The religious lines dividing today's Middle East. Religious distinctions are deeply important for many of the problems in today's Middle East, particularly between Sunni and Shia Muslims in Syria and Iraq. This map shows not just that those divisions
Ugaritic cuneiform outwardly resembles other cuneiform scripts and has a syllabic sound system such as Etruscan. Ugarit an independed Canaanite city-state flourished from C. 2600 BC until it was utterly destroyed in 1205 BC.
century Rome had a major woman problem. Her name was Zenobia, and she took over a huge chunk of their empire in her brief and tumultuous career as rebel queen.
It's a new year. But the outlook on some of the world's biggest problems is as dismal as ever
It's a new year. But the outlook on some of the world's biggest problems is as dismal as ever - January 9, 2018. Injured people receive treatment at a hospital after airstrikes hit the city of Mesraba in Eastern Ghouta, Syria, on Jan. 3. (BADRA / EPA-EFE / REX/Shutterstock)