Arts & Culture

#NotMyHarriet: Who gets to represent black US history?

Controversial choice of British actress to play black American icon Harriet Tubman stirs debate.

#NotMyHarriet: Who gets to represent black US history?

Europe

Warsaw stops to remember the 1944 uprising

Poles commemorate Warsaw Uprising against Nazi occupation, when a city of over a million people was razed to the ground.

Warsaw stops to remember the 1944 uprising

History

'Major discovery': Giant dinosaur bone unearthed in France

The bone is one of more than 7,500 fossils that have been found at the Angeac-Charente site since 2010.

'Major discovery': Giant dinosaur bone unearthed in France

Witness

The Apollo of Gaza: An Archaeological Mystery

An archaeological mystery unfolds when a statue of Apollo is discovered off the coast of Gaza but suddenly disappears.

Opinion

Donald Trump and the strangling of Persia

Washington should be made aware that anti-imperialism has deep roots in Iranian political culture.

Nader Hashemi

by Nader Hashemi

Nader Hashemi

History

Recovered chunk of skull is 'oldest human fossil outside Africa'

If verified, the new analysis may prove that Homo sapiens began leaving Africa much earlier than previously thought.

Recovered chunk of skull is 'oldest human fossil outside Africa'

United Kingdom

Why should British schools teach children about empire?

Britain's colonial past should be taught so children have an 'honest understanding' of history, think-tank says.

British schools should teach migration and empire: Runnymede

Opinion

How US history is whitewashed in high school exams

Slavery was state-sanctioned mass violence, despite what the College Board says.

Donald Earl Collins

by Donald Earl Collins

Donald Earl Collins

The Listening Post

The propaganda films of apartheid-era South Africa

In the 1970s and 80s, the apartheid government funded a little-known film scheme aimed at black South Africans.

Middle East

Saving Babylon: Archaeologists appeal for support to save sites

Iraqi archaeologists say more money is needed to preserve dozens of ancient sites in Babylon.

Arts & Culture

Missing wonder of medieval world found in family drawer

Viking-era artefact missing for almost 200 years to be sold next month after decades tucked away in Scottish home.

Lost Lewis Chessman found, could fetch $1m at auction

The Listening Post

Julian Assange: Journalist, publisher, info warrior ... spy?

The indictment of Julian Assange under the Espionage Act. Plus, the erasure of Palestinian history in Israel's archives.

Afghanistan

Opinion divided as war-scarred Kabul palace restored

Bullet holes mark Darul Aman Palace but while most support the rebuild, others reject glossing over scars of conflict.

Opinion divided as war-scarred Kabul palace restored

Italy

'Sicilians have affinity for the Islamic world in their DNA'

A Muslim stronghold for about 200 years between the ninth and 11th centuries, Sicily bears the marks of Islamic history.

'Sicilians have affinity for the Islamic world in their DNA'

Witness

Karakib: Inside the World of Egyptian Clutter

Broken televisions, piles of pens and old cameras collecting dust - why do Egyptians keep clutter?