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The new Jerusalem of Europe

From 1992 to 1996, a siege devastated the Bosnia-Herzegovina capital. Today, a tour of Sarajevo means reminders of past horrors – and of the enduring determination to survive.
Read more… 19 March 2014


Who was the real St Patrick?

The details of St Patrick’s life remain murky – but tracking his legendary footsteps across Ireland is both peaceful and spectacular.
Read more… 17 March 2014


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Restoring nature to modern cities

A new exhibit explores how bears, elk and wolverines once ruled Vancouver, and asks the question – can we rebuild relationships with creatures that have left?
Read more… 05 March 2014


Fictional Footsteps

Following in the Bard’s footsteps – literally

Discover the 146-mile route that Shakespeare took to travel to the London playhouses – and experience the same scenery that may have inspired Macbeth, Richard II and King Lear.
Read more… 20 February 2014


Where presidents, Proust and Pompadour slept

After a seven-year closure, the 18th-century chateau where royal mistress Madame de Pompadour once lived has reopened to the public.
18 February 2014


Is tourism undercutting Ethiopia’s rock-hewn churches?

After 700 years, Lalibela’s 11 Unesco-listed churches may be meeting their greatest foe: travellers.
Read more… 12 February 2014


Turkey’s hidden holy land

After years of violence, the newly accessible region of southeastern Anatolia offers dramatic landscapes and a rich heritage combining Turkish, Arabic and Kurdish culture.
10 February 2014


The children of Llullaillaco

The Museum of High Altitude Archaeology is home to Incan artefacts uncovered in the Argentine Andes, including on of the most surprising discoveries – three mummified infants.
Read more… 05 February 2014


Ancient worlds: The story of civilisation

In this classic video from the BBC archive, historian Richard Miles travels to Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Anatolia and Greece, showing how past successes and failures shaped today's world.
Read more… 25 January 2014


Where is the seventh Celtic nation?

Galicia, an autonomous region on Spain’s rugged northwestern coast, is home to ancient relics, pagan myths and a vibrant, living history unlike anywhere else in the world.
22 January 2014


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