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Whiff of history: Scientists sniff out the past

Inspired by the aroma of ancient paper, scientists are documenting the odours of a stately British home in a bid to preserve historical smells for posterity. The team has been working at Knole House in southeast England, capturing the…

Pictures of splendors past: Aleppo before the war

ALEPPO: A millennium-old minaret towering above Aleppo's Umayyad mosque, an imposing citadel overlooking the old city center, a medieval covered market and a 21st century shopping mall. Before Syria's ruinous civil war struck Aleppo,…