Beneath the tropical rainforests of Guatemala lies what remains of ‘one of the foremost archaeological sites in the world’ (Sharer & Traxer, 1946). Its modern name is Tikal, but when it was one of the most powerful kingdoms of the ancient Maya, it was known as Yax Mutul meaning “First Mutal”.
Two researchers have published a paper advancing our understanding of the Antikythera Mechanism, an ancient Greek mechanism that modeled the known universe of 2,000 years ago.
To date there are over 1000 UNESCO World Heritage Sites so it is pretty unlikely that one person will be able to see the whole cohort of beautiful sites. However, here listed are just 10 of the must see UNESCO World Heritage Sites that our world has to offer.
Hadrian’s Wall is the most famous tourist attraction in the whole Northern England and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Londinium was a settlement established on the current site of the City of London around AD 50.
Magura Cave is located in the north west of Bulgaria and the paintings date back 8000-4000 years ago.
The picturesque country of Ireland contains many castles situated in its vast countryside. Ranging from medieval ruins, to Irish Castle Hotels.
Russia is the home of some beautifully built castles, some which are architecturally brilliant rather than defensively sound.
Scotland is the home to a vast array of castles dating from as early as the 11th century. Over the nine hundred years that castles have been built over the country they have taken many forms and styles creating a large diversity over the country.
A hill fort is a type of earthworks used as a fortified refuge or defended settlement
A chance find in a site known as the Cave of Swimmers adds a colourful twist to an exhibition in Paris celebrating the work of ethnographer Leo Frobenius in raising awareness of the rock art of Africa.
The Tower of London is symbolic to many tourists and Londoners alike as a landmark of London’s historic past, but the Tower isn’t the only castle built to defend central London from attack.
Designated a “protected zone” by the Portuguese government, the Penha Longa Monastery restoration effort began before the word “austerity” gained prominence in the political and public arenas, and the preservation success can be attributed to the monastery’s commercial viability, owner’s dreams, and local historian and Penha Longa expert, Dr. Denise Pereira.
The villages of Romania, particularly those in Southern Saxon Transylvania, are a unique survival. These villages, the hay meadows and the forests which surround them are a last outpost of a central European Medieval landscape, forming a vast and extraordinary ensemble stretching for 100 miles from East to West, and about 60 miles from North to South.
Castles have played an important military, economic and social role in Great Britain and Ireland since their introduction following the Norman invasion of England in 1066.
Göbekli Tepe has become a major factor in the development of the Urfa region. This rising public interest is reflected in a growing stream of visitors on-site.
It is the year 1767. Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States of America is born in what is then the British Colony of South Carolina.
“Are you crazy?!?” Immediately followed by “Why?!?” were usually the first responses I received, after telling people I had toured Chernobyl and Pripyat during my May 2013 trip to the Ukraine.
A long barrow is a prehistoric monument dating to the early Neolithic period.
A small village in Kent might now be the location for a building that would be looked upon as the jewel of Tudor design.