A still from the new Ben-Hur.
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Hollywood loves a Roman action film. And recent archaeological evidence offers fresh insight into the world of the hippodrome: from sprinklers to cool horses to a mosaic displaying the four phases of a chariot race.
Renaissance master Andrea Palladio designed Villa La Rotonda with rooms of various characters, which at night served as viewing boxes for fireworks displays in the surrounding landscape.
Might we enjoy our homes more if their rooms were characterised by their sense of loftiness or intimacy or cheerfulness or melancholy rather than lifeless labels such as 'media room' or 'home office'?
Peter Gertner Crucifixion Walters.
The sources offer an intriguing – and surprising – insight.
This could come to blows.
There's something every Scot should know about those caterwauling pipes.
The search goliath has spent over $5bn on everything from driverless cars to smart contact lenses in the past three years. The UK tax hounds must be delighted.