Al-Ukhaidir Fortress exposed to extinction by treasure hunters

2020 Nov 23

The ministry of culture and tourism in Iraq stated that unidentified groups sabotaged parts of Al-Ukhaidir Fortress in Karbala...


The intriguing maps that reveal alternate histories

2020 Nov 19

What if major elections, wars and events had turned out differently? Samuel Arbesman explores the detail and delights of maps that plot alternative worlds to our own.


The History Behind America’s History Wars

2020 Oct 03

When history becomes worth fighting over, it begins to exist. And, crucially, the fight is now occurring in the mainstream of American media, politics, and culture


Erdogan to Make Hagia Sophia a Mosque Again, But Will It Help Him?

2020 Jul 12

Turkeys president seems focused on cementing his legacy and boosting his popularity with voters, but the move is more likely to damage the countrys international brand.


Diyanet – Turkey's religious authority that makes millions

2019 Oct 29

Turkeys highest religious authority brings in huge profits, say experts. But as a historic brewery in Istanbul faces demolition, critics argue that such profiteering is not in line with Islam.


Archaeologists Just Discovered a Bronze-Age City in Northern Iraq

2016 Nov 12

Took some digging, but there’s finally good news coming out of Iraq


The Problem with Politicians as Historians

2016 Jun 22

Many politicians continue to spin the facts even after they have left office. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill once boasted that, History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it