History

The Most Violent Century: Weapons and Warfare

August 23, 2010

The Most Violent Century

Stephen Elliott

An estimated 167 million to 188 million people of the ostensibly best the long history of mankind has had to offer, have been shoveled into early graves.

David Ben-Gurion: For the Love of Zion

Summer 2008

David Ben-Gurion: For the Love of Zion

David Hulme

Zionist ideology formed the core of David Ben-Gurion’s identity. From his youth, the importance of settlement in the land was central to his views.

Spring 2008

Perpetuating the Cult

During the period between the death of Trajan and the rise of Constantine, several emperors perpetuated the imperial cult. Here’s a timeline.

Triumph and Tragedy in the Middle East

Summer 2008

Triumph and Tragedy in the Middle East

David Hulme

When Ben-Gurion proclaimed the State of Israel on May 14, 1948, he likely did not envisage how long the conflict with the Arab world would persist.

Luxor's Lost Library

Spring 2008

Luxor’s Lost Library

Peter Nathan

Nag Hammadi is a settlement on the Nile river in Egypt, where, in 1945, a peasant dug up a large jar containing ancient gnostic writings.

Nero's Colossus

Spring 2008

Nero’s Colossus

David Hulme

Scholars claim Nero built a huge bronze statue of himself as the sun god and set it up in his Golden House. But he probably never saw the statue standing in his house.

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