A History of the World in 100 Objects (BBC)
Tughra of Suleiman the Magnificent
Personal signature of the great Ottoman ruler Suleiman the Magnificent. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum examines this monogram which is the ultimate expression of Suleiman's authority at this time - a stamp of state and delicate artwork rolled into one. The Turkish novelist Elif Shafak and the historian Caroline Finkel explore the power and meaning of this object.
The History of Rome
108- Gordian's Knot
By August of 238, the other five men who had claimed a share of the purple were dead, leaving 13-year-old Gordian III as the last man standing.
Media Matters with Bob McChesney Podcast
Bob welcomes Glenn Greenwald to Media Matters