Men digging at the site in Sussex where Piltdown Man was discovered in 1912. For years thought to be an evolutionary missing link, it was in fact a hoax. Photograph by Nils Jorgensen/REX by Alice Roberts The history of palaeontology is littered with examples of famous frauds and fakes, often with eminent researchers in the … Continue reading The Piltdown Man Hoax of Sussex, 1912.
Woodcut of a woman stoking a furnace or baking bread, 1497. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images) Toni Mount, author of The Medieval Housewife and Other Women of the Middle Ages, reveals what life was like for a typical housewife in the Middle Ages. “A woman’s work is never done!” as my mother used to say in … Continue reading Medieval Housewives.
A defensive fortification wall in the Roman province of Britannica which was built in AD122 during the reign of Emperor Hadrian and is known as Hadrian's Wall. Hadrian's wall is also known as the Roman Wall or Vallum Hadriani. The wall is made of stone base and stone wall, which runs between Solway Firth and … Continue reading Hadrian’s Roman Wall, 122 AD.
Pictured is a little owl among some woodland mushrooms in county Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Image Credit: Photograph by Jed Wee/Rex/Shutterstock See more images via The week in wildlife – in pictures | Environment | The Guardian
Veteran cabbie Ian Gordon alights from his cab at the KK Knowledge School to teach a lesson in London geography to a classroom full of aspiring cabdrivers. To gain a London cabbie's license, a candidate has to memorize all 25,000 streets and the locations of another 20,000 landmarks within a six-mile (9.6-kilometer) radius of Charing … Continue reading Learning “The Knowledge” for London’s Cab Drivers.
We’ve come across Jenny Pockley’s hazy aerial landscapes in a previous show and we love how she captures the vibrancy and aesthetic beauty of our city. So we’re glad to hear she’s created a new body of work focusing on London, and that the images will be on display in an exhibition at Sarah Myerscough … Continue reading Hazy London Landscape.
Lewis Carroll was born Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, on January 27 1832. His famous pen name did not emerge until much later after his publishing career had got underway. He was baptised at All Saints' Church, Daresbury in Cheshire where you can still see the original baptismal font where the Carroll brow was sprinkled with Holy … Continue reading Lewis Carroll and ‘Alice in Wonderland’.
Baby gorilla Afia catches a ride on her keeper Joanne Rudd on ‘Gorilla Island’ at the Bristol Zoo, United Kingdom. Image Credit: Photograph by Matt Cardy/Getty Images See more images via Best photographs of the day: white lion cubs and wildfires in France | News | The Guardian
Behind The Scenes' Photos of Monty Python’s Holy Grail Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a 1975 British comedy film written and performed by the comedy group Monty Python (which consisted of Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin). The film was directed by Terry Gilliam and Terry … Continue reading Behind the scenes of Python’s Holy Grail.
The Clash, 1981 “It was an excuse to talk to anybody,” Amy Arbus said. “It was a way for me personally to be involved in a very hip scene, the downtown East Village scene, that I wasn’t initially a part of." Image Credit: Photograph by Amy Arbus via The Village Voice