David Robin Shah

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50 years of British photography: from Twiggy to whaling – in pictures

The Association of Photographers, which represents the UK’s professional photographers, is celebrating its 50th anniversary with AOP50, a retrospective of images curated by Zelda Cheatle. Here is a selection

Me and my dad

Family,Parents and parenting,Photography,Art,Art and design,Life and style,Culture,Race issues<p>As fathers, black men tend to be stereotyped in the media as absent or feckless. Aaron Sylvester has collated pictures taken by Jess Hope and Kiran Cox of fathers who are motivated and engaged, deeply …

1890 in glorious colour: the magic of photochromes – in pictures

Photochromes are vibrant and nuanced prints hand-coloured from black-and-white negatives. Created using a process pioneered in the 1880s, these images offer a fascinating insight into the world when colour photography was still in its infancy

A Byzantine campaign in the Balkans (594 AD)

Late Roman Empire troops<p><b>Defending the Roman Balkans</b><p>The Balkan campaigns were the main focus of Emperor Maurice's foreign policies. A favorable peace …

The 100 Most Iconic Dresses of All Time

These gowns are almost as famous as the stars who wore them.<p>These gowns are almost as famous as the stars who wore them.

7 surprising Ancient Rome facts

Our fascination with Ancient Rome has inspired a glut of books, documentaries, movies and even games. But, writer Jem Duducu points out, our focus …

The Celts: not quite the barbarians history would have us believe

A close examination of Celtic craftsmanship reveals a scientifically sophisticated people with good links to the rest of Europe<p>A farmer, ploughing a field near Snettisham in Norfolk in 1948, turned up what he thought was a bit of an old brass bedstead. But it was gold, not brass, which he’d …

British Museum

Dinosaurs died out because of a giant asteroid and supervolcanoes, study says

It has been a bone of contention between dinosaur experts for the past 35 years – did dinosaurs become extinct as a result of a massive asteroid …

Queen Nefertiti tomb: Egypt hopes big discovery from the past can boost its flagging tourism industry

Facing a steep drop in tourist numbers, Egypt is hoping to invest in the future with a big discovery from the past – the final resting place of Queen …

Frontiers of the Roman Empire: Dividing Us From Them

Colin Ricketts<p>4 mins<p>18 Mar 2015<p>The Roman Empire became very cosmopolitan, containing many races and cultures and granting limited citizenship to many …

Ancient History

The Hittites

The Hittites occupied the ancient region of Anatolia (also known as Asia Minor, modern-day Turkey) prior to 1700 BCE, developed a culture apparently …

AD FINEM DESOLATUM! : ROME’S FEROCIOUS 2nd CELTIBERIAN WAR (154-133 BC)

Α Republican Roman centurion leads his legionaries through a storm of arrows. A fine artwork by Radu Oltean. . By Periklis Deligiannis . In the 4th …

Ancient History

Naqsh-e Rustam: Ancient Tombs of Powerful Persian Kings

Naqsh-e Rustam is one of the most spectacular and awe-inspiring ancient sites of the Achaemenid Empire, consisting of the colossal tombs of Persian …

Adad Nirari I

Adad Nirari I (reigned 1307-1275 BCE) was the king of the Assyrian Empire who initiated the first major expansion of the Assyrian kingdom from the …

Ancient History

The sophisticated water technologies of the ancient Nabataeans

The Nabataeans were an ancient Semitic people dating back to 586 BC, who inhabited northern Arabia and the Southern Levant. The desert climate …

Mystery of Infant Skeletons Found in Athens Ancient Agora Well Solved

American magazine Newsweek, citing a study that was published in the academic journal Hesperia, recently reminded its readers of the unusual and …

Archaeology

10 of the best country hotels in Italy with great food

Photograph: sawdays.co.uk<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/5/7/1431014079444/cc5ce941-475b-4df5-92dc-5574a1330473-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: …

Rhubarb hummus recipe

The addition of roasted rhubarb gives the humble, earthy hummus a tangy undertone that is delicious.<p>The idea for this slightly unusual hummus popped into my head one day on when I was considering the similarities between rhubarb and the vibrant spice sumac. I find both flavours tart with citrus …

Human bones in pot may reflect gruesome ritual conducted by army of Queen Boudicca

A 2,000-year-old cooking pot filled with cremated human bones has been found by the banks of the Walbrook river in London, in what was known in …

Byzantine Diplomacy Explored

Adam graduated from the University of Manchester with a degree in History and wrote for university publications as a student. Writing for the New …

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3 Things to Know About the Origins of Chinese Civilization

Changing Planet<p>The ornate dragon in the center of the colorfully painted ceiling in the Pavillion of Ten Thousand Spring Seasons in the Forbidden City dates back some 400-600 years but pulls from artistic traditions far older and still current today. (Photo by Andrew Howley)<p>Two things everyone …

‘Ovid, the soft Philosopher of Love’

There are a select few authors whose work forms the bedrock of Western Literature. Figures like <b>Homer</b>, <b>Virgil</b>, and <b>Dante</b> loom over history, their …

Hundreds of Ancient Mummies Discovered at Ceremonial Site in Peru

Archaeologists in Peru made a monumental discovery when they found dozens of tombs with up to 40 mummies in each at a 1,200-year-old ceremonial site …