The black and white illustration depicts Baphomet produced by Eliphas Levi Zahed. This deity was thought to be worshiped by warriors in the Knights Templar. There is little evidence to suggest that the Knights Templar actually believed in such a deity. It may have been made up to get certain individuals who fell out of […]Read more "Baphomet Illustration (1856)"
This is an anti-German propaganda poster encouraging men to enlist in the armed forces. Germans and the German Empire are represented as a violent barbaric ape carry a club that says culture. Normally, when a nation goes to war they demonize and dehumanize the people they are fighting. The poster was attempting to present the […]Read more "Anti-German World War I Propaganda Poster"
Yahya Jammeh Forced into Exile President Yahya Jammeh was forced into exile. When elections were held in 2016 he initially accepted defeat from his challenger Adama Barrow. Jammeh even gave a concession speech. However, he then later decided to contest the results. This then sparked a political crisis, which gained the attention of both Nigeria […]Read more "Most Significant Events of 2017"
Mary Shelly ushered in modern science fiction with the publication of Frankenstein . The novel about Victor Frankenstein with his knowledge of science created a monster has captivated readers and has been adapted into films. This is the first edition released to the public . It should be noted that Shelly’s name does not appear on […]Read more "The First Edition of Frankenstein (1818)"
These are postcards produced in the German Empire during World War I. They depict the emperors of the Central Powers who were in conflict with the Allies which included the British Empire, France, and the Russian Empire. Kaiser Wilhelm was the German emperor who allied with Franz Joseph of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The Ottoman empire […]Read more "World War I Postcards Depicting the Emperors of the Central Powers (1914-1918)"
This photograph was taken in 1965 when President Julius Nyerere paid a state visit to the People’s Republic of China. The two nations shared cordial diplomatic relations, even though both nations had different ideological stances on socialism. Mao’s aid to Tanzania was generous. There was a reason that such a relationship could work. The newly […]Read more "Julius Nyerere Meets Mao Zedong"
The Simpsons originally appeared in animated shorts on the Tracy Ullman Show in 1987. The characters of Homer, Bart, Marge, and Lisa Simpson were created by Matt Groening. These characters became so popular that it was decided to turn the shorts into its own program in 1989. The show made its debut as a Christmas […]Read more "The Simpsons Series Premiere (1989)"