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The Passport blog

Israel’s controversial King Herod exhibition

Starting 13 February, the exhibition on the King of Judea in Jerusalem’s Israel Museum proves that even archaeology is a flashpoint in Israel and the Palestinian territories.
Read more… 18 January 2013


Beyond the Headlines

The origins of ice sculpting

The practice of transforming ice into something beautiful has been around for thousands of years, and wows travellers today with impressive sculpting competitions around the world.
Read more… 17 January 2013


The Passport blog

Abu Dhabi takes on the art world

The oil-rich capital of the UAE is transforming itself into a world-renowned arts and culture destination, the crown jewel of which will be the Louvre Abu Dhabi.
Read more… 11 January 2013


Tutankhamun meets Downton Abbey in rural Hampshire

Highclere Castle, a resplendent English country mansion, is the setting for the Emmy Award-winning TV drama, as well as home to the myth of the “Mummy’s curse”.
Read more… 04 January 2013


Experience theatre like the ancient Greeks

One of the few ancient amphitheatres still staging productions today, the theatre at Epidaurus in the Peloponnese has hosted Greek drama for the past 2,500 years.
Read more… 26 December 2012


Localites

Learn a true Buenos Aires art form

While tango may be the Argentine capital’s most famous export, fileteado, a unique style of artistic drawing that originated in the city’s wagon factories, is another local highlight.
Read more… 26 December 2012


Localites

It is raining indoors in London

In a city known for its downpours, an interactive installation in the Barbican Art Gallery lets you feel as though you are controlling the weather.
Read more… 24 December 2012


The Passport blog

Bringing the Berlin Wall back to life

Iranian-Austrian artist Yadegar Asisi paints a poignant and realistic portrayal of life in Cold War Berlin at his photographic panorama The Wall, located at Checkpoint Charlie.
Read more… 13 December 2012


The Passport blog

A new perch with views of Rome

Rome’s latest monument, the Big Bambu – a 33m-high structure that resembles a bird’s nest – is both an art exhibition and a place to recline and hide away.
Read more… 11 December 2012


Localites

Repurposing the past in Hong Kong

In recent months, a number of old colonial structures have been turned into cool places to stay, eat and soak up some culture.
Read more… 03 December 2012


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