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Highlights of the Hunt Museum: Irish and international archaeology collections

Archaeological highlights from The Hunt Museum's collections of antiquities, fine and decorative art.

Vintage Ibiza: Discover the 'white island' before tourism

Explore vintage photographs of the Spanish island, Ibiza from the early 20th century

Rewards of the races: running and European athletes

Whether short or long distance, running has multiple incentives and rewards

Jenny Lind: the Swedish Nightingale

Jenny Lind was a hugely talented Swedish opera singer who enjoyed worldwide fame and acclaim in the mid-19th century.

Trude Pritzi & Richard Bergmann: table tennis world champions from Vienna

Austrian champion table tennis players who began their careers at that same Viennese table tennis centre

Animating culture – GIF IT UP is back and bigger than ever
Max Schmeling: the first German world heavyweight boxing champion

Champion of the world in the 1930s

Transatlantic travel: Samuel Cunard and shipping

The origins of the shipping company Cunard Line

Hands spelling out in sign language the words 'The best lovers are good with their hands'; advertisement for safe sex by the British Deaf Association. Black and white lithograph.
Sign Languages - giving voice to the voiceless

There are over 200 different sign languages and dialects in the world! Read more about this way of visual communication using hand gestures and other types of body language in this blog.

Bulgarians, heroes! The first gymnastics societies in Bulgaria

The phrase Bulgarian, heroes! accompanies every sporting event that Bulgaria takes part in, and is well known to every proud Bulgarian.

Rosh Hashanna: hoping for a sweet new year

When most people think of September, thoughts of crisp autumn days and children returning to school come to mind. However, for Jews around the world, the beginning of autumn is also the time of the Jewish New Year (or Rosh Hashanna in Hebrew) – this year

Czar Peter House in Zaandam: an early tourist attraction in the Netherlands

For centuries, people have been visiting a simple wooden home where Peter the Great stayed.

The Wachau: a cultural landscape in Austria

Extending 36 kilometres along the Danube, the Wachau is a landscape of stunning scenery.

Hidden Treasures of Guadalquivir Valley: The Medieval Archaeological Heritage Of Eastern A…

The medieval archaeological heritage of eastern Andalusia boasts a range of highly valuable artistic, historical and touristic movable and immovable goods.

How one man made Wales one of the most literate countries in Europe: the extraordinary sto…

Read about a Welsh minister and his circulating schools - best known for spreading literacy.

Abraham Tuschinski's cinema empire in Amsterdam and Rotterdam

Polish Jewish migrant Tuschinski established several cinemas in the Netherlands

Einar Bager: the story of a Swedish artist behind a viral photograph

The story behind a viral photograph of Swedish artist Einar Bager painting naked

Perspective Views in the baroque era: early versions of 3D virtual reality

Perspective panorama were popular in the 18th century, the forerunners of visual entertainment tools

Canal communities: Europe's other 'Venices'

Discover seven places across Europe which are nicknamed Venice

Erasmus and the historical roots of studying abroad

Histories behind students' educations in other countries