On 21 August 1911, the painting was stolen from the Louvre. The theft was not discovered until the next day, when painter Louis Béroud walked into the museum and went to the Salon Carré where the Mona Lisa had been on display for five years, only to find four iron pegs on the wall. Béroud
In the 1960’s the phrase “Bra Burning” was well known. People say that very few women actually burned their bras, but many supported those actions. Women burned their bras because they felt that it proved a statement or made a stand for Women’s Rights. Another reason they burned their bras was because it was a
These TV screen magnifying lens had their heyday in the 1940s and 1950s during the early years of television. They were sold by companies to fit screens that ran from 3″ to 12″ in diameter. They allowed for various ways of attachment to your black and white TV set: from the top, sides and bottom,
On March 8 1979, in Tehran 100,000 women marched in protest against new laws passed one day earlier that made wearing the hijab (veil) in public compulsory for all women. The acclaimed Iranian photographer Hengameh Golestan, who between 1974 and 1984 documented the lives of women and children in Iran, presents her forthright visual series
Catholic church nurses numerous secrets. One of them are the skeletons with numerous jewellery items, which were found in the catacombs of Rome. Scientists reckon that this finding can tell a lot about the lifestyle of religious leaders of a distant past. In 1578 deep under Roman streets a first underground cemetery was found, which
See how urban development has dramatically changed these metropolises over several decades.