For hundreds of years, Gorée Island, situated three kilometers from the Senegalese coast, functioned as the leading slave-trading hub along the African shoreline. Today, it’s home to the House of Slaves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and museum dedicated to educating visitors about the effects of the transatlantic slave trade on African people.
During the winter, many people feel like they’re living in the coldest place on earth. For the residents of Oymyakon, an eastern Siberian town, that’s the reality.
When most people think of old-fashioned women’s clothing, they immediately conjure up images of women in massive hoop skirts. The hoops beneath these skirts are known as crinolines and were all the rage in mid-1800s Europe. Have you ever wondered who was responsible for these skirts or how they became so popular? Let’s find out.
As technology continues to advance and expand its reach, it has become almost impossible for people to live genuinely isolated lives — unless you’re part of the Sentinelese, a tribal community that resides on North Sentinel Island.
More than half a century ago, an audacious Soviet gas-drilling venture in Turkmenistan led to an incredible geological phenomenon: The Darvaza Gas Crater, commonly referred to as the “Door to Hell.” This eerie wonder is a sight to behold, leaving visitors spellbound and enamored by its fiery beauty.
Are you brave enough for Italy’s most eerie attraction? Descend into the mysterious Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo for a thrilling adventure!
To commemorate the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Postal Service (Ukrposhta) released a new stamp that features a mural created by the England-based artist Banksy.
Icarus and Daedalus is a timeless tale of ambition, caution, and creativity. The story tells of a father and son who attempt to escape their island imprisonment by building wings of feathers and wax. Despite warnings, Icarus becomes overconfident and flies too close to the sun, melting his wings and falling to his death.
For the last several years, sweat lodges have gained much attention in the media. However, they’re not a new trend. Sweat lodges and sweat lodge ceremonies have been a critical element of many indigenous cultures for thousands of years.
In the United States, the holiday season brings about traditional tales of Santa Claus, the Three Wise Men, and the Little Match Girl. In Italy, another character takes center stage: La Befana.