2000 years ago, Romans and Germanic tribesmen clashed atop the "Harzhorn," a hill in northern Germany. Archaeologists have built copies of ancient weapons to re-enact the battle.
Looters are destroying historic ancient sites in the Middle East, funneling profits in some cases to terror militias. Berlin is proposing new laws for those dealing in antiquities aiming to quell such looting.
Since 1989 the Finnish broadcaster YLE has been producing the world's first news show in Latin. Breathing new life into dead words is a challenge for the show's presenters - particularly with digital neologisms.
Despite a sustained international effort to ban chemical weapons, they are a recurring reality in armed conflicts. This overview looks at the existing types of chemical weapons and their effects on human life.
Images posted online show the demolition of ancient shrines and mosques in northern Iraq, apparently by Sunni jihadists. The destruction has been confirmed by residents of the cities of Mosul and Tal Afar.
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