King Tamar, the Caucasian Queen

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In a world dominated by men, and where education, political power and military strength – all the preserves of men – were the most highly prized of attributes, any ruler who possessed them would be a king. Now and then however, history throws a curve ball. King Tamar was a woman and a great one too.

The Complexities of Kabul

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Kabul, standing fast in the gale of change, exemplifies strength but despite the horrors of unrest has maintained an impossible innocence and breathtaking beauty. The multitudes that call Kabul home relish in the diversity of opinion, culture and natural landscape.

Asia’s Broken Soles

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Jia Sidao, the ambitious chancellor of the Song dynasty, creeps over to the daughter of the late emperor. He lulls the trusting little girl...

Treasures of Asia: The 5 Most Popular Gemstones in Asia

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Text by Tay Thye Sun and Rachel Kwek. Photos by Tay Thye Sun and ShutterstockThe infinity stones that make up the infinity gauntlet might...

Reflections: Go Figure – The Inventors of Algebra

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Two Founding Fathers of Algebra That Changed the Mathematical World The origins of algebra might have started in ancient Egypt and Babylon, but the modern...

Mesopotamia: the Birthplace of Justice

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The world’s first written laws came from its first civilisation, Mesopotamia, and along with it the earliest judicial proceedings in the presence of a king

4 Longest Train Journeys in Asia

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Speed is one thing, distance another. Some of the world’s longest train routes are dotted across Asia.

Holy Hermit Healers

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Ruesi have wandered the Thai wilderness for hundreds of years. All but forgotten, these “wizards of the forest” are today seeing a gradual comeback, as they work their magic for the devotee in need