Europe

    When German businessman Heinrich Schliemann discovered a cache of ancient artifacts in the place now known as Hisarlik, Turkey, in 1873, he was quick to identify the gold jewelry, silver vases and other precious objects as the treasure of Priam, the legen...
    If you like your night sky to look like the cover of a 1960s sci-fi novel, you’re in luck. The next total blood moon eclipse is coming this weekend.According to NASA, a lunar eclipse—when the sun, Earth, and moon align and the moon passes into Earth’s sha...
    “From prejudice to hatred to violence to murder, the paths are very short,” said Karl Freller, director of the Bavarian Memorial Foundation, to an audience of more than 500 at the Holocaust memorial site where the Nazi concentration camp Flossenbürg once ...
    SMART NEWSCultural TravelThe Windmill That Gave Paris’ Moulin Rouge Its Name Is Now an Airbnb—And Is Booking for Just $1A lavish room atop the iconic performance venue will welcome travelers for three nights in JuneOriginally founded in 1889, the Mo...
    SMART NEWSCool FindsAncient Roman Sculpture Likely Looted During WWII Turns Up at Texas GoodwillExperts are debating who the bust portrays, but they agree on one thing—a thrift store is an unusual spot to find a millennia-old statue Antiques dealer Laura ...
    SMART NEWSCool FindsAmateur Archaeologist Stumbles Onto Trove of Coins Dated to Constantine the Great’s ReignFound in Switzerland, some of the buried Roman coins were minted during a time of relative political stability, between 332 and 335 C.E. The...
    In Hieronymus Bosch’s visions of hell, Satan and his followers subject sinners to an endless parade of punishments. A hare captures a former hunter, trussing him up to a pole as a pair of hunting dogs maul a man nearby. A gambler has his hand impaled on a...