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The National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janiero was consumed by fire. Here's what was lost.
Last night, the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janiero was consumed by fire. In total, it took firefighters over 6 hours to put out the blaze, and by the time the flames were extinguished, 200 years of Brazilian history was gone.“It is ...
 
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The story about how Mexico’s monarchy lasted for less than a year.
On September 27, 1821, Agustin de Iturbide and his Army of the Three Guarantees marched into Mexico City and declared the nation’s independence from Spain. He was later installed as the monarch of the First Mexican Empire, tasked with bringing order to ...
 
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The many sultanates in Mindanao were the perfect breeding ground for internal intrigues, rivalry for power, and secret collusions.
Mindanao, that large land mass fringed with little islands south of the Philippines, has always evoked a world that is at once exotic and mysterious.After all, Mindanao, far removed from Luzon and the Visayas, had never been conquered by Spain. The natives ...
 
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The iconic Crème de la Mer was created almost 70 years ago.
The La Mer brand has become synonymous with its hero product: Crème de la Mer, a potent cream with an ability to create a youthful glow. While many women recognize the brand for its miracle elixir, the story of its origin is ...
 
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Unfortunate circumstances have plagued the owners of these valuable stones.
The Washington Post used the adjective “hellish” to describe the depths of where the infamous Hope Diamond was “spawned.” If it were any other gem, these terms might not have been used attributed to a precious stone, but given the trail of misfortune ...
 
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The collection, owned by Bank of the Philippine Islands, is on display until August 12.
One visit to an art fair or auction would be enough to show you how incredibly expensive or valuable art can be. Who can forget Jose Joya's 1959 abstract work that sold for more than P112 million at the Leon Gallery auction ...
 
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The Swiss watchmaker pioneered several watchmaking technologies.
This year marks International Watch Company (IWC)’s 150th anniversary. The Switzerland-based manufacturer was founded by American engineer and watchmaker Florentine Ariosto Jones in 1868. Ever since, the brand has fluidly combined Swiss craftsmanship with American manufacturing technology. As a horological innovator, IWC ...
 
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He had the lover's head preserved in a bottle of spirits.
In Russian history, there are only two leaders who were known as “Great” for their leadership styles and contribution to the country’s westernization: Peter the Great and Catherine the Great. The former was coincidentally wed to a woman named Catherine as well. ...
 
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The Romanov couple left behind a romantic—and forbidden—love story that's remembered until today.
A fairytale match, the story of Nicholas II and Alexandra is one of love and strife. Constantly embroiled in familial and social politics, the couple remained in love until their tragic end exactly 100 years ago. The couple first met in 1884 ...
 
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The luxury Swiss watch manufacturer has a long history of supplying timepieces and movements to royals.
Patek Philippe has created many of the finest and most sought after timepieces in the world. Here are some things to know about the luxury Swiss watch manufacturer.Polish watchmaker Antoine Norbert de Patek and partner Franciszek Czapek founded Patek, Czapek & Cie, the ...
 
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A maverick war correspondent, Hemingway's third wife was the only woman at D-Day and saw the liberation of Dachau. Her husband wanted her home in his bed.
One sultry morning last June, I hired a car to take me from beautifully ruinous Old Havana, through ravaged parts of the city most tourists never see, to the nearby village of San Francisco de Paula, a dusty speck of a place ...
 
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Owned by different matriarchs from the Russian and British royal families, the Vladimir Tiara has survived a revolution, smuggling, and many redesigns.
With the recent centennial anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the world can’t help but reflect on what is indisputably one of the most perplexing periods in history, and of course, the infamous family caught in the middle of it all—the Romanovs. Today, ...
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