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How Leonardo da Vinci Made a “Satellite” Map in 1502 (Video)

In 1502, while working as a military engineer for Cesare Borgia, Leonardo da Vinci undertook the task of creating a unique map of Imola. Read more Section:  Artifacts Other Artifacts News Videos History Famous People Read Later  Source

Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Leicester: A Masterpiece of Science and Art

Have you ever wanted to explore the mind of one of history’s greatest polymaths? The Codex Leicester gives history experts and art gurus alike the opportunity to do so. This famous book is a treasure trove of scientific writings, sketches, diagrams, and notes created by none other than Leonardo da Vinci himself.  The rare manuscript […]

Da Vinci’s Deadly Designs: The Wildest Weapons of the Renaissance Man

Although Leonardo da Vinci is predominantly remembered as a great artist, he was also a remarkable scientist and inventor. Many of his inventions were weird, some were wonderful, and more than a few were deadly. It is popular knowledge that Da Vinci designed some of the earliest flying machines; however, it is less well-known that […]

Scholars Believe Da Vinci Painted Mona Lisa At Fun 1-Hour Paint & Sip Event

PARIS — Scholars examining the Mona Lisa have discovered that Leonardo da Vinci most likely created the famous painting during a one-hour “Paint & Sip” event. “When you look at the complexity of what da Vinci could produce sober, and add in the subtle wine stains on the painting’s border, there is little doubt,” said […]

Da Vinci Designed a Double Helix Staircase at the Château de Chambord

One of the most impressive architectural features of the French Renaissance castle of Château de Chambord is its famous double helix staircase. The design of this element is popularly attributed to the renowned Italian Renaissance polymath, Leonardo da Vinci. The Château de Chambord is a castle located in the Loire Valley, in the French department of […]

Italian Peasant Or Oriental Slave: Who Was Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mother?

The real identity of da Vinci’s mother has always been shrouded in mystery, with historians remaining confused about Leonardo da Vinci’s maternal family. But now, a scholar has claimed that he found the woman behind the Italian Renaissance man. After in-depth research into a lady named Caterina di Meo Lippi, the da Vinci expert Martin […]

Eilmer of Malmesbury: Did This Flying Monk Beat Da Vinci by 500 Years?

Eilmer of Malmesbury was a Benedictine monk who lived in the 10th and 11th centuries AD. Eilmer is remembered today for his flight from the top of a tower. Due to this feat, the monk is considered as one of the earliest aviators.  Eilmer’s story is recounted in the Chronicle of the Kings of England, […]

Fourteen Living Descendants of Leonardo da Vinci Identified in Study

Two Italian historians have announced they have found the “lost descendants” of Leonardo da Vinci after a 10-year-long quest into the family tree of the famous polymath, inventor, and artist. Italian historians, Alessandro Vezzosi and Agnese Sabato, are Leonardo da Vinci experts. Together, they dug deep and followed the family tree of the Renaissance-era Italian […]

Da Vinci Bust Myth Debunked By French Scientists

We like to live by moral codes such as “credit where credit is due,” but in this story about Leonardo da Vinci it seems he was given credit for a famous%20artwork were it definitely was not due. The latest disclosure in this story is that%20Leonardo da Vinci was not the sculptor of the famous Flora […]

The Mysteries Of The Mortal Remains Of Genii: Da Vinci And Mozart

In every period throughout human history men and women have disappeared under unknown or mysterious circumstances. These disappearances present some of the most intriguing historical puzzles ranging from suspected political assassinations, to less complicated cases where people simply go sailing and are tragically, never heard of again. The list of famous people who have disappeared […]

Incredible Art of Andrey Shishkin, the Russian Leonardo da Vinci of Our Time

From Faces of Ancient Europe His art is beyond beautiful and might just mesmerize you. Moscow, Russia – a modern artist known as a portrait painter and a master of the brush, Mr. Andrei Shishkin, knew his calling was realistic academic painting. He was born in Moscow back in 1960 and hasn’t received any art […]

Renaissance mom: Historians identify Leonardo Da Vinci’s mother

     The identity of Leonardo da Vinci’s mother has eluded historians for years, but now one scholar said he’s found the woman behind the Renaissance man. After digging through overlooked records in Italy, Martin Kemp, a leading Leonardo expert, claimed that the artist was born to Caterina di Meo Lippi, a 15-year-old orphan, on April […]

Scientists Want To CLONE Leonardo da Vinci

A great ethical debate surrounds the possibility of giving life through cloning techniques to historical characters. While some claim that it cannot be ethical in any way to artificially reproduce human life, others believe that the possibility of bringing back great minds from the past could help solve many of the problems that plague humanity […]

Power grab: Pro-austerity party back in control of Ireland despite ‘losing’ last election

A hundred years after the Easter Rising inspired what became an independent republic, center-right Fine Gael and centrist Fianna Fail agreed to a minority government headed by the caretaker Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny. He was re-elected to his post by the Dáil (parliament) on the fourth attempt by 10 votes, more than 70 days […]

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