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.
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.
Between 1936 and 1966, every single book published in Spain had to be submitted to a national board of censors for examination.
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.
On this #WorldBookDay, we look back over a year of inspiring authors, from Elif Shafak to Steven Pinker and Yuval Noah Harari.
The destruction of Notre Dame cathedral is lamentable. A wonderful icon has been largely destroyed by fire. However, we should not despair, writes this Professor of Archaeology.
Leonardo da Vinci chipped away at the walls between “us” and “them” by placing all life, human and animal, on a level field.
Roman emperors were known for their efficiency, feats of engineering and deft management of far-flung communities.
Notre Dame is one of the world’s great works of architecture but as it burned yesterday, some of its most famous treasures were at risk.
The Louvre Abu Dhabi wants to overcome the barriers that can make museums culturally exclusive.