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Yemen's mud city of Shibam

Known as the Manhattan of the desert, this timeless city on the southern tip of Arabian Peninsula rises high with ancient structures that blend perfectly into the landscape.
31 May 2013


Echoes of an ancient land along Turkey's Abraham Path

A modern re-creation of Prophet Abraham’s journey, the 170km trekking route across southeast Anatolia is part of an ambitious vision to unite the Middle East.
Read more… 15 April 2013


The Passport blog

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


Chariot racing in the ancient Roman city Jerash

The ruins of Petra may be Jordan’s most famous attraction, but for sheer theatricality, nothing compares to what goes on inside Jerash’s restored hippodrome.
Read more… 24 January 2013


Unveiling the secrets of Petra

Follow in the footsteps of explorer Louis Burckhardt and see Jordan’s greatest treasure for yourself.
Read more… 29 November 2012


Travelling the slow route to Petra

One of the Middle East's most scenic and ancient roads, the 280km-long King’s Highway in Jordan has a history that stretches back to the curtain opening of civilisation.
Read more… 18 September 2012


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