historical landmarks

Times Square History: The Weird Story Of The Evolution Of New York's Tourist Mecca

December 30, 2020

(Byron Company/Wikimedia Commons) Anyone who visits New York City is bound to make their way to Times Square, the mecca of tourism in ...

Gavle Goat: The Swedish Traditional Display That Vandals Burn Down Every Year

December 20, 2020

(Stefan/Wikimedia Commons) Every year in Gävle, Sweden, the locals celebrate Christmas by erecting the Gävle Goat, a massive version of the...

History Of The White House: Facts And Trivia You Didn't Know About The Building

November 4, 2020

A view of the south facade of the White House in Washington. (Brooks Kraft LLC/Corbis via Getty Images) When Was The White House Built?Ge...

Los Pobladores: The 44 Mexican-Indigenous People Who Founded Los Angeles In 1781

September 4, 2020

Los Angeles is a city of constant reinvention. There's the past that the city remembers and the past that the city rewrites until the ...

The Devil's Footprint: A German Cathedral's 600-Year-Old Deal With Satan

August 10, 2020

Frauenkirche, with its twin towers, stands out along the Munich skyline. circa 1960. (Photo by Pictorial Parade/Archive Photos/Getty Images) Ins...

Tignon Laws Forced Black Women To Cover Their Hair

July 25, 2020

Black women often face discrimination and hardship on account of their "distracting" hair, and it turns out it's been happening since their earliest days in the U.S....

Big Ben's First Ring: 1859's Debut Of The Global Landmark

May 31, 2020

Visitors from around the world travel to London to see Big Ben, one of the greatest and most well-known artifacts in the Western world. Rivaling the Empire St...

Mount Rushmore Construction Pictures: History, Facts, & Trivia About When It Was Finished

November 14, 2019

The Mount Rushmore National Memorial in Keystone, South Dakota was carved into granite in the Black Hills. Ninety percent of the ...

Niagara Falls From Above: A Bird's Eye View

September 13, 2019

If you have ever visited Niagara Falls, then you can attest to the splendor of the tremendous rush of water that pours over this spectacular series of waterfalls that strad...

The "Portal to Hell" In Hawaii

September 6, 2019

This image may look like it was taken on the set of a Hollywood movie about demons from the underworld. You can almost—but not quite—make out the shapes of twisted, tormented souls who ...

The Little-Known History Of North Sentinel Island, Untouched By Modern Civilization

August 18, 2019

It is hard to fathom that in today's modern world—with space travel, amazing medical breakthroughs, and smartphones in every pocket—...

Christ The Redeemer: The Youngest Of All The Seven Wonders

August 17, 2019

A helicopter flies next to the Christ the Redeemer statue, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 06 Aug 2016. Source: (Photo: Soeren Stache/dpa | usage worldwide (Photo by ...

Devil's Bridges of Medieval Europe: Where Architecture, Civil Engineering, And Satan All Come Toge...

August 16, 2019

The bridge Ponte della Maddalena, Bridge of Mary Magdalene, also Ponte del Diavolo or Bridge of the devil, is crossin...

The Colossus at Rhodes

August 6, 2019

Situated along the southern boundary of the Aegean Sea, the island of Rhodes is widely known for its beaches, charming towns, and abundance of shops and restaurants catering to tourists from ar...

Central Park, Elitism, and the Destruction of Seneca Village

July 28, 2019

Aerial view of Manhattan looking south over Central Park July 2007 in New York City. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA. Source: (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Ge...

Hy-Brasil, The Irish Atlantis

July 13, 2019

This is probably what Hy-Brasil looks like with the morning mists rising over small loch, but this is the real-life Trotternish, Island of Skye, Scotland. Source: (Photo by: Photofusion/Uni...

Rome's Other Colosseum

July 12, 2019

Rome’s ancient Flavian Amphitheater, the Colosseum, is one of the most recognizable buildings in the world. It has stood for almost two thousand years, and stories of events that unfolded there...

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