The Phoenicians were the great maritime traders of the ancient Mediterranean.
Volume 68 Issue 1 January 2018
An aerial view of a hydraulic system that pumped fresh water into the monastic complex.
Women had few powers in Ancient Greece – except in death.
The peoples of Germany's African colonies recovered from the conflict against all the odds.
Child genius, engineer, inventor and physicist, Nikola Tesla died on 7 January 1943.
Before the British Empire and the Atlantic slave trade, Africans lived freely in Tudor England.
The pain of war had at least one positive side-effect: medical advances in haematology.
The grand funeral of Anne of Cleves, the neglected fourth queen of Henry VIII, took place during the reign of Mary Tudor, when English Catholicism was resurgent.
At the beginning of the 20th century the Great Powers competed for the right to extract the vast oil reserves around the Iraqi city of Mosul. The motivation – and prize – was energy security.
A discerning account by a self-deprecating but well-informed journalist of the dramatic changes in Russia over the past 40 years.