European history

Vienna's Ringstrasse: Lord of the ring roads celebrates 150 years

Vienna's Ringstrasse: Lord of the ring roads celebrates 150 years

Streets ahead when it was built in 1865, Austria's grandest of boulevards is still a cityscape to savor
Rare Roman headstone uncovered in England

Rare Roman headstone uncovered in England

Discovered facedown at a dig in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, the tombstone has spectacular inscriptions on the front
Tracking history's most prolific female mass murderer

Tracking history's most prolific female mass murderer

Four hundred years after the death of Countess Elizabeth Bathory, her murderous exploits prove a grisly attraction
Gallery: 1,000 'Vikings' descend on Europe's biggest fire festival

Gallery: 1,000 'Vikings' descend on Europe's biggest fire festival

The Up Helly Aa celebration proves that where's there's smoke, there could be a horde of dressed up, torch-carrying Scots close behind
6 haunting battlefields of Scotland

6 haunting battlefields of Scotland

Mel Gibson's "Braveheart" renditions of Scotland's most famous battles are a sorry substitute; the real stories are far better and far bloodier
Antonio Ruggerino: Sydney's vintage poster king

Antonio Ruggerino: Sydney's vintage poster king

The art collector's search for pre-war European romance turned on a single chance encounter

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great American factory tours
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