U-boats and octopuses collide in WW1 propaganda maps
While the soldiers of World War I fought on various fronts across Europe, artists and governmental departments on the home front engaged in their own propaganda battle via posters, postcards, and patriotic memorabilia. Antiquarian map dealer Rod Barron's collection of World War I propaganda maps provides a fascinating look at the range of persuasive images being produced by both the Allied and Central sides during the war ... more Add a comment
First dodo drawing goes under the hammer
The first known depiction of the Dodo is up for auction tomorrow (Wednesday September 2) at Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh. The engraving features in the Second Dutch Expedition of 1598 to Indonesia, written and illustrated by the commander of the voyage, Admiral Jacob Cornelisz van Neck ... more Add a comment
Titanic's last lunch menu expected to fetch up to $70,000
More than a century after first-class passengers aboard the Titanic ate grilled mutton chops and custard pudding in an elaborate dining room, the ship's last luncheon menu is expected to fetch up to $70,000 in an online auction, a curator said on Monday ... more Add a comment
Ancient copy of 'could rewrite history of Islam'
An ancient copy of the Koran found in a Birmingham library could rewrite the early history of Islam, experts believe. Some of the world's oldest fragments of the Muslim holy text were discovered by the University of Birmingham in July ... more Add a comment