The British Museum’s latest captivating exhibition, Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds, tells the tale of the two ancient metropolises lost to the sea for 1,000 years, and their recent re-discovery.


From intricate gold rings to colossal sculptures, the once thriving Greco-Eygptian cities of Thonis-Hercaleion and Canopus are brought back to life through 200 underwater discoveries.


In this video Bettany Hughes ventures into the deep to discover the remarkable story of Egypt’s underwater wo...

Good morning. The Howard League for Penal Reform is celebrating its 150th birthday - so I am donating my birthday in May to them. History shows us that is hard in life to be good - often easier to be bad. The earliest root of the word justice is 'dek' - it is the same root that gives us 'finger', hence index finger, decimal and eventually iudex, judge. A judge points others in the right direction; sets them on the right path. Let's try to ensure that our penal system does the right thing by justice: Not to encourage just...

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