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American publisher Christopher Forbes has brought his Napoleon III collection of 2,000 art objects back to Paris for auction. It has allowed the Emperor into the Opera Garnier for the first time.
A Russian dive team stumbled upon dozens of 18th century rifles, pistols, and canons during a routine underwater survey
Ever since reading Khaled Al Khamissi’s Taxi a few years ago, I’ve been striking up conversations with taxi drivers in Egypt at almost any chance I get. One of my cousins, also a fan of the book, has a neat trick: Go for a random topic, x, and simply ask the driver: “What is your view on x, yasta?” Then …