The Oldest book of the world

This is the Oldest Book of the world, The Etruscan book of gold, written 2673 years ago. Etruscans were an ancient group who moved from Lydia (now in Turkey) to central Italy nearly 3 thousand years ago, which gave the name of the city Toscana. The book was made for the funeral of an aristocrat…

Edgar Allan Poe, and the mystery of his death

Edgar Allan Poe, 40 years old, “Annie” daguerreotype, 1849, the year he died. Intelligent and feroce at the same time, Poe wasn’t appreciated by everyone. His friends were often shocked by his clothes excessively neat and his excellent elocution. He officially died on 7th of October 1849 due to a “congestion of the brain”. But the cause…

Victo Hugo and rebelion

Victor Hugo, Jersey in 1853, By Auguste Vacquerie Born in 1802, Hugo was a successful writer of his time and a political personality. His strong opposition to Napoleon III and his “coup d’Etat”offered him popularity in France but at a price of an exile.