Love Songs and Tear Gas in a Tense Sudan Ramadan

“We come to forget it all,” one young musician said during the daily end of the fast. “The heat, the electricity cuts, the protests. Here, at least, we can sing.”

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Glimpses of Sudan’s Forgotten Pyramids

Desecrated by plunderers, threatened by floodwaters and largely overshadowed by their Egyptian counterparts, Sudan’s ancient archaeological sites may finally be poised to receive broader recognition.

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Rowing the Nile: A Soothing Respite in a Chaotic Metropolis

Ancient pharoahs rowed the Nile. Now Egyptians have rediscovered the practice, finding a new perspective on the river that shaped their country.

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The Roman Republic Was Teetering. Then a Volcano Erupted 6,000 Miles Away.

Scientists have linked historical political instability to a number of volcanic events, the latest involving an eruption in the Aleutian Islands.

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