Decoding the Defiance of Henry VIII’s First Wife

Using a process she called “early modern Wordle,” a scholar claims to have uncovered a hidden message from Catherine of Aragon in a book of jewelry designs.

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Reviving the Renaissance Temples of Venice’s Jewish Ghetto

An $11 million project is underway to restore three decaying synagogues and preserve the city’s history of harboring European Jews.

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5 Minutes That Will Make You Love Renaissance Music

Here’s your introduction to the shining, stirring sounds of a revolutionary period in cultural history.

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Donatello Gets His Due

An exhibit in Florence puts the 15th-century sculptor at the epicenter of the Renaissance, presenting a master whose innovations transformed art history.

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