A World Beneath the Sands by Toby Wilkinson review – the golden age of Egyptology | History books

In 1880, a ship from Alexandria moored off 23rd Street, New York City. On board was an obelisk. Nothing proclaimed imperial might quite like a phallic pharaonic monument. This was … Read More

Chopin’s interest in men airbrushed from history, programme claims | Frédéric Chopin

Frédéric Chopin’s archivists and biographers have for centuries turned a deliberate blind eye to the composer’s homoerotic letters in order to make the Polish national icon conform to conservative norms, … Read More