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Bardo Museum: A Tunisian Treasure

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.04.2014 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

I couldn't get enough of the fabulous mosaics dating from ancient Greek times to well after the Christian era at Tunisia's renovated National Bardo Mu...

Baalbeck: Marriage of History and Performing Arts

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.23.2014 | Arts
Magda Abu-Fadil

The briefly displaced Baalbeck International Festival is going home. The world-renowned annual event that was moved last year for security reasons f...

VIDEO: The Easiest, Cheesiest Pasta

Ali Rosen | Posted 04.26.2014 | Taste
Ali Rosen

Really great pasta doesn't need a lot of adornment. Take the classic dish cacio e pepe -- it literally translates to cheese and pepper.

See a Bulgarian Fortress That Hasn't Changed In More Than 2000 Years

Posted 02.21.2014 | Travel

Built by the Romans during the first through third centuries, the Belogradchik Fortress sits a short distance from the northwestern Bulgarian town of ...

Expat Recovery Room: Digging Stratonikeia

Mike Dunphy | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
Mike Dunphy

Sixty miles east of Bodrum, in the upper Marsyas valley, yet another ancient metropolis is shedding more than a millennium of earth and sparkling in the sun again -- Stratonikeia.

War Threatens Palmyra, UNESCO Pleads for Syrian Heritage Protection

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.01.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's another urgent call to protect Syria's irreplaceable historical sites amidst the fog of war, loss of life and limb, and steady drumbeat of outsid...

What's Become of Syria's Christian Sites?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.18.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

As politicians debate the fate of Syria's Christian minority, reportedly targeted by Muslim fundamentalists for supporting Bashar Al Assad's regime, t...

Can Bosra Still Beckon History Buffs to Syria?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.16.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Looking through stacks of old pictures today, I came across a set I shot in Bosra, Syria, 23 years ago showing stately, if worn, internationally recog...

Erotic Statue Is Historic -- But For Kids At A Museum?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.13.2013 | Arts

An ancient statue of Pan having sex with a nanny goat has brought up an age-old problem: How do you present an erotic work of art to the public? Th...

NIcki Minaj Prepares Extended Version of 'Roman Reloaded'

The Huffington Post | Treye Green | Posted 10.11.2012 | Entertainment

Pink wig lovers rejoice, Nicki Minaj is making a return to store shelves this fall. Nicki confirmed that she will be releasing an extended version...

A Roman Spring

Food52 | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Food52

Do as the Romans do, and whip up a spring-inspired feast, a menu that teases the most out of spring's vast bounty. Buon appetito!

Today In Meh: Nicki Minaj Has A New Song

Posted 02.14.2012 | Entertainment

Nicki Minaj's fire-breathing alter ego Roman Zolanski made quite an impression at Sunday night's Grammy Awards, and the rapper says the dungeon dragon...

Beirut Cathedral Museum Reveals Layers of Christian History

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

The recently opened crypt museum at the St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral in downtown Beirut is relatively small but packs a powerful punch by revea...

One-Night Stands, Binge-Drinking And Bathhouses: The Love Lives Of Ancient Romans

Times Online | Mary Beard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Roman sexual culture was different from our own. Women, as we have seen at Pompeii, were much more visible in the Roman world than in many other parts...