On the eastern borders of Turkey in the province of Kars lies the ruined Armenian city of Ani. Renowned as a cultural and commercial centre on the Silk Road, Ani grew to become a bustling metropolis of over 100,000 inhabitants at its height.
The Aksumite Empire was an ancient kingdom that existed in Ethiopia from 100 CE to 940 CE. Centred on the city of Axum in Ethiopia, the nation grew from the proto-Aksumite Iron Age period around 400 BCE to its height around the 1st century CE.
Dunwich is a quaint seaside village in Suffolk, England that can boast a fine pub, tea room and small beach popular with holidaymakers. But underlying this picture postcard setting, Dunwich hides a unique history of a medieval town that succumbed to ruin by the elements.
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