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Ancient Arab shipwreck sheds light on 9th century trade

An ancient Arab shipwreck discovered off an Indonesian island is revealing new details about 9th century trade. The notebook written by Nehemiah Wallington, an English Puritan, recounts the fate of women accused of having relationships with the devil at a time when England was embroiled in a bitter civil war. The document

Seventh century Arab palace found

An Arab palace dating back to the seventh century has been found in Israel. Ruins in northern Israel previously thought to have been a synagogue have now been identified as a 7th century palace used by the Umayyad caliph who started construction of Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock, archaeologists said