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Unearthing Plovdiv, the modern heart of ancient Thrace

Archaeologists uncover the shops and stadium of ancient Philippopolis – modern-day Plovdiv, Bulgaria – a city once governed by the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires.
Read more… 04 October 2014


Ljubljana’s buried past

This year marks the 2,000-year anniversary of Emona, the city buried beneath Slovenia’s capital. Despite its modernity, Ljubljana’s past is alive – and increasingly accessible.
24 April 2014


Five curious facts about Croatia

Nestled near Italy on the Adriatic Sea, the tiny country has been an unsung source of innovation, libation and historical intrigue for centuries.
Read more… 26 August 2013


Navigating the waterways of Bruges

Historic canals and traditional seafood maintain the Belgian city’s unwavering ties to the water.
28 January 2013


Five original Eurostar breaks

Beyond Paris and Brussels, here are five high-speed train trips you may not have considered, from hot springs with history in Germany to skiing in the French Alps.
Read more… 23 November 2012


Vestiges of a Viking past

In a violent European age, Vikings were the ultimate brutes, spreading from Scandinavia to plunder and raid. Signs of their conquest prevail in Iceland, a former Viking dominion.
20 June 2012


Tallinn’s secret history of espionage

The Estonian capital’s front as a quaint medieval town belies a history simmering with espionage and intrigue.
Read more… 03 January 2012


Echoes of a soviet past in Tallinn

From secret KGB hotel rooms to radio-jammers, the landmarks of Estonia’s capital have a hidden history of Soviet struggle and espionage.
03 January 2012


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