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Uzbekistan’s Tashkent Metro: 33 Never-Before-Seen Photos Of The World’s Most Incredible Subway

Uzbekistan’s Tashkent Metro: 33 Never-Before-Seen Photos Of The World’s Most Incredible Subway

A decades-old ban on photography at Tashkent's metro kept its opulent halls hidden from the public — until now.
An Ancient Roman Erotic Fresco Painting Has Just Been Uncovered In Pompeii

An Ancient Roman Erotic Fresco Painting Has Just Been Uncovered In Pompeii

The erotic work is not an uncommon find, but this particular depiction of the Greek myth "Leda and the Swan" has unique elements to it.
A Signed Photo Of Hitler Embracing A Little Jewish Girl Just Sold For Over $11,000

A Signed Photo Of Hitler Embracing A Little Jewish Girl Just Sold For Over $11,000

"Research shows that even early on, Hitler became aware of the girl's Jewish heritage but chose to ignore it."
This 40,000-Year-Old Cave Painting Of A Cow Is The World’s Oldest Animal Drawing

This 40,000-Year-Old Cave Painting Of A Cow Is The World’s Oldest Animal Drawing

Some experts believe that the animal painting and others found in the cave are some of the earliest examples of the formation of human culture itself.
Portrait ‘Painted’ By AI Algorithm Is Up For Auction By Christie’s

Portrait ‘Painted’ By AI Algorithm Is Up For Auction By Christie’s

The portrait of a fictitious, 18th-century man is the first piece of art created by an algorithm to be sold by an auction house.
Da Vinci Was Such A Good Artist Because He Had A Wonky Eye, New Evidence Suggests

Da Vinci Was Such A Good Artist Because He Had A Wonky Eye, New Evidence Suggests

The study argues that da Vinci's misaligned eyes allowed him to literally see the world, and an art canvas, differently than those without the condition.
Roman Shrine Preserved For 2,000 Years By Ash From Vesuvius Eruption Unearthed At Pompeii

Roman Shrine Preserved For 2,000 Years By Ash From Vesuvius Eruption Unearthed At Pompeii

The shrine, known as a lararium, is surrounded by well-preserved paintings and murals depicting animals, deities, and more.
Banksy Painting Self-Destructs Immediately After Being Sold For $1.4 Million

Banksy Painting Self-Destructs Immediately After Being Sold For $1.4 Million

Sotheby's auction house in London says that this is "the first time in auction history that a work of art automatically shredded itself."
This Week In History News, Sept. 23 – 29

This Week In History News, Sept. 23 – 29

Jesus' possible use of cannabis oil, the mystery of "art's most scandalous vagina," and an unearthed medieval board game.
This Ancient Octagon-Shaped Tomb Uncovers The Cruel History Of Mongol-Ruled China

This Ancient Octagon-Shaped Tomb Uncovers The Cruel History Of Mongol-Ruled China

The walls depict lessons about the importance of respecting one's elders but do so through some grim means.
The Mystery Behind One Of Art History’s Most Scandalous Paintings Has Just Been Resolved

The Mystery Behind One Of Art History’s Most Scandalous Paintings Has Just Been Resolved

The decades-long debate on who's depicted in Gustave Courbet's 1866 painting The Origin of the World has seemingly come to an end.