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Andrew Robinson

Everyone has heard of the Rosetta Stone. Not so familiar, but equally compelling, is a purely Greek artefact of the same period found in a first-...

In 1700, India, then ruled by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, an autocratic religious zealot, boasted 24.4 per cent of global GDP: a share almost...

Genius generally manifests without ancestral antecedents, as with Leonardo da Vinci, Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein. Occasionally, though, it...

Oxford is full of history, dating back to its settlement in Saxon times. Yet it is rarely associated with prehistory, especially the Neolithic...

The Fitzwilliam Museum houses an extraordinary collection and has a lustrous reputation. It also has an intriguing history.

The civilisation that arose in the Indus valley around 5,000 years ago was only discovered in the early 20th century. Andrew Robinson looks at what we know about this extraordinary culture.

'Tea' has at least five meanings: the shrub, originally from China (camellia...

An exhibition at the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford.

As any enchanted visitor knows, the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford is a Victorian cavern stuffed with intriguing objects, hand-written labels and...

The publishers call this elegantly designed collection of medical illustrations before the advent of colour photography, ‘beautifully gruesome’....