Nefertiti Bust

Iconic Artifact: Nefertiti Bust

Nefertiti Bust. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons The Nefertiti Bust is an iconic sculpture believed to depict Queen Nefertiti, the Great Royal Wife of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten. The bust is renowned for its...

Marcel Duchamp

Marcel Duchamp: Pioneer of Conceptual Art

Marcel Duchamp. See page for author, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons Marcel Duchamp was a French artist whose work is often associated with the Dadaist and Surrealist movements of the early 20th century. He...

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare: England’s National Poet

William Shakespeare. Martin Droeshout, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons William Shakespeare was an English playwright, poet, and actor, widely regarded as one of the greatest writers in the English language and the world’s greatest...

One Hundred Years of Solitude

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

One Hundred Years of Solitude. Luis Rivera, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons Gabriel García Márquez was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter, and journalist, widely regarded as one of the most significant authors of...

Niccolò Machiavelli

Niccolò Machiavelli: Father of Modern Political Philosophy

Niccolò Machiavelli. Santi di Tito, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons Niccolò Machiavelli was an Italian Renaissance political philosopher, writer, diplomat, and historian, best known for his work “The Prince” (Il Principe), written in 1513,...

Cornelius Vanderbilt

Cornelius Vanderbilt: American Railroad and Shipping Tycoon

Cornelius Vanderbilt. Heritage Auction Galleries, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons Cornelius Vanderbilt was an American business magnate and philanthropist who played a significant role in shaping the transportation and shipping industries in the United...