Beyond Petra: 5 Dramatic Desert Treasures of Jordan

April 12, 2017 - Sin comentarios

HildaWeges Photography Israel’s neighbour Jordan is home to some the most fascinating excursions from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem. Top of the list for many, of course, is Petra, the jawdropping, 2nd-century city hewn out of living rock, and nearby Wad...Leer más

Empúries & the Ancient Greeks in Spain

March 13, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photo | Josep Curto That the history of Spain includes centuries as a colony of ancient Rome as well as rule by Muslim dynasties from North Africa is known to many. What’s less familiar are the others who came before them, including Celts, Iberi...Leer más

Conquering Legendary Masada, Israel

July 12, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photo:  Itamar Grinberg/Israeli Ministry of Tourism Israel is truly a land of exceptional sights – and sites – from top to bottom. But roughly two hours south of Jerusalem, one of its most evocative (and popular) high points, so to speak, lo...Leer más

The Ancient Majesty of Teotihuacán, Mexico

June 27, 2016 - Sin comentarios

photo: Fernando Pallares I will never forget, nearly 40 years ago, laying eyes for the first time on my first ancient archaeological site. About an hour’s drive north of Mexico City, this UNESCO World Heritage complex of temples absolutely elec...Leer más

Peru’s Mighty, Mysterious Nazca Lines

May 13, 2016 - Sin comentarios

In the middle of Peru's parched, dusty Nazca Desert, you'll find one of the world's most fascinating archaeological enigmas: the Nazca Lines. These are ancient geoglyphs located on the Pampas de Jumana between the towns of Nazca and Palpa, a ...Leer más

The Celts Were in Iberia Before Ireland

March 17, 2016 - Sin comentarios

If everyone's a little Irish today on St. Patrick's Day, you could maybe also say that everyone's a little Spanish, too. That's because the culture that has made Ireland as well as Scotland and Wales what they are came didn't originate there, but...Leer más

Caral, Peru: the Americas’ Oldest Archaeological Site

January 4, 2016 - Sin comentarios

When it comes to the pre-Columbian past of Peru, most of us automatically and understandably think of the Incas. But there were many other cultures and civilisations in these lands, some of them much older than the Incas. Several of these origina...Leer más

Next Year in Jerusalem?

December 14, 2015 - Sin comentarios

Legendary Jerusalem! The ancient city holy to Christians, Jews and Muslims alike is also an irresistible magnet for history, archaeology, and culture vultures the world over. Furthermore, it’s a fascinating and highly photogenic mix of ancient...Leer más

Mayan Sites of El Salvador – and the ‘Pompeii of the Americas’

November 30, 2015 - Sin comentarios

The allures of the tiny Central American country of El Salvador are still not all that well known beyond its borders. Furthermore, local tourism, even though ramping up infrastructure, has been further challenged by perceptions of insecurity, t...Leer más

5 Top Spots to Explore the Ancient Roman Legacy of Spain

November 27, 2015 - Sin comentarios

The mighty Roman Empire started gradually invading and turning the Iberian Peninsula into Hispania in the first two centuries BC a pax romana that would last till the 4th century AD, when it started to lose ground to barbarian tribes such as the...Leer más

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