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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


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Where to stay for Obama’s inauguration

Six historic Washington DC hotels that combine political history with the US President’s inaugural address on 21 January.
Read more… 18 January 2013


Greece's 'stairway to heaven'

Balancing on top of giant rock formations, the Byzantine monasteries of Meteora in Thessaly tower above their surroundings.
Read more… 17 January 2013


New Mexico’s alien nation

From the out-there kitsch of modern-day Roswell to the skyward-bound spirituality of Taos, the people of this southwest US state can’t seem to stop staring at the sky.
Read more… 17 January 2013


Berlin's abandoned WWII bunkers

Beneath the city lies an underground world of bomb shelters and railway lines that has not been seen since World War II.
Read more… 07 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


Localites

Vintage fashion in Paris

The capital of couture is also a top destination for vintage shopping, with boutiques ranging from high end to affordable.
Read more… 27 December 2012


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


Beyond the Headlines

‘End of the world’ hysteria boosts tourism

Actual Mayans do not believe the world will end on 21 December. But that has not stopped countries in the Mayan World from profiting off Western-born doomsday scenarios.
Read more… 14 December 2012


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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


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