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A scholar in the desert | The Economist

A scholar in the desert

Professor Crone challenged conventional views of the roots and evolution of Islam and her numerous books and articles shed new light on the history of the religion.

Scottish National Antarctic Expedition - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

File:Scotia on Laurie Island.

Herodotus: the first non-fiction | Books | The Guardian

Herodotus: the first non-fiction

Ancient History Documentary: The Rise and Fall of the Spartans (Ancient War Documentary) This ancient history documentary, a full length ancient war document.

Why the Smart Money Is on the Gospel of Jesus’s Wife Being a Forgery

Every time hard evidence appears arguing for Jesus’ marriage to Mary Magdalene, a chorus of theologically driven academics shout “forgery!

Is Petra the Holy City of Islam?

Petra: Holy City of Islam

Trinity (nuclear test) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Trinity explosion, 16 ms after detonation. Information Country United States Test site Trinity Site, New Mexico Date July 1945 Trinity Test Fireball

The fall of the Roman empire and the rise of Islam | Books | The Guardian

The fall of the Roman empire and the rise of Islam

‘I had sucked every book dry that I could on the Roman Republic when I was a young’ … Tom Holland.

Tom Holland interview: Caligula, vampires and coping with death threats

‘I had sucked every book dry that I could on the Roman Republic when I was a young’ … Tom Holland.

The author on location with Bedouin Arabs living on ancient trade routes in Jordan, September...

When I Questioned the History of Muhammad

In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo terror attack in Paris, France, British scholar Tom Holland reflects on the time he found himself under threat when he raised questions about the traditional account of the origins of Islam.

The Ark Before Noah by Irving Finkel review – the story of the Flood retold | Books | The Guardian

The Ark Before Noah by Irving Finkel review – the story of the Flood retold

An account of the Flood significantly different from that told in the Bible should have resonances with modern audiences, writes Nick Fraser

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind review – thrilling story, dark message | Books | The Guardian

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind review – thrilling story, dark message

Yuval Noah Harari’s account of how we conquered the Earth astonishes with its scope and imagination, writes Ben Shephard

Victoria: A Life by AN Wilson – review | Books | The Guardian

Victoria: A Life by AN Wilson – review


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