Mimics, migrants, fast-breeding opportunists and a few genuine, highly specialized desert dwellers—these are the butterflies of Egypt, only 58 species strong. How do they survive?
Almost 70 years of scholarship have made the Epigraphic Survey of the Oriental Institute the world center for study of the monuments of Luxor.
In a tournament full of surprises, Saudi Arabia's first World Cup soccer team was a revelation to everyone but the happy Saudi fans. They knew all along their team would make them proud.
Doing the Bike Thing
At the edge of empires, the city of Gaza has provisioned pilgrims and enriched three millennia of merchants, while enduring the swords and sieges of more than 40 passing conquerors.
Until this century, scholars knew little of the Hittites, though their thousand-year rule changed the political and cultural map of the Middle East.
Chris Mansour spends his 12-hour days phoning, meeting, hurrying through the halls of Congress. To his influential job, he brings his special experiences as an Arab-American.
For the prince or paşa who owned one, magnificent luxury timepieces from Europe had the charm of the exotic, the fascination of an intricate mechanism, and the elegance of jewelry.