In the dim depths of the Red Sea, a diver-photographer inspects the reefs and finds that their incomparable beauty is still untouched by time or growth.
This February, Rome and Carthage made peace, officially ending - after 2,248 years - the Punic Wars, in which Cato's demand "Delenda est Carthago" - Carthage must be destroyed - was fulfilled.
The Carthage Treaty
Though the Middle East is thought to be largely desert, spring rains in many regions bring forth an astonishing variety of flowers - a few of which artist Kathleen Crawford has captured in these paintings.
In Florida, last September, Morocco became the first Muslim nation to open a permanent pavilion at the EPCOT Center - an authentic and colorful reflection of its Islamic heritage.
Just 10 years ago, Egypt's president led a flotilla of ships through the Suez Canal to mark its reopening. It was not the first time the canal made history - as philatelists can attest.