Tag Archives: history
The beautiful Greek temples Of Italy
From Agrigento to Paestum, here are the beautiful Greek temples that Italy is dotted with. And remember that spring is the perfect season to go visit them!
Let them dress Dolce&Gabbana! Queens on the catwalk
Queens in history not only proved their worth as illuminated leaders, ruthless conquerors or the basis of scandals, their riches and status also made fashion icons. Swide takes 5 of the most influential queens of Europe and interprets their fashion credentials in key Dolce&Gabbana Spring Summer 2014
How the Feast of St Valentine became Valentine’s Day
As with many world wide festivities, there is a link between the religious meaning of the day and the cultural one. The 14th of February is the feast of Saint Valentine’s that over the years has become a day where romantic love is celebrated all over the world. How did the two become so intertwined?
Romance in History: 10 Couples who knew true love
Much can be learned from history, and why not be inspired by 10 great love stories from ages past? Forget fictional romances of the likes of Romeo and Juliet, Lancelot and Guinevere and Renzo and Lucia and look towards history for some real life romance.
When will the world end? Doomsday apocalypse theories
There’s a never-ending list of doomsday predictions that panic the most alarmists of us and amuse the more cynical readers. Swide has collated the apocalyptic predictions for 2014 and beyond to amuse and wreak havoc to your future plans.
Giraffes and dormice: what Ancient Romans ate
It has been revealed very recently that the Ancient Roman’s diet in Pompeii was much more diverse than initially thought. On the menu, sea urchins, dormice and giraffe legs…