Category: Culture

Some thoughts on Srebrenica 20 years on: the massacre the UN and Europe failed to stop and the end of the Bosnian war.

Please note that this article contains sensitive images of the Srebrenica massacre that may be upsetting to some readers. In […]

The Peacock, worshipped and revered around the world, and not just because he is a showoff.

The male peacock is a large pheasant (peafowl), usually blue or green and originally native to India. He is known […]

Amazing Women Who Inspire Us: Sappho, the Greek lyric poet.

One woman, who often stands heads and shoulders above most others in the ancient world was Sappho. Reliable records about […]

The relics of St. Nicholas: From Myra to Bari and across Europe.

The remains of St. Nicholas, who is believed to be the inspiration behind our modern-day Santa Claus, are buried in […]

Amazing Women Who Inspire Us: Zina Nicole Lahr.

It is never fair when you hear stories about the unexpected death of someone, especially someone who is so young. […]

Amongst the ruins of Isca Augusta you may just find Adrian Goldsworthy.

The Isca Augusta was once a Roman legionary fortress and settlement. Why is it that over the centuries historians, from […]

The Day We Almost Lost Da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’ Forever!

On the 15th August, 1943, bombing destroyed the great cloister of the Santa Maria delle Grazie monastery, but miraculously spared […]

Amazing Women Who Inspire Us: Ada Lovelace and Elizabeth Montague

Ada Lovelace Everyone has heard of Bill Gates and Steve jobs, right? These two men are modern giants of computer […]

History, writing, storytelling, poetry and my conversation with a good friend.

An overwhelming part of our human history is unrecorded. It is quite sketchy for us to know exactly what people […]

The Tale of Pomona and Vertumnus

The Romans worshipped an innumerable number of gods and goddesses. Many of these were first deities of the Etruscans who […]