Photographs from the exhibit, 'Children of Abraham,' by Abbas Iranian-born photographer Abbas knew from a very early age that he would spend his life taking pictures. Growing up in Algeria during that
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, which has claimed responsibility for Friday's terror attacks in Paris, has its origins in Iraq, but the group as we know it today is in many ways a product of Syria's
It has long been assumed that Henry Kissinger “supported” the Vietnam War throughout the 1960s—and that this was one of the reasons Richard Nixon offered him the job of national security adviser. This
A serendipitous deal between a history museum and a smuggler has provided new insight into one of the most famous stories ever told: "The Epic of Gilgamesh." The new finding, a clay tablet, reveals a unknown
If history is a guide, it's likely to stay weak for at least another 10 years. Why? Because stocks are still fantastically expensive relative to most of recorded history. And in the past, when stocks been
If you watch the film The Martian, you'll see Hollywood explosions and special effects galore, but you'll also see some serious science. Actor Matt Damon, who plays stranded astronaut Mark Watney, must
Artifacts Recovered From Over 2,000-Year-Old Shipwreck Reveal ‘How the 1 Percent Lived in the Time of Caesar’
Marine archaeologists continued work on a shipwreck off the coast of a Greek island that has previously been called the “Titanic of the ancient world,” excavating more than 50 artifacts in a recent mission.
‘Medieval’ is often associated with barbarism and bigotry, but this fascinating study suggests it should refer to sophisticated propaganda and meticulous preparation This book opens disarmingly with a
Longstanding tensions between the Porsche and Piëch families lie at the heart of Germany’s flagship company Volkswagen could easily have ended up a British company. After the second world war, the British
Timothy Snyder’s examination of the Holocaust is chilling, timely and instructive Doing justice to the phenomenon of mass evil poses a host of ticklish problems. You can get lost in a catalogue of numbers,
By the end of the war, Hitler's Kriegsmarine, the navy of Nazi Germany, had built 1,162 U-boats, which is short for the German word "Unterseeboot," or undersea boat. In the fall 2015 issue of Weapons WWII
Photograph: Anonymous/AP President Nasser of Egypt (left), shakes hands with Ashraf Marwan (right), during Marwan’s wedding to Nasser’s daughter, Mona (centre), on 7 July 1966. 84 http://media.guim.co.uk/b947e8b46f206677d9d9435f9eeb33bb6284921a/0_171_3000_1797/140.jpg
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Himmler called porcelain ‘one of the few things that give me pleasure’ and Hitler gave it as gifts. This is the extraordinary story of Porzellan Manufaktur Allach In June this year I found myself sitting