Are we drawing the right lessons from the past?

2019-04-24 12:21

It's crucial to address the many facets of one's history: to not accept the easy answers, but to take a closer look; to debate our past openly and controversially. Even if that is painful, writes Martin Schäfer.

All the priceless artifacts inside Notre-Dame that firefighters tried to save

2019-04-16 05:56

Here's everything inside Notre-Dame Cathedral that could be lost after the devastating fire on April 15.

42 secrets you never knew about the Titanic and the people aboard it

2019-04-12 17:20

The Titanic is one of the most famous disasters in history. But the ship still has secrets that you've probably never heard before.

Castrol celebrates 120 years of innovation

2019-04-04 09:22

Castrol oil celebrated its 120th anniversary earlier in March. The firm first entered the South African market in 1929 and has established itself as the leading oil company in the country.

15 things you didn't know were invented by women

2019-03-09 18:08

We rounded up inventions by women that you may not know about, from the simple chocolate-chip cookie to the first bulletproof fabric.

The 10 greatest scandals caused by queens throughout history

2019-02-07 09:34

These royals were not afraid to get their hands dirty in order to gain — or keep — power. Here are the 10 greatest scandals caused by queens.

WATCH: Inside's London lost underground ice house

2019-01-06 18:53

The cavernous 18th century ice store has been rediscovered after decades.

Motshekga tasks team with developing a 'more Afrocentric' history curriculum

2018-12-19 11:04

In a step towards the decolonisation of education in South Africa, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has reappointed a history ministerial task team to review the curriculum and make it more Afrocentric and relevant to South African pupils.

Handwritten Albert Einstein letter doubting God auctioned for $2.89m

2018-12-05 20:47

A handwritten letter by Albert Einstein in which the physicist doubts the existence of God has been auctioned for $2.89m.

WATCH: Egypt unveils 3 000-year-old female mummy in an unopened coffin

2018-11-25 17:28

Egyptian authorities have unveiled a well-preserved mummy of a woman inside a previously unopened sarcophagus in Luxor in southern Egypt dating back more than 3000 years.


We're celebrating Palesa Mokubung's Mantsho as they make fashion history as the first African label to collaborate with the H&M brand

2019-04-16 14:24

And the collection is all about the strong, confident woman who breaks boundaries.

Food for thought: Master's student tucks into thesis on the iconic gatsby

2019-04-14 13:07

A Cape Town master's student has tucked into the history and significance of one of the city's most popular foods - the gatsby.

An artist spent 3,000 hours colorizing vintage black and white photos of celebrities, and the results are stunning

2019-04-11 20:18

Artist Mario Unger spent thousands of hours adding color to vintage photos of famous people. INSIDER rounded up some of his best work.

Thando Hopa on the cover of Vogue more than celebrates her achievements - and reminds us how other women continue to smash the glass ceiling

2019-04-03 16:27

Model, lawyer and activist Thando Hopa makes South Africa proud as she graces the cover of Vogue Portugal's Africa motherland edition.

9 'facts' everyone believes that aren't actually true

2019-01-21 09:41

There are some things that we learn from textbooks or hear from our friends that actually aren't at all true — we debunked these to find the truth.

29 true facts that sound like they're fake

2019-01-04 10:11

From science and geography to food and celebrities, these mind-blowing facts sound too weird to be true.

We visited Nelson Mandela’s perfectly preserved office that features a massive book collection – and a herd of cows

2018-12-06 19:03

Nelson Mandela's office, which hosted some of the most powerful people on earth at various times, hasn't been touched for years. This is what is in it.

Watch: The history of the Christmas tree. Evergreens were sacred to ancient Egyptians. Then people started decorating them.

Medieval Germans are credited with starting the Xmas tree tradition.

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The world's oldest intact shipwreck was just found in the Black Sea — here are other famous shipwrecks around the world

2018-10-25 09:08

There are countless shipwrecks beneath the world's oceans as well as stranded on beaches — here are their stories.

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