Explainer: what Western civilisation owes to Islamic cultures

2019 Sep 06

Algebra, alchemy, artichoke, alcohol, and apricot all derive from Arabic words which came to the West during the age of Crusades.


Saddams Disney for a Despot: how Dictators Exploit Ruins

2018 May 31

The Iraqi dictator followed Mussolinis lead in appropriating ancient ruins to tell a flattering story about his own authoritarian regime.