All Blog Posts Tagged 'history' (7)

16th Century Book Can Be Read Six Different Ways

It’s not everyday you see a book that can be read in six completely different ways, and this small book from the National Library of Sweden is definitely an anomaly. According to Medieval book historian Erik Kwakkel, this 16th century text has a special sixfold dos-à-dos (or “back to back”) binding with strategically placed clasps that makes it possible for six books to be…


Added by Sara Barnes on January 28, 2014 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Burning Cities Fire Screens

Fireplace screens that commemorate the great fires of London and Rome.


Added by Yasmine Zalek on October 21, 2009 at 12:13pm — 2 Comments

History Channel's Great and Telling Tales

The History Channel's first foray into webisodes brings us a storyteller with a thick British accent (lovely!) and some cool animation (rad). Twelve historical tidbits are neatly packaged and delivered on the History Channel website. Great and Telling Tales by Timothy Dickinson has subjects that range from Charles Darwin and Rasputin to Halloween's Origin and The… Continue

Added by alice on March 6, 2009 at 11:10am — No Comments

One in a Million, A Personal Story

What would I have given to have joined the million or so Americans in Washington D.C. this past Tuesday! To see the complete joy in everyone's faces, to feel the excitement and energy in the air. A thrilling moment to see and feel history in the making!

Interestingly, the next best thing happened. A personal email made its way to my inbox. It came from a… Continue

Added by alice on January 23, 2009 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

CNN T-Shirts Remind of Us of Important Moments in History

I know our site was "Obamafied" yesterday so I promise last past on our President for now. When CNN came out with the idea to put their headlines on t-shirts my gut reaction was "meh." And truth be told most of their headlines really do not belong on shirts. I mean really:

"What will Mrs. Obama Wear to the Balls?" - Who the heck cares? Ok we do but we'll… Continue

Added by alice on January 21, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Life, Presented to Us by Google

Prof. Albert Einstein on his sailboat at Saranac Lake in the Adirondacks. 1936

As you can tell, every day here at theMET, we like to present you with something new and exciting. Maybe it's just the latest and greatest website or maybe it's just a simple picture that inspires us. I'll go off on some weird tangent one day and I'll stick with it till the… Continue

Added by alice on November 19, 2008 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

The History Channel: 102 Minutes That Changed America

Last night, after a fun filled night out on the town, Sam and I came back home and watched The History Channel's 102 Minutes That Changed America. We joke around about a lot of things here on theMET but we also hope that we can share and talk about some important, more serious experiences that have affected our lives.

102 Minutes That Changed… Continue

Added by alice on September 12, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

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