To make a meal of Arabia's Milkweed Butterfly—also called the Plain Tiger—is a challenge that most of the birds in Arabia have learned to avoid.
Prized by scientists and praised by poets amber, recently discovered in Lebanon, has the color of honey, the texture of stone and, deep within, beneath the surface, the story of life a million years ago.
"Found in the Baltick Sea"
Between 1250 and 1517, the Mamluks of Egypt were among the greatest patrons of art in the history of Islam, as demonstrated by a stunning exhibition now touring the United States.
Dynasty of Warriors
Like Paris in the 20's, Damascus in the 80's is a special place for artists as they search for truth and themes in the traditions of the past and the splendors of the land.
By going back to Egypt's Valley of the Kings, Richard Adamson, the only living member of the expedition that found King Tutankhamen's tomb, disproved the pharaohs legendary curse.