How many of these "100 best books of all time" have you read?
Noah's Ark? A 4,000-year-old clay tablet from ancient Mesopotamia – modern-day Iraq – detailed instructions for building a giant round vessel known as a coracle. Is this vessel Noah's Ark?
A new paper reports that Egypt’s transition from a smattering of villages to one of history’s most enthralling political states took just 600 to 700 years.
Located in present-day India and Pakistan, the Harappan civilization fell victim to shifting monsoon patterns, a new study has found.
Peter Carl Fabergé, the subject of Wednesday's Google doodle, created elaborate and opulent Fabergé eggs. These jeweled works of art have become so famous that it's easy to forget that they started out as Easter eggs.
Now, two scientists have figured out a more efficient way of locating these sites, via their footprints, from space.
An unsettling history of British and French machinations in the Mideast.
A new exhibit opened this month at the Iraqi Museum, providing one more sign that the worst horrors of the war in Iraq are receding and the country is settling into a new normal.
Federal mapmakers have been excising these little marks since 1890, and the Monitor's language columnist wonders why.
A timeline of the precious metal's effects on the world – from gold rush to gold standard.