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The 1956-65 expeditions to Mount Sinai by art historians George Forsyth of the University of Michigan and Kurt Weitzmann of Princeton University offer a rich trove of color photographs from the Monastery of Saint Catherine's icon collection. The Princeton University Visual Resources Collection has recently put 1,200 of these images online and will be adding another 2,000.
Release of Photogrammar: a map interface for finding photographs of America from 1935-1946.
Time to visit Detroit, a city rich with history and less than an hour away.
51 years ago today began the construction of the Berlin Wall by the German Democratic Republic. The "Antifaschistischer Schutzwall" consisted of 12-foot concrete walls, guard towers, fencing and bunkers, all creating a barrier between East and West Germany in the 96 miles around Berlin. It effectively ended migration between the two countries until the political upheavals of 1989.
The Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games is Friday, July 27. The dramatic high point of the ceremony in recent years has been the lighting of the cauldron with the Olympic torch. We'll celebrate this event with a few examples of the Olympic torch from our image databases: