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Know your home’s architectural style

Victorian or Colonial revival? Modern or contemporary?<p>Even if you’re just curious, knowing the style of a home can be helpful for buying, selling, remodeling or decorating.<p>Deborah Burns, executive director of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, said many homes …

Palace of Imam Yahya, in Yemen

He stands on top of an inaccessible cliff – it is a very famous landmark in Yemen. The country is, in principle, is rich in interesting places and …

Corbel

Figurative/figural corbels: Corbels simply or elaborately carved with human, animal or grotesque faces or bodies. Contrast to gargoyles, which were …

Beautiful Examples of Victorian Architecture

I’m in love with Victorian architecture — especially Victorian style homes. There’s something both classic and whimsical about them that makes my …

Architecture

The Pont du Gard Aqueduct

The Pont du Gard is near Nîmes, Uzés and Avignon, in the heart of a region with a rich historical heritage.<p>The most visited ancient monument in …

34 Lost Cities Forgotten by Time

It’s hard to imagine how an entire city can get lost but that’s exactly what has happened to the lost cities on this list. There are actually many …

7 Man-Made Architectural Wonders of the Ancient World

There are the original 7 wonders, the new 7 wonders, and these 7 wonders: ancient man-made structures that amaze and inspire us with their complexity.

Calls for action over crumbling Leeds mansion

A historic Leeds mansion and its surrounding woodland is going to ruin because of promised community improvement cash which “never materialised” …

Reading letters: Help us fund a war memorial for Woodley

<b>Write to: The Editor, Reading Post, 8 Tessa Road, Reading, RG1 8NS, or email us at readingeditorial@trinitysouth.co.uk or fax us on (0118) 959</b> …

WWII bunker cut in half to make artful war memorial

A WWII bunker in the Netherlands was cut in half and transformed into an artful war memorial.<p>Bunker 599 was transformed into an artful WWII …

Ancient Edinburgh Castle stone to be replaced

A FORGOTTEN Nordic relic brought to the Capital in the 18th century is to be recreated in its original home.<p>The grey granite runestone – one of only …

Queen Street Mill awarded Grade I listing

In the last week or so the news has come that, after over 30 years of prevarication, Queen Street Mill in Harle Syke has been given Grade 1 Listed …

Red carpet of poppies to mark the First World War

A BLANKET of striking red poppies emerge in Castle Point after plans to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War were given the green …

Local veteran recalls sights of concentration camps

Norm Hirst still chuckles when he recalls the sight of fellow soldiers tossing grenades into a Czech river in order to get some fish to fry.<p>It was …

Great Escape hero linked to death of ‘Hitler’s Hangman’

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Nepal Old and New: Temples, Palaces, and Living Goddesses in Kathmandu Valley

Isabella Tree travels to the three royal cities of Nepal's Himalaya-surrounded Kathmandu Valley to see the way they've changed along with the country. She explores the temples and palaces of Patan, Bhaktapur, and Kathmandu.<p>In the Lap of the Gods<p>The hippies have decamped from Nepal’s Kathmandu …

Spruce up and repair of 
Burntisland’s
historic arches

The historic arches in Burntisland have received a little bit of tender loving care recently, much to the delight of locals.<p>For some time the …

Monuments Men trailer: George Clooney, Matt Damon, and Bill Murray stop Hitler from stealing Rembrandts.

Good news for film fans: The George Clooney-Grant Heslov partnership is alive and well. <i>The Monuments Men</i>, directed by Clooney and co-written and …

Amazing Maya Facade Exposed in Guatemala

An enormous and elaborately decorated Maya façade has been uncovered in Guatemala on the outside of an ancient building that archaeologists are …

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Work starts on Woking Horsell Common Muslim burial site

<b>Restoration work has started on a World War I cemetery in Surrey built for Muslim soldiers killed in combat.</b><p>Horsell Common Preservation Society is aiming to complete the project in time for the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of WWI, on 4 August next year.<p>The Grade II listed structure in Woking …