Topic: Travels in the Orient

Hagia Sophia: a monument spanning two world religions, Christianity and Islam (photo: Getty Images)

No Europe without Islam

"Europe's history is rooted in migration"

Istanbul view of the Hagia Sofia (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Istanbul in 24 hours

What's it like to live in a fractured city?

The ancient city of Susa in southwestern Iran (photo: picture-alliance)

Archaeological mystery

Ancient Elamite script from Iran deciphered?

The 3,400-year-old Bronze Age city in Iraq revealed by falling reservoir water levels (photo: Universities of Tübingen and Freiburg/KAO)

Archaeology in Iraq

Drought reveals Bronze Age city

Bicycle parked along a track on the Sufi Trail (photo: Marian Brehmer)

The Sufi Trail

Anatolia through the eyes of a pilgrim

Rumi's mausoleum in Konya (photo: picture-alliance/blickwinkel/imagesandstories)

The hidden treasures of Sufism

In the footsteps of Rumi

Mysterious: the carved T-shaped megaliths at the prehistoric Gobekli Tepe near Sanliurfa, Turkey (photo: Ozan KOSE/AFP)

Gobekli Tepe

The Turkish hilltop where civilisation began

The archaeologists have christened the huge underground city "Matiate".(photo: Halil Ibrahim Sincar/ Anadolu Agency/ picture-alliance)

Sensational find in Turkey

Turkish archaeologists discover subterranean city of Matiate

Cover photo of Peter Sanders' book "Meeting with Mountains. Encounters with the Saints and Sages of the Islamic World" (published by Inspiral Books)

Saints of Islam

Capturing the light of sages

Matthias Wagner, founder and director of the Oriental Summer Academy (photo: Dorothee Philipp)

On the death of Matthias Wagner, founder of the Oriental Summer Academy

Mecca of Arab music in south-western Germany

Passengers at Tunis airport (photo: AFP/Fethi Belaid)

Coronavirus fallout

Tunisia post-lockdown – should we stay or should we go?

"Holy Quarter" installation and presentation by Monira al-Qadiri, 2019 in Munich's Haus der Kunst (photo: Maximilian Geuter/HdK)

Kuwaiti artist Monira al-Qadiri

In awe of the cosmos

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