Will O'Grady

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Who was Janus, the Roman god of beginnings and endings?

January 1 can be a day of regret and reflection – did I really need that fifth glass of bubbly last night? – mixed with hope and optimism for the …

The forgotten history of how ancient Zoroastrians helped create the old Silk Route

China’s designs to build a massive network of land and sea links connecting four continents have revived popular interest in the old Silk Route, whose success was in small part owed to Zoroastrian merchants carrying goods from China across Central Asia and, often, all the way to Europe.<p>A recent …

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Italy unearths huge Roman barracks during Rome metro dig

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1243000/1243540_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524693553_c0b508ec4783b7369317bb8883647a9e<p><b>Excavation work for a new metro line in Rome has unearthed a huge Roman barracks from the 2nd Century AD when Emperor Hadrian was in power.</b><p>The find is …


Photographer chases the sun across the world to capture Golden Hour in seven continents

French landscape photographer Julien Grondin, also known as Beboy, has spent the past three years travelling the world to try and capture the beauty …

The 9 Most Breathtaking Images from the Smithsonian's Annual Photo Contest

A volcano spewing ash, magical forest fireflies, and a monkey who feels just like we all do about winter weather. These are just a few of the …

My secret hideaway: foreign correspondents reveal all

Afua Hirsch on São Tomé e Principe, Africa<p>At first I felt critical of the many Africans I spoke to who had never heard of São Tomé e Principe. It is after all an African country, albeit one of the smallest (population 194,000) and remotest – an archipelago of tiny islands nestled in the watery …

Virgin Atlantic

Kinder, Gentler Vikings? Not According to Their Slaves

New clues suggest slaves were vital to the Viking way of life—and argue against attempts to soften the raiders’ brutish reputation.<p>The ancient reputation of Vikings as bloodthirsty raiders on cold northern seas has undergone a radical change in recent decades. A kinder, gentler, and more …

Full Day Tour to Samaria Gorge in Iraklio

Enjoy this excursion to the prized national forest of Crete, the Samaria Gorge - the longest and most beautiful gorge in Europe.<p>Walk through the gorge, approximately 11 miles (18 kilometers) which begins at the plateau of Omalos.Cross through the White Mountains and finish at the tiny village of …

The Roman road from Istanbul to Rome that's still causing problems for the West, 2000 years on

Bettany Hughes travels the 'Via Egnatia', an old Roman road built between Italy and Istanbul and hears of the suffering of dispossessed migrants<p>It was his teeth that I noticed first. The quiet Syrian was the only one in the group who had a smattering of English, so he had been pushed forward to …

Ancient History

'Day One' short: 'Star Wars' creator George Lucas helped a soldier achieve his filmmaking dream

It wasn’t made to be a political film. The new short <i>Day One</i> was supposed to explore the contradictions of war, the heartbreaking sacrifice, and the …

Mars lakes may have existed long enough for life to evolve, scientists say

Ancient lakes that came and went over millions of years in the Gale crater basin on Mars may have persisted long enough for life to evolve in them, researchers have said.<p>Nasa scientists analysed fresh images sent back from the Curiosity rover and found evidence of lakes in the basin that lasted for …

Washington D.C.

The Best 6 Camping Places In The US That You Shouldn't Miss

We call it America the beautiful for a reason. These 6 places are loaded with scenery and wildlife. Look no further for your next camping trip …

United States

The 12 countries you must visit - by the man who's seen them all

European Travel

The Thucydides Trap: Are the U.S. and China Headed for War?

In 12 of 16 past cases in which a rising power has confronted a ruling power, the result has been bloodshed.<p>When Barack Obama meets this week with Xi Jinping during the Chinese president’s first state visit to America, one item probably won’t be on their agenda: the possibility that the United …

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Stunning images show US Air Force A-10s operating on a dry lake bed in California

On Jul. 16, two US Air Force A-10s belonging to the 75th Fighter Squadron from Moody Air Force Base in Georgia performed austere landing operations at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California.<p>This event marked the first time Warthog pilots in a Green Flag-West training exercise landed …


20 Places Every American Should See Before They Die

Looking for an epic summer road trip idea? Whether you crave culture and history, spectacular natural landscapes, or serious adventure, look to these national parks and small towns.<p>Looking for an epic road trip idea? Whether you crave culture and history, spectacular natural landscapes, or serious …

National Parks

19 Places That Actually Exist In Australia

Australia is the flattest continent on Earth. So pretty dull right?

Climbing On Mount Denali


Cruises for active people

Monte Carlo

Up Your Camping Game: Four New Essentials

Be better-prepared than a Boy Scout with these items on your next camping trip:<p><b>> Chill Out:</b> The <b>Coolest Cooler</b>, a Kickstarter success story on wheels, brings the party with a blender, Bluetooth speakers, LED lid light, USB charger, and a built-in bottle opener.<p><b>> Dine in (Solar) Style:</b> Dinner in 20 …


Places You Need to Visit Before They Disappear

An old saying goes, "the only thing constant is change" and indeed the world is changing all the time. From the moment the earth was formed, it's been changing ever since. Ice ages, mass migrations, climate change, the list goes on; change is constant.<p>In today's world though, scientists are raising …

Climate Change

80 Year Old Man Tells Doctor That His 20 Year Old Wife Is Pregnant The Doctor's Reply Is Priceless

Must-Have Camping Gear For Your Summer Adventure

<b>Correction appended Tuesday, June 16.</b><p>It’s been argued the discovery of fire is mankind’s most important moment, but with burn bans occupying …

Different Solutions


Gold Artifacts Tell Tale of Drug-Fueled Rituals and "Bastard Wars"

Vessels discovered in a Scythian grave mound contained traces of opium and marijuana, confirming the claim of an ancient historian.<p>They ruled the vast grasslands of Eurasia for a thousand years, striking fear into the hearts of the ancient Greeks and Persians. But they left no cities or settlements …

16 Of The Most Photogenic Hikes On The West Coast

Best coast?


The Wild Side of Tuscany

Over a decade ago, the film <i>Under the Tuscan Sun</i> tossed the heart of central Italy into the global tourism spotlight, sending busloads of camera-wielding tourists to historic hamlets and pack-them-in, pack-them-out wine tasting pit stops.<p>For today’s thoughtful travelers, Tuscany’s Maremma region …


Chinese man with 17 girlfriends caught out at hospital arrested for fraud

A man in central China was caught cheating when 17 of his girlfriends visited him in hospital all at once<p>A <b>Chinese</b> man who was caught dating 17 women after they all turned up to visit him in hospital following a car crash has been arrested for fraud.<p>The man, surnamed Yuan, from the city of Changsha …


16 Surprising War Tricks That Were Used Throughout The History

<b>11. During the Cold War, the CIA considered airdropping condoms on the Soviets.</b><p>The actual plan was to drop enormous condoms labelled “medium” in an …

World History