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The University of Pennsylvania’s course covers the important rulers and explores the construction of the pyramids and the Sphinx, the gods and goddesses worshipped, and, yes, mummies.

Like many children I was fascinated with stories of ancient Egypt: mummified kings and queens, the mystery of how the pyramids were built, tales of Ho(...)

 Tony Franco, co-founder and chief executive of SafeChain, which uses blockchain technology to prevent real-estate wire fraud and digitises property deed and title transfers.

Imagine it’s closing day on your new home. Early in the morning you get an email from the estate agent saying there has been a slight change of plan, (...)

Amy Palmiero-Winters washes her foot after finishing day three. Photograph: Ryan Christopher Jones/The New York Times

It was the last difficult stage of one of the world’s most punishing races. The runners, by now walking, began a steep climb up a 25 per cent grade, w(...)

Big Red Barn CEO Donal Byrne: ‘The Irish Government in my opinion haven’t been very prepared for the past two years at all.’

Donal Byrne is the chief executive of Big Red Barn, a company that designs and manufactures modular structures both to the event business and for use (...)

Former US vice-president Joe Biden in a still from the video announcing his candidacy for 2020. He leads Bernie Sanders, his nearest rival for the Democratic nomination, with support from 27 per cent of voters compared with 20 per cent for the Vermont senator. Photograph: Reuters

Joe Biden, the former US vice-president, officially launched his campaign for the White House on Thursday, becoming the 20th contender in a record fi(...)

Sir Anthony O’Reilly: says he is married to a Bahamian citizen and has been a permanent resident in the Bahamas for more than 20 years. Photograph:  ©INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

Sir Anthony O’Reilly has begun a fresh attempt to have his bankruptcy in the Bahamas recognised in the US courts in order to block his former personal(...)

US president Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Thursday night. Photograph:  Joshua Roberts/Reuters

US president Donald Trump, fresh off what he claims was “total vindication” in the special counsel’s Russia investigation, has told supporters he has (...)

Anthony O’Reilly. His former assistant has recorded a win against him in a US bankruptcy court.

Tony O’Reilly’s former personal nurse and assistant has recorded a win against the former businessman in a US bankruptcy court. Sabina Vidunas succe(...)

Rafi Eitan, who was a member of the Mossad team that captured Adolf Eichmann in Argentina in 1960. He was a legend in Israel because so many feats of espionage and international intrigue seemed to bear his fingerprints. Photograph: Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty Images

Rafi Eitan, the Israeli spymaster who commanded the Nazi-hunting team that captured Adolf Eichmann in Argentina, and many years later was unmasked as (...)

The old town.

Philadelphia. The City of Brotherly Love. The US’s first and only world heritage city. The city founded by British Quaker William Penn in 1682. The ci(...)

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