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Six historical adventure books to get you hookedupdated: Thu Aug 04 2011 10:56:00

August is here and for many of us, so are the summer holidays. Whether you're relaxing in the country, lounging on a beach, or enjoying a city break, a good book can make all the difference.

Iraq's national museum to lure 'virtual visitors'updated: Tue Dec 01 2009 15:08:00

It houses some of ancient Mesopotamia's rarest artifacts, but what is even harder to find at Iraq's National Museum are visitors.

Iraq's relics go digitalupdated: Tue Dec 01 2009 15:08:00

Iraq's National Museum is partnering with Google to offer a virtual tour of the museum. CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports.

SI.com: World Soccer: Iraq's '07 Asian Cup triumph seems a world awayupdated: Fri Jun 12 2009 15:05:00

There might have been hardly an Iraqi fan in Jakarta's Bung Karno stadium on July 29, 2007, but it hardly mattered; not anymore. The Iraqi national team had gotten used to not playing in front of its own supporters. Baghdad, with its burning sectarianism, long had been off-limits for the game's fans, managers and, of course, its players.

Buoyant market: Are floating homes the future of housing?updated: Tue Jan 06 2009 11:39:00

From the Epic of Gilgamesh, composed in Mesopotamia 4,000 years ago, to Evan Almighty -- Hollywood's 2007 take on the Noah's Ark story -- floods and their catastrophic effects have long provided inspiration for storytellers.

Hadrian's legacy resonates through the agesupdated: Wed Jul 23 2008 08:44:00

When the Roman Emperor Hadrian came to power in 117AD he inherited an empire that was overstretched militarily and creaking at the seams.

The voice of 'Da Vinci' angelsupdated: Mon Mar 31 2008 20:29:00

Soprano Hila Plitmann, from 'The Da Vinci Code' soundtrack, sings with the Atlanta Symphony at Carnegie Hall.

Review: The ASO sets Rumi whirlingupdated: Mon Mar 31 2008 20:29:00

"The Here and Now" might well be subtitled "Redeeming Rumi." As if to save us from the new-age squish of much contemporary rediscovery of the 13th-century Persian poet's work, Christopher Theofanidis' 33-minute sonic salon is an exhilarating setting bound for a Carnegie Hall debut April 5.

SI.com: My Sportsman: Iraqi soccer teamupdated: Wed Nov 14 2007 13:44:00

Sports Illustrated will announce its choice for Sportsman of the Year on Dec. 3. Here's one of the nominations for that honor by an SI writer. For more essays, click here.

Truth of earrings, bikinis and sports brasupdated: Mon Oct 15 2007 13:12:00

Why shoes are called "pumps" and other strange-but-true stories behind the clothes and accessories you know and love.

Violence dampens Iraq victoryupdated: Sat Aug 04 2007 07:37:00

Violence dampens Iraq victory

The word from the beginningupdated: Thu Jul 28 2005 11:51:00

Ask Guy Deutscher about a flower, and you get a mini-history of the evolution of language.

Fortune: An Eye on the Rainbow, Greed in Babylon, Swooning on the Tube, and Other Matters. Garlic Tycoonupdated: Mon Apr 25 1988 00:01:00

We spent some time recently with a doctoral dissertation called The Nur-Sin Archive, which is more fun to read than the average thesis and also bears a more interesting message. Produced by Laurenc...

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