Category: 60-Second History
Are the Parthenon Marbles FINALLY returning to Greece?!
Apparently, the British Museum has been in talks with Greece to return the Elgin (Parthenon) marbles! Negotiations have finally been opened between the chairman of the British Museum and the Greek prime minister…but there’s a catch. Transcript Apparently, the British Museum is currently in talks with Greece to return the (Elgin) Parthenon Marbles. Greece has […]
An ATM that publicly (& permanently) displays your bank balance! 😱
Every year, there’s a showstopper piece from Art Basel Miami Beach. This year, it was ATM Leaderboard by MSCHF. No longer do we have to wonder how much someone makes, because this little ATM has all the answers. 👀 Transcript At the Miami Beach Art Basel every year, there’s always that one show-stopper piece. This […]
What did ancient Romans eat at sporting events? 🤼♀️
How about a trip back in time to ancient Rome? Archaeologists recently discovered the remains of 1900-year-old food in the sewers of the Colosseum. The snacks on offer were definitely far different than the snacks you’d find today! 👀 Transcript Have you ever been to a sporting event? When you went to said sporting event, […]
Marie Antoinette’s furniture up for AUCTION!
Two pieces of furniture from Marie Antoinette sold for MAJOR prices! 👀💰 Transcript Two pieces that were from Marie Antoinette’s personal collection were up for auction. These two pieces, also, have really special meaning to Marie Antoinette’s life. The first piece that was sold was a beautiful chest of drawers. This piece was created shortly […]
483 ancient Celtic coins STOLEN! 🪙
These are such an amazing piece of history! I really hope these ancient Celtic coins can be safely returned! Transcript Somehow, 483 Celtic coins were stolen from a German museum! These coins date back to 100 BCE and are worth almost $2 million. They were on display at the Celtic & Roman Museum in Manching, […]
Fake dinosaur skeleton at auction! 🦖
Christie’s was going to sell this T-Rex skeleton, but now they’re under fire after it was discovered that almost ¾ of the bones were copies of *another* T-Rex! Transcript Christie’s was slated to sell an entire T-Rex skeleton. The T-Rex, though, whose name is Shen, has now been removed from the catalog…why? A bunch of […]
Banksy is pissed! Here’s why 👀
So, a couple weeks ago, Banksy posted to Instagram accusing Guess of using his artwork without his permission. Guess, though, claims they have the rights to use his artwork because of their deal with Brandalised…but who’s right? 🤔 Transcript Do not fuck with Banksy because they will fuck you back so hard. Banksy posted a […]
Largest U.S. conventions have banned AI art! 🦾 🖼️
Two of the largest anime conventions in the U.S. have now completely banned AI-generated artwork from their artists’ alleys. How do you feel about AI-generated art being banned from Anime NYC and Animé LA? 🤔 Transcript We’re, again, talking about AI-generated artwork and copyright! Apparently, two of the largest anime conventions in the U.S., Anime […]
6 ancient items returned to Turkey from the U.S.! 🥳
FINALLY, a successful case of ancient items being returned home! A few weeks ago, 6 ancient artifacts were returned to Turkey from the United States! 🥳 Transcript I finally have a repatriation story with a currently pleasant ending! On October 22, 2022, six ancient artifacts that had been stolen from Turkey were returned from the […]
Statues found preserved underwater in ANCIENT Bathhouse!
These ancient statues were found underwater…but they were actually supposed to be there?! 😱 Transcript We’re talking about 2 dozen bronze statues that were found underwater in Tuscany. These statues were found in the town called San Casciano di Bagni, which makes sense because these were found in the ruins of an ancient bathhouse. Archaeologists […]