Spain’s Remarkable Cave Paintings

Fourteen years after he died they officially apologized. The experts thought he just made it all up. Accused him of forgery. But till his dying day, Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola maintained his integrity. Led by his eight-year-old daughter, Sautuola discovered the polychrome cave drawings of Altamira, Spain in 1879. He enlisted the help of Juan…

Napoleon’s Tapestries

Every good European monarch had to have a collection of tapestries. Here is a look at some of the tapestries that are part of the Napoleon, Power and Splendor exhibit at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri. These exquisite works of art adorned Napoleon’s palace. They are so intricate and beautiful it…

The Research Project, Week Eighteen, Louisiana Looks Back

In the coming¬†weeks we will be hearing a lot about the¬†tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The storm was a Category 3 hurricane when it came ashore at New Orleans on August 29, 2005, causing the levees that were supposed to protect the city to fail catastrophically. Much has been made of the government’s response –…