Ratha Tep, based in Dublin, is a frequent contributor to The New York Times. She is working on her first children's book.
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This Little-Known Peruvian Civilization Built Pyramids as Old as Ancient Egypt's
Colossal pyramid structures in the Americas as old as those in Egypt? The Sacred City of Caral-Supe, in central coastal Peru, boasts an impressive complex of ancient monumental architecture constructed around 2600 B.C., roughly the same time as the earliest Egyptian pyramid. ...read more
9 Intrepid Women Explorers
In the words of Gussie Van Buren, one-half of the sister duo that first traversed America by motorcycle, “woman can if she will.” Here’s a look at some of the most inspiring women adventurers in history who flouted societal conventions, broke barriers and proved that women can ...read more
The Chinese-Born Engineer Who Helped Launch US Commercial Aviation
In 1904, anti-Asian sentiment in the U.S. rose to a fever pitch as Congress passed an indefinite extension of the Chinese Exclusion Act, almost entirely closing the gates on Chinese immigration. Yet just over a decade later, Beijing-born Wong Tsu came to study at the ...read more