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10 best value cities in Europe for a weekend getaway

City breaks are proving more popular than ever, especially when it comes to a weekend getaway in Europe.<p>It's not surprising - after all, they cater …

The best shops in Lisbon

Loja das Conservas<p>‘Fish for sale in an art gallery’ is how the indefatigable staff describe the kaleidoscopic selection of canned tuna, octopus and …

European Travel

Medieval or modern? Show on 'time' in the Middle Ages reveals similarities between life then and now

Visitors to the exhibition Now and Forever: the Art of Medieval Time, at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York, will find that the Middle Ages are …

Ancient History

What did Jesus really look like, as a Jew in 1st-century Judaea?

We don’t notice the Gospels’ failure to describe Jesus because we ‘know’ what he looked like thanks to all the images we have. But how accurate is …

Ancient History

Petra Lost and Found

In the early 1800s, a Swiss explorer tricked his way into Petra, the ancient oasis whose location had been a closely guarded secret for centuries.<p>Deep within Jordan’s desolate desert canyons and rugged mountains lies an ancient treasure, the stone city of Petra. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one …

Battle of Manzikert

The Battle of Manzikert (Mantzikert) in ancient Armenia in August 1071 CE was one of the greatest defeats suffered by the Byzantine Empire. The …

Economic collapse: The real message of the fall of Troy

<b>The fall and sack of the city of Troy at the hands of an avenging Greek army is one that has been told for some 3,000 years, but contained within it are clues to a much wider global collapse - with lessons for our own 21st Century.</b><p>In 1300BC, at the height of the Bronze Age, the great powers of …

What is the best type of meditation?

Meditation offers time for relaxation and heightened awareness in a stressful world where our senses are often dulled. Research suggests that …

Five Ways To Listen To The Music Of The Ancient World Today

We are often immersed in what the ancient world looked like when we visit a museum or an archaeological site. However, the vibrant soundscapes heard at festivals, funerals, courtly feasts, theatrical performances, gladiatorial shows or just while shopping in the ancient world are important to …

The Deepest Fish Ever Captured Is So Ugly I Want to Throw It Back in the Sea

The deep sea is a dark place both literally and figuratively, home to the stuff of nightmares. Now, scientists have named a new unholy terror deep …

Melania Trump Gets Dragged On Twitter For ‘Creepy’ & ‘Evil’ White House Xmas Decorations

Melania Trump’s first White House Christmas decorating choices are getting slammed hard on Twitter. We’ve got the hilarious memes calling it ‘creepy.’<p>…

What you thought about India was all wrong

For many people, it’s the hustle and bustle of oversized, overcrowded, overwhelming cities like New Delhi.<p>While that’s great for some of us, others …

Giant worms are a window into the hell of life in North Korea

SEOUL — Parasitic worms found in a North Korean soldier who was critically injured during a desperate defection highlight nutrition and hygiene …

North Korea

The Soviet Military Secretly Mapped the Entire World

These intricate, curious maps were supposed to be destroyed. The ones that remain reveal a fascinating portrait of how the U.S.S.R. monitored the world.<p>English retiree John Davies has been smitten with maps his whole life. “I was drawing maps of my house as a toddler,” he said. Though his career in …

Zika Might Spread in Sweat and Tears, Doctors Warn

The Zika virus may spread in sweat and tears in some cases, doctors cautioned Thursday.<p>The case of a Utah man who infected his adult son before he died leaves no other alternatives, the team at the University of Utah School of Medicine said.<p>And — more bad news — the 73-year-old patient who died …

Can I Ever Get Pregnant? And Other Questions About Zika Virus

The most extensive report yet on Zika virus and its risk to babies shows that 5 percent of women infected while pregnant go on to have babies with diagnosed birth defects.<p>Because data is fuzzy, this matches up with the last report showing 10 percent of women infected while pregnant have babies with …