Ruins of ancient Crimea in Carlo Bossoli’s lithographs

Recently, a lot of digitized paintings, prints and lithographs of the 18th century have appeared on the internet. These pieces of art include works of such painters as Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Hubert Robert, Giovanni...

Industrial expositions. What mysteries did they take with them ?

Industrial expositions of the past years are a great mystery, which is almost never covered by mass media, although plenty of information about them has survived. Extant photo-albums of those expositions are not just...

False modernization of railroads: Part 1

Russian railroads are one of the biggest mysteries of the past. Old historic materials reveal the scale of falsification that surrounds railroads' history and history of the whole Russian Empire.The topic of Russian Empire's...

Science fiction, or not?

The nineteenth century is so rich in secrets that respected science fiction writers of the 20th century should rather have looked into the past. But this knowledge was unavailable for an ordinary man at...

Megaliths speak: Part 1

The balance between progressive thinking and conservatism is very fragile and unstable. Finding the "golden mean" between them is not easy, but vital. Leaning towards one or the other direction is fraught with irreversible...

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