Yasmine Seale’s translation of ‘The Annotated Arabian Nights: Tales from 1001 Nights’ will be published by Liveright in November.

Sheila Hicks photographed in the courtyard outside her studio in Paris in August 2021.

Spinning yarns with Sheila Hicks

The acclaimed textile artist, a maestro of colour and master manipulator of thread, explains why it’s more interesting to make mistakes

2 Oct 2021
The Royal Lion Hunt (detail), 645–640 BC, from the North Palace, Nineveh, Iraq. British Museum, London, Photo: © The Trustees of the British Museum

The Assyrian king who kept on killing lions

There were many ways to ward off danger in ancient Assyria – and some of them were carved into stone

9 Feb 2019
Enclosure C at Göbekli Tepe in southern Turkey, Photo: Vincent J. Musi/National Geographic Creative

The site of the earliest known temple on earth continues to keep its secrets

The new museum at Göbekli Tepe in southern Turkey is a welcome addition, but it can’t explain everything

2 Jul 2018