During a period of unrest in Iraq in 2003, looters stole tens of thousands of ancient artifacts that were later smuggled out of the country, including the 3,500-year-old Gilgamesh Dream Tablet, a rare portion of the Epic of Gilgamesh, an ancient Mesopotamian epic poem, known as … [Read more...] about US to return Gilgamesh tablet and 17,000 other looted artifacts to Iraq
The war at home
A new documentary investigates why the U.S. invaded Iraq Jay Walljasper | May 2006 issue … [Read more...] about The war at home
Who would want to be a refugee?
There are some 33 million refugees in the world, 9 million of whom are children. Though their faces are often seen on the news, their stories are rarely heard. Here are four. Natalie Righton| June 2008 issue Zanoessi Nimir, 12, a refugee from Darfur, managed to escape when … [Read more...] about Who would want to be a refugee?