Scotland’s Stately Homes

Some of the country’s best houses and castles are in Scotland, with their own distinctive character, impressive architecture and fascinating interiors. We take a look inside seven of the finest and discover an interesting...

Malbork Castle – Massive fortress and monument to the age of chivalry

One of Europe's largest fortresses, Malbork Castle stands on the banks of the Nogat River, about 25 miles (40 km) south of the coast near Gdansk. It was built by the Teutonic Knights who...

Kronborg Castle

In the 1420s, a fortress was built on the farthest tip of Zealand in Denmark, at the narrowest point of the sound that lies between Denmark and Sweden, intended as a strong defense against...

Skara Brae – Five-thousand-Year-Old Homes

This Stone Age village was buried beneath sand dunes for centuries until a huge storm blew the sand away, around 1850. What was revealed gives a vivid impression of ordinary life more than 5,000...

City of Rhodes-Walled medieval city, legacy of the Knights Hospitaller

Enclosed by striking turreted battlements rising up against the Aegean sky, the medieval district of the city of Rhodes was essentially created by the Crusader Knights of St. John. This is one of the...

Karnak Temple

Karnak Temple is a lasting tribute to the ancient Egyptian pharaohs' quest for i m m o r t a l i t y . And as a p o w e r f...

Lindisfarne

In the 7th century, the first priests of a new faith were making their way to the north of England. The pagans they wished to convert were sometimes reluctant recipients to the word of...

Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul

Troyes's Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul is one of the most impressive Gothic cathedrals in France. It is thought that there has been a church of some kind on this site since...

Ford’s Theater: Scene of the assassination of President Lincoln

Ford's Theater was opened on the site of an old Baptist church and was to have a checkered and terrible history. Shortly after it opened, the theater was destroyed by a fire in 1862,...

Statue of Christ the Redeemer

Since 1931, the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer has towered over Rio de Janeiro, its outstretched arms seen by many as a testament to the warmth of the Brazilian people. Standing 125 feet...

Kenilworth Castle – Romantic Ruins Linked With Elizabeth I

The original castle was built by Henry I's treasurer and King John strengthened the defenses with curtain walls and additional towers from about 1210. He surrounded the stronghold with an artificial lake that effectively...

Tiwanaku -Spiritual and political center of the Tiwanaku Culture

Tiwanaku (or Tiahuanaco) lies about 9.5 miles (15 km) from Lake Titicaca; its monuments and statues have excited speculation from archeologists and historians for many years. Tiwanaku is claimed by some to be the...

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