Archaeologists have found cloves and black pepper corns they believe to be more than 1,000 years old at a site in Sri Lanka.
The desire to treat all those in poverty via one policy stems from the same impulses that led to reform of poor laws in the 19th century.
Anti-Semitism brought down one of the world's greatest centers for mathematical research.
From the amphitheatre at Arles to London's Wembley, stadiums can be adapted to serve their cities.
While the euro's survival for two decades is evidence of its success, it was born with fundamental problems that have weakened it, leading to near-constant crisis.
Hop Lin Jong's arrival in Western Australia in 1901 was remarkable only because she was Chinese. Her life might have passed in obscurity if not for the murder of her daughter in 1925.
A 2.5 metre dolls' house reveals the hopes and dreams of Petronella Oortman, a 17th-century Dutch woman.
Our obsession with busyness is about managing relationships – not just time.
British is an imperial term, not a national one.
Old 19th-century agreements between the U.S. government which expelled Indigenous peoples from their land and gave it cheaply to white settlers continue to impact inequalities in the United States.
Stories of substitution and surrogates are all too common in the wildlife trade, especially when it comes to medicines derived from animal parts.
The lamps that once lit London's streets have come to symbolize a certain time and place in British history.
The deepening geographic, racial, gender and educational divisions in America shows some striking parallels between the nation today and in the 1920s.
The 'centre' has long been chasing the right on immigration politics.
The Slave Societies Digital Archive documents the lives of approximately 6 million free and enslaved Africans in the Americas.
With some "Gilet jaune" protestors calling for the removal of Emmanuel Macron, the French constitution is being criticized anew for concentrating too much power in the hands of the president.
In the shadow of the pyramids of Giza, lie the tombs of the courtiers and officials who built these vast structures.
Colonial powers plundered the heritage of countries all over the world – restitution is long overdue.
Ancient Egyptians believed shaving was associated with cleanliness but Greeks were proud of their beards, which symbolised authority and wisdom.
In Terry Kurgan’s book family history, however tortuous, is subsumed into a greater history of the greatest atrocity.