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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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