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The Adorable Custom of ‘Telling The Bees’

The Adorable Custom of ‘Telling The Bees’

The bee friend, a painting by Hans Thoma (1839–1924) There was a time when almost every rural British family who kept bees followed a strange tradition. Whenever there was a death in the family, someone had to go out to the hives and tell the […]

What an Extinct Bird Re-Evolving Says About “Species”

What an Extinct Bird Re-Evolving Says About “Species”

You may have heard the news of what sounds like a resurrection story on the small island of Aldabra, off the coast of Madagascar. Around 136,000 years ago, the island was submerged in water and a layer of limestone captured the rails—a species of flightless […]

Watts Chapel

Watts Chapel

Watts Chapel is a stunningly beautiful building situated in the village of Compton, Surrey, near Guildford.

Ring dedicated to goddess white-armed Hera

Ring dedicated to goddess white-armed Hera

The front of this unusual gold ring is inscribed in Greek with the words, “Harriknidas dedicated [this] to the goddess white-armed Hera.” Its outer circumference is decorated with two rows of dentilated knobs separated by incised grooves. Signs of considerable wear on this outer edge […]

A New Immersive Installation in Paris Lets You Step inside Klimt’s Masterpieces

A New Immersive Installation in Paris Lets You Step inside Klimt’s Masterpieces

Blink and you’ll miss them, but over the course of its 29 seasons, The Simpsons has incorporated a plethora of sly art-historical references into its plots. Some of the best feature in an episode titled “Mom and Pop Art,” in the course of which Jasper Johns makes a stellar […]