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July 20, 2019

"The Silk Road is likely to emerge as the most ambitious and expansive international cooperation program for heritage preservation ever undertaken"

For thousands of years, extensive trade networks crisscrossed the great expanse of Eurasia between ancient Chinese empires...

June 6, 2018

“An Incredibly Detailed Map of Medieval Trade Routes”

For thousands of years, extensive trade networks crisscrossed the great expanse of Eurasia between ancient Chinese empires and the civilizations surrounding the Mediterranean. Known by historians as the Silk Road, th...

August 11, 2017

When the economic upside of tourism is threatened by the downside of large numbers of tourists.

The UN World Tourism Organization has declared 2017 to be the year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The premise is that tourism can serve as a primary catalyst for eco...

August 7, 2017

Italy has long been an international tourism destination with its spectacular mix of landscapes—the southern Alps, the hills of Tuscany, the Amalfi Coast—ancient and historic sites, from the Greeks, Etruscans, and Romans through the medieval and Renaissance periods, an...

August 5, 2017

One of the most visible physical effects of the global warming is glacial melting across the planet. While one of the most significant impacts will be the rise in sea levels, inundating coastal cities and island nations, one lesser known impact is the revelations of an...

May 24, 2017

Mountains or the beach—a perennial question for many a vacation planner. But it is not always necessary to have to choose between the two. Across Europe, there are numerous options for incorporating time near the water with jaunts across hilly or mountainous terrain or...

April 18, 2017

During the American Gilded Age (around the turn of the 20th century), many of the wealthiest industrialists used the construction of elaborate estates (or "cottages") to conspicuously display their wealth. Basing the architectural exterior and interior designs on examp...

March 31, 2017

Archaeological evidence of Paleolithic interior cave design?

March 9, 2017

The non-profit organization Save Venice was founded in 1966 to counteract the destructive effects of extensive flooding in this historic city. The organization was initially founded as the Venice Committee of the International Fund for Monuments. The International Fund...

March 9, 2017

Archaeologists working in northeastern Germany discovered evidence of a brutal Bronze Age battle on the banks of the Tollense River. The remains of at least five horses and 100 men, together with numerous weapons, were identified with numerous other remains still left...

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