02 Aug 2015
One has been beheaded, others defaced. Some are dressed in costumes by pranksters. Statues of Taiwan's former ruler Chiang Kai-shek have been increasingly targeted as the island confronts its authoritarian past.
25 Jul 2015
A renovated Richard Wagner Museum opening in Bayreuth this weekend to coincide with the Bavarian city's annual Wagner opera festival puts the composer's anti-Semitism and his family's later ties to Adolf Hitler center stage for...
20 Jul 2015
The American TV channel Spike has started to air a six-hour drama about the Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun dubbed "Tut."
The series will be displayed over a period of three days.
The Canadian actor Avan Jogia plays...
17 Jul 2015
History is a fickle mistress, especially when it comes to wars. For the most part, the winners are the ones who get to say what happened. Sometimes, those stories become a bit ridiculous and sometimes those stories are just not remotely...
22 Jun 2015
The Writing and Scripts Center, affiliated to the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, has issued a new book entitled ‘Words From Life in Ancient Egypt’, written by Marwa al-Qady.
The book teaches children the principles of the...
16 Jun 2015
A rare ancient Egyptian burial cloth more than 3,000 years old is to go under the hammer on Thursday in Paris, an exceptional sale of an artefact usually found only in museum collections.
The small square of vividly painted fabric...
10 Jun 2015
The British Daily Mail website has published an infographic estimating current costs of seven iconic landmarks.
The Great Pyramid of Giza, which took approximately 30 years to construct, came on top of the list at just under US$1...
09 Jun 2015
Sundus Seif Eddin is a photographer and Amr Abu Tawila is a researcher who have documented old ads hand scripted on walls of Cairo's historic buildings as a witness of the changes that have occurred in Egyptian society. They call their...
08 Jun 2015
It was the last thing they would see: a trapdoor opening in the floor of the Colosseum to unleash a snarling lion or bear, which sprang for the jugular as the crowds roared.
Where prisoners sentenced to a grisly death in ancient...
31 May 2015
Key dates in the epic life of Napoleon Bonaparte, the French military and political leader who rose to prominence in the wake of the French revolution:
- August 15, 1769: Napoleon is born at Ajaccio on the island of Corsica,...