Al-Etihad, UAE, April 22 The fire that consumed the Church of Notre Dame in France was a tragic event and a great humanitarian shock for everyone who understands the value of human history. It is therefore not surprising that the fire received widespread media attention across the world. One... Read more
UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee has voted to add Bahrain’s Dilmun Burial Mounds and Iraq’s ancient city of Babylon to the World Heritage List. The Dilmun Burial Mounds consist of 21 archaeological sites that were built between 2050 BC and 1750 BC, offering evidence of the Early Dilmun civilization, an... Read more
A Harvard archeologist and historian is exploring the possibility of finding Europe’s ‘first mosque’ in Reccopolis, an old Visigothian city, which was taken over by the Muslim conquerers of Spain in the early 9th Century. Archeologists are excavating the remains of the ancient city of Reccopolis near Spain’s capital... Read more
Before reading the article: What do you know about the relations between the Dutch settlers and Indigenous people in the 17th century? Where did you learn this information? In schools? Museums? Textbooks? Pop culture? Family and friends? How accurate do you think your knowledge and understanding is? Next, look... Read more
The philosopher and IVF ethics pioneer Baroness Mary Warnock has died at the age of 94. She chaired a number of inquiries to inform government policy. They included a report which led to the setting up of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority in 1991. Baroness Warnock also recommended... Read more
Thousands of Holocaust survivors and their descendants escaped the Nazis thanks to a Spanish diplomat nicknamed “the Angel of Budapest” – yet the late Angel Sanz Briz is hardly known in Spain today. His improvised heroics in 1944 saved more than 5,000 Hungarian Jews from deportation to Auschwitz. “He... Read more