Margaret Clunies Ross, University of Sydney The origins of our days of the week lie with the Romans. The Romans named their days of the week after the planets, which … Continue Reading Explainer: The Gods Behind the Days of the Week
Tereza Novotna, Université Libre de Bruxelles The spectacle of thousands of East Germans flocking to the Berlin Wall and demanding its guards open the border crossings supplied some of the … Continue Reading The Man Whose Words Brought Down the Berlin Wall Was Far From a Bumbling Fool
Backgrounding Marx is hard to do, especially when 2018 is the 200th anniversary of his birth and a huge number of global events are focusing on the great man. This … Continue Reading Everyone Knows About Karl Marx, But What About Friedrich Engels?
It was a moment that has defined Angel Merkel’s chancellorship of Germany ever since. In early September 2015, she allowed thousands of refugees fleeing violence in Syria and Iraq to … Continue Reading Germany’s Heated Asylum Debate Has Dark Parallels To Events 30 Years Ago
A huge second century Roman library has been discovered during construction work in the city of Cologne, the earliest library ever found in Germany. Researchers believe that the library may … Continue Reading Huge Roman Library Discovered in Germany