The Chartres Cathedral’s great labyrinth

About 80 kilometers southwest of Paris stands the city of Chartres, one of whose main cultural attractions is its Gothic…

The strange and controversial prehistoric ‘sorcerer’ of the Cave of the Trois Frères

Very close to the French town of Montesquieu-Avantés, in the Midi-Pyrénées region, and to the Tuc d’Audoubert cave with its…

The scientist who captured the Russian Empire in colour photographs before they were invented

Photography has improved so much, technologically speaking, that today we see images from only twenty years ago and they almost…

The wrought iron bar chain that saved the Amiens Cathedral from collapsing

The Amiens Cathedral, listed as a Historical Monument in 1882 and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1981,…

The ancient sculptors of the stone heads and potbellies of Monte Alto, Guatemala, knew the magnetic properties of the rocks

On February 1976 archaeologists found a sculpted turtle head with magnetic properties in the ceremonial center of Izapa in the…

How Galileo Galilei made calculations for the Statue of Philip IV in Madrid

Does a sculptor have to resort to mathematics to make a statue? Moreover, would he need a wise man like…

World’s oldest portrait, carved in ivory 26,000 years ago

Near the Czech town of Dolní Věstonice in Moravia is the archaeological site of the same name. A site that,…

Simonetta Vespucci, the muse who was a model both for Botticelli and many others, died at the age of 23

If we had to choose the most famous paintings in history, there would certainly be one from Botticelli and, most…

Fort Samaipata, the largest rupestrian architectural work in the world

Although Machu Picchu attracts mass media attention and world tourism on the Andean area, this one is extraordinarily rich in…