Enjoy articles from Time and Smithsonian from the last 30 days.

Ancient Roman Mosaic Floor Unearthed Beneath Italian Vineyard

The intricate, multi-colored tiles likely date to the third century A.D.

Rare Form of Miniature Stenciled Rock Art Found in Australia

New research suggests the small-scale illustrations may have been made with beeswax

The Timely Return of the Drive-In Restaurant

During the COVID-19 pandemic, carhop service is making a comeback. Is it here to stay?

Jacob Lawrence’s ‘Struggle’ Series Prepares to Be Seen by a New Generation

For the first time in decades, view a major reimagining of the battles that made the nation

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What Tony Hawk’s First Skateboard Shows About the History of the Sport He Made Famous

The legend has done the impossible again by bringing skateboarding into the mainstream

How to Make the Ancient Iraqi Cookie that Signals the End of Ramadan

Made with rosewater, nigella seed and stuffed with dates or nuts, the bite-size ‘kleicha’ evokes layers of meaning and memory

The House Mouse First Invaded Europe 6,500 Years Ago

New research suggests the rodents arrived on the continent some 2,500 years earlier than previously thought

How a New Show Tears Down the Myths of Asian American History

Executive producer Renee Tajima-Peña says the program is about “how we got where we are and where are we going next”

How Renaissance Architects Designed Italy’s Imposing Domes

A new study offers key insights into how engineers built the rounded structures without using supports

Join Meryl Streep, Taika Waititi for Roald Dahl Charity Read-Along

Mindy Kaling, Liam and Chris Hemsworth, and Benedict Cumberbatch are among the celebrities collaborating to raise money for COVID-19 relief efforts

Italy’s Museums Reopen With Vibrating Social-Distancing Necklaces, Limited Admission

A guard will “chaperone” groups of six through the Scuderie del Quirinale’s blockbuster Raphael exhibition

Why Players Around the World Gobbled Up Pac-Man

Born 40 years ago, the hungry little critter turned women and children into gamers, changing the industry forever

COVID-19 Shutdown Threatens the Future of Shakespeare’s Globe

The London theater—a replica of the original 16th-century venue—relies on proceeds from live events now on hold due to the pandemic

Eight Film Festivals Worth Attending (Virtually)

COVID-19 has caused numerous film festival cancellations. Luckily, these ones moved online

Take a Free Video Tour of Blockbuster Pompeii and Herculaneum Exhibition

Available to stream on YouTube and Facebook, the 82-minute film revisits the British Museum’s popular 2013 show

Arlington National Cemetery Opens Its 105-Year-Old Time Capsule

The trove of artifacts, hidden in a cornerstone in 1915, is now available to explore online

This 2,000-Year-Old Coin Commemorates a Jewish Rebellion Against Rome

Of more than 22,000 coins found in Jerusalem to date, just four are from the time of the Bar Kokhba revolt

In Toronto, a Drive-In Exhibition Immerses Visitors in Vincent van Gogh’s Art

The 35-minute sound-and-light installation will take place in a 4,000-square-foot warehouse

Humidity Is a Nightmare for ‘The Scream’

Moisture in the air—not light—has made the yellow pigments in Edvard Munch’s masterpiece degrade

Play the New Smithsonian Magazine Weekly Crossword: May 18, 2020

Test your mettle with this puzzle created exclusively for ‘Smithsonian’ readers

Transform Your Selfies, Pet Portraits Into Famous Artworks

A new tool from Google Arts & Culture allows users to apply artists’ signature styles to their own photographs

This AR App Brings the Northern Lights and Other Natural Phenomena Into Your Living Room

Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson has released nine virtual experiences for audiences to explore during quarantine

The True Story of Catherine the Great

Hulu’s “The Great” offers an irreverent, ahistorical take on the Russian empress’ life. This is the real history behind the period comedy

MoMA Joins Chorus of Critics Urging Norway to Save Site of Picasso Murals

The controversial demolition of Oslo’s Y-Block building has already begun, but debate over the future of its artworks continues

Explore a Hyper-Resolution Rendering of Rembrandt’s ‘The Night Watch’ Online

More than 500 individual photographs make up the new image of the Dutch artist’s 17th-century masterpiece

New York Public Library Acquires Archive of Modern Dance Pioneer Martha Graham

The trove includes photographs, scripts, recordings and correspondence

Drive-By Art Exhibition Provides Socially Distanced Dose of Culture

Fifty-two artists participated in the Long Island event

Watch 150 Years of Asian American History Unfold in This New Documentary

The five-part PBS series chronicles the community’s story through archival footage, interviews

Here’s How to Stream 11 Free Smithsonian Associates Programs

Expert-led lectures, virtual tours and studio arts classes produced by the world’s largest museum-based educational program

Sample the World’s Cuisines With This Cookbook From a Popular New York Market

The Queens Night Market’s new guide bring’s the international flavors of the city’s boroughs into your home

How Scooby-Doo’s Origins Are Related to the RFK Assassination

The senator’s death changed Saturday morning cartoons and paved the way for the gang of “meddling kids” to become a TV hit

For the First Time in a Century, Norway Will Excavate Viking Ship Burial

Archaeologists racing to save the rare vessel from fungal attacks hope to begin work in June

Archaeologists Discover Ancient Stone Turtle in Drained Angkor Reservoir

The reservoir houses the remnants of a centuries-old temple now undergoing excavation

These Video Diaries Document Quarantine Stories From Artists All Around the World

Hirshhorn Museum releases weekly peeks inside the studios of prominent artists, to create a living archive of the global pandemic

Egypt Defies Archaeologists’ Protests by Relocating Four Ancient Sphinxes

Now awaiting unveiling in Tahrir Square, the ram-headed sculptures join a pink granite obelisk dating to the reign of Ramses II

How to Make Your Own Mother’s Day Card from the SAAM Collections

Browse the collections for artworks with a CC0 license as part of the Smithsonian’s Open Access Initiative,

How Do American Indians Celebrate Mother’s Day?

In the early 20th century, Native people responded to the proclamation of Mother’s Day with powwows, ceremonies, rodeos, feasts, and songs

Authorities Recover 19,000 Artifacts in International Antiquities Trafficking Sting

Items recovered include fossils, paintings, ancient coins, ceramics and jewelry

See How Artists Have Turned Farm Silos Into Stunning Giant Murals

The projects are helping Australia’s drought-stricken rural towns find new life as outdoor art galleries

One-Thousand-Year-Old Mill Resumes Production to Supply Flour Amid Pandemic

In April alone, the Sturminster Newton Mill ground more than one ton of wheat

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