This is an engraving by famed printmaker and painter Albrecht Durer. The artwork depicts a witch riding a goat backwards. This was not the only work that Durer depicted witches. During this period in European history their was an obsession with the supernatural. Before the Age of Reason superstition and religious fanaticism dominated European political […]Read more "Witch Riding Backwards on a Goat by Albrecht Durer (1500)"
During the 1930s horror films in the United States became widely popular. Universal Pictures was the studio that became dominant in the genre and one its most iconic films was Frankenstein . Boris Karloff played the monster which would become one of his most recognizable roles. The film itself was based off a play version by […]Read more "Universal Pictures Frankenstein Trailer (1931)"
The Hortus Deliciarum was a illuminated manuscript from the Middle Ages, which was an encyclopedia that included knowledge from Arab and classical text . The title in Latin translates to Garden of Delights. The Hortus Deliciarum was written and complied by Herrad of Landsberg a nun from Alsace,France. She most likely was the first woman […]Read more "Depiction of Hell From The Hortus Deliciarum (1180 )"
It was in 1934 that Germany and Poland signed a non-aggression pact. Hans-Adolf Moltke (left) German Ambassador to Poland stands with Jozef Pilsudski (right) Minister of Military Affairs and the de facto leader of the nation . Joseph Goebbels stands next to Polish Foreign Minister Jozef Beck. German and Polish leaders met in Warsaw to […]Read more "Jozef Pilsudski, Jospeh Goebbels, Hans-Adolf Moltke, and Jozef Beck (1934)"
The Rhodesian Bush War was coming to an end and Zimbabwe was on the verge of getting its independence. The war was won and the time for a final settlement was at hand. The UK could no longer support the Ian Smith regime that was attempting to impose white minority rule in Zimbabwe and the […]Read more "Robert Mugabe and Joshua Nkomo Explain Why They Walked Out on The Constitutional Talks (1979)"
This picture taken in December of 2004 shows Hamid Karazi taking the presidential oath for his second term. The former King of Afghanistan seated on the far right attended the ceremony. Mohammed Zahir Shah reigned from 1933 to 1973, During that period in the 20th century he expanded diplomatic relations of Afghanistan to numerous countries […]Read more "Mohammed Zahir Shah Attends The Presidential Oath Ceremony of Hamid Karazi (2004)"
The man seen in this photograph was known as Gordon. The massive scars on his back came from whippings form overseers on a plantation. Slavery in the United States was kept alive through violence and the force of the law. The enslaved had no rights nor the benefits of citizenship based on the color of […]Read more "Gordon the Enslaved Man Medical Examination Photograph ( 1863)"