HISTORY Lists

Category: Art History

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7 Historical Treasures Discovered by Accident

From the Terra Cotta Army to the Dead Sea Scrolls, get the stories behind seven chanceencounters that led to the discovery of priceless historical relics.

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8 Historical Figures with Unusual Work Habits

From Charles Dickens’ obsession with order to a Greek politician’s bizarre trick for avoiding procrastination, learn more about eight historical figures that had unorthodox methods for getting things done.

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6 Vicious Rivalries

From warring paleontologists to a pair of dueling founding fathers, explore six of history’s fiercest rivalries.

Diego Rivera's recreation of Man at the Crossroads, now known as Man, Controller of the Universe. (Credit: Palace of Fine Arts, Mexico City)

8 Lost Masterpieces of Art

From a Russian national treasure looted by the Nazis to a da Vinci painting that no one has ever seen, find out more about eight of art history’s missing masterworks.