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In the USSR I was a Jew in a sea of Russians. In America, I am just me | Margarita Gokun Silver

Despite living in Russia for my first 20 years, I don’t call myself Russian-American. My country of birth never accepted me, so why should I accept it now?<p>Related: Tell us how you got here: share your stories of immigration<p>In the famous Café Gijón, one of the oldest cafes of Madrid, I recently told …

Guest editorial: Who's opening the wounds of 1941?

Russian writer Viktor Yerofeyev describes the significance of the anniversary of Nazi Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union - and why June 22, 1941, …

Ancient Earth Had More Than Two Magnetic Poles

The history Earth's magnetic field is more complicated than you think.<p>Most of us don't often think about Earth's magnetic field, but without it, humans and most other life would be unable to exist. Earth's magnetic field protects our planet from harsh radiation blasted out of the sun. It's …

Nazi-looted art rescued by US 'Monuments Men' was 'sold for profit' by Bavarian government

Nazi-looted art rescued by the US military’s “Monuments Men” was not returned to its rightful Jewish owners at the end of the war but sold for profit by the Bavarian authorities, according to new claims.<p>Thousands of works of art looted by the Nazis were recovered by American forces and entrusted to …

Archaeologists Just Discovered Something Extraordinary Underneath The Scene Of A Nazi Massacre

In a quiet forest in Lithuania, some of the most harrowing events of the 20th century took place. Now, 70 years later, high-tech imaging techniques …

What have they ever done for us? Ancient Rome today – in pictures

Photographer Alfred Seiland has travelled Europe and beyond documenting the remains of Roman culture, from gold mines in Spain to fish ponds in Cyprus

10 Years After the Lebanon War: The Photos That Moved Them Most

As war between Israel and Hizballah loomed 10 years ago, Israeli photographer Shaul Schwarz called looking for magazine support. Large numbers of his …

D-Day, 6 June 1944: Powerful photos of Allied troops storming Normandy and turning the tide of WW2

On 6 June 1944, Operation Overlord – aimed at liberating German-occupied western Europe – commenced as Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, …

How archaeologists found the lost medieval megacity of Angkor

Recent technology reconstructs the urban grid of a city overtaken by jungle.<p>The ornate, pinecone-shaped towers of Angkor Wat in Cambodia float above …

Ancient mass grave site in Greek capital could point to earliest dated event in Athenian history

At least 80 skeletons were laid to rest in an ancient Greek burial site in Athens, with their wrists clamped together in iron shackles.<p>Archaeologists have suggested that they appear be the victims of a mass execution, but their crime remains largely unknown.<p>There is a certain uniformity to thee way …

Oldest cancer ever found discovered in South Africa, potentially challenging ideas about disease

The oldest malignant cancer ever found has just been discovered.<p>A fossilised human foot bone, found in South Africa and dating back 1.7 million …

South Africa

China's great flood: tests on children's bones support 4,000-year-old legend

Carbon dating suggests landslide caused a Yellow river deluge matching the time China’s civilisation was said to have begun<p>Analysis of the crushed skeletons of children have revealed that an earthquake 4,000 years ago could be the source of a legendary “great flood” at the dawn of Chinese …

Does This Rock Explain Why Egyptians Are Biblical Villains?

When it comes to the prototypical villains of ancient literature, the Egyptians are right up there. Nobody, it seemed, really liked the ancient …

Ancient History

The secret libraries of history

After news emerged about an underground reading room in Damascus, Fiona Macdonald discovers the places where writing has been hidden for centuries.<p>Beneath the streets of a suburb of Damascus, rows of shelves hold books that have been rescued from bombed-out buildings. Over the past four years, …

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Rare, 2,000-year-old Roman coin discovered in Jerusalem - CNN Style

Written by Oren Liebermann, CNNJerusalem<p>Archaeologists have discovered a gold coin in Jerusalem bearing the face of Nero, the Roman Emperor best known for playing the fiddle while Ancient Rome burned.<p>The coin was likely struck in 56-57 AD, researchers say. The Romans took control of the city in 63 …

The lost world of 9/10: The Sept. 11 attacks and the end of American innocence

By Joel Achenbach<p>Joel Achenbach<p>Reporter covering science and politics<p>Email Bio<p>For Karen Hughes, counselor to the president of the United States, Sept. 10, 2001, was a day of celebration and relief. It was her wedding anniversary. She and husband Jerry dined at a favorite restaurant in the Watergate …

'Perfectly Preserved' Nazi Time Capsule Unearthed In Poland

Contents include portraits of Hitler and two copies of "Mein Kampf."<p>A dark chapter in history was reopened in Poland last week when archeologists uncovered a Nazi time capsule containing perfectly preserved mementos of Adolf Hitler.<p>The time capsule was buried in 1934 under Ordensburg Krössinsee, …

This day 2496 years ago, Western civilisation began at Salamis

Western civilisation does not have an official birthday. Not like Archbishop Ussher’s famous declaration that the creation of the world occurred in 4004 BC, on Saturday the 22nd of October, in the late evening.<p>If the West had a birthday, though, it would probably be the 22nd of September 480 BC—the …

From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics.

Aug 20, 2018<p>A principios de junio de 2018, en un pequeño puesto militar cerca de la ciudad en ruinas de Jamaame,...<p>Secretary of Defense James Mattis …

18 Reasons Why Veterans Say That 'Saving Private Ryan' Most Realistic Movie

I was 12 years old when I first saw <i>Saving Private Ryan</i>, and even though I didn't fully understand it, it stayed with me for years. Sure, maybe my dad …

After the Vietnam War, America Flew Planes Full of Babies Back to the U.S.

The image is common enough: A passenger plane with human cargo belted snugly into their seats. But look for another second and you will see that every passenger is a child, and each one has been bundled up inside an identical cardboard box. Most of them are babies, but some are older and their …

You Can't Always Trust Your Own Thoughts, And This Terrifying Chart Shows Why

Here’s the newest guide for learning about cognitive biases and debugging your brain.<p>The human brain has been sculpted over the course of millions of years of evolution, so you’d think it’s been debugged pretty well.<p>But it’s still left with so many mental glitches.<p>Just take a look at this …