As Seville's EXPO '92 approaches, scientists resurrect the landscaping skills of Arab-ruled Andalusia of 500 years ago to create a cool, refreshing "microclimate" for the summertime exposition and its millions of visitors.
A unique and influential school with longstanding American and international connections celebrates its first hundred years, reaffirming those basic values that draw all peoples and religions together.
The ERC: Reaching OutIC and the Lebanon Crisis
The products of Sao Paulo's large Arab community and of Brazil's vibrant and eclectic musical life, the Assads are hailed as "the cream of classical guitar duos!" Each is a master; together, they approach perfection.
Letter by letter, then verse by verse, students in "blessed" Djenne learn to read, write and recite the Qur'an. In its dozens of schools and hundreds of students of all ages, the gty's fame as an Islamic center lives on.
From Pharaoh to Indiana Jones, a top anthropologist and excavator tackles the myths and tall tales - and genuine questions - surrounding the breathtaking ruins of Petra, the "rose-red city" of the Nabateans.
A Day at the Dig: What is a day of digging really like at Petra?
A major East Texas oil refinery and its employees have taken on the role of "environmental stewards," protecting nearby wetland habitats for egrets, ibises, spoonbills and a variety of Gulf Coast wildlife.