Category: History

5 interesting facts about Erwin Schrödinger

Erwin Schrodinger (top row sixth from the left) poses with leading scientists at the Solvay Conference in 1927 (Image credit: Benjamin Couprie, Institut International de Physique Solvay, Brussels, Belgium) 1. Sanatorium study His thesis...

Inside the secret tomb of Emperor Qin

Meet the buried army of the First Emperor of China and his mysterious, as-yet-unopened tomb that he left behind Image by Christel SAGNIEZ from Pixabay Imagine the looks of surprise on the faces of...

The History of Christmas

From Ancient Egyptian festivals to current celebrations, how has history shaped Christmas around the globe? Image credit: Wikicomms/Richard Ernst For many people, Christmas is the most magical time of the year. While modern Christmas...

Top 5 facts: The history of Christmas decorations

(Image credit: Svetlanabar/Pixabay) 1. Baubles The first glass Christmas tree ornaments were made by glassblower Hans Greiner in the 16th century as he couldn’t afford to decorate with real apples. 2. Tinsel Tinsel was introduced to Christmas in 1610....

Who was St Nicholas?

Discover why one man’s life has been honoured for centuries, and how he has shaped the spirit of Christmas (Image credit: Sjukmidlands/Wikimedia Commons) Today the mention of St Nicholas sparks excitement in children as they...

Christmas traditions around the world

Take a journey around the world and discover some countries’ unique festivities Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay For many people, Christmas is the most magical time of the year. While modern Christmas traditions seem extremely commercial,...

How to make a festive wreath

Create a decorative door hanging for the holiday season with this simple guide Before you begin… Make sure you have permission to take clippings of trees and berries, or better yet try to use...