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An ancient artefact unites Iran and the US

The ancient Cyrus Cylinder of Persia, a historical symbol of tolerance and freedom and a source of pride for Iranians worldwide, has begun a nine-month tour of the US.
Read more… 13 March 2013


Escaping modern life in Zambia’s north

Hunt for rock art and waterfalls, uncover a quirky museum in a sleepy border town and visit a British colonial mansion in the heart of the bush.
Read more… 12 March 2013


Worldwide Weird

Tying together the strands of history

A handful of museums around the world use over-the-top displays of tenderly-treated tresses to detail how hair has acted as an important cultural signifier through time.
Read more… 12 March 2013


A presidential tour of Austin

Former US president Lyndon B Johnson inspires a new way to visit the Texas city – involving romance, ice cream and speakeasies – that even the least political people can appreciate.
Read more… 08 March 2013


On the road: Luxor, Egypt

The tranquil Temple of Karnak is often overlooked by the hordes of tourists flocking to Luxor’s Valley of the Kings.
06 March 2013


Ancient stones of the Scottish isles

Fought over for hundreds of years, the more than 500 islands of the Inner and Outer Hebrides off Scotland’s west coast are a traveller’s paradise cloaked in mist and rain.
04 March 2013


Peaks and panoramas of Yorkshire

Explore villages packed with history and tackle challenging mountain hikes in the northern English county.
22 February 2013


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The UK's newest royal destination

The former manufacturing city of Leicester is capitalising on the recent discovery of Richard III’s skeleton.
Read more… 15 February 2013


In search of a lost Moroccan oasis

North of the Sahara and east of the Atlantic shore is the least known of Morocco’s great mountain ranges. Meet the people of the Anti Atlas, for whom walking is a way of life.
Read more… 14 February 2013


In the footsteps of Vasco da Gama

The famous voyager who blazed new trade routes to India spent most of his life in Portugal’s Alentejo region, but visitors need the persistence of an explorer to follow his trail.
Read more… 12 February 2013


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