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.
The new US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is unlikely to bring new impulses to transatlantic relations. His most important tasks include modernizing a department with a dwindling budget, says Miodrag Soric.
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.
Tradition and tourism once made Dogon country a must-see for visitors to Mali. Islamist militants put an end to that, and now the community is struggling to survive and preserve its invaluable culture.
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