by ROBERT BECKHUSEN Sparta spent nearly three centuries as the preeminent military power in Ancient Greece. It rose to dominate the Peloponnese, Greece's large southern peninsula, and led an alliance of city-states to defeat a Persian invasion which becam...3 participating It's bizarre but true: wire recording is the longest-lasting capture format in audio history, one that paved the way for reel-to-reel tapes and a host of others-even though most people today, and some techies included, have barely heard of it.
Have any historians gone out of their way to write about prominent Mongol women such as Sorghaghtani Beki?I was reading a book by Jack Weatherford on the life of Genghis Khan and the Mongol empire from its birth to eventual collapse and Sorghaghtani Beki was one of the women that was mentioned so many times I became fascinated with her. Hoelun and Börte also ...4 participating
When they were separated by Heisenberg's scientific travels or the war itself, Elisabeth and Werner exchanged more than three hundred letters that survived the fighting. Both later wrote accounts of the war years, but their letters, filled with the worrie...2 participating Mars 2 celebratory stamp. Image: USSR Post/Matsievsky Schiaparelli, rest in pieces. Image: NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter/ESA READ MORE: Mars Was Once home to 400-Foot-High Waves Caused by Meteor Impacts Last month, the European/Russian-built Schiaparel...2 participating Fans have long heard stories about how acrimonious the breakup of The Beatles was. Now, they can read about it from a firsthand perspective, as a letter written by John Lennon and Yoko Ono to Paul and Linda McCartney has been shared online.3 participating Apparently the idea of makeup being a tool of deceit is Medieval.2 participating Today we take it for granted that we can bring music with us wherever we go. But that obviously wasn't always the case. As just one example of how cumbersome portable music could sometimes be, take a look at this portable radio receiver from 1938. It was ...2 participating