cinema we identify the Gold Rush with the one that broke out in 1848 in California…

The Russian novel that inverts the roles in The Lord of the Rings: Sauron and the orcs are the good ones

It is doubtful that there is anyone who has not heard, even by minimal references, of The Lord of the…

Mellification, the process of dissolving a human body in honey to create a healing confection

Traditional medicine in Asia and the Middle East is truffled in miracle remedies based on products that, in reality, lack…

Albinoni’s Adagio was composed by the Italian musicologist Remo Giazotto in 1945.

Surely this is surprising because, after all, the famous Adagio in G minor is not only one of the best-known…

The controversial right of the prisoner to escape, which is not a crime in countries such as Germany or Belgium

Recently, reviewing the cinematographic subgenre of prison escapes, a handful of interesting titles came out. Some are set in civil…

The curious case of Maltese, the only Semitic language in the European Union

The special location of Malta, in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea and halfway between Africa and Europe, gave the…