Mona Lisa or La Gioconda, by far is “the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world”. Period. The half-length portrait of Lisa Gherardini, done by the Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci, also comes with a rich history of casualties.
Before the world was struck with Beatlemania–much, much before, for that matter―a different kind of craze swept through Europe, one that would reveal ties to demonic forces, religious cults, and hallucinogenic drugs. The Dancing Mania was a strange social phenomenon that escapes clear explanation to this day. It was recorded throughout the history of the
In the year of 1666, London was struck by a devastating fire, eviscerating almost everything in sight. For nearly three days the medieval part of the city was under flames. It consumed the homes of approximately 70,000 people of the 80,000 inhabitants living in that part of London, on the inside of the old Roman