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Acragas (Agrigento) Valley Of Temples

Sitting imperiously on the top of Monte Camico, Agrigento commands enviable views across the broad coastal plain towards the Mediterranean …

Jordan beyond Petra

“It seems no work of Man’s creative hand, by labour wrought as wavering fancy planned; But from the rock as …

Buddhism along the Silk Road

The ‘Silk Road’, coined by 19th century German explorer Ferdinand von Richthofen (uncle of famed WWI fighter Ace ‘The Red Baron’) is something …

Dr Christopher Gribbin on Emperor Diocletian

Dr Christopher Gribbin, ASA Tour Leader & Honorary Fellow at the University of Melbourne joins the ‘When in Rome’ Podcast …

The Mycenaean site of Pylos

“No one can match the honours dealt a king.” King Nestor of Pylos, Iliad, Book I. First excavated by American …

The Gold Coin Hoard found in Caesarea

Does the Gold Coin Hoard of Caesarea put Al-Hakim the “ Mad Caliph” back on centre stage?

Archaeologist Iain Shearer discusses cultural heritage and looting

Iain Shearer discusses how complicated the issues around cultural heritage and looting are in countries embroiled in civil conflict.   …