Today's technology allows us to create incredibly detailed and accurate maps of the world, but in the past we've not been so lucky.
A new study of two fossils found in Greece shows that one of them is the oldest Homo sapiens specimen ever found outside Africa by more than 50,000 years.
This excerpt is from Mary Beard's book, "SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome". The book was chosen as the World Economic Forum Book Club's monthly book for July.
The world-famous tennis tournament has introduced several environmentally friendly initiatives to boost its eco credentials.
Mohamed Salah could be doing more for his adopted city of Liverpool than helping bring home the Champions League trophy for a sixth time.
In 2018, the world's most visited museum was the Louvre in Paris, with 10.2 million visitors.
As well as being an exceptional painter, sculptor, and engineer, Leonardo da Vinci was an extraordinary thinker and innovator, well ahead of his time.
Paris, famous for its philosophers, artists, poets and composers, owes much to Notre Dame and its influence on the world of the mind.
Leonardo da Vinci's depiction of the Virgin Mary and the baby Jesus offer an insight into his religious beliefs, which are often shrouded in mystery.
The types of books we read in our adolescence can shape us forever. Here are six classics to consider reading to your own children.
The UK’s first short story vending machines have popped up in London, to help people stop scrolling through social media and lose themselves in bite-sized works of fiction.
Between 1936 and 1966, every single book published in Spain had to be submitted to a national board of censors for examination.
Daphne du Maurier remains one of the 20th century’s most popular and enigmatic writers and the recent discovery of some of her unknown poems showcase her wide-ranging achievements.
Pierre Bayles' writings were among the most widely read of the 18th century and shared messages of tolerance for all.
This venerated Shinto shrine in Japan has been repeatedly torn down and rebuilt over the past 1,300 years.