Get ready for the most peculiar road trip that will help you understand the vastness and emptiness of the solar system — and Sweden.
The strange bronze artifact perplexed scholars for more than a century, including how it traveled so far from home.
In war zones, aggressors steal art to eradicate the cultural heritage of others. Victims, meanwhile, sell stolen art in order to survive.
The artifacts were often made from found objects – an Ivory dish-soap bottle transformed into an earthenware figure.
A conservator from the Rijksmuseum explains how they went about investigating whether the painting is a genuine Rembrandt.
A 1.5-million-year-old hominin bone shows signs that the victim was eaten by lions — and humans.
You've certainly seen the paintings — but they don't depict what you think they do. Benjamin Moser discusses with Big Think.
In the West, discussions of 20th-century painting are dominated by Warhol and Picasso, but trendsetting artists are found everywhere.
500 sheep were slaughtered to produce the 2,060 pages of the "Codex Amiatinus," a Latin translation of the Bible.
The “first-of-its-kind” archeological find is being reburied despite the fact that researchers haven’t finished studying it.
People who visit Florence seem strangely susceptible to Stendhal syndrome, which is blamed on an overwhelming sense of awe.
Studying neuroscience through art.
There may be a symmetrical interdependence between order and chaos.
Destruction of the Ukrainian dam unleashed a catastrophic flood—and surfaced centuries of cultural heritage. Now there’s a call not to rebuild it.
An elaborate device called the Mechanical Turk defeated Benjamin Franklin and Napoleon Bonaparte at chess. Edgar Allan Poe revealed the hoax.
The strange case of cultured ultra-thief Stéphane Breitwieser — who claims “art is my drug” — has divided opinion. Is it Stendhal syndrome?
Modernism has lasted longer than any art movement since the Renaissance.
Haunting photographs depict the dead as "still with us."
We frequently say it's 2.725 K: from the light left over all the way from the Big Bang. But that's not all that's in the Universe.
On the morning of June 30, 1908, an explosion of more than 10 megatons occurred above the sparsely populated Siberian Taiga. What caused the so-called Tunguska event?
Japan just opened to tourists for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began, echoing the island country’s isolationist policies during the feudal era.
"Salvator Mundi" sold for a record-breaking $450 million in 2017, but is it really as valuable as people were led to believe?
There have been some 6,000 Great Lakes shipwrecks, which have claimed an estimated 30,000 lives. These maps show some of them.
This freshly unearthed image drastically alters the meaning of one of the artist's most celebrated works.
Some artifacts drown in shipwrecks, others are taken by the tide. Many others will vanish as a result of climate change and rising sea levels.