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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


The island of Aphrodite’s ancestors

With Ancient Greek, Venetian, Ottoman and British influences sitting alongside rocky cliffs and sweeping coastlines, the tiny Greek island of Cythera will not remain a secret for long.
Read more… 04 January 2014


The little state with a big story

Delaware, the first US state – rich in revolutionary history and pastoral splendour – has become the last to join the National Park System.
27 December 2013


In the footsteps of greatness

Follow a route through the life of Nelson Mandela, a man who epitomised forgiveness and reconciliation – and inspired the world.
Read more… 21 December 2013


China’s ancient capital rises again

Once a booming metropolis as important as Rome, Xi’an has at last been propelled back onto the international map.
Read more… 08 December 2013


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