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A Buenos Aires building whose architecture is inspired by Dante's Divine Comedy, representing Hell, Purgatory and Paradise.

Artist's impression of the pyramid at its height

Hidden beneath a hill in Cholula, Mexico lies the largest pyramid ever built.

A German map published in 1507 was the first to name the continent.

Flag of the Benin Empire

From Benin to Sardinia to the North Caucasian Emirate: curious examples of the flag-maker's art. 

When the European powers sent their convict. Click to enlarge

Where did the French, British, Spanish and Portuguese empires send their convicts?

A marvel of the Victorian era, the Crystal Palace was destroyed in a fire on November 30th, 1936.

A guide to the key moments in the history of the Crusades.

An interactive look at the Dutch-born artist's wartime art.

A short video introducing Graeme Mortimer Evelyn's installation at Kensington Palace, London.

Is the world going to end this week? Probably not, but just in case, here's a primer on Mayan history.