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The Amazigh Adventures of Le Petit Prince

The Amazigh Adventures of Le Petit Prince

One of the world's most beloved children's stories, The Little Prince – as it is titled in English – resonates especially in Morocco among Amazigh, or Berber, children and not just for its familiar desert setting. As one translator explains, "The plot has many similarities to our Amazigh oral tales."
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Why Reinvent the Wheel?

Why Reinvent the Wheel?

It may be an all-around symbol of human progress, but we still aren’t sure who actually invented it—Mesopotamians or Europeans? We don’t know for sure what the first ones were used for. We don’t know why so many people were so slow to adopt it. (How did such a simple invention cause so much controversy?)
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The Silent Silk Road Rendezvous of Konye Urgench

The Silent Silk Road Rendezvous of Konye Urgench

Abandoned for more than 300 years following its eclipse by competing cities, the remnants of a once-flourishing capital of a once-powerful Silk Roads realm remind us of centuries of craftsmanship and scholarship in one of Central Asia’s most intact historical sites.
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FirstLook: Galata Bridge, circa 1890

FirstLook: Galata Bridge, circa 1890

“Constantinople: Kara-Keui et vue de Péra” reads the caption for this skillfully colorized view of late-Ottoman Istanbul, a city connecting East and West and driven by global commerce and trade, at a time when the advances of the Industrial Revolution in fields including photographic processes were connecting people as never before.
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I Witness History: I of the Storm

I Witness History: I of the Storm

“You have marveled at me since beyond memory, at once dreading the flash of my blinding light and eager for my return. My brilliance was recorded and sung about; my rumbles of warnings, in pithy Latin on a North African stone inscribed—’FVLGVR CONDITV’--‘Lightening was buried here.’”
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America’s Zouaves

America’s Zouaves

As tensions escalated and the nation moved toward the outbreak of the US Civil War in 1861, a law student in Chicago formed the first American company inspired by a North African light infantry known as Zouaves that had won distinction in both Algeria and Crimea. Soon dozens of Zouave regiments mustered up and, from 1859 to the end of the war in 1865, Zouave soldiers were wildly popular in both the North and the South—mostly for their courage and elite training, but also for their fashionably colorful Algerian-style pantaloons, waistcoats and headgear.
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