Millennia-old mummy found in Egypt tomb

Spanish archaeologists discover mummy at least 2,500 years old in "very good condition" near Luxor in southern Egypt.

War & Conflict

40 years on, DNA tests to identify Spain's war victims

Catalonia starts DNA project to identify some of the 114,000 who disappeared during Spain's civil war and dictatorship.


Athens: World’s 'first weather station' opens to public

Closed for nearly 200 years, the Tower of Winds, located in Athens, is now open to public.


'I seek the pardon of all the people of Timbuktu'

Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi pleads guilty to charges of destroying ancient cultural artefacts in Timbuktu.


Greetings from the Colony

A Belgian filmmaker explores her family's past in Rwanda after she discovers a hidden aunt and an 80-year-old secret.

Inside Story

Who owns ancient artefacts?

Many countries have fought for the return of their stolen or pillaged objects.


US Civil War-era ex-slave Tubman to appear on $20 bill

Portrait of abolitionist to replace seventh US president, Andrew Jackson, one of numerous changes to US dollar bills.

Arts & Culture

Remembering India’s iconic bookseller

Ram Advani, who died on March 9, founded a beloved bookstore that became a hub for scholars across the country.

Al Jazeera World

Syria: The Reckoning

A history of modern Syria offering an intriguing and incisive perspective on the ongoing war in the country.

Al Jazeera World

Soft Power: The US and the Middle East

We explore the history of Beirut's American University and whether it has played a role in US interests in the region.

Al Jazeera World

The Village That's Dying

The decline of Akincilar seen through the eyes of three Turkish Cypriot residents of different generations.


China's Great Famine: A mission to expose the truth

An economist who survived one of the greatest man-made tragedies is determined to reveal how policies killed millions.


The chronicler of Indian food

For 40 years, food historian Pushpesh Pant has popularised ancient Indian food culture and inspired contemporary chefs.

Al Jazeera World

Bulgaria, My Land

Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish community, persecuted and even deported last century, continues its fight for recognition.

In Search of Putin’s Russia

State of the Arts

We explore Russian arts and culture and its relationship with the country's long, vibrant and, at times, brutal history.