Sharon M. Wolf

53 Flips | 15 Magazines | 31 Likes | 4 Following | 5 Followers | @SharonMWolf | Traveler who loves Pompeii, Archaeology, writing, and different cultures.

Anthony Bourdain, Renegade Chef Who Reported From the World’s Tables, Is Dead at 61

Anthony Bourdain, whose darkly funny memoir about life in New York City restaurant kitchens made him a celebrity chef and touched off his second career as a journalist, food expert and social activist, was found dead on Friday in his hotel room in France. He was 61.<p>His death was being treated as a …

Anthony Bourdain

How to Listen to Air Traffic Control, Even on Your Phone

“Speedbird 6 Heavy taxi via Foxtrot, turn left Echo Echo, cross one four left, Golf,” the ground controller commands.<p>Then, a slight pause.<p>“Taxi …

The Silk Road Could Be Thousands of Years More Ancient Than We Realised

Time to rethink who actually built it.<p>The fabled Silk Road may be one of the most famous and important trade networks in Earth's history, but a new …

Did ISIS inadvertently uncover the secret to the “lost” Hanging Gardens of Babylon?

<b>(Wikicommons)</b><p>ISIS destroyed an ancient shrine — and archeologists may have discovered a wonder of the ancient world underneath<p>Noah Charney<p>March 12, 2017 6:00pm (UTC)<p>Last week, a group of concerned archaeologists, mapping out the extent of the damage wrought by ISIS when it occupied the Iraqi city …

The surprising discovery at Angkor Wat

The largest religious structure on earth has puzzled and enchanted visitors for centuries. How did it come to be? Jonathan Glancey investigates.<p>António da Madelena, a Portuguese Capuchin friar, was one of the first Western visitors to Angkor Wat, the monumental and moated 12th Century …

Angkor Wat

6 Great Archaeology Discoveries Funded by the U.S. Government

From Jamestown to Troy, the National Endowment for the Humanities has supported digs around the world.<p><i>Update, March 16, 2017: President Trump has proposed the elimination of the National Endowment for the Humanities in his 2018 federal budget plan. This is the first time that a U.S. president has</i> …

There are hundreds of temples of Angkor Wat that have survived. You can get to them by Tuk Tuk from your hotel. You need to get a pass before you go.

There were quite a few locals to greet and entertain us along the way. This one upstaged the tour guide!

There are many shrines and altars in the temples. The rooms are filled with incense for worship and prayers.

This building is one of the amazing temples in this vast complex.

Angkor Wat is a Temple Complex in Cambodia. These magnificent remains are left over from the Khmer Empire.

Mavic Pro: The coolest gadget since the original iPhone [Reviews]

Tiny cameras that can fly still seemed like a sci-fi dream just five years ago, but with DJI’s new Mavic Pro drone, the future has arrived ahead of schedule.<p>When it comes to drones, no company is killing it right now more than DJI, and the Mavic Pro is its most amazing achievement yet. Yes, some …

Scientists discover age-old trading route from Mesopotamia to the far north

Spectacular green glass rods dug up in the ancient Egyptian city of Akhetaten and glass beads found in graves in Scandinavia, northern Germany and …

10 of the best adventure holidays in Europe

Walk, cycle, kayak or horse ride around some of the continent’s most stunning and remote corners<p>The Persians named Cappadocia “the land of beautiful horses” after its wild mountain ponies – and the striking landscape of deep canyons and strangely shaped rocks is perfect for an unusual horseback …

Airport workers plan disruptions in nine U.S. cities on MLK Day

Workers from nine U.S. airports are planning to block bridges, march through terminals and protest at airline headquarters during a day of civil disobedience on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.<p>The workers - a mix of cleaners, baggage handlers, fuelers and wheelchair attendants - will risk arrest at …

Researchers confirm site of hangings for Salem witch trials

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A team of researchers using historical documents and 21st-century archaeological techniques has confirmed the site where 19 innocent people were hanged during the Salem witch trials more than three centuries ago.<p>The site, known as Proctor's Ledge, is a small city-owned plot of …

Tourists shun resorts from Egypt to Turkey in wake of Isis attacks

Sun and sand holidays underpinned North African economies but incidents in Sousse and Sharm el-Sheikh have led to severe drop in visitor numbers<p>Off the windswept headland where the Red Sea’s Gulf of Aqaba meets the Gulf of Suez, a dozen divers trail bubbles during their descent towards the famous …

Red Sea

Archaeologists dig up 'unexpected' evidence of Iron Age life

<b>Archaeologists have uncovered "totally unexpected" remains from an Iron Age village on land where a housing estate is being built.</b><p>Experts from the University of Leicester believe the remains, in the village of Welford, Northamptonshire, date back more than 2,000 years.<p>They believe the artefacts …

Archaeology

Mysterious Sealed Chambers Discovered In Ancient Aztec Ruins

In the heart of modern-day Mexico City lies the great Aztec temple known as the Templo Mayor, which once served as the sacred center of the …

The smoked corpses of Aseki

“There were 14 corpses in total, arranged on bamboo scaffolding in life-like positions or curled up like foetuses inside large baskets.”<p>The Anga people live in Papua New Guinea's Aseki District, a fringe highland region so detached from the modern world that even the regular passing of mist is …

Archaeology

20 Amazing Writing Tools That Will Rock Your Content Marketing

If you’re a blogger, writer or content marketer…<p>You need to adapt.<p>New technology and on-the-go expectations from your audience have led to a growing …

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

Summer Tourists in Italy Greeted by Strikes and Work Slowdowns

Italy’s summer of woe got worse Friday with one strike at Pompeii that left lines of tourists baking in the sun outside the World Heritage …

Pompeii

Archaeologists find 12,000-year-old pictograph at Gobeklitepe

Excavations being conducted at the ancient city of Göbeklitepe in Turkey have uncovered an ancient pictograph on an obelisk which researchers say …

Mummy of a child warrior from lost medieval civilization unearthed near Arctic

By Anna Liesowska / Siberian Times<p>Scientists this week opened the mummified child's remains cocooned in birch bark and copper which - combined with …

Spotlight: Wedding Photographer Carlo Carletti

<i>Carlo Carletti is a professional wedding photographer born and raised in Tuscany, Italy. Carlo has won the “WPJA” (Wedding Photojournalist Association) award twice, in 2006 and 2009, and has been described as one of “the top 5 wedding photographers in the world” by JM Just Married Magazine. In</i> …

The writer behind 'Seven' and 'Fight Club' reveals 5 secrets to excellent writing

But is it me, or does it seem like the quality of that writing has gotten <i>worse</i>?<p>However, this can be a <i>good</i> thing. These days, solid writing really stands out. It can be a competitive advantage in anything you do.<p>Want to know how to improve your writing?<p>Or have you ever thought about crafting the …

Fight Club