History

History

View of Saqqara necropolis, including Djoser's step pyramid (centre), the Pyramid of Unas (left), and the Pyramid of Userkaf (right). (Photo via Wikipedia.)
Dec 04 2020

Digging Up the Past

It’s been an exciting and productive autumn for a team of Egyptian archaeologists. On November 14, Mostafa Waziri, the general director of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, unveiled 100 coffins the team found last month. The archaeologists discovered 59 more in...

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Aug 21 2020

From Museum to Mosque

Hagia Sophia is Turkey’s biggest tourist attraction, attracting almost four million visitors a year. For the past 86 years, this iconic Istanbul landmark has been a museum. In July, however, the Turkish government converted Hagia Sophia back into a mosque. That...