All posts by Robert Horvat

Robert Horvat is a Melbourne based blogger. He believes that the world is round and that art is one of our most important treasures. He has seen far too many classic films and believes coffee runs through his veins. As a student of history, he favours ancient and medieval history. Music pretty much rules his life and inspires his moods. Favourite artists include The Beatles, Pearl Jam, Garbage and Lana Del Rey.

L’Américain

The month of July has always been for me about the Tour de France. Every summer millions of people like […]

The 2000 Incident: Tragedy at Roskilde.

The first ever staging of the Roskilde Festival near Copenhagen, on the island of Zealand, Demark, was in 1971. It […]

Football over Brazil’s Woes !

The World Cup is an amazing event, and the world is literally watching every second, every game, in the hope […]

The Lighthouse of Alexandria

In 1994, a French team of archaeological divers conducted a salvage inspection in the eastern harbor of Alexandria in the […]

Vitalogy: An amazing but very amusing medical Encyclopedia

We all have to thank Eddie Vedder for our curiosity in a very interesting home medical encyclopedia first published in […]

Checkmate! : A brief history of chess.

A few years ago, I sat smirking holding my father over a barrel, while playing a fiercely contested game of […]

The Winds of Change, New York City 1945

Every year millions of migrating birds fly over New York City, using it as a stop over while on their […]

A short history of Byzantium: No. 15 “Instant Karma”!

The solidus of Constans, as pictured above, was probably struck on the occasion of the celebrations of the Quinquennalia of […]