Why Arab Scholar Ibn Battuta is the Greatest Explorer of all Time
In the 14th century, the Moroccan wanderer Ibn Battuta spent nearly 30 years traveling some 75,000 miles across Africa, the Middle East, India and Southeast Asia.
In Mosul, Archaeologists Find Hidden Palace Under Shrine Destroyed by ISIS
Beneath the ruins of a sacred tomb demolished by ISIS, archaeologists in the Iraqi city of Mosul have uncovered a buried palace built for an ancient Assyrian king.
Islamic Ring Found in 9th-Century Viking Grave
Discovered more than a century ago in a Swedish grave, a ring bearing an Arabic inscription confirms contact between the Vikings and the Islamic world.