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Altered States: Paris

Despite its ‘Frenchness’, Paris is a highly multicultural city with residents from all corners of the globe. In addition to numerous expats drawn to the...

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Portuguese Castles of the Moors

The Moors from North Africa were great castle builders and the fortifications they erected after their invasion of the Iberian peninsula are among the best...

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The Looting of Mayan Ruins in Uaxactun

Following the exit of Wrigleys chewing gum from their forests, villagers of Uaxactun and elsewhere had to turn to other sources of income between the 1960s and...

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Japan’s historic past: 3 sites you must...

Here are three sites worth visiting on an historic journey through Japan's past, one of the world’s most unique and diverse ancient cultures.

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The significance of the Russo-Japanese War of...

Few people other than specialist historians know about the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905, but despite this it’s a claimant to be one of the most...

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Catherine Palace: The ongoing mystery of the...

The spectacular Amber Room in the exquisite Catherine Palace near St Petersburg is undoubtedly one of the most remarkable single rooms anywhere in the world.

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WOW: What’s On Where In December

Although December is synonymous with Christmas, the Pilot Productions team discover that there's much more to this month than Santa, roast turkey and Home...

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Lasting Impressions: Frederick Catherwood’s...

Best known for his evocative illustrations of the Mayan ruins, British artist, architect and explorer Frederick Catherwood trasformed the way the Western world...

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Study Guide: A Short History of the Moors

The Moors left behind a rich architectural and cultural legacy still apparent throughout the Iberian Peninsula and beyond today.

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Ethiopia: The hyena men of Harar

A visit to see the ‘Hyena men”, in the ancient walled city of Harar in eastern Ethiopia, is certainly one of the most remarkable and unique tourist...

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